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The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You

Stainless Steel Rat, Book 4
Narrated by: Phil Gigante
Series: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 4
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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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.

The Rat, disguised in the most hideous combination of alien physical features, is sent into the centre of the aliens' stronghold, where he finds himself the object of desire among the aliens. His task is to stop the aliens, who plan to wipe out every human in the universe.

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

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 stainless 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.

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Top Notch Story, Top Notch Performance

Harry Harrison delivers another exciting and witty novel and Phil Gigante delivers another flawless performance. All other audio novels I have listened to since pale in comparison to the first four Stainless Steel Rat works.

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Rat Wins

Another entertaining story in the stainless steel rat series. The narration was excellent, expecially in keeping consistent with the unique voices of the wide range of characters.

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Gigante performance getting better

you can see still presenting as a spoiled Ivy Leaguer but with the type of story and gaining of his mastery of the universe the grievance of the little better with the waiver form than this one

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  • In car listener
  • 12-22-18

Another great reading of a great book.

Once again, I start the review by complimenting Gigante on his interpretation of Jim diGriz - it's just excellent, and he immerses both himself and the listener in the entire machinations of the evil Grey Men, and the Geshtunken.

The plot suffers in a few places, especially with the introduction of the aliens, who are convenient for this novel - but then never heard of again despite having such a massive and overbearing (military) presence in the galaxy at large.

You also get a whiff of Harrison's disdain for religion with the introduction of the Morality Corp later on in the book, but it's all par for the course.

Another good book, and almost worth it for Gigante's characterization alone.