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John

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  • The Ringworld Engineers: The Ringworld Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (410)

    It’s been 20 years since the quixotic and worldsweary Louis Wu discovered the Ringworld. Now he and SpeakertoAnimals are going back, captives of the Hindmost, a deposed puppeteer leader.

    Kevin d. says: "Good Story, Wrong Narrator. Way Wrong."
    "Should have stuck with just 1 sequel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The slow pace and the confusing cast of characters with equally complicated names.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Larry Niven again?

    Yes


    Did Paul Michael Garcia do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He was very good.


    Was The Ringworld Engineers worth the listening time?

    Because I am a Larry niven fan yes; however, any further books in the series--no way.


    Any additional comments?

    Absoultly should of quit at 2.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Earth Abides: The 60th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By George R. Stewart
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Connie Willis
    Overall
    (1381)
    Performance
    (843)
    Story
    (861)

    A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for.

    V. Sharol says: "Thought provoking and entertaining"
    "Dated and very talky"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from George R. Stewart and/or Jonathan Davis and Connie Willis ?

    Yes


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Read it forty years ago, it ended just about how you would expect.


    What aspect of Jonathan Davis and Connie Willis ’s performance would you have changed?

    Connie Willis was perfect, Jonathan Davis was a little to monotonous and dreamy.


    Did Earth Abides inspire you to do anything?

    See if Also Babylon or Malevil is in audio format and re-read them. Both are far superior
    to this story which is very dated.


    Any additional comments?

    Contrary to Connie Willis' review I did not find anything that I missed or enjoyed more the second time. Verry, very talky in parts.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ringworld

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
    Overall
    (2801)
    Performance
    (1480)
    Story
    (1504)

    Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel, Ringworld, is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1972 Ditmars, an Australian award for Best International Science Fiction.

    Kennet says: "Genuinely Creative"
    "Back after 25 years+"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Ringworld the most enjoyable?

    The great concept of Larry Niven.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ringworld?

    The after of the shadow square attack.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Not A biggie, but the character voices could be better.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The pupetter character is still magical also the Kizinti.


    Any additional comments?

    Aged fairley well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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