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Memory (1996) by Lois McMaster Bujold
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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 |
Miles is grounded on Barrayar, now what is he going to do about it?

This installment in the Vorkosigan saga is not a typical story. Very slow paced, very introspective. It was needed to force Miles to examine himself in order to move forward. I enjoyed it once I realized what it was and simply relaxed; not waiting for the next explosion or space jump or twisty turn in the plot. Quite a good mystery, actually. ( )
  MrsLee | Jun 12, 2015 |
4.5 stars. Grover Gardner did a terrific narration of this 10th or 11th entry in the Vorkosigan series. Very glad that I decided to check this audiobook edition out of the library! ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 8, 2015 |
This 10th or 11th entry in the Vorkosigan series (depending on how you count them) was clearly a pivotal point. Lots of previous plotlines & relationships were ended and in the end, Miles is setting out in a new direction. I was a bit sad to see Miles and Quinn break up, although the fundamental difference in their (romantic) goals had been clear for a while. Even worse was losing the Admiral Naismith persona... I am curious to see what happens next!

Regarding this book's plot, I thought that it was fairly obvious that Haroche was guilty. I was beginning to doubt my intuition somewhat in the middle but not much.. I was slightly disappointed that it wasn't obvious to Miles. ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 8, 2015 |
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Gardner, GroverNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruddell, GaryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Miles returned to consciousness with his eyes still closed.
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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