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Download The Stainless Steel Rat Returns Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Harrison Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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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.

In this darkly satiric work, Harry Harrison brings his most famous character out of retirement for a grand tour of the galaxy. The Stainless Steel Rat rides again: a cocktail in his hand, a smile on his lips, and larceny in his heart, in search of adventure, gravitons, and a way to get rid of the pigs.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 12/2/2013

    " Slippery Jim finally stepped out of retirement....I missed him so! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mf | 7/13/2013

    " A good book, but a little less Stainless Steel Rat than I prefer. Consider it a light beer of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/1/2013

    " My favorite fluffy science fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Topher | 2/1/2013

    " I loved this series as a teenager, nice to see The Rat back for one more adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ch.J. Loveall | 8/7/2012

    " Really good follow-through! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karina | 7/23/2012

    " I used to like the stainless steel stories. I'm not sure if they were as shallow as this one. Basically, it was only ok. I finished it, and it was a quick read, but I didn't enjoy it... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 7/16/2012

    " Meh. Just not the same old DiGriz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 4/11/2012

    " 4 stars for sentimental value; not quite up to the standards of the rest of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wm | 1/11/2012

    " I like the main character. I like the humor. I kind of even like the space opera with a dash of hard-like sci-fi. But the plot didn't do a whole lot for me. And the characterization seemed a bit sallow. I think what I need to do is try an earlier Stainless Steel Rat incarnation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 10/18/2011

    " Not as edgy as the older ones but still enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 7/3/2011

    " A quick sci-fi read. There were some clever plot and word-play moments, but also a lot of repetitive and cheesy dialog. And typos! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 4/9/2011

    " KIda cute but not as good as the other Stainless books IMHO. All the did was talk about drinking booze. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wm | 2/15/2011

    " I like the main character. I like the humor. I kind of even like the space opera with a dash of hard-like sci-fi. But the plot didn't do a whole lot for me. And the characterization seemed a bit sallow. I think what I need to do is try an earlier Stainless Steel Rat incarnation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 2/6/2011

    " A quick sci-fi read. There were some clever plot and word-play moments, but also a lot of repetitive and cheesy dialog. And typos! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/11/2011

    " Not as edgy as the older ones but still enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mf | 1/10/2011

    " A good book, but a little less Stainless Steel Rat than I prefer. Consider it a light beer of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/8/2011

    " Slippery Jim finally stepped out of retirement....I missed him so! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karina | 12/14/2010

    " I used to like the stainless steel stories. I'm not sure if they were as shallow as this one. Basically, it was only ok. I finished it, and it was a quick read, but I didn't enjoy it... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 12/1/2010

    " Meh. Just not the same old DiGriz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/10/2010

    " My favorite fluffy science fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 8/3/2010

    " This book was fabulous. It was a much better way to end the series than the last book. Thank you Harry!

    Also try the audiobook, the cd has chapters every minute or so which makes it much easier to listen to. "

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About the Author
Author Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison (1925-2012) was drafted into the Army after finishing school and served in World War II, where he learned both to shoot guns and repair analogue computers. Leaving the Army at the end of the war, Harrison teamed up with Wally Wood and produced professional comic book art. When the comic book boom came to an end, Harrison moved from drawing to writing. In 1957 his story, “The Stainless Steel Rat” was published in Astounding, and introduced a character which would stay with him (and readers) for the next forty-odd years. In 1975 Harrison had his first brush with Hollywood when his novel, Make Room! Make Room! was used for the basis of Soylent Green. His novels have also been successfully adapted for other media: radio plays and readings, a board game, at least one computer game, and, taking us full-circle, comic books, most notably 2000AD’s adaptations of the Stainless Steel Rat books.

In a career spanning sixty years, Harrison produced more than a hundred short stories, edited over thirty anthologies, and published more than sixty novels.

About the Narrator

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.