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Stainless Steel Rat
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UNABRIDGED
(4.1 based on 1776 ratings)
  • 1

    The Stainless Steel Rat

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (733)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (544)

    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.

    SFF11C says: "Awesome"
    Awesome

    My first dip into the world of Harry Harrison, and found it great. I loved the character and the story and the way it progressed throughout. I cant ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2011 by SFF11C (princeton junction, NJ, United States)
  • 2

    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
    (284)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (219)

    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"
    If you like the rat you'll like this one

    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 »

    Reviewed on February 11 2014 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
  • 3

    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
    (144)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (113)

    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.

    Joy says: "Well, how can saving the world not be good?"
    Well, how can saving the world not be good?

    The Rat never gives up, always finds a way out and succeeds where others would fail out of sheer luck and charisma. The flamboyant and exuberant readi..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 24 2012 by Joy (Pleasanton, CA)
  • 4

    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
    (127)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (93)

    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."
    Ok, but not as good as the previous novels.

    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 »

    Reviewed on February 11 2014 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
  • 5

    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
    (100)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (78)

    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"
    A good novel

    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 »

    Reviewed on February 11 2014 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
  • 6

    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
    (92)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (67)

    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 backstorry on Jim

    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 »

    Reviewed on February 11 2014 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
  • 7

    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
    (70)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    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"
    Good, but losing steam

    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 »

    Reviewed on February 11 2014 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
  • 8

    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
    (53)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    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."
    Time to stop.

    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 »

    Reviewed on February 11 2014 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
  • 9

    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
    (44)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    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....

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  • 10

    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
    (43)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 11

    The Stainless Steel Rat Returns

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    James Bolivar “Slippery Jim” diGriz, Special Corps agent, master con man, and interstellar criminal (retired), is living high on the hog on the planet Moolaplenty when a long-lost cousin and a shipful of swine arrive to drain his bank account and send him, and his lovely wife, Angelina, wandering the stars on the wildest journey since Gulliver’s Travels.

    Christopher says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    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 »

    Reviewed on June 17 2011 by Christopher (Radford, VA, United States)