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    • Barrayar

    • A Vorkosigan Adventure
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • flawless

    • By Rosemary Swords on 17-05-17

    Regular price: £19.49

    • Shards of Honor

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good start

    • By Kevin on 06-03-12

    Regular price: £20.09

    • The Vor Game

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very good audiobook of a great Bujold novel

    • By Giulio on 08-06-06

    Regular price: £19.49

    • The Hallowed Hunt

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The half-mad Prince Boleso has been slain by a noblewoman he had intended to defile. It falls to Lord Ingrey kin Wilfcliff to transport the prince to his burial place and to bring the accused killer, Lady Ijada, to judgment. The road he travels with his burden and his prisoner is fraught with danger. But in the midst of political chaos, magic has the fiercer hold on Ingrey's destiny, and Ijada herself may turn out to be the only one he dares trust.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not her best

    • By Jane on 18-07-07

    Regular price: £27.09

    • The Prisoner of Limnos

    • A Penric & Desdemona Novella in the World of the Five Gods
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In this sequel novella to Mira's Last Dance, Temple sorcerer Penric and the widow Nikys have finally reached safety in the duchy of Orbas when a secret letter from a friend brings frightening news: Nikys's mother has been taken hostage by her brother's enemies at the Cedonian imperial court, and confined in a precarious island sanctuary. Their own romance still unresolved, Nikys, Penric, and of course Desdemona must infiltrate the hostile country once more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • perfect tale-telling, perfect reader - as always

    • By AMG, London on 21-03-18

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Curse of Chalion

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Amidst the decaying splendor and poisonous intrigue of Chalion's ancient capital, Cazaril is forced to confront not only powerful enemies but also the malignant curse that clings to the royal household, trapping him, flesh and soul, in a maze of demonic paradox, damnation, and death for as long as he dares walk the five-fold pathway of the gods.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Consider this an investment in pleasure

    • By James on 29-11-10

    Regular price: £33.89

    • A Civil Campaign

    • A Comedy of Biology and Manners
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just the best

    • By Jane on 06-12-07

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Komarr

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful

    • By Jane on 02-08-07

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

    • The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures, Book 17
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Every trace of an exciting plot dispensed with

    • By Rosina Rowantree on 18-11-16

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Diplomatic Immunity

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sad to leave the 'vorkosiverse'

    • By Catriona on 24-05-09

    Regular price: £19.49

    • The Warrior's Apprentice

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The incomparable Miles Vorkosigan

    • By Jane on 14-04-06

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Penric’s Demon

    • A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    On his way to his betrothal, young Lord Penric comes upon a riding accident with an elderly lady on the ground, her maidservant and guardsmen distraught. As he approaches to help, he discovers that the lady is a Temple divine, servant to the five gods of this world. Her avowed god is the Bastard, "master of all disasters out of season", and with her dying breath she bequeaths her mysterious powers to Penric.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story

    • By THEO on 14-12-17

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Sharing Knife, Volume 3

    • Passage
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The farmers and riverfolk have long distrusted the power of the mysterious and aloof Lakewalkers, even though they depend on them for protection from the evil malices. The proud Lakewalkers, meanwhile, have exiled Dag after learning of his marriage to Fawn, the first outsider to be bound to a Lakewalker in their magical way. But as Dag's natural Lakewalker ability to manipulate "ground energy" begins to develop in dangerous directions, he and Fawn realize that big changes are ahead.

    Regular price: £20.09

    • Falling Free

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good old-fashioned science fiction

    • By Alex on 20-02-15

    Regular price: £17.79

    • Cryoburn

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A fun easy read with no surprises

    • By Daniel on 08-05-12

    Regular price: £19.49

    • Cetaganda

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Jane on 29-09-06

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Memory

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Jane on 20-06-07

    Regular price: £24.39

    • Penric and the Shaman

    • The Penric & Desdemona Series, Book 2
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    In this novella set in the World of the Five Gods and four years after the events in Penric's Demon, Penric is a divine of the Bastard's Order as well as a sorcerer and scholar, living in the palace where the Princess-Archdivine holds court. His scholarly work is interrupted when the Archdivine agrees to send Penric, in his role as sorcerer, to accompany a "Locator" of the Father's Order, assigned to capture Inglis, a runaway shaman charged with the murder of his best friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another short bite of a tale with the five gods

    • By Ian Goodban on 21-04-18

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Winterfair Gifts

    • A Vorkosigan Adventure
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for fans

    • By Jo on 07-07-11

    Regular price: £13.19

    • The Spirit Ring

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Fiametta Beneforte dreamed of making beautiful and enchanted objets d'art, but alas her magician-goldsmith father was more likely to have her scrub the kiln than study magic. After all, it was a waste to train a mere daughter beyond the needs of the moment.... Thur Ochs dreamed of escaping the icy mines of Bruinwald. But the letter from his brother Uri arranging his apprenticeship to Master Beneforte was not the only force that drew him over the mountains to the Duchy of Montefoglia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • need to stick with it

    • By Catriona on 05-03-13

    Regular price: £20.09

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