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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,778 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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Miles Vorkosigan graduates from the Barrayaran Military Academy with expectations of ship command, so he is disappointed with the assignment of meteorologist to an arctic training camp. But his tenure in the snow-covered north is cut short when he narrowly averts a massacre between the trigger-happy base commander and mutinous recruits.

Miles is reassigned to investigate a suspicious military buildup near a wormhole nexus. Reviving his undercover persona as mercenary Admiral Miles Naismith, he expands his routine information-gathering duty into a rescue mission when the Emperor of Barrayar disappears. Miles must use his negotiating skills to avoid a showdown between powers competing for control of the wormhole, while searching for the Emperor and watching his back for the arctic base commander seeking bloody vengeance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bujold has a gift, nearly unique in science fiction, for the comedy of manners.”

    Chicage Sun-Times

  • “Grover Gardner presents a precocious and quietly undaunted Miles. As Miles raises his eyebrows at what he learns, Gardner expresses the same in his narrative style. His tone is serious, with an undertone of wit, a love of intrigue, and a strong dose of confidence.”


  • “Lois McMaster Bujold is one heck of a fine storyteller, and Grover Gardner is a fine reader, too. The Vor Game showed me how good space opera can be.”


  • “Miles Naismith Vorkosigan is this reviewer’s favorite fictional character of all time, so it’s satisfying to find Blackstone handling the material well and giving it to a worthy narrator. Gardner is quite expressive and really nails the characters’ interactions throughout the story, whether they’re ranting or pensive or wry.”


  • “Bujold continues to prove what marvels genius can create out of basic space operatics.”

    Library Journal

  • A KLIATT Editor’s Choice Audiobook for 2006
  • Winner of the 1991 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • An Audie Award Finalist in 2006
  • A 1991 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/22/2014

    " Miles's first assignment leads him to Camp Permafrost and then on an extended ImpSec mission in space. Slow at times, and some of the military details bogged the rest down. But overall sparkling with fun and intelligence and drama and humanity. I originally (very much!) anticipated the same approach to problems as Warrior's Apprentice, i.e. luck and charm win the day, but was pleased and impressed to find a more grown-up Miles developing, sometimes painfully, a new set of tricks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah Pi | 1/17/2014

    " I'm really enjoying this series. Bujold takes to heart the suggestion that writers put their protagonist into trouble and then more trouble but I love the ways she gets Miles out of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maylin | 12/3/2013

    " Another rip roaring adventure where unprepossessing Miles Vorkosigan wins through and saves the Emperor and puts the known universe to rights. Great stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gregory | 11/3/2013

    " I think I would have liked this book a lot better if I'd read "The Warrior's Apprentice" first. Correction: I would have liked this book a lot better if reading "The Warrior's Apprentice" first had not been a prerequisite. "

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