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    • Brothers in Arms

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brothers in Arms (Unabridged)

    • By Nancy on 09-05-07

    Regular price: £17.09

    • Falling Free

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy addition to a great series

    • By Ms. S. Hogan on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £19.49

    • 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 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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

    • Borders of Infinity

    • Miles Vorkosigan Series
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can just keep coming back to her books

    • By Catriona on 02-05-12

    Regular price: £17.59

    • The Sharing Knife, Volume 2

    • Legacy
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Filled with magic, heroism, and all-too-human characters, Bujold's Sharing Knife saga is both a gripping adventure and a poignant romance. In this second volume, Fawn Bluefield, the clever farm girl, and Dag Redwing Hickory, the seasoned Lakewalker soldier-sorcerer, are newly married. Their arrival at Dag's home on Hickory Lake Camp is met with prejudice and suspicion, as many in the camp deny the literal bond between Dag and Fawn, woven in blood in the Lakewalker magical way.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • The Sharing Knife, Volume 1

    • Beguilement
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Young, pregnant Fawn Bluefield has just fled her family's farm to the city of Glassforge, where she encounters a patrol of the enigmatic soldier-sorcerers known as Lakewalkers. Fawn has heard stories about the Lakewalkers, who are wandering necromancers with no permanent homes and no possessions except the clothes they wear and the mysterious knives they carry. What she does not know is that the Lakewalkers are engaged in a perilous campaign against inhuman and immortal magical entities known as "malices".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic listen

    • By Kelly on 02-09-07

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Penric's Fox

    • A Novella in the World of the Five Gods (Penric and Desdemona, Book 3)
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Some eight months after the events of Penric and the Shaman, Learned Penric, sorcerer and scholar, travels to Easthome, the capital of the Weald. There he again meets his friends Shaman Inglis and Locator Oswyl. When the body of a sorceress is found in the woods, Oswyl draws him into another investigation, and they must all work together to uncover a mystery mixing magic, murder, and the strange realities of Temple demons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect, as ever!

    • By AMG, London on 06-02-18

    Regular price: £16.39

    • 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 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • 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

    • 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 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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

    • 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

    • 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 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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

    • Ethan of Athos

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting!

    • By osionide on 09-06-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Shards of Honor

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    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 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

    • 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 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • Mira's Last Dance

    • A Penric & Desdemona Novella in the World of the Five Gods
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    In this sequel to the novella Penric's Mission, the injured Penric, a Temple sorcerer and learned divine, tries to guide the betrayed General Arisaydia and his widowed sister, Nikys, across the last 100 miles of hostile Cedonia to safety in the Duchy of Orbas. In the town of Sosie, the fugitive party encounters unexpected delays, and even more unexpected opportunities and hazards, as the courtesan Mira of Adria comes to the fore with her own special expertise.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A decent instalment of the series

    • By G. P. Brown on 21-12-17

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Mirror Dance

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • as good as ever

    • By Catriona on 10-01-08

    Regular price: £29.59

    • 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 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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

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