Steve's not telling you again, if you don't remember. You either listen to Vlad with the brain cells you've got left, or begin reading all the books all over again -- if you want to get the full technicolor experience.
I don't know whether Steve would approve of this, but there is actually another alternative. Brust-Aid for aging brain cells is available, here. In the coming cybernetic world of the future, maybe Tor will package this website into every new Vlad novel. *Or maybe not.*
(I have found one jarring note that needs to be corrected. Try searching for "Orb" and see what you get.)