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3.00068894068894 out of 53.00068894068894 out of 53.00068894068894 out of 53.00068894068894 out of 53.00068894068894 out of 5 3.00 (3,861 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: November 2011 ISBN: 9781470804886
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Come back to the Ringworld—the most astonishing feat of engineering ever encountered. A place of untold technological wonders, home to myriad humanoid races, and world of some of the most beloved science fiction stories ever written.

The human Louis Wu; the puppeteer known as the Hindmost; Acolyte, son of the Kzin called Chmeee: legendary beings brought together once again in the defense of the Ringworld. Something is going on with the protectors. Incoming spacecraft are being destroyed before they can reach the Ringworld. Vampires are massing. And the Ghouls have their own agenda—if anyone dares approach them to learn.

Each race on the Ringworld has always had its own protector. Now it looks as if the Ringworld itself needs a protector. But who will sit on the Ringworld throne?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Readers who remember Ringworld from earlier encounters will no doubt relish the latest installment of the saga.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Niven’s work has been an intriguing and consistent universe, and this book is the keystone of the arch…[His] technique is wonderfully polished, his characters and their situations are nicely drawn…Wraps up (maybe) a corner of a very interesting universe.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “Another sequel to Ringworld is cause for celebration…Any addition to Niven’s famous series should attract plenty of readers.”

    Booklist

  • “Vampires gather, the Protectors interfere with other species, and someone is destroying incoming spacecraft, forcing Louis Wu to return to become Ringworld’s Central Protector…Highly recommended for SF collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “An honored SF writer returns to his best-known creation: the artificial world, built far from Earth by aliens over a half million years ago, in the form of a ring six hundred million miles in diameter, hosting an astonishing multitude of inhabitants and cultures. This third fictional voyage to the Ringworld…displays Niven’s deft hand at portraying aliens.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ringworld admirers will surely wish to investigate.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 2/12/2017

    " In Ringworld: Throne, we get a more in depth look at life on the Ringworld, and it's politics. The audiobookstore narration is engaging and fun, and moves the story along effortlessly. A great adaptation! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Howard | 2/16/2014

    " 3-h, 9-p "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 2/3/2014

    " Disappointing third book in the Ringworld Series. Way too much focus on Rishathra and too many characters to realistically follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 2/1/2014

    " Rereading this book, it seems weaker than its siblings in the Ringworld series. Maybe it's because we spend so much time following characters that are only tenuously linked to what has gone before. Maybe it's because of the sudden pullback on the consequences of Engineers. Maybe it suffers from being the middle book, with very little change in the state of the protagonists from beginning to end. I enjoy this book, but it's definitely not the best in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Keenan | 1/7/2014

    " more Halo... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 1/4/2014

    " This seemed the most disjointed of the three...maybe I read it too fast, but the plot points seemed to lack a lot of cohesion. Even so, it was fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 12/20/2013

    " A little more convoluted than the previous novels, but still a very enjoyable read for fans of Niven's Known Space. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew Mcdouall | 12/8/2013

    " Really it was OK, but it took a damn long time to get there. Too much rishing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tony | 11/26/2013

    " In order to enjoy this book you have to be really fascinated with the concept of having sex with (often vaguely) humanoid aliens, and I mean REALLY FASCINATED, because you are in for a couple hundred pages of characters getting it on with red-skinned dwarves and vampires. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt | 11/19/2013

    " By far the worst of the Ringworld novels. It's turgid and very hard to follow. If I recall correctly, Larry Niven admitted to be adicted to pain killer when he wrote this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Junius Johnson | 10/18/2013

    " Not as good as Ringworld Engineers, to my mind. The story seemed to meander a bit, and once the real plotline hits, several characters with whom we have spent a lot of time just get dropped. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wes Hofmann | 9/30/2013

    " I can't believe this is Niven... maybe I'll finish this book someday, but there are too many good books out there to read to waste any more time on this. I got about 2/5 of the way through and I've completely lost interest. :( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hien | 9/4/2013

    " Rishathra out the wazoo or in the wazoo as the case may be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James Davis | 8/30/2013

    " So...boring. Bleah. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason Trimble | 8/19/2013

    " Way too much Rishathra talk and not enough story. Was a trial to read though and was glad when it was done. Not making me want to read anything else from Nivin. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kirrus | 7/4/2013

    " I'm giving up on this! For something I eagerly awaited coming through my Bookmooch wishlist, I just can't attain full-immersion into the book. It's not gripping me. A shame! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 perry | 11/2/2012

    " it's not a really good book, but i'm a fan of the other two ringworld books and Larry Niven's 'Known Universe' so I was suckered in. some interesting stuff happens, but the ending is quite unsatisfying. i could have been just fine not reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carl | 8/11/2012

    " Gotta be pretty hard core to get thru this 3rd book in the RW series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin | 8/5/2012

    " We are what?!? Humans are actully the first step in the normal evolutionary cycle of the protectors? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clark | 7/15/2012

    " I know Larry had to establish the depth of the various cultures on the Ringworld, but I felt much of it to be gratuitous and I almost stopped reading it. I'm glad I kept at it because I was satisfied with the ending. This was not nearly as good as the first 2 Ringworld books, imho... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenneth Flusche | 2/7/2012

    " Not the best Niven book but still holds attention "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cold Bones | 2/5/2012

    " The first two Ringworld books were a lot of fun. This one was boring as hell and dragged on forever. I am not a quitter when it comes to reading books. I like to give the benefit of the doubt and stick it out until the end. I couldn't here. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fisher King | 2/4/2012

    " The worst novel I have ever read across any genre. The flimsy less-than-half-assed plot combined with the piss poor prose makes this book near impossible to read. Science Fiction at its worst. I dare you to see for yourself. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Da | 12/22/2011

    " I'm pretty sure I finished the book, had to force myself. The ring world idea carried me through a lot of books, but boy did I feel like I was scraping bottom on decent reading. "

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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

Paul Michael Garcia, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and former company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, received his classical training in theater from Southern Oregon University, where he worked as an actor, director, and designer.