I liked that the Miles character was made to develop his approach to life, although I miss the cavalier characteristics, it seemed a natural morph of character and the change kept the story from being overly predictable.
it was okay
yes.....the reader is really good
Ekaterina, she was trapped in a terrible relationship, which seemed alright because it wasn't violent, until she realizes that she doesn't have to stay, even though leaving is scary. I wish I had recognized this when I was in a similar relationship, rather than seeing it in hindsight.
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to someone new to the Vorkosigan-verse.
My one qualm was that the character-interaction/character-development and the plot were almost entirely separated from one another for Ekaterin. While occasionally the plot did influence her in a dramatic fashion, I didn't like how Ekaterin didn't have much to do with the conspiracy until the very end. The book would have been slightly better if she had a vested interest in stopping the conspiracy from the beginning, but instead the hand of the author forced her to care.
That said, I still liked it. Bujold does fairly hard sci-fi (ignore the wormholes). The terra-forming details were excellent. This is as good a place to start as any if you are new to the series.
Obsessive Audible Listener. I've not been without an Audible title on my phone since first trying the service.
It’s been some time since I finished Memory, but the moment I heard that gravely Grover Gardner introduction I was back in Lois McMaster Bujold’s fantastic universe. Komarr is a fantastic tale one part intrigue two parts romance, though romance is not my usual forte I enjoyed it thoroughly simply because Miles is a character to which one grows attached.
Both parts of this story are enjoyable. A plot which could change the political and military landscape across the universe, together with a new relationship for Miles that could burgeon into something more if he can avoid putting his foot in it.
As always Grover Gardner’s performance is flawless, his character portrayal perfectly consistent with clear distinction between all.
Beautiful writing, clever dialog, great story and well-developed characters--everything you can expect from a Bujold book. Add Gardner's excellent narration, and you have an unbeatable combination. I enjoyed this book even though I haven't read any of the Vokosigan books except Shards of Honor, which was also incredibly good. I will be going back now getting the entire series.
This was the slowest-paced Vorkosigan novel so far, but I still enjoyed it. I don't know if I would have enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed listening to it. It has the great characterization I've come to expect of the author and an interesting mystery.
this is the first book in this series I ever read. For some reason except for one or two others in this series I found them boring but even though I found this book cheap in an book-bin it was my favorite.
Having only just got into audio-books I was pleased to find this one among them.
I've enjoyed her books and this one was the first where Miles acted as a Lord Auditor in full. I had a great time listening.
if you are looking for a great series try this one out. But start at the begining
Another good read by LMB. I've been happy with every one of her Vorkosigan novels so far (well, except for the first one, the Vor Game, which was probably the weakest). Her characters are believable, and have depth of character. This chapter of the Vorkosigan saga finally takes Miles closer to his personal fulfillment, and I wish him the best of luck in his future adventures (I have only two more left to read!).