audio cd, 9 pages

English language

Published Oct. 19, 2010 by Blackstone Audio, Inc., Blackstone Audiobooks.


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5 stars (3 reviews)

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Review of 'Cryoburn' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Very interesting story. Having worked for a multinational financial corporation during (and slightly after) the most recent financial crisis, I was intrigued by the many parallels Bujold establishes between the real estate investments that what (in?)famously became known as CDOs (collateralized debt obligations) and the unsupportable voting scheme that the "cryocorps" come up with in this book. Far from taking an idea to the extreme, the premise seems eerily plausible, given an adequate technological basis.

I like how Bujold has continued to develop different character voices. Throughout the Vorkosigan Saga, we see a variety of character viewpoints, but I think this particular story hits a pinnacle with respect to both pacing and perspective as observed variously by Miles, Roic and Jin.

And then, the ending. How sad. I find it interesting that the one story Bujold has written so far after this one was set prior to it according to …

Review of 'Cryoburn' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I just cried for about ten minutes, for the last few pages and for a bit after I finished the book, reading through tears.

The entire book focused on the themes of life and death, and the necessity of death as the affirmation of life. Lois masterfully orchestrated a very complex mystery plot in which Miles untangled the various strands with his usual forward momentum way, upsetting and dragging along everyone he encounters into his wake.

I knew what was coming; I had heard Lois say as much at a con a few years back, but I kept hoping, praying... but no.

Brilliantly done.

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