I was interested in re-reading this series I read back in high school. Being in a kind of a lull with audiobooks, I found them all on audiobook format, but the 1st book was read by someone different than the other three. Not wanting to endure another Ringworld issue (where different people pronounced names different ways, I ended up reading this on my Kindle. Since it was a travel day for work, I actually made it through the whole thing in one day.
From what I remember of the series, a lot more of the fun/memorable action occurs in later books. Still this was a fun, quick read, getting me ready for the rest of the series.