Explorer Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war, and a powerful new weapon, threatens to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children: Tunesmith, the Ghould protector; Acolyte, the exiled son of Speaker-to-Animals, and Wembleth, a strange Ringworld native with a mysterious past. All must play a dangerous role in order to save Ringworld's population, and the stability of Ringworld itself.
Blending awe-inspiring science with non-stop action and fun, Ringworld's Children, the fourth installment of the multiple-award-winning saga, is the perfect introduction for readers new to this New York Times best-selling series and for long-time fans of Larry Niven's Ringworld.
©2004 Larry Niven; (P)2004 Blackstone Audiobooks
Barrett Whitener's reading is so harsh with a creaky brass-toned voice that I just can't get into the book. This is too bad, as I thought Mr. Whitener a good choice for Protector, and he did a decent job in Catch me if You Can. Sorry, Mr. Whitener, but I'll have to buy the paperback after all some time, and hope it's not as poorly plotted and interminable as Ringworld Throne. Give me the original Ringworld anyday over the sequels.
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so if you havent read the other books go and do that - look to my other review of Ringworld to learn more
this is hopefully not the last book in the "Known Space" universe that follows the Ringworld story but if it is then it ended properly but also leaves another story
there isnt really much about actual "Ringworld's Children" in the book since it is actually something that someone says to Louis Wu as he is pretending to be someone else that was born on the Ringworld - but it is more about the "Fringe War" that is happening and how the Ringworld will survive this War, or escape it?
Story line is weak, characters are not consistent with previous novels. Narrater has little inflection and makes it difficult to follow story.
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