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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,449 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Niven Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ringworld Series Release Date:
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It’s been twenty years since the quixotic and worlds-weary Louis Wu discovered the Ringworld. Now he and Speaker-to-Animals are going back, captives of the Hindmost, a deposed puppeteer leader.

With Louis’ help, the Hindmost intends to regain his status by bringing back such extraordinary treasures from the Ringworld that his fellow puppeteers will have to be impressed. But when they arrive, Louis discovers that the Ringworld is no longer stable—and will destroy itself within months. To survive, he must locate the control center of the legendary engineers who built the planet.

His quest becomes a wild and gripping venture blended with the mysteries and spectacular technologies that only Larry Niven can conjure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Ringworld Engineers has all the imaginativeness, convincing detail, and narrative vivacity that have come to be associated with the works of Larry Niven. Furthermore, it answers a lot of questions that have been tantalizing his readers for a long time. Most highly recommended!”

    Poul Anderson

  • “Adventurous exploration of a mind-boggling landscape.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This rousing sequel to the classic Ringworld continues the adventures of Louis Wu and Speaker-to-Animals on that fantastic planet.”

    School Library Journal

  • “When I finished The Ringworld Engineers, I cleared my calendar for a week, sat down, and reread every word of the Known Space cycle from scratch, then reread TRE. It was worth the effort, and left me staggered by the breadth and scope of Larry’s vision…If you count yourself as a true friend of Larry Niven, race right out there and get this one.”

    Analog Science Fiction Magazine

  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 1981 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 1981 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carl | 2/14/2014

    " More technical than Ringworld but also more disturbing in a good way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tyler | 2/13/2014

    " This one was even a little more disappointing than the first - in order to fit into this story, Niven contradicted what was basically the whole point of the first book. Again, an entertaining story that keps you reading, but disappointing characters, uninspired aliens and a bad ending ruined the redeeming qualities of the book. Maybe I'll change the rating after reading the third book, we'll have to wait and see. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Curtis | 2/10/2014

    " Not as good as the earlier books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by MVV | 2/7/2014

    " Sequel to the original. It was good, but I think I am done with the series. "

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