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  • Penric and the Shaman: The Penric & Desdemona Series, Book 2 | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric and the Shaman: The Penric & Desdemona Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    In this novella set in the World of the Five Gods and four years after the events in Penric's Demon, Penric is a divine of the Bastard's Order as well as a sorcerer and scholar, living in the palace where the Princess-Archdivine holds court. His scholarly work is interrupted when the Archdivine agrees to send Penric, in his role as sorcerer, to accompany a "Locator" of the Father's Order, assigned to capture Inglis, a runaway shaman charged with the murder of his best friend.

  • The Sharing Knife, Volume 1: Beguilement | Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Sharing Knife, Volume 1: Beguilement

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
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    Young, pregnant Fawn Bluefield has just fled her family's farm to the city of Glassforge, where she encounters a patrol of the enigmatic soldier-sorcerers known as Lakewalkers. Fawn has heard stories about the Lakewalkers, who are wandering necromancers with no permanent homes and no possessions except the clothes they wear and the mysterious knives they carry. What she does not know is that the Lakewalkers are engaged in a perilous campaign against inhuman and immortal magical entities known as "malices".

    Eric C. Zawadzki says: "Not really my thing"
  • Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen: The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures, Book 17 | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen: The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Future imperfect: Three years after her famous husband's death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, widowed vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction. Oliver Jole, admiral, Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways he'd never imagined, bringing him to an unexpected crossroads in his life. Meanwhile, Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor Gregor's key investigators, this time dispatches himself on a mission of inquiry into a mystery he never anticipated - his own mother.

    D says: "Back to Barrayar"
  • The Sharing Knife, Volume 2: Legacy | Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Sharing Knife, Volume 2: Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
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    Filled with magic, heroism, and all-too-human characters, Bujold's Sharing Knife saga is both a gripping adventure and a poignant romance. In this second volume, Fawn Bluefield, the clever farm girl, and Dag Redwing Hickory, the seasoned Lakewalker soldier-sorcerer, are newly married. Their arrival at Dag's home on Hickory Lake Camp is met with prejudice and suspicion, as many in the camp deny the literal bond between Dag and Fawn, woven in blood in the Lakewalker magical way.

    Peter Morton says: "Sharing Knife..Not to be missed"
  • Barrayar: A Vorkosigan Adventure | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Barrayar: A Vorkosigan Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    In the wake of interplanetary war, former commander Cordelia Naismith has deserted her own planet to marry the leader of the defeated enemy, Aral Vorkosigan. On his home planet of Barrayar, two rival factions are eyeing the recently vacated throne, and Aral, recently appointed Regent of Barrayar by the Emperor on his deathbed, must stand between them. Lord and Lady Vorkosigan, Aral and Cordelia struggle to establish stability in a fragile government thrown into confusion by the transition of power.

    Karen S. Coyle says: "Lois Bujold always delivers!"
  • Cetaganda: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Cetaganda: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    When the Cetagandan empress dies, Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin Ivan are sent to Cetaganda for her funeral as diplomatic representatives of Barrayar. Upon arrival, the two men are inexplicably attacked by a servant of the late empress. When the same servant turns up dead the next day, Miles and Ivan find themselves in the middle of a mystery.

    Bronwyn Soell says: "Miles and Ivan on a mission!"
  • Shards of Honor | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Shards of Honor

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    I>Shards of Honor is the novel in which Lois McMaster Bujold introduced the science-fiction world to Barrayar and Aral Vorkosigan, Beta Colony and Cordelia Naismith. From this beginning the author has created a multigenerational saga spanning time as well as space. Bujold is generally recognized as the current exemplar of the character-based science-fiction adventure story.

    Lifelong Reader says: "First story in the Miles Vorkosigan series"
  • The Warrior's Apprentice: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel | Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Warrior's Apprentice: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Miles Vorkosigan makes his debut in this frenetic coming-of-age tale. At age 17, Miles is allowed to take the entrance exams to the elite military academy; he passes the written but manages, through miscalculation in a moment of anger, to break both his legs on the obstacle course, washing out before he begins. His aged grandfather dies in his sleep shortly after, for which Miles blames himself.

    D says: "worth it!"
  • Falling Free | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Falling Free

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Leo Graf was just your average highly efficient engineer: mind your own business, fix what's wrong, and move on to the next job. But all that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat, where a group of humanoids had been secretly, commercially bioengineered for working in free fall. Could he just stand there and allow the exploitation of hundreds of helpless children merely to enhance the bottom line of a heartless mega-corporation?

    Kelly Howard says: "if you want the books in order..."
  • The Curse of Chalion | Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Curse of Chalion

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    Amidst the decaying splendor and poisonous intrigue of Chalion's ancient capital, Cazaril is forced to confront not only powerful enemies but also the malignant curse that clings to the royal household, trapping him, flesh and soul, in a maze of demonic paradox, damnation, and death for as long as he dares walk the five-fold pathway of the gods.

    Terri says: "What makes a hero... LMB knows"
  • The Vor Game: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel | Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Vor Game: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Miles Vorkosigan graduates from the Barrayaran Military Academy with high expectations of ship command, but is disappointed with an assignment as meteorologist to Lazkowski Base, an arctic training camp. His tenure in the windy, snow-covered north is cut short when Miles narrowly averts a massacre between the trigger-happy base commander and mutinous recruits. After a brief stay under 'house arrest', Miles is re-assigned to investigate a suspicious military build-up near a wormhole nexus.

    David says: "Nice introdution to Author"
  • Brothers in Arms: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Brothers in Arms: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Led by Admiral Naismith (a.k.a. Lord Miles Vorkosigan), the Dendarii Mercenaries have pulled off the daring interspace rescue of an entire Cetagandan POW camp. But they have made some deadly enemies, and Miles realizes he's in trouble again. First the Mercenaries' payroll doesn't arrive on time; then someone tries to murder him. Now Miles must juggle both his identities to unravel a plot against him, and to reveal an unexpected ally. Just who is trying to assassinate which of his personas, and why?

    L. Lipp says: "This is the order in which to read this series"
  • Captain Vorpatril's Alliance | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Captain Ivan Vorpatril is happy with his relatively uneventful bachelor's life as a staff officer to a Barrayaran admiral. Cousin to imperial troubleshooter Miles Vorkosigan, Ivan is not far down the hereditary list for the emperorship. Thankfully, new heirs have directed that headache elsewhere, leaving Ivan to enjoy his life on Komarr, far from the Byzantine court politics of his home system. But when an old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an attractive young woman who may be on the hit list of a criminal syndicate, his chivalrous nature takes over. It seems danger and adventure have once more found Captain Vorpatril.

    Barbara says: "We are finally allowed to see Ivan without Miles."
  • A Civil Campaign: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel | Lois McMaster Bujold

    A Civil Campaign: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Lord Miles Vorkosigan has a problem that all his new power can't solve: unrequited love for the beautiful Vor widow Ekaterin Vorsoisson. Ekaterin is violently allergic to marriage as a result of her first exposure. But, as Miles learned from his late career in galactic covert ops, if a frontal assault won't do, go to subterfuge.

    Ethan M. says: "Comedy and a Romp with Characters You Love"
  • Memory: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Memory: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Dying is easy. Coming back to life is hard. Miles Vorkosigan should know - having done both once already. Thanks to his quick-thinking staff and the artistry of a medical specialist, Miles' first death wasn't his last. But it does take some recovery, a fact he has been reluctant to admit. When he makes the mistake of returning too soon to duty, he finds himself summoned to face the security chief, Simon Illyan. But Miles' worst nightmares about Illyan are nothing compared to Illyan's own nightmares.

    L. Lipp says: "Order of series"
  • Ethan of Athos | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Ethan of Athos

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    With the future of Athos at stake, Ethan is chosen on behalf of his cloistered fellows for a unique mission: to brave the wider universe in quest of new ovarian tissue cultures to replenish Athos' dwindling stocks. Along the way, he must tangle with covert operatives, killers, telepathy, interplanetary politics, and - perhaps most disturbingly - an indomitable female mercenary named Elli Quinn.

    D says: "No Miles- but still great!"
  • The Hallowed Hunt | Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Hallowed Hunt

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    The half-mad Prince Boleso has been slain by a noblewoman he had intended to defile. It falls to Lord Ingrey kin Wilfcliff to transport the prince to his burial place and to bring the accused killer, Lady Ijada, to judgment. The road he travels with his burden and his prisoner is fraught with danger. But in the midst of political chaos, magic has the fiercer hold on Ingrey's destiny, and Ijada herself may turn out to be the only one he dares trust.

    Ethan M. says: "Another winner from Bujold"
  • Mirror Dance: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Mirror Dance: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    The dwarfish, fetally damaged yet brilliant Miles Vorkosigan has more than his share of troubles. Having recently escaped an assassination plot whose tool was a brainwashed clone of himself, Miles has set the clone, Mark, free for a new chance at life. But when he decides to let his clone brother assume his secret identity and lead the Dendarii Free Mercenary on an unauthorized mission to liberate other clones from the outlaw planet of Jackson's Whole, things get really messy.

    Paul Mc Galey says: "Excellent book, but needs editing?"
  • Penric’s Demon: A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric’s Demon: A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    On his way to his betrothal, young Lord Penric comes upon a riding accident with an elderly lady on the ground, her maidservant and guardsmen distraught. As he approaches to help, he discovers that the lady is a Temple divine, servant to the five gods of this world. Her avowed god is the Bastard, "master of all disasters out of season", and with her dying breath she bequeaths her mysterious powers to Penric.

    Carol says: "A Kinder, Gentler Demon"
  • Borders of Infinity: Miles Vorkosigan Series | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Borders of Infinity: Miles Vorkosigan Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    The popular adventures of Miles Vorkosigan, a clever and outlandish science fiction hero for the modern era, continue in these three tales. In The Mountains of Mourning, Miles is dispatched to a back-country region of Barrayar, where he must act as detective, judge, and executioner in a controversial murder case. In Labyrinth, Miles adopts his alternate persona as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith for an undercover mission to rescue an important research geneticist from Jackson’s Whole.

    Alexis says: "Book Order is Important!"
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