I have been a keen Rat reader for over 30 years. In recent times I have switched to audion books a bit more and was delighted to see my old friend Sli..Show More »ppery Jim making a comeback in the updated audio format, and not before time. This is the first in the series of Rat books and one of the best, the narrator does a fine job with all the characters and story. Old time Rat fans like me will love it, newbees will have a chance to discover one of the best sci-fi characters ever written. Enjoy.
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 Angeli..Show More »na 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.
As the Saga goes on, Jim D, Has his hands full, Trying to save the World of his own Time Line & the time line of the past, which is one in the same th..Show More »ing, or is it? Another great read from the Stainless Steel rat series. & the best when listened to on Audio Books. By the way, if you have a hard time sleeping, Start your book, lay back, Close your eyes & get set for a Dream that is Out of This World. All that's missing is an Audio Repeat button for those short books And here is another help for the Grand Parents, Are your little ones Visiting, have Audio Books do the BED-Time Stories, It Works Great!
This ine is short. It is also humor packed and it can be a bit distracting at times. The story is not as good as the others, but hey it's the stainles..Show More »s steel rat. that alone is worth a credit right? The funa nad attitude are there, but the author is definitely losing steam with the series by this point. It is still worth a llisten, but wait for a sale as the novel is too short to spend a credit on.
If you are this deep in the series you will be buying this one. that being said it is a good, fast, fun read like the others in the series. i'd say th..Show More »is is about on par with the previous book. So, judge accordingly.
This was interesting and better developed than a lot of the other books in the series. it is defenitely fun to see where the rat came from and what sh..Show More »aped him. Moving away from the other books in the series seems to have given the author a fresh view that made this better than most of the later boos. this one is worth a credit.
This is a good story, but the series is starting to get a bit tired by this point. if you are a fan you will enjoy getting to spend time with old frie..Show More »nds, but the quality isn't as good on this one. It almost feels forced like the author did it more because of fan demand than desire to tell a story. That is just mey personal opinion.
I was torn. I love the rat and want more stories, but the author seems to have hit the wall at this point. This one was ok at best and if you aren't ..Show More »a big fan you might not want to spend a cresit on this one.
I've long enjoyed tales of the Stainless Steel Rat, but this book just disappointed me all around. Our rat is almost unrecognizable -- no larceny, no ..Show More »cons, no jobs for the Special Branch, not even any real cleverness. The overarching plot that is supposed to tie the book together is the problem of relocating his bumpkin relatives and their porcine herd. Along the way they visit a pair of planets, which have vaguely interesting setups that could have led to an entire book earlier, but are now dealt with perfunctorily. I should have been warned off by the fact that the first part of the book, Jim's biggest worry is his dwindling bank balance. C'mon, the old rat never worried about money -- he just robbed a bank when he needed more. Nothing in this book required the SSR, and, in truth, he never appeared in more than name. Perhaps his years on the right side of the law have really made him soft.
Of course, the narration didn't help either. The narrator demonstrated a good range of voices, and I'm sure he is a fine narrator for other books, but for some reason, he did Jim's voice in Adam West style mock seriousness, which did nothing for the characterization of our favorite hardened criminal.