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Memory Audiobook

Memory: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Dying is easy. Coming back to life is hard. At least that's what Miles Vorkosigan thinks, and he should know - having done both once already.

Thanks to his quick-thinking staff and incredible artistry from 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 military duty, he finds himself summoned home to face the Barrayaran security chief, Simon Illyan.

But Miles' worst nightmares about Simon Illyan are nothing compared to Illyan's own nightmares. Under suspicion himself, Miles must seek out the answers to Ilyan's nightmares or see the inevitable destruction of Imperial Security and, with it, the Empire.

Hi-fi sci-fi: listen to more in the Vorkosigan saga.

©1996 Lois McMaster Bujold; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Science fiction at its very best!" (Rave Reviews)
"As ever with Bujold, Memory is a delight!" (Locus)
"Bujold fans of long standing will justly hail [this] as a masterpiece that contains some of her finest prose and characterization. Bujold continues to prove what marvelous genius can create out of basic space operatics." (Booklist)

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    cynthiaa 01-25-17
    cynthiaa 01-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "What a lovable if imperfect character Miles is."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this book, but would also suggest start at the beginning with Cordella's story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Miles was handicapped but he never let it stop him, showed emotions that you would not expect in a man. When he feels like he has lost everything he goes through a very painful time but slowly pulls himself out and continues on.


    What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Wonderful voice, excellent diction made the book much more alive.


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    Amazon Customer 12-21-16
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    "Fantastic!"

    Probably my favorite Miles Vorkosigan novel! excellent intrigue and plot twists. Miles is pure genius and the narration is superb.

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    Sameera 03-02-16
    Sameera 03-02-16
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    "Never Gets Old"

    I could listen to Grover Gardner read the ingredients list on a box of corn flakes- every morning!

    I think this is my forth (fifth, sixth...) time listening to the Vorkosigan series. Restarting the series when a new book is released is a good excuse. I try to avoid the, "What are you reading/listening to?" questions when I do restart to avoid hearing, "Again?!?" when I tell them, "Miles". Oooh, maybe I'll tap my foot and bob my head to pretend I'm listening to a Miles Davis piece!

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    Helen Gasser ASTORIA, NY, US 08-07-15
    Helen Gasser ASTORIA, NY, US 08-07-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent acting and fun mystery"

    Also, a moving psychological story about everyone's favorite Miles. The character relationships start building and there is a crescendo of interconnected developments that climax in A Civil Campaign.

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    Laura Bryant 07-24-15 Member Since 2017
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    "This is my favorite book"
    If you could sum up Memory in three words, what would they be?

    Miles is awesome


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Memory?

    I don't want to give too much away so I will be vague. My favorite moment is when Miles stops feeling sorry for himself and realizes that just because he has some new medical problems does not mean that he cannot contribute to society anymore. He is not worthless just because his first career is over.


    Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?

    Miles. Grover Gardner has a great way of narrating his thoughts in exactly the right tone.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. It is one that I have listened to multiple times and each time is engrossing.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is especially meaningful to me because I have epilepsy and I have suffered memory loss in my 20s and can really identify with both Miles and Simon. Lois McMaster Bujold really captured the feeling of helplessness when faced with permanent medical problems and how that can close some doors. However, she also managed to show Miles rising above it, or rather, around it.

    There is also an awesome story with a mystery to solve. This series does science fiction right. There is enough technical information to make it feel like science rather than magic, but not so much that it bogs down the story. Overall, a fantastic and engrossing book.

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    Oxi 06-26-15
    Oxi 06-26-15
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    "great author! :-)"

    I think McMaster Bujold is a superb author and am loving this series! I also love the narrator! I will say I didn't like this one quite as much as the previous books because it seemed the most sad overall of the books thus far, but you can tell it's setting up for something big and I'm excited to see what Miles gets up to next.

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    Flonkbob 05-03-15
    Flonkbob 05-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "More Heart"

    This installment in the wonderful series gives a much better look inside of Miles. If you have read any of the others u need to read this one. Highly recommended.

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    Michael G fulham 04-08-15 Member Since 2017
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    " One my favorites in the series."

    I have the entire series on audible. I've probably listened to this one a half dozen times. I highly recommend.

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    Will Sullivan 03-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Omfg"

    This is the best around, and no other read will keep it down. Fifteen words.

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    Gary Kelly 01-23-15
    Gary Kelly 01-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoy."

    Great book. My favourite series. Enjoy. But it seems I have to add fourteen more words to submit this review.

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