09-15-09

8hrs 44min

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09-15-09

8hrs 44min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“Superb…Read, or you will be missing something extraordinary.” Chicago Sun-Times

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Winner of the 2014 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
Winner of the 1988 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Finalist for the 1989 Hugo Award for Best Novel
A 2010 SoundCommentary.com’s The Best of the Best

Leo Graf was just your average highly efficient engineer: mind your own business, fix what’s wrong, and move on to the next job. Everything neat and according to spec, just the way he liked it. Safety Regs weren’t just the rule book he swore by; he’d helped write them. But all that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat. Leo was to teach welding to a secretly produced batch of humanoid workers genetically engineered with two additional arms instead of legs to be ideally suited to working in free fall. Could he just stand there and allow the exploitation of hundreds of helpless children merely to enhance the bottom line of a heartless mega-corporation? Leo hadn’t anticipated a situation where the right thing to do was neither safe nor in the rules.

Leo adopted a thousand quaddies. Now all he had to do was teach them to be free.

Praise

“Superb…Read, or you will be missing something extraordinary.” Chicago Sun-Times

“Bujold’s best work in my opinion.” Science Fiction Chronicle

“Grover Gardner brings to Bujold’s work…an abiding ability to deliver a narration which communicates the emotional aspects of both the overall tale and the individual characters…Blackstone and Gardner have given Bujold’s favored book, along with the others in her Vokosigan series, high-quality treatment.” SoundCommentary.com (starred review)

“I’ve never been a big fan of sci-fi and fantasy stuff, but from the very first book in this series I was hooked. The characters grow and mature and take on wonderful shadings and subtleties. The dialogue is priceless and [Bujold] never misses an opportunity to mingle wry humor with taut action and a sprinkling of philosophical commentary.” Grover Gardner

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Language English
Release Day Sep 14, 2009
Release Date September 15, 2009
Number in Series 1988
Series Display String The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures
Release Date Machine 1252972800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Space Opera, Science Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Author Bio
Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most honored writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. In 2019 she was named a Damon Knight Grand Master by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, one of science fiction’s highest honors. She has won seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. In 2011 she was awarded the Skylark Award for her significant contribution to science fiction. Hugo awards for Best Series were received by the Vorkosigan Saga in 2017, and the World of the Five Gods in 2018.

Narrator Bio
Grover Gardner

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.

Overview

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Winner of the 2014 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
Winner of the 1988 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Finalist for the 1989 Hugo Award for Best Novel
A 2010 SoundCommentary.com’s The Best of the Best

Leo Graf was just your average highly efficient engineer: mind your own business, fix what’s wrong, and move on to the next job. Everything neat and according to spec, just the way he liked it. Safety Regs weren’t just the rule book he swore by; he’d helped write them. But all that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat. Leo was to teach welding to a secretly produced batch of humanoid workers genetically engineered with two additional arms instead of legs to be ideally suited to working in free fall. Could he just stand there and allow the exploitation of hundreds of helpless children merely to enhance the bottom line of a heartless mega-corporation? Leo hadn’t anticipated a situation where the right thing to do was neither safe nor in the rules.

Leo adopted a thousand quaddies. Now all he had to do was teach them to be free.

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