Shards of Honor : Vorkosigan Saga (chronological)

  • by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • Series: Vorkosigan Saga (chronological)
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, for the wrong reasons. And Captain Cordelia Naismith of the Betan Expeditionary Force would be forced into a separate peace with her enemy, Lord Vorkosigan. Shards of Honor is the novel in which Lois McMaster Bujold introduced the science-fiction world to Barrayar and Aral Vorkosigan, Beta Colony and Cordelia Naismith. From this beginning the author has created a multigenerational saga spanning time as well as space.Bujold is generally recognized as the current exemplar of the character-based science-fiction adventure story.

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What the Critics Say

"[Bujold] gives [her] characters enough emotional depth, and enough sense, to raise their story beyond cliché." (Locus)

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Customer Reviews

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Good start

2nd in the Vorkosigan saga. Entertaining & shows promise but smacks at times of wish fulfillment & romance cliches which occasionally overwhelm a pretty good story. Starts off with you thinking its going to be another 'Enemy Mine' type with enemies banding together against common odds but then cycles through a whole range of other tropes. The characters are great & no wonder it they (or in many cases their descendants) were picked up for later instalments. The next one is 'Barrayar' (which won all kinds of awards) & the two after that so there's something there :-)
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- Kevin

Excellent story line could not switch off!!

What did you like most about Shards of Honor?

Adventurer and love story all rolled into one - the characters were believable and the pace was fast and kept me interested!!


Who was your favorite character and why?

Cordelia Naismith - a strong sensible woman, bold brave and all the attributes of a heroine


Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favourite?

Cordelia Naismith


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Even a war and distant planets could not stop their destiny


Any additional comments?

I have now listened to nearly all the series - I had never heard of Lois McMaster Bujold before listening to one of her books on sale - she has captured my imagination

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- Carol Baker "BuffyB"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.