The State
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  • 1
    A World Out of Time | Larry Niven

    A World Out of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    After more than two hundred years as a corpsicle, Jaybee Corbell awoke in someone else’s body and under threat of instant annihilation if he made a wrong move while they were training him for a one-way mission to the stars. But Corbell bided his time and made his own move. Once he was outbound, where the society that ruled Earth could not reach him, he headed his starship toward the galactic core.

    Don't drink while listening to this one

    Love and Hate

    Reviewed on June 11 2014 by The Zombie Specialist (Secret Fortress)
  • 2
    The Integral Trees: The State, Book 2 | Larry Niven

    The Integral Trees: The State, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
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    (74)
    Story
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    Leaving Earth, the crew of the spaceship Discipline were prepared for a routine assignment. Dispatched by the all-powerful State on a mission of interstellar exploration and colonization, Discipline was aided - and secretly spied upon - by Sharls Davis Kendy, an emotionless computer intelligence programmed to monitor the loyalty and obedience of the crew. What they weren’t prepared for, however, was the Smoke Ring - an immense, gaseous envelope that had formed around a neutron star directly in their path. The Smoke Ring was home to a variety of plant and animal life-forms evolved to thrive in conditions of continual free fall.

    A big pile of Who Cares

    I very rarely drop a book, but this one is an exception. Chapter 2 is so dreadfully dull and spatially confusing that it it made me completely lose in..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 16 2015 by Amazon Customer (NJ - United States)
  • 3
    The Smoke Ring: The State Series, Book 3 | Larry Niven

    The Smoke Ring: The State Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (39)
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    In the free-fall environment of the Smoke Ring, descendants of the crew of the Discipline no longer remember their Earth roots or the existence of Sharls Davis Kendy, the computer-program despot of the ship - until Kendy initiates contact once more. Fourteen years later, only Jeffer, the Citizens Tree Scientist, knows that Kendy is still watching and waiting. Then, when the Citizens Tree people rescue a family of loggers, they learn for the first time of the Admiralty, a large society living in free fall amid the floating debris called the Clump.

    I love this story!

    I love this series and I wish there where more the smoke ring is an amazing place.!

    Reviewed on December 30 2014 by mylois ()