Cryoburn : Vorkosigan Saga (chronological)

  • von Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Sprecher: Grover Gardner
  • Serie: Vorkosigan Saga (chronological)
  • 10 Std. 32 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

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!
Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most honored writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, having won five Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. Her second novel, The Warrior’s Apprentice, introduced young Miles Vorkosigan, one of the most popular characters in science fiction. The mother of two, she lives in Minneapolis.

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“Fans…will not be disappointed by this thoughtful tale…Deft and absorbing writing.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Genial wie immer und hervorragend gelesen von Grover Gardener ist dieses Buch ein Schlusspunkt für den Erzählbogen der mit “The Warrior's Apprentice“ begann. Miles hat einen weiten Weg zurückgelegt und dem Fan verbleibt die Hoffnung, dass es noch ein Nachspiel geben wird (schließlich gab es mit “Shards of Honour“ und “Barrayar“ zwei Vorspiele) und dann sind da noch Nebenfiguren, die auch mal eine eigene Geschichte verdient hätten...

Die etwas andere Perspektive der Nebenfigur, also im Fall dieses Buches des Jungen Jin, aber auch von Armsman Roic, gibt der Geschichte einen zusätzlichen Reiz. Sie wird damit runder, umfassender, nicht mehr länger auf den manisch-genialen Helden Miles beschränkt.
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Miles and cryochambers, this gets personal.

Moral tale? No, too much action. Space adventure? No, too few actual spaceships and no battle. Mystery? Well, there is that. Miles is really stupefied this time, who abducted him and to what purpose?
Years after his last adventure in Diplomatic Immunity he limps (quite literally, he lost his cane) through the underworld of Kibou-daini, a planet that is ruled by the dead, and nobody thinks this strange. Alone, no handy Imp-Sec or Dendarii soldiers to the rescue, only some outcasts and some bewildered diplomatic personnel for backups - tough. But Miles gets through this with his usual swagger, well, he attempts to. Staggering more like. But this is Miles too.
Lois Mcmaster Bujold books, especially the Miles Vorkosigan series, are not really a classic type of series; true, they cover the same universe with Miles at its center, usually, but some books are a romantic comedy, a civil war, a crime mystery, or a delightful space opera. Each one is different. And masterful in its own.
Complimentary to the story Grover Gardeners gravelly voice gives that tongue in cheek "ums", Miles inner debates, a wonderful body and makes this latest in the series another delightful audio book.
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Weitere Infos zum Hörbuch

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 19.10.2010
  • Verlag: Blackstone Audio, Inc.