Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan returns to the planet that changed her destiny in a new novel by multiple New York Times best-selling author Lois McMaster Bujold.
Future imperfect: Three years after her famous husband's death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, widowed vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction. Oliver Jole, admiral, Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways he'd never imagined, bringing him to an unexpected crossroads in his life. Meanwhile, Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor Gregor's key investigators, this time dispatches himself on a mission of inquiry into a mystery he never anticipated - his own mother.
Plans, wills, and expectations collide in this sparkling science fiction social comedy as the impact of galactic technology on the range of the possible changes all the old rules, and Miles learns that not only is the future not what he expects - neither is the past.
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As a long-time fan of this series, I found this audiobook warmly satisfying to experience. Grover Gardner's narration is professional and expressive without being obtrusive, and I was charmed by the characters and plotline, which made for great comfort listening. However, please note: this is primarily a book about the two title characters, both sensible (if sometimes quirky) people who are well into midlife. If you require astonishing plot twists, or if you enjoy high angst, death-defying drama, and youthful mishaps, as in Bujold's books about young Miles, this book might seem rather tame and predictable. But if you'd like an extended glimpse of Cordelia hitting her stride, again, some years after the events of Cryoburn, go ahead and take the jump! For the right kind of reader, this book is a treat.