Audio books give the reader more time to savor the words and actions of the characters. This is a book that should be both read and listened to.
This book is comparable to other books in the series. There are no characters quite comparable to Mile Vorkosigan and no author quite like Bujold. As part of the series this book works well in establishing Ivan and Eli Quinn as well as introducing Galeni and Mark. Since all of these characters add their own particular voice to the series I consider this book an essential.
Very good as always
Too long for one setting but it makes a great trip book and is good company while doing yard work.
This is a great book in a great series. It is one that no reader of Science Fiction should miss.
yes. I like the story and the narration is nicely done with no bothersome quirks.
There are several but the moment Mags finds Dalen, the moment he meets Lena and then Bear, All are written well and not overdone.
No. This narrator did a nice job.
The sequence of word images moving Mags forward toward finding his place within the Collegium and within himself are too many to just isolate one. The best is probably comes with the Winter celebration.
Good book which I would think most people would enjoy. No sex, and limited violence. The supernatural nature of the Companions is not so overt as to offend.
Reading or listening, this book is just fun. The listening experience gave an increased sense of fun to a light read. It extended the pleasure over a longer period than I would ordinarily have experience. I read quite quickly and would have ripped through this book in an evening. The audio version gave me more time to savor the story. Even a light story can be enjoyed this way. This is one of the primary selling points about audio books.
This book is similar in tone to the Honor Harrington or John Ringo. It has a fast pace with one problem after another. It differs in that the enemy is never really shown or defined except as perhaps the Establishment. Characters are sketched and too often killed. There is no love interest, sex, any sort of objectionable reference., It does have a definite political overtone as do many of the books in the genre. It is lighter than Honor Harrington and less violent than Ringo.
This is my first experience with his narration. He had a good pace, voice, and diction.
War in Low gravity is the New Frontier for the Corps. One where Stark leads one shot at a time.
It's a good series, light and funny, I recommend it on that basis.
With his usual "grace" Miles falls in love. This is the funny,heart warming, and just plain action packied good fun that we have come to expect from Bujold. This audio book is well presented and well paced. The Narrator even captures the wry wit of Miles.
The ending was perfect with just the right touch of humor.
The scene where Miles and Ekaterin go shopping was especially well done. The Madam shall we wade line delivered with just the right touch.
I can see this as a romantic sci fi movie. It is enough of a stand alone story that it could be adapted but the Tag line would have to be Love blooms under glass or something like that.
Get this book you wll enjoy it. It is one of ther author's best and is an excellent place to start in the series if you have not encountered Miles before now.
I will listen to this book over and over. It has such a great sense of humor and is a great continuing the Vorkosigan character with another non-stop adventure. Miles has grown up(sort of) The very idea of Miles as a father is presented with a light touch and without in any way changing the crazy, frantic pace, or general amusement the character has provided in the series.
Miles is a person who, although he has strong family connection and wealth, has many problems to overcome. He does so in many ways that are amusing and touch the heart of the reader. The author always seems to be able to expose the heart of her character in ways that matter and connect with the reader.
My favorite scene is where Miles figures out what is going on and then realizes that he won't be able to be the one to make it right. He has to depend on others to finish what he starts. He deals with his fears in a very well written manner.
This book could have been longer. At the end, I wanted more.
The Narrator has good voice and the pacing is excellent. The voice and accent differentiation are very well done. The story lack some os the emotional depth of other books inthis series but is still very well worth reading. The climax is well done. However the winding up of the story is chopped and lacks some of the finer finishing touchs generallhy found in this author.
The sword fight was built up to an excellent final moment. The Space battle was rather ordinary given how many battle have been fought in this seris.
There were no outstanding moments as the story unfolded in the authors usual manner with no surprises and with little being added to the character. The building of the Havenite Theisman was one of the better moves.
A film could not be made from this book as it is not stand alone.
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