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Islands in the Sky
- By: Arthur C. Clarke
- Narrated by: Charles Carroll
- Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
The story of Island in the Sky centers around a young man, who, after brilliantly winning a space-related competition, requests a vacation on a space station as his prize. It is written with Arthur C. Clark's obvious knowledge of science, but moves at a page turning rate throughout the entire narrative. The short novel gives a realistic possibility of work and play in future space, heightened with constant excitement and action.
Fun early novel, aimed perhaps at teens
- By Darryl on 10-28-12
Not Clarke's best work
I am a huge ACC fan, this is an interesting quick look into the future, but definitive not up near his best works.
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The Ringworld Engineers
- The Ringworld Series, Book 2
- By: Larry Niven
- Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
- Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
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.
Good Story, Wrong Narrator. Way Wrong.
- By Kevin der Kinderen on 04-16-13
Loved Book 1, This One Is Good Not Great
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
I really liked the idea of the book and what Niven discusses in the prologue, but I think he just took the reader information a bit too far. In the end, it seemed like Niven was more focused on implementing all of the reader suggestions than just simply putting together an amazing story.