Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold audiobook

Cryoburn

By Lois McMaster Bujold
Read by Grover Gardner

The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures: Book 2010

10.57 Hours 10/19/2010 Unabridged
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Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove—he’s been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini cryocorp—an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future—attempts to expand its franchise into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter, Miles, to check it out. On Kibou-daini, Miles discovers generational conflict over money and resources is heating up, even as refugees displaced in time skew the meaning of “generation” past repair. Here he finds a young boy with a passion for pets and a dangerous secret, a Snow White trapped in an icy coffin who burns to rewrite her own tale, and a mysterious crone who is the very embodiment of the warning “Don’t mess with the secretary.” Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping—something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and it isn’t due to power outages in the Cryocombs. And Miles is in the middle—of trouble.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2011 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

A 2011 Hugo Award Nominee

Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove—he’s been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini cryocorp—an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future—attempts to expand its franchise into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter, Miles, to check it out.

On Kibou-daini, Miles discovers generational conflict over money and resources is heating up, even as refugees displaced in time skew the meaning of “generation” past repair. Here he finds a young boy with a passion for pets and a dangerous secret, a Snow White trapped in an icy coffin who burns to rewrite her own tale, and a mysterious crone who is the very embodiment of the warning “Don’t mess with the secretary.” Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping—something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and it isn’t due to power outages in the Cryocombs. And Miles is in the middle—of trouble.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fans have been clamoring for Hugo winner Bujold to pen a new Vorkosigan Saga novel since 2002’s Diplomatic Immunity, and they will not be disappointed by this thoughtful tale…Bujold introduces appealing characters to join familiar ones in exploring the ramifications of a planet-wide culture of postponing death, and her deft and absorbing writing easily corrals the complex plot and softens the blow of a tear-jerking conclusion.” Publishers Weekly
“Excellently done…Bujold has always excelled at creating forceful characters and she does it here again.” Denver Post
“One of sf’s outstanding talents…an outstanding series.” Booklist
“An intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils…with that extra spicing of romance.” Locus

Reviews

Reviews

by Em Everywhere 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

A must-listen for Vorkosigan fans.

I enjoyed this book a lot. I have read it in ebook form before listening, but the narrator helped me 'get' the characters and some of the underlying emotions and fees better.
The book has a definite element of tying up the thread and finishing things off neatly. I would not be surprised of it this the last book with Miles as the main character.
It may be a good idea not to listen to the last two chapters while driving or operating machinery - I cried through both of them.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 10.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English