©1986 Lois McMaster Bujold; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
"The pace is breathless, the characterization thoughtful and emotionally powerful....Highly recommended." (Booklist)
It was inspiring how Miles meets his life . Head first, and never blames other's or life. You gotta love him. I did.
Miles mother and father. Super We all can learn from this great story.
Life With Mountains.
Give this one a try. It is worth your time. You will be glade. Powerful personality.
This is the first book with Miles, but it’s NOT the first Vorkorsigan book. This is actually third in the series (not counting the prequel which doesn’t involve the Vorkorsigans). You could start here, but you’d be missing a great deal—about Barrayar (especially the politics), about his parents (of almost opposing backgrounds), his childhood, and about Bothari. This is great sf and although the protagonist is 17 and thus could be labeled YA/NA, I’m not going to because it would be a shame to risk cheating more mature readers out of a great book. Due to his physical disabilities, Miles is an unusual choice for a hero. His intelligence, charm, and antics make for a fun, fast-paced read that I would recommend to almost anyone willing to even try sf, as well as hardcore fans. A word about the narrator: One of the problems I sometimes have with audio books is not being able to tell the difference between a character’s internal dialog and what they say out loud. This narrator handled the transitions in such a way that I wasn’t confused and I always knew who was talking. He spoke clearly and with appropriate emotion.
Im not sure depends on the book and the content
never finished it. The characters were not engaging enough for me to be invested in the book
I dont know
gave it a try saw it on audible with some good ratings. made it through 5 chapters just didn't seam to go anywhere. The characters seamed bland and the writer seamed to be trying to hard to be scifi.
Just an Excentric Dirt Lawyer
This is generally considered the best starting point for reading the Vorkosigan series. It introduces Miles Vokosigan. It is a very-good novel. It is not the best in the series.
I highly recommend the series. The people are real and I always anticipate the next book. A few are better than mediocre, most are good to very good, and a few are great!
No, but good
Mourning Sergeant Bothari
Miles or Bothari. They belong together.
And so it begins.
Yes, yes, yes! You will fall in love with Miles Vorkosigan and probably spend all your credits on this outstanding series of book. Lois McMaster Bujold and Grover Gardener are a winning team. I am so in love with all things Vorkosigan.
Oh, Miles, certainly. Despite all his flaws and disabilities he is engaging, intriguing, and sympathetic. You can't help but fall in love with him.
This is the first of his recordings I have ever heard, but he is masterful as the frenetic genius, Miles Vorkosigan.
I laughed, cried, sighed and fell in love.
I just can't say enough about this series - or Grover Gardener. One of the best characterizations I have heard to date, and I have over 500 audiobooks in my library. Don't be confused by my infatuation with Miles. These are not "love stories", they are about space travel, space battles, and the struggle of a physically flawed genius to be the best he can possibly be and overcome all obstacles. Listen to just one and you'll be hooked, too!
wonderful story - I've read it before- would like a new story.
more love interest
once upon a time
It was a blast
Seemed like something I would like based on prior reviews ....but I didn't. It wasn't horrible. The writing is actually quite good. I like the brains triumphing over brawn theme but it just was too unbelievable. A 17 year old with no prior military experience on a little intraplanetary visit picks up a few rag tag misfits and ends up defeating far more experience mercenary armies while severely outnumbered and outgunned and eventually building his own large mercenary army and winning a long brewing war in a couple of months. Multiple grizzled mercenary commanders just fall into line with a small weak 17 year old??? Sorry...not buying it.
Didn't love the narration either. Nasally and monotone.
I'll give it 3 stars because I did enjoy a lot of the writing and dialog, just not the story.
The performer's voice takes a little getting used to, but I came to like it after a while. This isn't a particularly deep book, but it's engaging and kept my interest.
I have not read the print version. But this is a very accessible audio book. Quite easy to listen to and enjoy.
This is old world SciFi. There is a compelling main character and an interesting empire-style world. The story sets us down in the middle of events, but doesn't overwhelm with too much of, let's call it, window dressing. I only found myself zoning out on the world-building history lessons a couple of times.
This is my first one by Grover, but I plan to go back for more titles in this series.
No. But that never happens to me, so not a problem. I had no trouble turning this one off. But I also had no trouble returning to the story later.
This is an enjoyable and rousing listening experience. If you enjoy the older Asimov and Bradbury style sci-fi, I feel you will enjoy this story.
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