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  • Make Room! Make Room! | Harry Harrison

    Make Room! Make Room!

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
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    (117)
    Story
    (119)

    In a New York City groaning under the burden of 35 million inhabitants, detective Andy Rusch is engaged in a desperate and lonely hunt for a killer everyone has forgotten. For even in a world such as this, a policeman can find himself utterly alone.

    Joel D Offenberg says: "Excellent book, well read"
  • The Stainless Steel Rat | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1566)
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    (1280)
    Story
    (1288)

    DiGriz is caught during one of his crimes and recruited into the Special Corps. Boring, routine desk work during his probationary period results in his discovering that someone is building a battleship, thinly disguised as an industrial vessel. In the peaceful League no one has battleships anymore, so the builder of this one would be unstoppable. DiGriz' hunt for the guilty becomes a personal battle between himself and the beautiful but deadly Angelina, who his planning a coup on one of the feudal worlds.

    Terry says: "Great To See An Old Friend Back"
  • Gateways: Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl | Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor),Greg Bear,Gregory Benford,Ben Bova,David Brin,Neil Gaiman,Harry Harrison,Larry Niven,Vernon Vinge,Gene Wolfe

    Gateways: Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor), Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (54)
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    (48)
    Story
    (47)

    It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.

    Kindle Customer says: "Sensawonda"
  • The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 8 | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
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    Things aren't going well for Slippery Jim diGriz. First there was the robbery of the Mint on Paskönjak that went terribly wrong, and then that little matter of a death penalty. And last but not least, there's the deal Slippery Jim cuts with the authorities, which, on reflection, doesn't look much better than slow death. In exchange for his life, Slippery Jim must retrieve a missing alien artifact from the planet Liokukae - a dumping ground for the Galactic League's misfits, murderers, maniacs, and the incurably obnoxious.

    Cliff says: "Time to stop."
  • Deathworld | Harry Harrison

    Deathworld

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    Deathworld centers on Jason dinAlt, a professional gambler who uses his somewhat erratic psionic abilities to tip the odds in his favor. He is challenged by a man named Kerk Pyrrus (who turns out to be the ambassador from the planet Pyrrus) to turn a large amount of money into an immense sum by gambling at a government-run casino. He succeeds and survives the planetary government's desperate efforts to steal back the money.

    Susan says: "Not as good I remembered"
  • West of Eden | Harry Harrison

    West of Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
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    (43)
    Story
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    Sixty-five million years ago, a disastrous cataclysm eliminated three quarters of all life on Earth. Overnight, the age of dinosaurs ended. The age of mammals had begun. But what if history had happened differently? What if the reptiles had survived to evolve into intelligent life? In West of Eden, best-selling author Harry Harrison has created a rich, dramatic saga of a world where the descendants of the dinosaurs struggled with a clan of humans in a battle for survival.

    Robert says: "Good Read"
  • The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 2 | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (414)
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    (338)
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    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.

    Cliff says: "If you like the rat you'll like this one"
  • A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 6 | Harry Harrison

    A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (137)

    Slippery Jim is here a brash 17-year-old who has left his parents' porcuswine farm, planning to embark on a life of crime. The book opens with Jim bungling a bank job so that he can be arrested and sent to prison, where he plans to learn the art of being a master criminal. Deciding that the Bishop should be his mentor, Jim sets about proving himself worthy of the master's attention.

    Cliff says: "The backstorry on Jim"
  • The Stainless Steel Rat for President: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 5 | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat for President: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (150)
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    (123)
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    This time the Special Corps has given the Rat a daring assignment: liberate a backward tourist planet from the clutches of an aging dictator. With his lovely but lethal wife, Angelina, and his two stalwart sons, James and Bolivar, diGriz pits ballots against bullets in the fight for freedom. He's vowed to restore truth, justice, and democracy to the world of Paraiso-Aqui, even if he has to lie, cheat, and steal to do it!

    Cliff says: "A good novel"
  • Deathworld | Harry Harrison

    Deathworld

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Jim Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (63)

    Deathworld is the first in a series of novels begun in 1960. In it professional gambler Jason Dinalt who has "psionic" ability is hired to win a great deal of money for a mysterious and very imposing stranger. When he "breaks the bank" their expertly timed escape gets them off-world just in time. The gambler learns he has helped the dwellers of Pyruss otherwise known as "Deathworld" - a planet that appears to be fighting and trying to destroy its inhabitants.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "MY ARM IS YOUR ARM"
  • The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 9 | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
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    Jim and Angelina are on holiday on the paradise planet Lussuoso, where the very, very rich can avail themselves of rejuvenating treatments and become young again. Just when boredom seems about to set in, Jim learns that Angelina has disappeared, seemingly the victim of a religious scam. Evil genius Justin Slakey has a machine that allows him to travel between universes. He uses it to prey on religious believers, tricking them out of their money and then using them as slaves in his coal mines. Aided by his twin sons, James and Bolivar, Slippery Jim descends to a planet that seems to be a real-life version of Hell....

    FilrhyLuker says: "So much better than book 8"
  • Stars & Stripes Forever: A Novel of Alternate History | Harry Harrison

    Stars & Stripes Forever: A Novel of Alternate History

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Robin Bloodworth
    Overall
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    (43)
    Story
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    In a war room in Washington, William Tecumseh Sherman and General Robert E. Lee huddle together and plan their next, joint military operation. In the jungles of Mexico, Ulysses S. Grant is locked in brutal combat with the best of the British Army. And in the heart of the new American South a fragile peace is threatened...

    Michael Jacobi says: "Terrific alternate history"
  • Montezuma’s Revenge | Harry Harrison

    Montezuma’s Revenge

    • Abridged/Unabridged (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Luis Moreno
    Overall
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    (1)
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    When the voice of authority calls, Tony Hawkin assumes there is a glitch. After all, why would the nation possibly require the services of a man who runs the gift shop in the FBI building? But there's no mistake, and soon Tony finds himself in the middle of Mexico, pursued by a ruthless killer, and hot on the trail of a priceless work of art. He has to find the painting, determine its authenticity, and return it safely to Washington. There's only one problem: everybody wants this particular painting.

  • The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 4 | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (190)
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    Story
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    After saving the world, diGriz is called on to save the universe. Liberating his two, now teenage, twin' sons from a military boarding school and penitentiary, diGriz sets out to free his wife, who has been arrested by the tax men. But the family is soon fighting an enemy of a different sort, when the humans-only galaxy of the League is invaded by all manner of hideous aliens.

    Cliff says: "Ok, but not as good as the previous novels."
  • The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 3 | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (193)
    Story
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    The villainous He has travelled back in time to mankind's distant past on the legendary planet Earth (or 'Dirt') of 1984, where he is altering events so that people who opposed him in the Rat's present cease to exist, Angelina amongst them. Using the Helix, a time-travel device invented by the Special Corps' Professor Coypu, diGriz travels to 1984 America, and then to Napoleonic France where tanks and aircraft are helping bring about Napoleon's victory.

    QUESTER-59 says: "One Step Behind"
  • The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 7 | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    Jim was left in the custody of the League Navy, this story opens with him escaping from his prison cell on the League base on Steren-Gwandra, where he is awaiting deportation back to his home world. He has discovered that Bibs, a crew girl from Captain Garth's ship, is also a prisoner. Jim holds Garth responsible for the Bishop's death, and plans to hunt him down, with Bibs' help. Garth is really the crazed Captain Zennor, head of an army which continually defies League peace treaties, and now plans to invade and conquer the planet Chojecki.

    Cliff says: "Good, but losing steam"
  • Deathworld 3 | Harry Harrison

    Deathworld 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (46)
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    (42)
    Story
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    The planet was called Felicity. The name was a joke, except for those compelled to settle there. Inhabiting it were beings bred for thousands of years for a single purpose: to attack and kill. Jason knew this. But he also knew the planet on which he lived was moving toward certain disaster. And Felicity was the only spot in the universe where he and his companions could survive. He thought he had worked out the perfect plan. But what awaited him on Felicity went far beyond his wildest imagining.

  • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2 | Fredric Brown,Ben Bova,Frank Herbert,Harry Harrison,Kurt Vonnegut,Jerome Bixby,Poul Anderson,Andre Norton,Fritz Leiber,Robert Sheckley

    Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Fredric Brown, Ben Bova, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated By Ben Hurst, Emmett Casey, Ran Allan Ricard, and others
    Overall
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    (63)
    Story
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    The second collection of science-fiction tales by Jimcin includes 31 stories.

    Noah says: "Great stories, great narrators"
  • Winter in Eden | Harry Harrison

    Winter in Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    (26)
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    A new ice age threatens Earth. Facing extinction, the dinosaurs must employ their mastery of biology to swiftly reconquer human territory. Desperately Kerrick launches an arduous quest to rally a final defense for humankind. With his beloved wife and young son, he heads north to the land of the whale hunters, east into the enemy's stronghold, and south to a fateful reckoning with destiny.

  • The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 10 | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
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    Imperetrix Von Kaiser-Czarski is the richest man in the universe, and someone is systematically robbing all of his banks. He decides that the best course of action is to set a thief to catch a thief, and the best thief of them all is one Slippery Jim diGriz. Sceptical at first, Jim is soon won over by the promise of four million credits a day, plus expenses. Jim and Angelina enlist the help of their twin sons, James and Bolivar, and James' computers soon find the common link between all of the robberies: every time a bank was hit, there was a circus in town.

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