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(3.9 based on 4369 ratings)
  • 1


    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Parker

    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"
    Genuinely Creative

    First the bad news: The book is not world altering, life changing, deep, or otherwise valuable. It is occasionally insightful, but is primarily a romp..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 25 2003 by Kennet (Seattle, WA, United States)
  • 2

    The Ringworld Engineers: The Ringworld Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia

    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."
    Good Story, Wrong Narrator. Way Wrong.

    Short review - long winded soapbox.

    Casting picked the wrong narrator for this book. Mr.Garcia speaks with a clear voice that might be a plea..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2013 by Kevin d. (Falls Church, VA, United States)
  • 3

    The Ringworld Throne: The Ringworld Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia

    Come back to the Ringworld - the most astonishing feat of engineering ever encountered. A place of untold technological wonders, home to myriad humanoid races, and world of some of the most beloved science fiction stories ever written.

    The human Louis Wu; the puppeteer known as the Hindmost; Acolyte, son of the Kzin called Chmeee: legendary beings brought together once again in the defense of the Ringworld. Something is going on with the protectors.

    Aerindel says: "Should have stopped at the second book."
    Should have stopped at the second book.

    Unfortunately, this book is not really science fiction, or at least not the kind you normally expect from Larry Niven.

    Taking place eleven ye..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2012 by Aerindel (Arlee, MT, United States)
  • 4

    Ringworld's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The Ringworld is a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3-million-times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of which are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe.

    Ausbin says: "Great Sci-Fi"
    Great Sci-Fi

    I for one happen to like the reading by Whitener. One should read at least "Ringworld" and "Protector" before reading this book as this one is based ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2004 by Ausbin (Centerville, GA, USA)
  • 5

    Fate of Worlds: Return from the Ringworld

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    For decades, the spacefaring species of known space have battled over the largest artifact - and grandest prize - in the galaxy: the all-but-limitless resources and technology of the Ringworld. Now, without warning, the Ringworld has vanished, leaving behind three rival war fleets. If the fallen civilization of the Ringworld can no longer be despoiled of its secrets, the puppeteers will be forced to surrender theirs - everyone knows that they are cowards. But the crises converging upon the trillion puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds go far beyond even the onrushing armadas.

    Colin says: "A fitting end to a great story from 42 years ago"
    A fitting end to a great story from 42 years ago

    This is the end of the story that started with Ringworld written in 1970, then some prequels were written that are pretty good and a must read if you ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 01 2013 by Colin (Detroit)