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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,967 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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This Hugo-nominated novella adds a delightful extra chapter to Bujold’s Vorkosigan series, describing the wedding of Miles and Ekaterin and events leading up to it.

In the festive season of Winterfair on the planet Barrayar, Lord Miles Vorkosigan is making elaborate preparations for his wedding. The long-awaited event stirs up romance and intrigue among his eccentric family and friends, particularly for bioengineered space mercenary Sergeant Taura and shy, diffident Armsman Roic. But Miles also has an enemy who is plotting to turn the romantic ceremony into a festival of death.

Winterfair Gifts offers another of Bujold’s witty, character-centered science fiction plots with a twist of romance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Miles is one of the most enjoyable characters in science fiction.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Gardner’s characters are layered and real despite the highly imagined world in which they live. His narration is at once straightforward and well crafted. Gardner’s voice seems plucked right from 1950s sci-fi serials, a quality that adds to the atmosphere and makes this a fun listen.”

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  • “Grover Gardner narrates as if he has all the time in the world, and the story is all the better for it.”

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  • Winterfair Gifts is fun, skillful storytelling set in an SF universe. This is a gentle romance with a bittersweet twist. A romance story dudes can enjoy. Bujold is a fine writer and Winterfair Gifts is a damn fine audiobook…[Gardner is] a skilled narrator and is well chosen for the Vorkosigan saga.”

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  • A 2005 Hugo Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donna | 2/5/2014

    " This is a quick read about the drama and danger surrounding Miles Vorkosigan's wedding, from the point of view of his Armsman, Roic. It was nice to see some of the Dendarii on Barrayar, and to have an update on Taura. Completists will definitely want to hunt this down before moving on to Diplomatic Immunity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amber Dawn | 1/15/2014

    " What a fun story! I always thought Taura deserved an adventure of her own. Out of necessity for the short format doesn't have the depth and twists and turns of some of Bujold's novels, but definitely showcases her ability to breathe life and personality into all the characters she writes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin | 12/27/2013

    " Very nice. Miles and company serve as background while Roic and Taura get to shine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nora | 12/20/2013

    " The short story of Miles & Ekaterin's wedding with some of the Dendarii visiting--including Taura & Elena Bothari & family. Told from Armsman Roic's pov & just adds a little bit extra to the romance & universe. So good! "

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