The Vor Game : Vorkosigan Saga (chronological)

  • by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • Series: Vorkosigan Saga (chronological)
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Miles Vorkosigan graduates from the Barrayaran Military Academy with high expectations of ship command, but is disappointed with an assignment as meteorologist to Lazkowski Base, an arctic training camp. His tenure in the windy, snow-covered north is cut short when Miles narrowly averts a massacre between the trigger-happy base commander and mutinous recruits. After a brief stay under 'house arrest', Miles is re-assigned to investigate a suspicious military build-up near a wormhole nexus. Reviving his undercover persona as mercenary Admiral Miles Naismith, his routine information-gathering duty expands to a rescue mission when the Emperor of Barrayar disappears during a political conference on a nearby space station. Miles must use his considerable negotiating skills to avoid a showdown between competing powers for control of the wormhole, find the Emperor, and watch his back for the arctic base commander seeking bloody vengeance.


What the Critics Say

2005 Audie Award Nominee, Science-Fiction
Hugo Award Winner, Best Novel, 1991


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Customer Reviews

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A very good audiobook of a great Bujold novel

If you are already familiar with the novel, then you will find an enjoyable audiobook version. It is well read by a single reader, with good expression. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing my favorite passages, although at points I did wish for more differentiation between the characters. If you are unfamiliar with Bujold's work, the Vorkosigan series is a glorious space opera with great characterization and it is quite funny, poignant and very well written. This is the second Miles Vorkosigan novel so if you are new to the series you may want to pick up 'the Warrior's Apprentice' first, which details the earlier events.
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- Giulio


Another wonderful reading of another wonderful novel. I really like Grove Gardner's readings of the Vorkosigan novels - he gets the humour without reading them as obviously 'funny'. And Miles is such a superb character who develops so well over the series. One to savour.
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- Jane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.