Light and enjoyable entry into the Vorkosigan series. Ivan is a fine hero and, the reader gets to visit with most of Bujold's cast of character, either in person or in letters. A Must Read for any fan.
This may be one of the saddest books I've encountered. Yet it is also hopeful in its ending, which is also a beginning.
Descriptions of this book cannot capture the depths of its characters, or their shallowness, in some respects. Experience for yourself the loneliness of Arthur, the strength of Yolanda, and the courage of Kel. These characters will stay with you for a long time.
The readers of this audio book are perfect.
This volume starts slowly, but picks up speed as the tale progresses. The ending leads right into the final volume of the trilogy, and I can't wait to listen. Jaron needs to secure his kingdom before his body gives out! The reader is okay, but could be more expressive.
Maggie is a great character. I was worried that this would be one of those animal stories that are hard to hear, but the relationship between Maggie and Scott was wonderful. I love the way they healed each other. Read this one without fear.
The story, itself, was okay, but the Three Codas elevate the book. Recommend. Wil Wheaton, as always is excellent.
All the beloved characters from the TA stories appear to help our heroine return Winter to his rightful realm and restore Summer to the Chalk.
This wacky tale would be much less enjoyable narrated by someone else. Wheaton's voice is perfect for the Tom Stein, agent to the stars--snarky when needed, incredulous as the story demands, and compassionate during the philosophical discussions. He makes Joshua a Real Person.
I was looking for something along the lines of Ready Player One. This is very different, but equally entertaining.
This book tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about the Senate. While this is the third volume of Caro's exhaustive biography of Johnson, it works well as a stand alone volume. Caro is a painstaking researcher and his attention to detail is impressive.
The reader, Grover Gardner, is wonderful as always.
Most of my friends wouldn't find this story compelling, but I loved it. They would find it long and boring. One discerning friend also loved the story.
Most people might not get the connection, but many elements of this book remind of Sophie's Choice. The slipperiness of Dena/Diane reminds me of Sophie's chameleon qualities.
The story about how Kvothe won his talent.
"Let me tell you a story of a man named Kvothe"
A film of this book wouldn't work. It would be defined by the story's action, not by the subtleties of the tale itself. Of course I also thought The Princess Bride wouldn't make a good movie, but surprisingly, it did.
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