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Publisher's Summary

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!

Man of steal: Listen to more in the Stainless Steel Rat series.
©1982 Harry Harrison (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The Rat can hold his head high amongst the most elevated superhero company - Bulldog Drummond, James Bond, and Flash Gordon included." ( Times Literary Supplement)
"Pure entertainment... Abounding in quick action and quicker jokes... The Stainless Steel Rat series shows Harrison's talents at best advantage." ( S.F. Review)

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  • Cliff
  • madison, MS, United States
  • 02-11-14

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 this is about on par with the previous book. So, judge accordingly.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Well done!

In every way. Very entertaining! The books do make me want to have a drink though. As Harrison calls it "cogitation juice"

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  • J
  • Livingston, TX, United States
  • 04-26-13

It's the Stainless Steel Rat, what else to say?

Harry Harrison's series still entertains after all this time. Looking for deep mystical dialog?
Sorry, these are pure quill space opera, as SSR and his murderous family continue to confront the bad guys on yet another world!

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Good Listion but not as good as reading it

I remember reading the book and laughing all the time and that is why it is one of my favorite books of all time. However, not like that when I listed to it.

Still a good story but I hopping for the Phil Giganteto help the humor come out. However, Phil Gigante did do different voices for different characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-14-15

Looking forward to the next in the series

I've loved all of the series so far and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series