Winterfair Gifts

Lois McMaster Bujold

Grover Gardner (Narrator)

07-01-08

2hrs 32min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Science Fiction

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07-01-08

2hrs 32min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“Miles is one of the most enjoyable characters in science fiction.” School Library Journal

Finalist for the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novella

This Hugo-nominated novella adds a delightful extra chapter to Bujold’s Vorkosigan series, describing the wedding of Miles and Ekaterin and events leading up to it.

In the festive season of Winterfair on the planet Barrayar, Lord Miles Vorkosigan is making elaborate preparations for his wedding. The long-awaited event stirs up romance and intrigue among his eccentric family and friends, particularly for bioengineered space mercenary Sergeant Taura and shy, diffident Armsman Roic. But Miles also has an enemy who is plotting to turn the romantic ceremony into a festival of death.

Winterfair Gifts offers another of Bujold’s witty, character-centered science fiction plots with a twist of romance.

Praise

“Miles is one of the most enjoyable characters in science fiction.” School Library Journal

“Gardner’s characters are layered and real despite the highly imagined world in which they live. His narration is at once straightforward and well crafted. Gardner’s voice seems plucked right from 1950s sci-fi serials, a quality that adds to the atmosphere and makes this a fun listen.” AudioFile

“Grover Gardner narrates as if he has all the time in the world, and the story is all the better for it.” Audiofile

“Winterfair Gifts is fun, skillful storytelling set in an SF universe. This is a gentle romance with a bittersweet twist. A romance story dudes can enjoy. Bujold is a fine writer and Winterfair Gifts is a damn fine audiobook…[Gardner is] a skilled narrator and is well chosen for the Vorkosigan saga.” SFFAudio.com

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Language English
Release Day Jun 30, 2008
Release Date July 1, 2008
Number in Series 2008
Series Display String The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures
Release Date Machine 1214870400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
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

Finalist for the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novella

This Hugo-nominated novella adds a delightful extra chapter to Bujold’s Vorkosigan series, describing the wedding of Miles and Ekaterin and events leading up to it.

In the festive season of Winterfair on the planet Barrayar, Lord Miles Vorkosigan is making elaborate preparations for his wedding. The long-awaited event stirs up romance and intrigue among his eccentric family and friends, particularly for bioengineered space mercenary Sergeant Taura and shy, diffident Armsman Roic. But Miles also has an enemy who is plotting to turn the romantic ceremony into a festival of death.

Winterfair Gifts offers another of Bujold’s witty, character-centered science fiction plots with a twist of romance.

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