In the top 3rd- I have read a lot of great Audible books!
All of the Vorkosigan Novels
Everything, I love Grover Gardner's performance- he is Vorkosigan! He is the essence of Barriyar for me.
Must see for Mc Master Bujold fans
I wish she would write more. Of course I love to read a new Vorkosigan novel- this one exceeded my expectations. I really liked to see a story about Ivan.
I was thinking this was more of a sci-fi novel than a somewhat funny romance novel set in the future with space princes and princesses with elaborate families.
There was not enough action to my taste.
The narator was ok but not great.
In the end I just not cared enough about what happened to the characters.
I love to read and I love to listen to good books! Because I can listen while I walk, its great for both my health and the health of my dog Rubi.
Story is great. Intrigue, romance, humor all tied together with blindingly good science. To cap it all off, Grover Gardener's reading is faultless! He sounded like he was enjoying the book as much as I was. I am VERY impressed
In this book, Lois Mcmaster Bujold takes a familiar character who is often a secondary character in everyone elses' stories and gives us a whole new understanding of his world and his personality. Even though its a great addition to the series, it is a fabulous stand alone romp. Written with classic Bujold skill and humor, with the brilliant characterization we have come to expect from her books. Its intelligent and witty, sweet and forceful and this time our delightful Miles is just a bit- player. I didnt stop chuckling for days.
To hard to choose just one. Ivan getting stunned, the proposal, meeting Mom, meeting the inlaws, the tunnel,......it was all just too good to choose.
The best things are often hidden.
Keep them comming Lois, Its pure escapism for intelligent readers.
Sure, it's good to continue the series. But it didn't grab me the way a story inside Miles' head does. Miles is so brilliantly sardonic and Ivan just is... not. So i found this book bland in comparison to those that focused on Miles. Still a decent read, though.
I thought the whole family treasure hunt under the city was kind of silly. But liked the odd way that Ivan fell in love.
When Ivan gets married.
NO - please LMB, go back to Miles!!
I wish she would write books more quickly. :)
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It was great to have a story that focuses on Ivan — an engaging but hitherto background character in the Vorkosigan books. Bujold's wit and charm are in full force. Having Simon Illyan's post ImpSec life fleshed out was a welcome addition
Grover Gardner's performance was excellent —the characters came through well. Ivan's occasional whine was very well done! There...but not excessive.
TO enjoy you really need to be familiar with the Vorkosigan books.
Finally You see Ivan in his own story.
Laughed at how all the characters treat Ivan as an idiot while you learn his true character
My favorite book in the series. I love Miles but Ivan has long been my most loved character.
Throughout the series you get to see bits and peaces of Ivan's loyalty and chivalrous nature. Here Bujold finally gives us a true look at just how deep those tendencies go.
Audible is the balm for an itch I can't scratch that sits right between my ears.
An entertaining misadventrue with everyone's favorite cuz Ivan. If you have any fears for a Vorkosigan novel without Mile's as the protaganist then allay them. Ivan makes for a good lead character and his development in this story is both entertaining and satisfying.
With comic relief from Byerly and even Simon the story unfolds with in classiv style with plenty of questions and ah ha, moments. Finished off with a very satisfying conslusion, there is little not to like about this book for any Vorkosigan fan.
As always Grover Gardner re-affrims his place as my favorite narrator, giving a performance without failing.
Love coffee and a good read, especially audio while walking, cooking or whatever.
After reading ~8 novels in the Vorkosigian series, I still enjoy them, but did not expect new ground. Bujold has found an engaging new angle. Good show!
This book is a light hearted romp that is tangential to the story arc in Bujold's Vor books. The engaging central character has been a minor player in the series to date. There are passing references to the events and people that figured in the other Vor stories, but the dialog and plot in this book will amuse you regardless of your degree of familiarity with the other books. Warning: there is little profound character development or thought provoking world building in this book. It is just a fun read, well performed and worth the credit.
After the rather mediocre Cryoburn I thought this universe was played out, but maybe only Miles is played out. This one focused on Vorpatril was way better. I wouldn't mind seeing more books about the peripheral characters.