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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,877 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Niven Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ringworld Series Release Date:
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Welcome to a world like no other.

The Ringworld is a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band three million times the surface of the Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of whom are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe.

Explorer Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war and a powerful new weapon threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children: Tunesmith, the Ghould protector; Acolyte, the exiled son of Speaker-to-Animals, and Wembleth, a strange Ringworld native with a mysterious past. All must play a dangerous game in order to save Ringworld’s population—and the stability of Ringworld itself.

Blending awe-inspiring science with non-stop action and fun, Ringworld’s Children is the perfect introduction for readers new to this New York Times bestselling series, and long-time fans won’t want to miss it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Great story telling is still alive in science fiction because of Larry Niven, and his finest work is the Ringworld series.”

    Orson Scott Card

  • “Niven’s masterly use of SF strategies hits every note and springs surprises and plot turns with dizzying pace. Niven…lifts readers far from the conventional world—and does it with dash.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Niven jams enough ideas for several novels into each one he creates.”

    Seattle Times

  • “I enjoyed nearly every minute of the nine and a half hours of listening in Ringworld’s Children. In fact, I would have been happy with another nine hours!”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Fred | 2/15/2014

    " Although I didn't particularly like the previous installment, I gave this final book in the series a shot. It was much more enjoyable read than I was expecting. Niven got it together for this finale. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bruce | 2/7/2014

    " Disappointing. It seems the whole Ringworld shtick has become too formulaic and Niven has (hopefully) rightfully discorporated it without morose sentimentality. Much as I enjoyed earlier volumes this one was discontinuous and disjoint but still all too predictable, the ending telegraphed from the first ten pages or so. It is a good piece of short airplane flight reading to distract from the oppression of excessive bureaucracy and overpopulation or suitable for the adamantine Niven fan but otherwise a less than weak attractor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Booth Babcock | 2/5/2014

    " Niven can't stop picking this scab...I think I've gotten to the end of the Ringworld / Known Space books, and then boom another appears. I think he kind of phoned this one in, its a slip of a books and goes quick, and seems to existing only to tie up a handful of loose ends and send all the key characters off (literally) in the right direction. Of interest primarily to series completists. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by John Yelverton | 1/24/2014

    " If you look up the word boring in the dictionary, you would find this book in the "see also" paragraph. "

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