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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (0 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: November 2008 ISBN: 9781455191741
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Two hundred years before the discovery of Ringworld…

For too long, the Puppeteers have controlled the fate of worlds. Now Sigmund is pulling the strings.

Covert agent Sigmund Ausfaller is Earth’s secret weapon, humanity’s best defense against all conspiracies, both real and imaginary, and all foes, both human and alien. Who better than a brilliant paranoid to expose the devious plots of others?

But Sigmund may finally have met his match in Nessus, representative of the secretive Puppeteers, the elder race who wield vastly superior technologies. Even after the Puppeteers abruptly vanish from Known Space, Nessus schemes in the shadows with Earth’s traitors and adversaries.

As a paranoid, Sigmund has always known things would end horribly for him; only the when, where, how, why, and by whom of it all eluded him. But even Sigmund never imagined that his destiny would be entwined with the fates of worlds.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Niven and Lerner] clearly enjoy revisiting aliens familiar from Niven’s menagerie while spinning an elaborate tale of interplanetary intrigue. Their many fans will, too.”

    Booklist

  • “Niven and Lerner…adroitly expand upon familiar ground…and, at the same time, pour it into an entirely new bottle.”

    Starlog

  • “An excellent audio book…Weiner really shines in his reading. New listeners and Niven fans alike will enjoy this audio immensely.

    Soundcommentary.com

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ronald | 2/16/2014

    " Juggler of Worlds was extremely disapointing after reading the excellent first book in the series. Juggler was worlds was essentially retelling all the Known Space stories from another point of view. It also left out most of the good stuff from the stories it was re-telling. Once we were caught up to the current timeline in the previous book and we took up with the fleet of worlds again - the story was weird (in a bad way) and very badly forced. Like I said above Juggler of Worlds was a big disapointment from a writer I normally love. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chuck Childers | 2/1/2014

    " Juggler of Worlds follows Sigmund Ausfeller and the Puppeteer Nessus through pre-existing Known Space continuity. The narrative is slow, meandering, and patchwork. Hopefully, it's a set up for more original material in the Fleet of Worlds (sub-) series because there's little new or of interest here. The book is a sequel to Fleet of Worlds, which is required reading for understanding of this book. Juggler of Worlds also requires familiarity with a number of short stories by Larry Niven, often annoyingly so. I've read those stories, and didn't need them rehashed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray Charbonneau | 1/27/2014

    " I wanted more from a novel that tries to tie together big chunks of Niven's Known Space stories. I suspect if you don't have a love for those stories, you won't like this book much. You'd certainly find it hard to understand all that's going on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christopher | 1/12/2014

    " Started out well enough, just sort of went nowhere.... ah well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Hill | 12/11/2013

    " I had a hard time getting in to this one; felt it was disjointed. Not really a sequel to Fleet of Worlds, yet still a sequel. This story started before the last one and finished after. Gaps of years between chapters, weakly drawn characters. Not one of Niven's best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 11/23/2013

    " Entertaining, but not as good as the other books in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 10/25/2013

    " Hey It's Larry Niven and Known Space...nough said. Read the darned thing and smile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 9/7/2013

    " More from the Niven's Known Space universe. A worthy addition, though not top-notch, relative to say, Protector or Gil the Arm. Still, I enjoyed this very much, along with the other-side-of-the-mirror book: Fleet of Worlds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stormdragon9 | 7/28/2013

    " I can't help but love Niven and his known univers books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TheIron Paw | 5/21/2013

    " A decent science fiction novel, with a number of novel concepts and ideas (such as paranoia as a pre-requisite for law enforcement/investigation) along with a complex plot. A worthwhile read for sci-fi fans. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joshua | 4/12/2013

    " Interesting story line, poorly written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gendou | 2/2/2013

    " Mostly boring, but a strong ending. At least we got to learn a bit more about the Outsiders! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/10/2013

    " Larry Niven's Known Space books are like visiting old friends "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Art | 9/22/2012

    " The excellent second book from the second trilogy - from before Ringword. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 10/27/2010

    " An engaging foray into Larry Niven's "Known Space" setting. It gives fans a treat by tying together many of his early short stories; Beowulf Shaeffer, of "Neutron Star," written in 1966, is a main character. Never the less, this should stand on its own for sci-fi, political thriller or mystery fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Salyards | 8/13/2010

    " Not Niven's best. Good ideas, but boring execution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donald M | 5/10/2010

    " Lots of twists and turns, very interesting i enjoyed it very much and found myself re-reading chapters again and again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Owen | 12/2/2009

    " Interesting fleshing out of Puppeteer motives and cultural biases. "

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