Stainless Steel Rat
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  • 1
    The Stainless Steel Rat | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    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.

    Absorbing narrative style for a classic book

    I was first introduced to The Stainless Steel Rat back in the late 1970’s when he appeared in the late great and sadly missed 2000AD comic of the era...Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 November 2012 by Stephen (Torquay, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 2 | Harry Harrison

    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
    (62)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    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.

    cool book

    Harry Harrison is a classic writer who's books never age imho. love it read it.

    Reviewed on 25 May 2016 by Gary ()
  • 3
    The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 3 | Harry Harrison

    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
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    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.

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  • 4
    The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 4 | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    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.

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  • 5
    The Stainless Steel Rat for President: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 5 | Harry Harrison

    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
    (38)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    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!

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  • 6
    A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 6 | Harry Harrison

    A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    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.

    An old favourite better than ever
    Reviewed on 04 December 2015 by Rob Thurgood (West Sussex)
  • 7
    The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 7 | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    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.

    Superb Stainless Steel Rat story

    Really enjoyable romp & great follow on to A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born.
    Harry Harrison delivers another fine tale for this anti hero.

    Reviewed on 06 January 2015 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 8
    The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 8 | Harry Harrison

    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
    (28)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    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.

    Phil can sing. Who knew?

    always enjoy any Stainless Steel Rat stories. also the narration by Phil Gigante is alway easy to listen to, entertaining and he makes it clear when t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 June 2016 by ru gardner ()
  • 9
    The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 9 | Harry Harrison

    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
    (21)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    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 | Harry Harrison

    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
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    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.

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  • 11
    The Stainless Steel Rat Returns | Harry Harrison

    The Stainless Steel Rat Returns

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    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.

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