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  • Destroyer of Worlds

  • By: Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story in Known Space

  • By Rob on 12-11-09

Fantastic story and narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-18

Tom Weiner is a great narrator and I couldn’t be happier to listen to another story by one of my favorite authors, read by one of my few favorite narrators.

  • Ringworld's Children

  • By: Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 581

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Distracting narration.

  • By Wayne K. Werner on 08-25-12

Awful narrator, amazing story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Barret Whitener is the worst narrator I’ve ever heard. He makes a tiger-like alien warrior sound like a stupid cartoon character. His cadence is rhythmic and repetitive no matter what he’s reading. He should never have been chosen to read this amazing book. A different narrator would have netted this book an easy 5 stars.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,397
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,114

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Exactly the story I've been waiting for.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-16

What made the experience of listening to We Are Legion (We Are Bob) the most enjoyable?

This story has an amazing concept because the methods it expounds upon for populating the galaxy seem so tantalizingly close and achievable, but just out of reach for now.

What was one of the most memorable moments of We Are Legion (We Are Bob)?

The large battle between the Bobs and the Brazilian General who ambushed them withed cloaked nukes.

What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice and style of reading match the subject matter and characters perfectly. I feel like he's narrating it exactly as the author intended for the dialogue to be spoken in the minds of the readers.

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

I felt an extraordinary sense of wonder at the potential of the campaign upon which Bob was embarking upon.

Any additional comments?

Best Sci-Fi book I have experienced in a very long time, perhaps forever.

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