I don't think you can compare the two versions. The audio version gives you someone else's take on the characters, the way of speaking and so forth. The written version allows you to build your own mental picture. I find it interesting that there are some things I put emphasis on in the written version which are just whisked over in the audio version while there are things in the audio version which stand out more that in the print version.
Other than other Vorkosigan books by Bujold there really is no other comparison
I reccommend this like any other Vorkosigan book as among the best fiction I have read
I love Bujolds work, especially the Vorkosagan series, and audio or read, the books are superior. I enjoy being read to, and listen mostly while driving, so they are a little like apples and oranges to compare--just get them any way you can.
I recommend to all to get into this series
it is a futuristic setting with a fuetal like government.
Miles is very well done and fun to follow