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Mispronounced words, ridiculous voicing of characters. Narration is just plain terrible. Acolyte sounds like a silly version of the cowardly lion. Really detracted from what would otherwise be a good addition to the series.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
Ringworlds Children is as enticing as Ringworld, and I've been a fan of Ringworld since it's original release in the 70's. I won't spoil the ending for anyone here but it was excellent, you won't be disappointed. I have heard better narrations though and would buy this audio book again if a better narration was made. Still, it's great sci-fi.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Yes, the story is as good as the other ring world books
What was one of the most memorable moments of Ringworld's Children?
Probably the vastness and scale of the ringworld
How could the performance have been better?
The Narrator got all the characters wrong. And mispronounced several other established names of characters, concepts etc. Especially the kzin which sounds more like disneys goofey than the majestic and terrifying creatures they are. It took some getting used to. It seemed he had no love for the story at all and just performed a chore. If you can overcome such nuisances then the story is still good. Otherwise get the kindle version or a printed copy. The followup has a new narrator Tom Weiner which is better though still not on par with Paul Michael Garcia.
Do you think Ringworld's Children needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
(spoiler ) Yes, the ultimate fate of the ringworld remains undisclosed
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Another polished rendition. This is the 4th book of the main Ringworld series and just as enjoyable as the previous three. Characters, both the familiar ones and the new, continue to intrigue and interest with their complexity and simplicity within the incredible setting of the Ringworld itself.