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    • The Stainless Steel Rat

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    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
    • Absorbing narrative style for a classic book

    • By Stephen on 20-11-12

    Regular price: £20.39

    • The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 2
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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
    • One of the weaker plots, but narration saves it.

    • By In car listener on 18-10-18

    Regular price: £18.39

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    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: £20.39

    • The Stainless Steel Rat Returns

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Deathworld

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favourite Harry Harrison books

    • By P. M. Mitchell on 19-11-16

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Deathworld 3

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Deathworld 2

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never a dull moment

    • By ru gardner on 27-07-15

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Make Room! Make Room!

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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
    • A darkly compelling vision of the future

    • By Katerina on 07-09-10

    Regular price: £16.89

    • 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 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 7
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Stainless Steel Rat story

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-15

    Regular price: £18.39

    • The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 8
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phil can sing. Who knew?

    • By ru gardner on 23-06-16

    Regular price: £19.69

    • 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 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of the stronger books, with a good reading

    • By In car listener on 08-12-18

    Regular price: £20.39

    • 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 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My favourite Rat book, and with good reason

    • By In car listener on 08-12-18

    Regular price: £18.39

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An old favourite better than ever

    • By Rob Thurgood on 04-12-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You

    • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 4
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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
    • Another great reading of a great book.

    • By In car listener on 22-12-18

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Starworld

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Charles Carr
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The stars are afire with rebellion against the tyranny of Earth. Jan Kulozik, rebel in exile, returns home as a prisoner on a ship bearing a cargo of death. But Kulozik escapes his captors and ignites the flames of revolt across half a world. With the aid of Dvora, a lovely but lethal comrade-in-arms, Jan races toward a rendezvous with destiny and a reckoning with a treacherous double agent who holds the fate of the human race in his hands.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • West of Eden

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Sixty-five million years ago, a disastrous cataclysm eliminated three quarters of all life on Earth. Overnight, the age of dinosaurs ended. The age of mammals had begun. But what if history had happened differently? What if the reptiles had survived to evolve into intelligent life? In West of Eden, best-selling author Harry Harrison has created a rich, dramatic saga of a world where the descendants of the dinosaurs struggled with a clan of humans in a battle for survival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great and roaming story

    • By Phil Harris on 24-06-15

    Regular price: £28.99

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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....

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Bill, the Galactic Hero: The Planet of Tasteless Pleasure

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Bill's in trouble again. A hideous outer-space infection has transformed one of his feet into a satyr's hoof; he has two right hands; and the nurses at the hospital where he lies recovering from his last escapade are steel robots. But soon he's off again in search of science fiction's greatest clichés.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • King and Emperor

    • By: Harry Harrison, John Holm
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Driven by prophetic dreams, the Viking warrior Shef has become the One King, the undisputed ruler of the North. Now he must face the reborn power of the Holy Roman Empire. Rome threatens Shef's fearsome Viking navy with a new invention of unparalleled destruction: Greek fire. Unable to defend his fleet against this awesome weapon, Shef travels East in search of new wisdom. His quest leads him to the lavish court of the Muslim Caliph and, ultimately, to the secret hiding place of the Holy Grail.

    Regular price: £28.99

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