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Ringworld Prequels
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(4.0 based on 1133 ratings)
  • 1

    Fleet of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (185)

    Fleet of Worlds takes a closer look at Human-Puppeteer (Citizen) relations and the events leading up to Niven's first Ringworld novel. Kirsten Quinn-Kovacks is among the best and brightest of her people. She gratefully serves the gentle race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a world, and nurtures them still. If only the Citizens knew where Kirsten's people came from.

    Jonathon says: "Loved Ringworld?"
    Loved Ringworld?

    All I can say it that if you like Larry Niven, and you loved Ringworld and the following books, then you REALLY need to read/listen to this first one...Show More »

    Reviewed on June 21 2011 by Jonathon (Quesnel, BC, Canada)
  • 2

    Juggler of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (129)

    Covert agent Sigmund Ausfaller is Earth's secret weapon, humanity's best defense against all conspiracies, real and imaginary, and all foes both human and alien. Who better than a brilliant paranoid to expose the devious plots of others?

    But Sigmund may finally have met his match in Nessus, representative of the secretive Puppeteers, the elder race who wield vastly superior technologies.

    John says: "boring rewrite"
    boring rewrite

    This book reminds me of one of those "clip show" tv shows where they clip together past scenes to make a new show when the writers are too lazy to com..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 25 2009 by John (Jeffersonville, IN, United States)
  • 3

    Destroyer of Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (147)

    The newly liberated humans of the Fleet of Worlds and Sigmund Ausfaller, who had been transported by the Puppeteers from Earth to the Fleet, must contend not only with the sly Puppeteers but also the threat of the Pak, a very smart and utterly ruthless species who are fleeing the exploding galactic core in an armada of ships at near light speed. The Pak are headed towards the Fleet of Worlds, having destroyed entire planets in their wake.

    Robert Plastino says: "A wonderful story in Known Space"
    A wonderful story in Known Space

    I'll preface this by saying I'm a big Niven fan. Since first picking up Ringworld and being completely blown away by his ability to open up new world..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 11 2009 by Robert Plastino ()
  • 4

    Betrayer of Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (149)

    Since fleeing the supernova chain reaction at the galactic core, the cowardly Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds have - just barely - survived one crisis after another: the rebellion of their human slaves, the relentless questing of the species of Known Space, the spectacular rise of the starfishlike Gw'oth, the onslaught of the genocidal Pak. Now fresh disaster looms, as though past crises have returned and converged. Who can possibly save the Fleet this time?

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "When will Worlds end?"
    When will Worlds end?

    As series go, Worlds is getting a bit long in the tooth. Juggler and Destroyer were both respectable stories with engaging plots and characters. Betra..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 23 2011 by Michael G. Kurilla (ROCKVILLE, MD, United States)