In the festive season of Winterfair on the planet Barrayar, Lord Miles Vorkosigan is making elaborate preparations for his wedding. The long-awaited event stirs up romance and intrigue among his eccentric family and friends, particularly for bioengineered space mercenary Sergeant Taura and shy, diffident Armsman Roic. But Miles also has an enemy who is plotting to turn the romantic ceremony into a festival of death.
Winterfair Gifts offers another of Bujold's witty, character-centered science-fiction plots with a twist of romance.
Hi-fi sci-fi: listen to more in the Vorkosigan saga.
©2004 Lois McMaster Bujold; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Miles is one of the most enjoyable characters in science fiction." (School Library Journal)
This is top drawer short story that fills in a gap in the storyline.
No specific favorite. All fit together in the story wonderfully.
Although not one of the very best of the Vorkosigan books, it is a nice portrait of Miles' armsman Roic. Grover Gardner does an especially amazing job voicing Taura.
Heartily recommended for Miles fans.
I was thrilled to see Taura play a starring role in this story, as well to have a glimpse of Miles and Ekaterin's wedding. My only regret is that I have only one book left before I'm at an end to this excellent series. I'll just have to start at the beginning and listen to them all again. More Miles!
If you are reading this then you don't need to be told how good the Vorkosigan Saga is. This little fragment of the saga is as good as anything in it and a good deal more emotional than most. Recommended.
I will never get over the loss of LMB but listening to this story has brought back such great memories of all of her wonderful work. I may be shourt but well worth a listen.
That Miles was not the main character just made it better.
I wound up laughing all through out the story.
Just very Enjoyable
At just over 2 hours this was a quick listen but as an avid reader of the Vorkosigan saga it was well worth the money. Unlike any of the other stories, this one is told from the perspective of a Vorkosigan armsman, so while the normal big players are still present, they are somewhat reduced. this allows for the little things in their lives to take center stage.
a word of warning, if you have not read many of the books it may be best to hold off. I found this story to be so good because of the many in jokes and back story.
I love to re-read books with audible.
Another great novella that reveals stunning characters and themes from Bujold! This one focuses on Tara and Guardsman Roic. Deep, touching and fun.
This little romp in the Vorkosigan universe is just plain fun. It might not be the place to start if you are unfamiliar, but it I really enjoyed getting the perspective of some normally "supporting cast" characters.
Seeing Taura again and the courage she shows. Watching Roic growing.
Grover Gardner is a top notch reader who gives life to his characters.
I laugh at the description of the garden supplement and the reactions of the characters.
Others have said: "The serie is character driven..." It's true but more than that the people,under Ms Bujold's pen,are individuals you can relate to. They are a mirror of our society. Including Taura.
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