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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,342 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois McMaster Bujold Narrator: Grover Gardne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures Release Date:
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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.

On Kibou-daini, Miles discovers generational conflict over money and resources is heating up, even as refugees displaced in time skew the meaning of “generation” past repair. Here he finds a young boy with a passion for pets and a dangerous secret, a Snow White trapped in an icy coffin who burns to rewrite her own tale, and a mysterious crone who is the very embodiment of the warning “Don’t mess with the secretary.” Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping—something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and it isn’t due to power outages in the Cryocombs. And Miles is in the middle—of trouble.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans have been clamoring for Hugo winner Bujold to pen a new Vorkosigan Saga novel since 2002’s Diplomatic Immunity, and they will not be disappointed by this thoughtful tale…Bujold introduces appealing characters to join familiar ones in exploring the ramifications of a planet-wide culture of postponing death, and her deft and absorbing writing easily corrals the complex plot and softens the blow of a tear-jerking conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Excellently done…Bujold has always excelled at creating forceful characters and she does it here again.”

    Denver Post

  • “One of sf’s outstanding talents…an outstanding series.”


  • “An intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils…with that extra spicing of romance.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2011 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
  • A 2011 Hugo Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sybil | 2/17/2014

    " I really love this series my McMaster Bujold. This is her latest. The book is a bit more staid and not a freewheeling space opera as the earlier books. But I think this is more than appropriate -- as Miles ages his actions and responses to situations will also change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zac Wood | 1/26/2014

    " This was fun, and I would definitely be interested in the rest of the books in the series with this main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah Cartwright | 1/19/2014

    " A wonderful new set of characters to enjoy. I particularly like seeing the situation through Armsman Pym's point of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/18/2014

    " I love the Vorkosigan saga, and this is one of the best (and toughest) yet. Not quite as good as Memory, but hey, what is? "

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