This is another excellent addition to the Vorkosigan saga. Mark is a fascinating character and a worthy addition to the storyline. I love these books and can't recommend them strongly enough. The performance by Mr. Gardner is wonderful and brings life to the books and characters.
Grover Gardner is a fine reader. Story moves fast even though I dreaded reading about Miles' death, the story is very compelling. Ms Bujold's characters grow and change. Excellent character development. Very consistent portrayal of main & side characters.
Mark calling Corrine.
Miles waking up!
Ivan mourning for Miles.
Fantastic characters & storytelling.
Miles Vorkosigan. One of the best thought out characters I have ever read. Miles uses intelligence and determination in a world dominated by strength and aggression.
Miles but I could say any of them. Grover Gardner is the best and the Vorkosigan saga would not be the same without his narration.
Mark's longing for a name and identity of his own.
If you haven't had the pleasure of reading or listening to this series, do it now. You will not be disappointed. These books are some of my very favorite and have something for everyone. Adventure, suspense, mystery, drama, romance, humor...I could go on and on. This series is a rare gem amongst series written today that are formulaic and get pumped out like they are on an assembly line. Now, go out and get them!
This book has had the most horrible effect on my sleep and productivity since The WindUp Girl -- I've deliberately left half an hour early for meetings so I can spend the extra time in the car park listening :-). The interplay between Miles and Mark is utterly gripping. The Vorkosigan series just keeps getting better.
Grover Gardner is a very worthy performer of these books with a great vocal and emotional range. I hope he enjoyed reading them as much as I've enjoyed listening to them, because there are a lot of hours in this! His accent is sometimes startling to me (e.g. he pronounces
I'm not a big fan of this kind of literary shift in a story. I'm invested in the story for Miles and I found this story to be frustrating to wade through. I will grant that the author did a good job in evolving Mark's character, but in the end she failed to get me to care enough about him to justify all the time spent listening to him whine about his lot in life. Unfortunately, this story has such a dramatic impact on all the characters that it is not something that can be skipped.
The Narrator, as always, does a good job of voicing the characters and makes the story bearable despite my issues with the characters.
I am listening to the entire Miles Vorkosigan series after having read them over many years. While I generally prefer those that have more Miles and less Mark, I found this installment to be the best so far even though the middle third was all about Mark. And I even grew found of Mark and his personal development! The entire series makes for a great listen, and I am sad that I have only a few more to go.
Hard to use my puny skills at writing to describe her talent and this book. It is a masterpiece. Lois McMaster Bujold writings are everthng excellent literature ought to be...and more.
I could not get into the book. I little too sci-fi for me I guess. I only listened to the first 45 min or so.
NV, not NY
While most authors make their main character tall, handsome, brave, smart, and someone to be admired, not so with Mirror Dance. My hat off to this author for giving himself the handicap of a main character who is short, ugly, cowardly, and a loser, and making it work. I read in another review that this book is part of a 10 or 12 book series. Holy ****. If the other books are as good as this one, I won't have to worry about looking for something good to read for a long, long time.
This is definitely the slowest moving of the 4 Vor books I've read so far, but eventually it picks up and ends nicely.