Bill, the Galactic Hero

The Planet of the Robot Slaves
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
Series: Bill, the Galactic Hero, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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A sequel to the author's Bill, the Galactic Hero, published over 20 years ago, this book is the first of a new series of novels featuring Bill. With two right arms, an artificial foot, and a set of surgically implanted tusks, Bill sets out to find the source of Chinger-controlled metal dragons.

©1989 Byron Preiss Visual Publications, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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Not the stainless steel rat

I picked this book because I love Harry Harrison's stainless steal rat. It had parts that were fun but I think it tried to be a little too cute. What worked in the stainless steel rat was more raw and uncultivated here. The humor was lowbrow in fact so lowbrow that sometimes it really was funny. With this being the first in the series I am 50/50 on the fence whether I'll continue with the next book.

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And then...

There is an interesting world in the authors head... this was just not a well done story with in that world. I literally cheered when I got to the preview for the next, because I could call this finished and not look back.

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Fun story but overall of limited entertainment

After reading some of the series previously, I found the readers representation of the characters a little whiney. The story us also a little too silly.

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Excellent narrator horrible story

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The Hank books are much better than these.

Would you ever listen to anything by Harry Harrison again?

Not sure, remembered the Bill stories being better.

What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

He is excellent.

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