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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,947 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois McMaster Bujold Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures Release Date:
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Lord Miles Vorkosigan, youngest Imperial Auditor to be appointed by the Emperor since the Time of Isolation, 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.

Miles has a cunning plan, which, of course, has to be worked out in between District succession scandals and plans for the Emperor’s wedding. And if no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy, just imagine what all Miles’ friends and relatives can do to his romantic strategy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bujold successfully mixes quirky humor with just enough action, a dab of feminist social commentary, and her usual superb character development in a sprightly SF romance that her many fans will find enormously satisfying.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A modern comedy of manners…Gardner rolls with the humor, holding the silliness in check but allowing it to move to the foreground now and again. With a well-placed tongue in cheek, he serves up a narration that has an underlying sense of seriousness and a clear eye on a plot that is entertaining and fun.”


  • “Likely to add another statue to Bujold’s already full shelf. It’s charming, touching, and quite funny too.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Among the best books in an outstanding series.”


  • A Civil Campaign is a highly enjoyable romp, and will be happily received by long-time readers.”


  • A 2000 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 2000 Locus Award Nominee
  • A 2001 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill | 2/18/2014

    " This is hysterical!! This is the romance novel of the series and with Miles in the middle, everything is out of control. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Grillables | 2/10/2014

    " Oh, I love Bujold's books. This one's particularly awesome, though possibly too much of a romance for some of my friends. It's also late-ish in the Vorkosigan series and shouldn't be the first one you pick up. You should definitely pick up some of them, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by June | 2/6/2014

    " Love is in the air. Miles in courting mode is scary, yet endearing. In Miles' view "the spectacle of a man of thirty-plus, going courting seriously for the first time in his life - the first time in the Barrayaran style, anyway - promised to provide hours of entertainment for his interested staff." Mark is helplessly in love too, but at least Kareen hasn't sworn off marriage, just gotten confused by being home. Throw in butter bugs, a sex change operation, & Cordelia as Baba. When the Commodore claims she trusts beyond reason, her reply is "Yes. It's how I get results beyond hope." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/5/2014

    " I love this one. I love it more on audiobook--Grover Gardner has really gotten to know the characters in this series. Kind of a goofy story on which all the character development of the last nine novels bears fruit. "

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