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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,075 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Niven Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This Hugo-nominated work is a classic of Niven’s Known Space saga.

Phssthpok the Pak had been traveling for most of his thirty-two thousand years. His mission was to save, develop, and protect the group of Pak breeders sent out into space some two and a half million years before.

Brennan was a Belter, the product of a fiercely independent, somewhat anarchic society living in, on, and around an outer asteroid belt. The Belters were rebels, one and all, and Brennan was a smuggler. The Belt worlds had been tracking the Pak ship for days, and Brennan figured to meet that ship first.

He was never seen again—at least not by those alive at the time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Both halves of the book are permeated with the ingenuity that has been the driving energy of Niven’s stories since his earliest work.”

    Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

  • A 1974 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 1974 Locus Award Nominee

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michele | 2/1/2014

    " The Protector was a genius. Great classic sci-fi with great ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by James | 1/28/2014

    " Just love the idea that humans are meant to undergo a metamorphosis and how it neatly fits in with human physiology after age 35 or so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cptcrackers | 1/13/2014

    " Awesome quick read. Probably most interesting if you've read the Ringworld or other Known Space books, but will stand on its own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bradley | 1/12/2014

    " Just good, hard Sci-Fi. "

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