The audible version has some jarring lapses. For example, "Kay-on" is the pronunciation used for term "cation."
The Niven version the escaped nanobot plot: as a rule, Niven's plots are unusually technologically dense and bubbling with ideas.
The southern accent of a main character intrudes on the story.
A new Niven book is almost always a lovely mini-vacation: this Niven collaboration is more comfort food than a seven course gourmet meal, but it works.
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