I got the whole series for a LONG drive. By the third book, the shear stupidity of the characters left me hoping they had been killed and that the bad guy would get away. This is so stupid, and I am a sci-fi nut, that after listening to book 3, unless I have had several drinks, I won't be listening to book 4. What a waste of money.
I usually ejoy Larry Nivens' books. My wife and I listened to this book together, and we thought this was the most boring book we've listened to out of hundreds. It seemed as though nothing really happened throughout the story. When the end of the book came, we weren't sure it was over.
Niven’s known space universe is one of the most vivid and compelling SF settings ever devised never failing to entertain and provoke flights of fancy. Ringworld is a must for any one interested in SF or just good writing.
Fleet of worlds goes back to the beginning and brings a new thread to the rich tapestry this rich tapestry of tails and characters.