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Author: Lois McMaster Bujold Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781483065694
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Dying is easy. Coming back to life is hard. At least that’s what Miles Vorkosigan thinks, and he should know, having done both once already.

Thanks to his quick-thinking staff and incredible artistry from a medical specialist, Miles’ first death won’t be 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 military duty, he finds himself summoned home to face the Barrayaran security chief, Simon Illyan. But Miles’ worst nightmares about Simon Illyan are nothing compared to Illyan’s own nightmares. Under suspicion himself, Miles must seek out the answers to Ilyan’s nightmares or see the inevitable destruction of Imperial Security and, with it, the Empire.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Grover Gardner’s understated, wry performance captures the essence of this multifaceted character. Gardner sets a fast pace with plenty of suspense and an undercurrent of humor as Miles navigates a political landscape in which his family and friends play major roles.”


  • “Bujold fans of long standing will justly hail [this] as a masterpiece that contains some of her finest prose and characterization. Bujold continues to prove what marvelous genius can create out of basic space operatics.”


  • “Mix science fiction, Lord Peter Wimsey, and a whopper of a mid-life crisis and you’ve got Memory, one of Bujold’s best in her Vorkosigan series…The resulting action and drama yild both a great mystery novel and a deeply intriguing look into Miles’ development as a character. Gardner’s narration of this series continues to be quite strong, with his expressive renditions really bringing the action to life.”


  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
  • A 1997 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 1997 Locus Award Nominee
  • A 1997 Nebula Award Nominee

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 5/11/2011

    " Miles is forced out of ImpSec with a medical discharge. Illyian then starts behaving oddly. Miles smells something wrong and Gregor makes him an Imperial Auditor to get to the bottom of the intrigues within ImpSec.


  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 4/19/2011

    " Possibly my favorite Vorkosigan book - Miles has an epiphany and grows up just a little, but he's still the manic little git we all know and love. ;-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 4/14/2011

    " My favorite so far. Incredible book about a truly unique character. I love you, Miles! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alia | 1/16/2011

    " As usual an awesome book about Miles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isis | 1/8/2011

    " Miles Vorkosigan's midlife crisis, and far more awesome than that glib summary suggests. I really liked this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 1/5/2011

    " Excellent. I vacillated a lot between 4 & 5 stars. It's a good 4.5 stars. The first half led in slowly, but it took off into a great story and I really liked some of the endings. Already enjoying the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 1/4/2011

    " 2011.0104-2011.0107
    Bujold is brilliant. The Vorkosigan books get better as the universe is more defined. One complaint I have had with earlier books in this series was the odd flatness of some characters, not in Memory. Memory is extralegally well written and well executed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 11/28/2010

    " I hated the beginning, but then this grew on me. (Ilyan+::spoilers::=awesome!) "

About the Author

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most honored writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. In 2019 she was named a Damon Knight Grand Master by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, one of science fiction’s highest honors. She has won seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. In 2011 she was awarded the Skylark Award for her significant contribution to science fiction. Hugo awards for Best Series were received by the Vorkosigan Saga in 2017, and the World of the Five Gods in 2018.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand 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 more than thirty Earphones Awards.