Vorkosigan Saga (chronological)

20 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 34,512 ratings

Falling Free Publisher's Summary

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?

He hadn't anticipated a situation where the right thing to do was neither safe, nor in the rules. Leo adopted a thousand quaddies. Now all he had to do was teach them to be free.

©1988 Lois McMaster Bujold (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • Falling Free

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440

    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

  • Book 2

    • Shards of Honor

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,647
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,015
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 2,322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755

    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

  • Book 4

    • The Warrior's Apprentice

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,862
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930

    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

  • Book 4.9

    Weatherman audiobook cover art
    Not Available on Audible.com

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.

    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.

  • Book 5

    • The Vor Game

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652

    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

  • Book 6

    • Cetaganda

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365

    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

  • Book 7

    • Ethan of Athos

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 920
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926

    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

  • Book 8

    • Borders of Infinity

    • Miles Vorkosigan Series
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115

    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

  • Book 9

    • Brothers in Arms

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196

    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

  • Book 10

    • Mirror Dance

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229

    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

  • Book 11

    • 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 1,910
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275

    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

  • Book 12

    • 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 1,840
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259

    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

  • Book 13

    • A Civil Campaign

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,328
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bujold does Jane Austen--nicely

    • By David on 10-16-09

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 13.1

    • Winterfair Gifts

    • A Vorkosigan Adventure
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,425
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,008
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really Enjoyed

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-30-09

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 14

    • Diplomatic Immunity

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

    A rich Komarran merchant fleet has been impounded at Graf Station in distant Quaddiespace after a bloody incident involving the convoy's Barrayaran military escort. But Lord Miles Vorkosigan and his wife, Lady Ekaterin, have other things on their minds, such as getting home in time to attend the long-awaited births of their first children.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No longer without a net

    • By David on 05-09-11

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 14.1

    • The Flowers of Vashnoi

    • An Ekaterin Vorkosigan Novella
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Still new to her duties as Lady Vorkosigan, Ekaterin is working together with expatriate scientist Enrique Borgos on a radical scheme to recover the lands of the Vashnoi exclusion zone, lingering radioactive legacy of the Cetagandan invasion of the planet Barrayar. When Enrique's experimental bioengineered creatures go missing, the pair discover that the zone still conceals deadly old secrets.

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 15

    • Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534

    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

  • Book 16

    • Cryoburn

    • A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,927
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281

    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

  • Book 17

    • Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

    • The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures, Book 17
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,165

    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