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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,200 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: May 2010 ISBN: 9781455194155
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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 backcountry 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.

And in the title story, Miles infiltrates an escape-proof Cetagandan POW camp and plays hero to the most deeply distressed damsel of his colorful career.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Essential for all SF collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “These stories showcase Bujold at her complex-plot-resolution best…Grover Gardner…truly gets to the heart of the story and has an abiding ability to deliver a narration which communicates the emotional aspects of both the overall tale and the individual characters…Blackstone and Gardner have given Bujold’s...Vorkosigan series high-quality treatment.”

    SoundCommentary.com (starred review)

  • “The variation in tone across the tales is handled exceptionally well.”

    Amazon.com editorial review

  • SoundCommentary.com’s The Best of the Best for 2010

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 2/13/2014

    " Miles is recuperating from having replacement surgery for his fragile bone. Simon comes to get the details on reports and accounting for the Dendarii. This is an excuse for some flashbacks. He remembers the Mountains of Mourning where a woman comes to his father for justice when her newborn is killed due to the mutation of a harelip. Miles father sends Miles to be his Voice. Messenger and message delivered in a way to that can not be ignored that times had changed. Simon asks Miles to go over his pick up of a Jackson Whole scientist, but end up rescuing two others. Simon then asks about Dagoola, where Miles lets himself be captured and sent to a Cetagandan prison to rescue a prisoner and ends up rescuing everyone (10,000). A prisoner Sargent asks if Miles is for real. The religious zealot replies blandly " He thinks he's faking it, but he's not. He's the One, all right and tight." A lot of insights into love, revenge, winning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 stephanie . | 2/6/2014

    " another novella "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa | 2/5/2014

    " Truly compelling images that really stick with one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sho | 1/30/2014

    " I really loved this book when I first read it, and still loved it after re-listening to it. Actually, listening to someone reading it adds a new depth to the story of Miles and I enjoyed it a lot. All the stories in this collection are not exactly "happy" stories, but leave you with something that makes you contemplate on the importance of "how" you live your life... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/28/2014

    " Miles infiltrates a prison on a rescue mission. Loved the first half - it seemed like Miles has really come into his own - and super eh on the second half, which just felt like events strung together without a driving force. I think it was a 4-star read, except I read it a few days ago and have forgotten most of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 1/16/2014

    " This is the book that I lend to people when I want to introduce them to Bujold's works. Yes, it's short stories. But it's really good short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trice | 1/16/2014

    " This has 2 of my favorite Miles stories in it: Mountains of Mourning and Borders of Inifinity - do you see the hat? :D and the audio is great, as ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 1/6/2014

    " Background about miles centered around two previous campaigns. One as a child in his home province and the second as Mr Naismith trying to extradite a geneticist "quietly". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Snowden | 1/5/2014

    " I unabashedly love Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan series and this was a worthy addition to the saga. It's a collection of short stories, including a murder mystery of sorts that was one of Bujold's best pieces. I just reread this and it held me rapt a third time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 nooker | 1/1/2014

    " This one was awesome to read. It was really nice to hear some of the stories referenced elsewhere in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 9/11/2013

    " 5.0 stars. The best Miles Vorkosigan stories of them all are contained in this book (and that is saying A LOT). The Mountains of Mourning was AMAZING. Highly Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/10/2013

    " A collection of Miles stories. I like Bujold's work best in novel form, but she has a lot of good stuff here, too. Well worth it for the Miles fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 3/30/2013

    " fun and good character development, as usual for the author "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Bensen | 2/6/2013

    " Story, politics, character, psychology, philosophy, religion...there are probably...sex...and there are probably some more levels to this story that I haven't thought of. Simply mind-blowing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 10/8/2012

    " Very short, with a high body count, but a great example of Miles' being able to sell ice to eskimos. [referring to short story of this name, not the compilation.] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 9/20/2012

    " Four stars, or Five? Hard choice. This was a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MarsianMan | 5/8/2012

    " Great short story, but I am not sure that Miles could have really convinced everyone in that short a time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 11/17/2010

    " Three linked novellas about Miles Vorkosigan and his adventures. Essential reading if you're exploring the Vorkosigan universe, especially the moving "Mountains of Mourning." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 7/15/2010

    " 3 novellas. The main one is as enjoyable as most of the series, the others still good, but light. "

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About the Author
Author Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most honored writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, having won six Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. Her second novel, The Warrior’s Apprentice, introduced young Miles Vorkosigan, one of the most popular characters in science fiction. In 2011, she was awarded the Skylark Award for her significant contribution to science fiction. And in 2017, the Vorkosigan Saga received the Hugo Award for Best Series.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned thirty-seven Earphones Awards.