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Diplomatic Immunity Audio Cassette – Jan 1 2008


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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (Jan. 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433213133
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433213137
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 16.7 x 3.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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"Each addition to the Vorkosigan mystique solidifies Ms. Bujold's niche in SF." --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

About the Author

Lois McMaster Bujold burst onto the SF scene in 1986 with SHARDS OF HONOUR, closely followed by BARRAYAR, and THE WARRIOR'S APPRENTICE, which introduced the physically handicapped military genius, Miles Vorkosigan. Since then she has won four Hugo Awards and two Nebulas. The mother of two, Bujold lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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By Phome on Jan. 11 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It is difficult to imagine that Miles Vorkosigan, a hyperactive deformed miniature man, still has life left in him at the age of 32 - married and about to be a father to twins. The older he gets, the harder it becomes for author Lois McMaster Bujold to spin blow-away yet believable tales of the daring character she created so long ago. And yet, even without Admiral Naismith, his orgininal body parts and a fully functioning brain, Miles remains Miles - just a little more grown up and mature, with a little less reckless action. The man even checks with HQ on one or two of his drastic actions in this book.
The book begins with Miles' and Ekaterin's honeymoon (see previous two books on the bizarre and hilarious development between the two), and we find out that they are about to have twins - in replicators, of course, Barrayar no longer being barbaric since Miles' mother set foot on the planet. It is not long, however, before Miles gets a direct order from Emperor Gregor to deal with a "situation" that has developed in Quaddiespace, concerning Barrayaran soldiers and a Komarran merchant fleet.
Miles, as Lord Auditor, begins investigating into the strange events of a missing soldier, and a subsequent jailing of a bunch of Barrayarans and the Quaddie space committee's decision to freeze all port activity on Graf Station. Miles arrives in his usual style: arrogant, self-assuming and nosey - all the characteristics that have (sort of) kept him alive so far.
Unexpectedly, he meets up with Bel Thorne, Miles' previous right-hand man/woman of the Dendarii Mercenaries who has taken up a position as Port Master to be with her lover Nicol. Strange events begin to take place when they meet another Betan hermaphrodite and an odd genetic mutation from, where else, Jackson's Whole.
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By K. Newman on July 4 2003
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I loved this book, as a continuation of a most excellent series and as a great story in itself. It is a return to Miles at his eccentric best - getting into things he shouldn't, uncovering more pieces of an already terribly complicated puzzle, risking his life to save others, and eventually solving the mystery at considerable risk. Familiar and new figures appear here, and Ekaterin, who I didn't really know would work as Lady Vorkosigan, has much more confidence in her role. In my opinion she needed it - I wasn't sure at the end of 'A Civil Campaign' that Ekaterin was right for the fearsomely brilliant Miles, but she really does understand him and how he works. And is now strong enough to support him and even take over when need be. I liked this book for that alone, but McMaster Bujold has woven together another complex, tightly written tale peopled with characters that make a fascinating read.
I think by this stage in the series you should have read more than one of the Vorkisgan books proceeding this one, but I suppose it could be read as a stand alone tale, as references to Mile's former Dendarii career are brief - with the exception of the fact that Bel features throughout the book, in a new role. However there are many such references, and there is no doubt that the back knowledge of events added to my reading.
Two family themes - Miles is expecting children of his own, and the ongoing collection of those that he regards as his family, blood ties or not. When his life is in danger, there is now a real sensation of loss for Miles, and in a way (until it is dealt with) this interferes with his performance. He has so much to lose, and with each family addition it grows even more...
The book ends on a real high, and I have the uncomfortable impression this may be Mile's last story! No, please no!
Miles is 32.
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On the way home from their honeymoon, Miles receives an urgent message from Gregor to proceed posthaste to Graf Station, where some of Gregor's xenophobic subjects have made asses of themselves and caused themselves and a convoy of Barrayaran and Komarran ships to be detained by the Quaddie government.
Many individuals and situations turn out not to be what at first they seem, but in the end, Miles unscrambles the complex web of deceit and treachery, engineers the capture of the bad guy, returns what was stolen, helps save the career of one who turns out not to be as bad as he at first appears, prevents a war, and restores cordial relations between Barrayar and Quaddiespace; and still gets home to Barrayar in time for the birth of his and Ekaterin's first two children. Whew!
Altho you can enjoy "Diplomatic Immunity" thoroly without, I recommend reading "Falling Free" first so you will know (for example) why Graf Station and the Minchenko Ballet are so named.
Once you read any one of the Miles Vorkosigan adventures, you will surely want to read all the rest of them, and you will be eagerly awaiting the next one.
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If you aren't already a fan of Miles Vorkosigan, please, please, do yourself a favor and start earlier in the series. While I don't doubt any book in the series is self-contained enough to be read independently of the rest, you are risking losing so much by jumping into the latter part of a multiple-novel story.
That being said, for the Barrayarra-philes, you already know the background - recent marriage after a memorable courtship now on a galactic honeymoon. As always, Bujold embellishes her universe with familiarity amongst the novel and surprising. You won't be disappointed.
Oh, and if you're like me and each book only whets your appetite for more, you're in luck. A novella, Winterfair Gifts, that describes the Vorbarra Sultana wedding of Miles and Ekaterin is amongst the collected stories of Irresistable Forces. Check it out.
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