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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,385 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 makes his debut in this frenetic coming-of-age tale. At age seventeen, Miles is allowed to take the entrance exams to the elite military academy; he passes the written but manages, through miscalculation in a moment of anger, to break both his legs on the obstacle course, washing out before he begins. His aged grandfather dies in his sleep shortly after, and Miles blames himself. He is sent to visit his grandmother Naismith on distant Beta Colony, accompanied by his bodyguard, Sergeant Bothari, and Bothari’s daughter, Elena. Miles passes himself off as a mercenary leader as he picks up a ragtag crew, and soon his father Aral is under political attack back home as garbled rumors of Miles’ mercenary operations trickle back. Miles must abandon his new fleet and dash back to Barrayar to stop the plot.

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  • The Warrior’s Apprentice displays such wit, style, and versatility that there’s no doubt about it; Bujold is one of the best writers of SF adventure to come along in years.”


  • “The pace is breathless, the characterization thoughtful and emotionally powerful, and the author’s narrative technique and command of language compelling. Highly recommended.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Invid | 2/16/2014

    " Have to say I'm becoming quite taken with this series. I don't know why I avoided Bujold for as long as I did, but she really lives up to her reputation as a fantastic science fiction writer. This is a great book and an okay place to jump on to the series, if you only want to read about Miles. But I'd recommend starting with Shards of Honor and working your way here, they're all worth a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liz | 2/13/2014

    " Clearly the start of a long love affair, and confirms my Bujold fan status. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lobeck | 2/10/2014

    " Reading this book feels a little like watching a bad 80s sci-fi movie - complete with a slow plot, stiff dialogue, grainy color (one imagines), bad hair-dos, and futuristic costumes that suspiciously resemble tacky 80s fashion. There was some good humor here and there, and for some reason I was curious to know what happened, so I finished it out of idle curiosity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bruce | 1/28/2014

    " It started off a little slow for me as at first I did really find all the amazing stuff happened just by coincidence believable. Regardless, I pushed through to the very rewarding conclusion. Charactars were very well written and if it did not pre-date Game of Thrones. I would just say its "Tyrion in Space". The conclusion wrapped everything up nicely. "

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