DiGriz and Angelina are happily married and expecting the birth of their sons. The planet Cliaand is waging interstellar war, and against the odds, its Grey Men are invading and taking over planet after planet. The Rat is sent to Cliaand to start a one-man guerrilla campaign to put a stop to the plans of the planet's leader, Kraj. He is aided by the Amazons, a force of liberated freedom fighters, and eventually by his wife who arrives to help him win the war and keep him out of the arms of the Amazons.
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This is another good book in the series. It isn't deep, in fact the plots are pretty flimsy. The draw are the great characters Slippery Jim and Angelina are just plain fun to read about. It is fun along the way of a sci-fi version of ocean's 11. it is fun to see how they pull off the impossible.
The books are old and pretty dated, but as a story they hold up. In particular my 12 year old daughter loves these much as I did when I was around her age. This is not only a fun book but one you can read with the kids.
I rewad all of the Harry Harrison books as a young man and was fascinated to see they were still available. I have now bought most of them and have enjoyed them as much as I did more than 40 years ago
Yes. I listened to the first book and now am addicted to this hilariously funny series of CSI-like romps in space -- dang it!
Slippery Jim, of course.
Gigante is a perfect match for narrating these humorous stories. He is amazing. His combination of introspective, whimsical, snide, and nonchalant delivery, with perfect inflections and pauses, really make Harrison's "Stainless Steel Rat" audiobooks a complete joy.
I was moved to laughter and choking snorts throughout. At the end, despite all attempts to resist, I was moved to buy the next book in the series. What a scam!
Warning: Don't even start to listen to these books, as they are extremely addictive!
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
This is a tongue in cheek humor adventure Sci-Fi. James (The Rat) is a neat character and his wife is an even better character. A lot of the stunts are funny and you see them coming before they happen. Some of the jokes get repeated a little too often. The plot is not complicated, when there is a plot. This was written nine years after the first Stainless Steel Rat was written and the improved writing shows, although I think I wrote something like this in the 8th grade. This is one of those kind of stories that a kid would enjoy writing and reading. This is feather light reading and sometimes that is what you want.
I prefer the HH's more serious stuff such as the Eden series (all three books are great). I also liked Captive Universe and Hammer and the Cross. Hammer and the Cross is the first of a series, but you only want to read the first book.
I am not sure I have heard this narrator before and he did a great job.
For all it's cleverness, I was bored. It was somewhere between the narrative of a video game and a James Bond story taking place in the distant future. Characters were entertaining, but even 5 hours was too much for my taste. There were a few aloud chuckles, but mostly I just wanted it to end. Might make a cute movie; for a good listen .. well, not so much.
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