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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,871 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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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. 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. But when duty calls in the voice of Barrayar’s Emperor Gregor, Miles, as imperial auditor, has no choice but to answer.

Waiting on Graf Station are diplomatic snarls, tangled loyalties, old friends, new enemies, racial tensions, lies and deceptions, mysterious disappearances, and a race with time for life against death in horrifying new forms. The downside of being a high-level troubleshooter comes when trouble starts shooting back.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As usual, Bujold is adept at world-building and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes…fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Vorkosigan (and family now!) is as winning as ever, with Bujold offering up her usual fun mix of space-opera action and droll social commentary in a character-centered plot.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “[Miles is] one of the genre’s most enterprising and engaging heroes.”

    Library Journal

  • “Bujold deftly mixes mystery and espionage into her usual well-developed plot…Extremely intelligent and manically energetic, Miles is one of the most enjoyable characters in science fiction.”

    School Library Journal

  • “[Gardener’s] got a dry tone that fits Miles Vorkosigan perfectly…Miles Vorkosigan is a fine character…His personality is entertaining, and the plot of this novel, in which Miles is called upon as both diplomat and detective, is just plain fun.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ducki | 2/11/2014

    " Best series.. ever;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laurel | 2/9/2014

    " I just don't get it - how can every single book in the Vorkosigan saga be a home run?! It's a smaller cast, only a few of our favorite characters show up, but the book does not suffer for it. Such an imaginative wild ride of a whodunnit. This is a must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa (Harmonybites) | 1/27/2014

    " This is the fourteenth novel in the Vorkosigan Saga, a science fiction series mostly centering on Miles Vorkosigan, one of the most memorable protagonists in science fiction. Unlike the usual action hero with bulging biceps, Miles was born with potentially crippling physical problems--stunted, brittle boned. Which means Miles survives on his wits. Much more than just survives, and the story in Diplomatic Immunity puts on display a lot of the hallmarks that makes Miles one of my favorite fictional characters. I wouldn't name this one as a favorite among the series. I think in the end The Warrior's Apprentice, Mirror Dance and A Civil Campaign are the standouts for me thus far with one novel to go. And I wouldn't start here either. I think at least part of the interest and fun is the continuity with previous worlds and individual characters. Like the Quaddies first found in Falling Free and Bel Thorne of the Denarii Mercenary Fleet. Which doesn't mean this wasn't greatly enjoyable for anyone who likes of mix of mystery and space opera. And this particular outing is among the most suspenseful and best plotted in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rob | 1/18/2014

    " Returning from Miles's honeymoon, they get called off to quaddie space. Guess what, the cetaganndans again. "

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