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

One of my favourites.

Whenever I'm feeling in need of cheering up, this (and the even better sequel) are my go to books. I love the developing relationship between Cordelia and Aral. The art of falling in love with the "bad" guy, making concessions for a relationship and knowing when to draw the line.

While all the Vorkosigan books are good, for my money they reach great when the characters from these two books turn up to make Mile's life difficult.
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- Emma

Book Details

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