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Fleet of Worlds Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,086 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ringworld Prequels Release Date:
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Larry Niven teams up with fellow science fiction writer Edward M. Lerner to take a closer look at the events leading up to Niven’s first Ringworld novel.

Kirsten Quinn-Kovacs is among the best and brightest of her people. She gratefully serves the gentle race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship and nurtures them still. If only the Citizens knew where Kirsten’s people came from!

A chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy’s core has unleashed a wave of lethal radiation that will sterilize the galaxy. The Citizens flee, taking with them their planets, the Fleet of Worlds. Someone must scout ahead, and Kirsten and her crew eagerly volunteer. Under the guiding eye of Nessus, their Citizen mentor, they set out to explore for any possible dangers in the Fleet's path—and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake the foundations of worlds.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Larry Niven lives up to his award-winning reputation in this enthralling saga sure to please science-fiction fans everywhere.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “A lively prequel to Niven’s 1970 classic, Ringworld…Fans of hard SF will be well rewarded.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Exceptional freshness and suspense…full of startling revelations about human and puppeteer politics.”

    Booklist

  • “Intriguing human and alien characters and lucid scientific detail.”

    Library Journal

  • “[A] fine…entry into the ‘known space’ canon…If you haven’t read any Niven novels before this one, go listen to Protector and Ringworld first. Then, if you are as enchanted as I was with it, come back to Fleet of Worlds for more. Tom Weiner, who is one of Blackstone Audio’s new narrators, previously heard in A Galaxy Trilogy, brings authority to the narrative of Fleet of Worlds.”

    SFFAudio.com

Listener Reviews

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Geir | 2/9/2014

    " This takes place in the same universe as the Ringworld series, but happens in a different time and place. It's the first book in another series, that converges with the Ringworld in the last book. This one introduces us to the Pierson's Puppeteer race, and their cultural quirks, physical attributes etc really makes this book worth reading. Rarely have I read about an alien race so fully realized, and making so much sense. The plot is also fairly satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Derek | 2/8/2014

    " I couldn't put this one down. I have never read any of the ringworld series, and so I figured I'd start from the prequels and work my way into it. This was a good read and definitely entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Joshua | 2/2/2014

    " A good addition to the tales of Known Space. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Shepherd Thoenen | 2/1/2014

    " Wonderfulness!!! "

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About the Author
Author Larry Niven

Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of the Ringworld series, as well as many other science fiction masterpieces. His Footfall, coauthored with Jerry Pournelle, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.