Vorkosigan Saga (chronological)
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  • 1
    Falling Free | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Falling Free

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Leo Graf was just your average highly efficient engineer: mind your own business, fix what's wrong, and move on to the next job. But all that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat, where a group of humanoids had been secretly, commercially bioengineered for working in free fall. Could he just stand there and allow the exploitation of hundreds of helpless children merely to enhance the bottom line of a heartless mega-corporation?

    Good old-fashioned science fiction

    Straightforward and fun: engineers are good, managers are bad, individuals good, corporations bad. Like much sci-fi of the era, it oozes with optimist..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 February 2015 by Alex (MalakoffFrance)
  • 2
    Shards of Honor | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Shards of Honor

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    I>Shards of Honor is the novel in which Lois McMaster Bujold introduced the science-fiction world to Barrayar and Aral Vorkosigan, Beta Colony and Cordelia Naismith. From this beginning the author has created a multigenerational saga spanning time as well as space. Bujold is generally recognized as the current exemplar of the character-based science-fiction adventure story.

    Good start

    2nd in the Vorkosigan saga. Entertaining & shows promise but smacks at times of wish fulfillment & romance cliches which occasionally overwhelm a pret..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 March 2012 by Kevin (Bristol, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Barrayar: A Vorkosigan Adventure | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Barrayar: A Vorkosigan Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    In the wake of interplanetary war, former commander Cordelia Naismith has deserted her own planet to marry the leader of the defeated enemy, Aral Vorkosigan. On his home planet of Barrayar, two rival factions are eyeing the recently vacated throne, and Aral, recently appointed Regent of Barrayar by the Emperor on his deathbed, must stand between them. Lord and Lady Vorkosigan, Aral and Cordelia struggle to establish stability in a fragile government thrown into confusion by the transition of power.

    awesome

    i have always loved this book series, this one fills in gaps in plot nicely

    Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Mr ()
  • 4
    The Warrior's Apprentice | Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Warrior's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Miles Vorkosigan makes his debut in this frenetic coming-of-age tale. At age 17, Miles is allowed to take the entrance exams to the elite military academy; he passes the written but manages, through miscalculation in a moment of anger, to break both his legs on the obstacle course, washing out before he begins. His aged grandfather dies in his sleep shortly after, for which Miles blames himself.

    The incomparable Miles Vorkosigan

    If you like fun sci-fi with great characters, this is for you. Miles Vorkosigan - born crippled to powerful parents on an old-fashioned planet - is a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 April 2006 by Jane (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • 4.9
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  • 5
    The Vor Game | Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Vor Game

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Miles Vorkosigan graduates from the Barrayaran Military Academy with high expectations of ship command, but is disappointed with an assignment as meteorologist to Lazkowski Base, an arctic training camp. His tenure in the windy, snow-covered north is cut short when Miles narrowly averts a massacre between the trigger-happy base commander and mutinous recruits. After a brief stay under 'house arrest', Miles is re-assigned to investigate a suspicious military build-up near a wormhole nexus.

    A very good audiobook of a great Bujold novel

    If you are already familiar with the novel, then you will find an enjoyable audiobook version. It is well read by a single reader, with good expressi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 June 2006 by Giulio (hotonUnited Kingdom)
  • 6
    Cetaganda | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Cetaganda

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
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    When the Cetagandan empress dies, Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin Ivan are sent to Cetaganda for her funeral as diplomatic representatives of Barrayar. Upon arrival, the two men are inexplicably attacked by a servant of the late empress. When the same servant turns up dead the next day, Miles and Ivan find themselves in the middle of a mystery.

    Superb

    I've enjoyed everything that Louis McMaster Bujold has published, and I think that Miles Vorkosigan is one of the great comic/dramatic heroes of recen..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 September 2006 by Jane (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    Ethan of Athos | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Ethan of Athos

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    With the future of Athos at stake, Ethan is chosen on behalf of his cloistered fellows for a unique mission: to brave the wider universe in quest of new ovarian tissue cultures to replenish Athos' dwindling stocks. Along the way, he must tangle with covert operatives, killers, telepathy, interplanetary politics, and - perhaps most disturbingly - an indomitable female mercenary named Elli Quinn.

    Interesting!

    I had my doubts about this book but decided to take the plunge and was very happy I did. More Sci-Fi than Fantasy the narators voice has a wonderful t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 June 2011 by osionide (Barnsley, United Kingdom)
  • 8
    Borders of Infinity: Miles Vorkosigan Series | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Borders of Infinity: Miles Vorkosigan Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    The popular adventures of Miles Vorkosigan, a clever and outlandish science fiction hero for the modern era, continue in these three tales. In The Mountains of Mourning, Miles is dispatched to a back-country region of Barrayar, where he must act as detective, judge, and executioner in a controversial murder case. In Labyrinth, Miles adopts his alternate persona as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith for an undercover mission to rescue an important research geneticist from Jackson's Whole.

    I can just keep coming back to her books

    It's difficult to say what it is about Bujold's books that keeps me coming back. Each time there's a turn of phrase or an insight that comes fresh. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 May 2012 by Catriona (Lincoln, United Kingdom)
  • 9
    Brothers in Arms: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Brothers in Arms: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Led by Admiral Naismith (a.k.a. Lord Miles Vorkosigan), the Dendarii Mercenaries have pulled off the daring interspace rescue of an entire Cetagandan POW camp. But they have made some deadly enemies, and Miles realizes he's in trouble again. First the Mercenaries' payroll doesn't arrive on time; then someone tries to murder him. Now Miles must juggle both his identities to unravel a plot against him, and to reveal an unexpected ally. Just who is trying to assassinate which of his personas, and why?

    Brothers in Arms (Unabridged)

    Another brilliant book would love to see more of these on Audible - excellent series!

    Reviewed on 09 May 2007 by Nancy (Stirling, Stirlingshire, United Kingdom)
  • 10
    Mirror Dance | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Mirror Dance

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    The dwarfish, fetally damaged yet brilliant Miles Vorkosigan has more than his share of troubles. Having recently escaped an assassination plot whose tool was a brainwashed clone of himself, Miles has set the clone, Mark, free for a new chance at life. But when he decides to let his clone brother assume his secret identity and lead the Dendarii Free Mercenary on an unauthorized mission to liberate other clones from the outlaw planet of Jackson's Whole, things get really messy.

    as good as ever

    Bujold's books are ones I can re and re-read. Grover Gardner's narration adds to the pleasure

    Reviewed on 10 January 2008 by Catriona (Lincoln, United Kingdom)
  • 11
    Memory: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Memory: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Dying is easy. Coming back to life is hard. Miles Vorkosigan should know - having done both once already. Thanks to his quick-thinking staff and the artistry of a medical specialist, Miles' first death wasn't his last. But it does take some recovery, a fact he has been reluctant to admit. When he makes the mistake of returning too soon to duty, he finds himself summoned to face the security chief, Simon Illyan. But Miles' worst nightmares about Illyan are nothing compared to Illyan's own nightmares.

    Fabulous

    One of the very best Miles Vorkosigan novels. Miles makes a bad decision and loses nearly everything, but finds that life carries on regardless and i..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 June 2007 by Jane (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • 12
    Komarr: A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Komarr: A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Komarr could be a garden with 1,000 more years' work, or an uninhabitable wasteland if the terraforming fails. Now, the solar mirror vital to the terraforming of the conquered planet has been shattered by a ship hurtling off course. The emperor of Barrayar sends his newest imperial auditor, Lord Miles Vorkosigan, to find out why.

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful

    Miles undertakes his first ever job in his new position as Imperial Auditor and at the same time, he meets Ekaterin Vorsoisson, a woman trapped in an ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 August 2007 by Jane (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • 13
    A Civil Campaign: A Comedy of Biology and Manners | Lois McMaster Bujold

    A Civil Campaign: A Comedy of Biology and Manners

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Lord Miles Vorkosigan has a problem that all his new power can't solve: unrequited love for the beautiful Vor widow Ekaterin Vorsoisson. Ekaterin is violently allergic to marriage as a result of her first exposure. But, as Miles learned from his late career in galactic covert ops, if a frontal assault won't do, go to subterfuge.

    Just the best

    My favourite novel in my favourite series. Miles has set his heart on Ekaterin Vorsoisson but finds serious obstacles in his path to matrimonial blis..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 December 2007 by Jane (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • 13.1
    Winterfair Gifts: A Vorkosigan Adventure | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Winterfair Gifts: A Vorkosigan Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    In the festive season of Winterfair on the planet Barrayar, Lord Miles Vorkosigan is making elaborate preparations for his wedding. The long-awaited event stirs up romance and intrigue among his eccentric family and friends, particularly for bioengineered space mercenary Sergeant Taura and shy, diffident Armsman Roic.

    A must for fans

    If you’re a fan of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan series then this extra addition will not disappoint. A short story detailing Miles’s wedding, the..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 July 2011 by Jo (Beckenham, United Kingdom)
  • 14
    Diplomatic Immunity: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Diplomatic Immunity: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    A rich Komarran merchant fleet has been impounded at Graf Station in distant Quaddiespace after a bloody incident involving the convoy's Barrayaran military escort. But Lord Miles Vorkosigan and his wife, Lady Ekaterin, have other things on their minds, such as getting home in time to attend the long-awaited births of their first children.

    sad to leave the 'vorkosiverse'

    I've read each of the books in the series at least twice and have been treating myself every few months to listening to another audible book in the se..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 May 2009 by Catriona (Lincoln, United Kingdom)
  • 15
    Captain Vorpatril's Alliance | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Captain Ivan Vorpatril is happy with his relatively uneventful bachelor's life as a staff officer to a Barrayaran admiral. Cousin to imperial troubleshooter Miles Vorkosigan, Ivan is not far down the hereditary list for the emperorship. Thankfully, new heirs have directed that headache elsewhere, leaving Ivan to enjoy his life on Komarr, far from the Byzantine court politics of his home system. But when an old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an attractive young woman who may be on the hit list of a criminal syndicate, his chivalrous nature takes over. It seems danger and adventure have once more found Captain Vorpatril.

    Worthy addition to a great series

    This is the most recent addition to Lois McMaster Bujold's popular Vorkosigan saga, but it doesn't feature a Vorkosigan protagonist. Instead, "quiet l..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 December 2012 by Ms. S. Hogan (Newcastle upon Tyne)
  • 16
    Cryoburn: A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Cryoburn: A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove-he's been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini cryocorp-an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future-attempts to expand its franchise into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter, Miles, to check it out

    A fun easy read with no surprises

    Never exciting and at the same time never dull. There is virtually no character development throughout the book, the redeeming quality is that you get..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 May 2012 by Daniel (stavanger, Norway)
  • 17
    Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen: The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures, Book 17 | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen: The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Future imperfect: Three years after her famous husband's death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, widowed Vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction. Oliver Jole, admiral, Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways he'd never imagined, bringing him to an unexpected crossroads in his life. Meanwhile, Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor Gregor's key investigators, this time dispatches himself on a mission of inquiry, into a mystery he never anticipated - his own mother.

    No Space drama its just a mills & boon romance

    I have the purchased them all since the Warriors Apprentice and really enjoyed them. I really like the wheeling and dealing that the author can genera..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 February 2016 by Dowie ()