The Miles Vorkosikan (sp?) series is one of the most delightful listening (reading?) experiences I have had in years. Bujold delivers an incredible balance of light-hearted humor, exploration of the soul, and self-discovery. I have listened to the entire series and only wish there were 10 more volumes. Miles is an amazingly accessible character, flawed to his brittle bones. Yet, Bujold creates a sense of hope for even the most "challenged." Yes, it is science-fiction/fantasy, but it is a story that a reader of any genre can relate to.
This is one of those books you can't wait to finish but don't want to end. I find the writing very well done. While I could pass on the extra detai of the intimate relations - in the end they don't detract and add a depth to understanding the characters. The author has created an incredibly detailed description of his created world. The consistency across the multiple books is very well done and the characters, while not all likeable, provide vehicles for his treatise. I cannot recommend this book to everyone, but I found it a great listen and one of my favorite books. Great Job Richard K. Morgan. My regret is that he has done such a good job of tying up the loose ends there isn't really a reason for a sequel to a triology that I have thoroughly enjoyed.
While I typically like the more serious mysteries, I was surpised how much fun this tongue-in-cheek story could be. It has all the elements that keep you sitting in your car or findings a longer way home so that you can hear a little bit more of the story, that you, of course, don't want to end; plus it has one more element. I found myself laughing out loud while listening. I will certainly look for more Janet Evanovich and the fantastic narrator, Lorelei King. This is certainly one of those stories that would be hard to imagine without the nuance this narrator brings to the story.
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