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    • The Warrior's Apprentice

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,805
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,866
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worth it!

    • By Don Gilbert on 08-25-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Vor Game

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,547
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice introdution to Author

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-13-05

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Shards of Honor

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,974

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First story in the Miles Vorkosigan series

    • By Lifelong Reader on 06-18-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Memory

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,873
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly my favorite Miles story

    • By I. Aleksandrov on 02-05-09

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Prisoner of Limnos

    • A Penric & Desdemona Novella in the World of the Five Gods
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    In this sequel novella to Mira's Last Dance, Temple sorcerer Penric and the widow Nikys have finally reached safety in the duchy of Orbas when a secret letter from a friend brings frightening news: Nikys's mother has been taken hostage by her brother's enemies at the Cedonian imperial court, and confined in a precarious island sanctuary. Their own romance still unresolved, Nikys, Penric, and of course Desdemona must infiltrate the hostile country once more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but the pricing is off...

    • By M. Warren on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Penric's Fox

    • A Novella in the World of the Five Gods (Penric and Desdemona, Book 3)
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Some eight months after the events of Penric and the Shaman, Learned Penric, sorcerer and scholar, travels to Easthome, the capital of the Weald. There he again meets his friends Shaman Inglis and Locator Oswyl. When the body of a sorceress is found in the woods, Oswyl draws him into another investigation, and they must all work together to uncover a mystery mixing magic, murder, and the strange realities of Temple demons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Penric solves a mystery

    • By Jerri C on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

    • The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures, Book 17
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,139

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Back to Barrayar

    • By Don Gilbert on 02-04-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Falling Free

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,385

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't read this one first

    • By Carol on 02-20-13

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Mirror Dance

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book, but needs editing?

    • By Paul Mc Galey on 08-10-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Komarr

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

    Komarr could be a garden with 1,000 more years' work, or an uninhabitable wasteland if the terraforming fails. Now, the solar mirror vital to the terraforming of the conquered planet has been shattered by a ship hurtling off course. The emperor of Barrayar sends his newest imperial auditor, Lord Miles Vorkosigan, to find out why.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More of a set up book for the rest of the series

    • By Nathan on 03-25-08

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Curse of Chalion

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,864
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What makes a hero... LMB knows

    • By Terri on 04-12-12

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Paladin of Souls

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,040
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

    Three years have passed since the widowed Dowager Royina Ista found release from the curse of madness that kept her imprisoned in her family's castle of Valenda. Her newfound freedom is costly, bittersweet with memories, regrets, and guilty secrets, for she knows the truth of what brought her land to the brink of destruction. And now the road, escape, beckons...A simple pilgrimage, perhaps. Quite fitting for the Dowager Royina of Chalion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Sequel

    • By Dave S on 04-02-05

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Cetaganda

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miles and Ivan on a mission!

    • By Bronwyn Soell on 02-16-12

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Cryoburn

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254

    Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove—he’s been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini cryocorp—an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future—attempts to expand its franchise into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter, Miles, to check it out

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Its nice to come Home!

    • By Kevin on 10-23-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Ethan of Athos

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 897
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 903

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Miles- but still great!

    • By Don Gilbert on 03-31-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Borders of Infinity

    • Miles Vorkosigan Series
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book Order is Important!

    • By Alexis on 06-17-12

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Penric’s Demon

    • A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Kinder, Gentler Demon

    • By Carol on 01-10-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Barrayar

    • A Vorkosigan Adventure
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lois Bujold always delivers!

    • By Karen S. Coyle on 02-04-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Brothers in Arms

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the order in which to read this series

    • By L. Lipp on 04-15-08

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,670
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We are finally allowed to see Ivan without Miles.

    • By Barbara on 11-06-12

    Regular price: $20.72

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