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Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold (1996)

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  librisissimo | Jun 4, 2016 |
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  librisissimo | Jun 4, 2016 |
A fitting culmination to the Miles Vorkosigan Saga recounting the Adventures of Admiral Naismith (not to be confused with the succeeding volumes about Lieutenant Vorkosigan).
Probably one of the best poplar fiction books I have ever read, with the possible exception of Bujold's "Curse of Chalion" and Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles. ( )
  librisissimo | Jun 4, 2016 |
This didn't hang as well for me as many of the others (felt a bit awkward in places), but still, delightful. ( )
  pammab | Apr 25, 2016 |
I've read several of the Vorkosigan series... but long enough ago that I can't recall which ones. Which means that I should probably just read all of them.

I believe that this particular one has more mystery and less action than many of the others in this series, but that was perfectly OK - it's still tense, complex, consistently interesting and compellingly readable.

A combination of a medical problem and some remarkably bad decisions causes Miles Vorkosigan to lose his status as a Imperial Security covert ops agent. Ashamed and embarrassed, he leaves his cover identity and his lovers behind and comes home to an empty manor house.

However, before he knows it, he's assigned to the exalted post of Imperial Auditor (it's good to be buddies with the Emperor) and given a mystery to solve - his old boss (the one who just fired him) has been poisoned, and it looks like someone is trying to frame Miles himself for the crime. ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
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Gardner, GroverNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruddell, GaryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Trudie Senior and Trudie Junior.
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Miles returned to consciousness with his eyes still closed.
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Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.
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One life to live...well, two, actually.

Dying is easy. Coming back to life is hard. At least that's what Miles Vorkosigan thinks and he should know, having done both once already.

Thanks to his quick-thinking staff and the specialist who revived him, his first death won't be his last. But his next one might be, a realization he finds profoundly unsettling. Even after he returns to military duty, his late death seems to be having a greater effect than he's willing to admit. Unfortunately, his weakness reveals itself to the world at large at just the wrong time and in just the wrong way, and Miles is summoned home to face Barrayaran security chief Illyan. But when things begin to go subtly wrong in Imperial Security itself, "Who shall guard the guardians?" becomes a more-than-rhetorical question, with a potentially lethal answer.
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Miles turns 30, and--though he isn't slowing down just yet--he is starting to lose interest in the game of Wall: the one where he tries to climb the wall, fails, gets up, and tries again. Having finally reached a point in his life where he can look back and realize that he has managed to prove his courage and competence, he can move on to bigger and better things.

Depending on how you count it, this is the eighth, ninth, tenth, or eleventh book in a series--not all are about Miles or even his extended family. A good place to start is with the first Vorkosigan story, Shards of Honor.

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A disgraced space hero gets a second chance. Miles Vorkosigan lied about the state of his health and is dismissed from service by his superior. But when his superior falls mentally ill and starts making mistakes it is to Miles he turns for help. By the author of Mirror Dance.… (more)

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