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    • 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 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • One King's Way

    • By: Harry Harrison, John Holm
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A craftsman, visionary, and warrior, Shef has risen from slavery to become king of a mighty Viking nation. But his growing kingdom menaces all of Europe, and he has made many powerful enemies. Chief among his enemies are the Knights of the Lance, a fanatical order of soldiers sworn to bring Shef down, no matter what the cost.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • 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 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    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

    • West of Eden

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

    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

    • 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 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • 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

    • 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 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • 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 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant story, well read

    • By Paul Hough on 23-11-17

    Regular price: £18.39

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Deathworld

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • The Hammer and the Cross

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    865 A.D. Warring kings rule over the British Isles, but the Church rules over the kings, threatening all who oppose them with damnation. Only the dreaded Vikings of Scandinavia do not fear the priests. Shef, the bastard son of a Norse raider and a captive English lady, is torn by divided loyalties and driven by strange visions that seem to come from Odin himself. A smith and warrior, he alone dares to imagine new weapons and tactics with which to carve out a kingdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The at of enjoying the wrong.

    • By M on 10-08-18

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Bill, the Galactic Hero: The Planet of Ten Thousand Bars

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Bill is the perfect starship trooper: big, strong, and completely brainwashed. He'll also do almost anything to save his neck. Now he's been sent to Barworld, home planet of the finest beverages in the universe. But can Bill survive an entire planet of blondes, booze, and bathtubs of champagne?

    Regular price: £18.79

    • 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 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • Deathworld 3

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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 43 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

    • Return to Eden

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    After Kerrick rescues his people from the warlike Yilane, they find a safe haven on an island and there begin to rebuild their shattered lives. But with fierce predators stalking the forests, how long can these unarmed human outcasts hope to survive? And, of course, Kerrick cannot forget Vainte, his implacable Yilane enemy. She's been cast out from her kind under sentence of death, but how long will her banishment last?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Extended Epilogue

    • By Mr A C Pont on 07-05-18

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Winter in Eden

    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Bill, the Galactic Hero

    • The Planet of the Robot Slaves
    • By: Harry Harrison
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A sequel to the author's Bill, the Galactic Hero, published over 20 years ago, this book is the first of a new series of novels featuring Bill. With two right arms, an artificial foot, and a set of surgically implanted tusks, Bill sets out to find the source of Chinger-controlled metal dragons.

    Regular price: £19.39

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