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The Stainless Steel Rat (Stainless Steel Rat Series) MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
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I have very fond memories of reading (and re-reading) these wonderfully entertaining books when I was quite young, delighted by their smart-alecky, irreverent narrative style that Mr. Harrison never quite duplicated as sharply in the other Stainless Steel Rat stories written years later. Remarkably, I'm finding they can still make me laugh out loud. Many of the supporting characters are two dimensional, cartoon-character-like dullards (it's always been clear that Mr. Harrison had little regard for the military, for example) that make these such great escapist entertainment. Also, the notion of a bad guy with a high sense of morality about never hurting his "victims" too seriously made "Slippery Jim diGriz" an interesting anti-hero who was always in complete command of his environment, and yet vulnerable to the bad guys because of these high morals.
I can honestly say that few books have ever entertained me the way these have, and I would warmly recommend them to anyone with a sense of humor, as well as what we used to think of as a sense of adventure.
Although the world has lost a very talented author, it's somehow fitting that these books are finally being made available for all to rediscover and enjoy. They are not to be missed!
James Bolivar 'Slippery Jim' diGriz is a gleefully anarchic hero with a strong moral center. 'The Stainless Steel Rat' is the story of how this highly individualistic career criminal of the future is recruited into the Special Corps to track down other, more malevolent law-breakers.
This book was one of the shining gems of my teen reading years. The sequels were even better.
It is a "lock-'em-in-the-hole-and-torture-'em-with-'The-Sound-Of-Music'-24/7" crime that the Stainless Steel Rat has not yet reached the big screen.
As for this Kindle edition. 4 out of 5 stars, thanks to a few niggling transcription errors that should have been picked up by the proof-readers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Stainless Steel Rat (1961) is the first SF novel in the Stainless Steel Rat series. It is set in the mid future, when humanity has spread through the galaxy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Arthur W Jordin
A fun novel bu Harry Harrison. The Rat character was considered his best although there really isn;t much "science" to this fictional romp. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dr. Morbius
I have long been a Harry Harrison fan. I started reading the Stainless Steel Rat books back in high school (early 1980's) and enjoy them immensely. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Geoffrey Anderson
My all time favorite character...Slippery Jim diGriz
It is a quick read, and it is fun. I would put diGriz up against Sherlock Holmes any day, Holmes would still be wondering... Read more
Utterly brilliant science fiction comedy. If you don't fall in love with the SSR books you really need to accept the fact that you have no sense of humor.Published 5 months ago by Paul Bodensiek
Nothing deep here. Just some good suspense filled sci-fi. It fails for all the standard reasons entertainment from decades ago fails. Read morePublished 6 months ago by bokemono
The Stainless Steel Rat is one of my all-time favorite book series, ever since I got my first taste of it in high school with this book and "A Stainless Steel Rat is... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Candace
Classic Sci Fi. Great stuff. Would gladly 'stimulate the economy' to read again. ;-)Published 7 months ago by Stephen S
Loved this book when I read it years back, on a nostalgic re read it was still pretty good also, silly and odd but worth the re readPublished 8 months ago by Susan Dobson