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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,265 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 Cordelia Naismith Series Release Date:
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Captain Cordelia Naismith of the Betan Expeditionary Force was on a routine mission to study the life forms on an uninhabited, neutral planet. Little did she know that the enemy Barrayarans had chosen this place as their secret base for an as-yet undeclared war. Separated from her team, Cordelia is captured by Lord Aral Vorkosigan, the leader in charge of the Barrayaran mission. Aral himself is caught in a web of political intrigue that has led to a recent attempt on his life. As the two strangers struggle together across the unfriendly terrain of the foreign planet toward Aral’s ship, they discover that their greatest danger may be the romance inconveniently developing between them, on the brink of a war that will divide their peoples more strongly than ever.

Recognized as the current exemplar of character-based science fiction, Bujold debuts her beloved Vorkosigan saga with this tale about the future parents of Miles Vorkosigan.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Boy, can she write!”

    Anne McCaffrey, New York Times bestselling author

  • “[Bujold] gives [her] characters enough emotional depth, and enough sense, to raise their story beyond cliché.”


  • “One of SF’s outstanding talents.”


  • “All in all, Shards is a worthy effort, and worth reading for any fan of SF romance.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bridie Knight | 2/13/2014

    " Good light reading and some interesting technology "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cam (Lochiel, LowKey, [E]) Chalmers | 1/16/2014

    " It's a romance novel, with a novel view of romance. I was pleasantly surprised. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rayda | 1/15/2014

    " Cordelia Naismith and Aral Vorkosigan are introduced in this book. They later become the parents of Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, of whom so many wonderful books are written. This book, and the book that follows it( Barrayar , are not as well written as the later Miles books. I think Bujold was still getting her writing-stride with these two books. The science fiction in them seemed to be overcome a bit by the romance, though that was still very enjoyable. Not four or five star books, but still highly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pkelsay | 1/5/2014

    " I read this after Komarr, as it's the author's first book in what has turned out to be a lengthy series. This book's plot and pace delivered, and while the characterization of the "bad guys" was rather one-dimensional, the main characters were rounded and dynamic. This book examines some of the psychological effects of war heroes and their actions in what feels like a fairly natural and realistic way. The romance (sub?)plot has some elements of Prince Charming/love at first sight. However, it doesn't interfere much with the character development. I am engaged enough in these characters and the overall political plot that I am now reading the chronological sequel, Barrayar. "

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