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    • The Stainless Steel Rat

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,666
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,372
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,381

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great To See An Old Friend Back

    • By Terry on 10-14-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Make Room! Make Room!

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    In a New York City groaning under the burden of 35 million inhabitants, detective Andy Rusch is engaged in a desperate and lonely hunt for a killer everyone has forgotten. For even in a world such as this, a policeman can find himself utterly alone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book, well read

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 08-18-09

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 2
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 445
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 369

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you like the rat you'll like this one

    • By Cliff on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories

    • Volume 3
    • By: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Emmett Casey, Ran Alan Ricard, Pat Bottino, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    The biggest collection yet of favorite sci-fi stories - 16 full hours!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good selection

    • By Wilbur on 04-06-11

    Regular price: $19.58

    • Deathworld 3

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The planet was called Felicity. The name was a joke, except for those compelled to settle there. Inhabiting it were beings bred for thousands of years for a single purpose: to attack and kill. Jason knew this. But he also knew the planet on which he lived was moving toward certain disaster. And Felicity was the only spot in the universe where he and his companions could survive. He thought he had worked out the perfect plan. But what awaited him on Felicity went far beyond his wildest imagining.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Anonymous User on 08-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Winter in Eden

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    A new ice age threatens Earth. Facing extinction, the dinosaurs must employ their mastery of biology to swiftly reconquer human territory. Desperately Kerrick launches an arduous quest to rally a final defense for humankind. With his beloved wife and young son, he heads north to the land of the whale hunters, east into the enemy's stronghold, and south to a fateful reckoning with destiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • nice very attention grabbing

    • By John brigance on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Deathworld 2

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    On the planet Pyrrus, human colonists have fought a centuries-old war with the native life forms. These life forms adapt to human tactics and technology, evolving new species so rapidly that natives returning from even brief trips off planet must be carried in protective armor canisters from their ship to the safe buildings, where they will learn of the latest deadly threats.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 7
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but losing steam

    • By Cliff on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 3
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Step Behind

    • By QUESTER-59 on 10-02-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 4
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok, but not as good as the previous novels.

    • By Cliff on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Gateways

    • Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl
    • By: Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor), Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sensawonda

    • By Kindle me this: on 09-23-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 9
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hellish Inconsistencies and Fun Finale

    • By JP on 07-22-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 6
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The backstorry on Jim

    • By Cliff on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 10
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Stainless Steel Rat for President

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 5
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    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!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good novel

    • By Cliff on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Deathworld

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Deathworld centers on Jason dinAlt, a professional gambler who uses his somewhat erratic psionic abilities to tip the odds in his favor. He is challenged by a man named Kerk Pyrrus (who turns out to be the ambassador from the planet Pyrrus) to turn a large amount of money into an immense sum by gambling at a government-run casino. He succeeds and survives the planetary government's desperate efforts to steal back the money.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good I remembered

    • By Susan on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 8
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Time to stop.

    • By Cliff on 02-11-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Fredric Brown, Ben Bova, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Ben Hurst, Emmett Casey, Ran Allan Ricard, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    The second collection of science-fiction tales by Jimcin includes 31 stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, great narrators

    • By Noah on 09-11-10

    Regular price: $19.58

    • The Stainless Steel Rat Returns

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A read that can be enjoyed by every generation!

    • By Anonymous User on 04-24-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Deathworld

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    Deathworld is the first in a series of novels begun in 1960. In it professional gambler Jason Dinalt who has "psionic" ability is hired to win a great deal of money for a mysterious and very imposing stranger. When he "breaks the bank" their expertly timed escape gets them off-world just in time. The gambler learns he has helped the dwellers of Pyruss otherwise known as "Deathworld" - a planet that appears to be fighting and trying to destroy its inhabitants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stuff!

    • By Wilbur on 07-13-11

    Regular price: $13.96

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