Mirror Dance : Vorkosigan Saga (chronological)

  • by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • Series: Vorkosigan Saga (chronological)
  • 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The dwarfish, fetally damaged yet brilliant Miles Vorkosigan has more than his share of troubles. Having recently escaped an assassination plot whose tool was a brainwashed clone of himself, Miles has set the clone, Mark, free for a new chance at life. But when he decides to let his clone brother assume his secret identity and lead the Dendarii Free Mercenary on an unauthorized mission to liberate other clones from the outlaw planet of Jackson's Whole, things get really messy. The mission goes awry, Miles' rescue attempt goes even more wrong, and Miles ends up killed and placed in cryogenic suspension for future resuscitation. Then, as if that weren't bad enough, the cryo-container is lost! Now it is up to the confused, disturbed Mark to either take Miles' place as heir of the Vorkosigan line or redeem himself by finding and saving Miles.


What the Critics Say

"[A]s good a story as ever was offered as science fiction, with Bujold's carefully crafted prose, logical working out of even minor plot points, and inimitable wit all very much in evidence. Deserves the highest recommendation and a hoard of eager readers." (Booklist)
"[An] intricate and rousing new installment of the Vorkosigan adventures....Bujold creates a tapestry of variegated human societies dispersed throughout a colorful galaxy. She peoples it with introspective but genuine heroes who seize the reader's imagination and intellect." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent book, but needs editing?

Love the Vorkosigan series (and particularly Gardners' narrations) and this is one of the best. Looking forward to the release of Barrayar later this year.

Would definitely recommend finishing some of the earlier titles before starting this one - I would start with "The Warrior's Apprentice" and continue in chronological or publication order but whatever you do, make sure to get through "Brothers in Arms" before this book.

A very small oddity with this book - it's like they forgot to edit it in places. Gardner occasionally repeats himself, at times with different emphasis or other times where he had got tongue-tied and re-read a sentence. However, this doesn't detract enough from the book for me to give it less than 5 stars. Enjoy!
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- Paul Mc Galey

Don't start the Vorkosigan Saga with this but ...

This is one of the Miles Vorkosigan saga which is mainly about his clone brother Mark. As the rest of it, it is read exceedingly well by Grove Gardner. You will most certainly enjoy it as much as the others of the series but even more so if you don't listen to it, before you have a fair idea who Miles is. As probably all the others of the readers/listeners I have been following with a lot of fun the development and adventures of this brilliant hero, who overcomes his physical limitations with brains and wits. His 'idiot clone brother' who has his first appearance in 'Brothers in Arms' where he was quite an irritating but still minor appearance, plays in this book the lead. And believe it or not, you will be coming close to liking him as much as you do like Miles. Nearly as much but of course in a very different way:)
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- Thomas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.