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Download King of Rats Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,379 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max Brand Narrator: Christopher Graybill Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Here is a classic example of Max Brand's delineation of the myths of the Old West: bad men, half-breeds, grand stallions, backbreaking ranch work, and bar-room brawls. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 2/20/2014

    " Very interesting book that did a great job depicting a man in a terrible location trying to make ends meet while exploiting others in the process. I would recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janeen | 2/19/2014

    " This book had me smoking way more than usual and I can remember when last I ate so many eggs. First book my husband and I read together as newly weds 21 years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Ann Synowiez | 2/4/2014

    " I adored this book. I saw the movie in high school and needed to read the book. The movie is absolutely great but the book is sooooo great as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard E. | 2/4/2014

    " Classic POW novel w/ a twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xio | 1/22/2014

    " Still after at least 10 years, reading this. It's like a friendly companion: always there in the corner of my bedroom; or maybe a booty-call as I only pick it up when I'm desperate and lonely..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 1/11/2014

    " Excellent and thought-provoking book that I read years ago and still think about and recommend to people. Story of a man who is important during the war because he is the Go To guy for supplies and hard-to-get items. He's a big deal in this particular context, but was nothing before the war and returns to nothing afterwards. Perfect description of how a person's usefulness and power can wax and wane depending on the circumstances. Fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod Zemke | 1/11/2014

    " A rare re-read. A classic "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Douglas | 12/18/2013

    " Least favorite by this author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 brook | 12/2/2013

    " I actually have a really old (1962) copy from Dell Books. This is the story of American POWs in a Japanese prison camp. Vivid and gruesome, but a great story. Think Papillon meets One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 11/26/2013

    " This is a very compelling story. I love all of James Clavell's books. This one is set in a WWII Japanese prison camp. This is a story about human courage and survival. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jurgium | 11/18/2013

    " very interesting, i recommend it to all readers. It's not about war, its about business, survival and people. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizabeth | 8/13/2013

    " A startingly portrayal of the Japanese abuse of prisoners during WWII, and how some man were able to survive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 5/21/2013

    " read this in 9th grade English and pretty sure I didn't get it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 12/11/2012

    " One of my all time favorites. A real look into a human being's make up, that looks into the question of what is right and wrong, good and bad, and does it depend on the circumstances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy-chan | 9/26/2012

    " One of my favorite styles is urban fantasy, especially alternate realities under our own, like Neverwhere. I was reccommened this book from someone who likes the same (even has his own book of the same style: How To Disappear Completely, it's fantastic :plug plug: "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ingrid Klansek | 7/13/2012

    " SHorter book with some characters met in other of Clavells books. Definitly a darker read, about WWII prisoner of war camp experiences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susannah | 6/6/2012

    " Enjoyed this more than Clavell's other works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Stone | 2/20/2012

    " The best of the Asian saga. But they're all good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Wooldridge | 5/11/2011

    " Another riveting novel by Clavell. While it didn't exceed his masterpieces, Tai-pan and Noble House, it's still a must read for anyone who enjoys thought provoking and well written historical fiction. A true classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecelia | 1/17/2011

    " the first and my favorite "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany Hammons | 12/28/2010

    " Great story. Discusses honor and character in a prison camp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/1/2010

    " It has been YEARS since I read this book (probably 1990), but I clearly remember how captivating this was. I found the setting so completely foreign and intriguing!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy DuPont | 9/28/2010

    " Great book although read so many years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 8/24/2010

    " This WWII POW survival story is a compelling study of what people do to survive. It takes place in the Japanese' Changi Prison on Singapore Island and is semi autobiographical. It is very well done but I couldn't give it five stars because I found it depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 8/24/2010

    " Very interesting (albeit, fictional) look into the lives of POWs. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allana Coffee | 8/21/2010

    " Clavell's a power house. Lord of the Flies like setting covering ethnocentrism, culture, friendship, classism, war and more. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wessel van der Merwe | 5/21/2010

    " A man's true character shows under pressure - yet after the POW camp after the war a nobody... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dr Edward Diesel | 8/22/2009

    " This is a great book. "

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About the Author
Author Max Brand

Max Brand (1892–1944) is the best-known pen name of widely acclaimed author Frederick Faust, creator of Destry, Dr. Kildare, and other beloved fictional characters. Orphaned at an early age, Faust studied at the University of California, Berkeley. He became one of the most prolific writers of our time but abandoned writing at age fifty-one to become a war correspondent in World War II, where he was killed while serving in Italy.

About the Narrator

Christopher Graybill has performed solo or partial narration for more than seventy-five audio books, including Listen Up and Audie Award winners.