Loved it! Listened to it at least 3 times. I caught something new each time. So engaging and entertaining. I don't know how I ever got along without these books on audible for my 45 minute commute to and from work. Highly recommend!
Author of Five (Maor Series)
Claire Randall is happily living her life alongside her husband Jamie Fraser two hundred years ago - or so Brianna thinks, until she discovers a newspaper clipping from the past. Now she must choose between staying with the man she loves, or risking everything to change the past.
I’ve got to admit that every time I start another book in the Outlander series, I’m expecting the worst. I keep thinking: what more could happen and how could Ms Gabaldon possibly hold my attention through another couple of hundred pages after the thousands I’ve already read? Yet without fail, when I read the last sentence of each novel, I’m left holding my breath, wanting more.
This installment focuses greatly on one of the most interesting issues raised by the series - the question of whether it is possible to change the past, whether doing so is morally correct, what effects changing the past has on the future and whether the fates are truly fated. This issue is of particular importance with the character of Bonnet and it is fascinating and heart-breaking to watch the Frasers reap the consequences of their timeline interferences.
The relationship between mother, daughter and father is heart-warming. Each character is so human and the dynamics between them are so realistic and yet so right for the time period. In a time when women were married and became mothers in their early teens, I particularly enjoyed the freedom and maturity of interaction between Brianna and her mother. Claire is always there for her daughter, but she allows her to experience her own life and reap the consequences of her own actions.
What I found really interesting, is the way in which Ms Gabaldon created a relationship between two characters who never meet - James and Frank. The effect each one has on the other through the characters of Claire, Rodger and Brianna is fascinating to behold.
The historical setting is once again unique, realistic and rustic. Ms Gabaldon’s descriptions of untamed America are sweeping, beautiful, wild and fresh. I’m astounded by the ease with which she can switch settings from Scotland to France, Jamaica to America and can only assume that she has done her research well and travelled too!
This is still one of the best series I’ve ever read!
I had trouble turning it off. She touches on numerous historical cultures which are not addressed well in public school history books. This brings a reality and depth to her writing which is intriguing and draws you in.
This is a wonderful series. Beautifully narrated and wonderfully written. I truly I am enjoying this series. I feel like I'm right there in the story.
Both the writing and performance of all of this series is tremendously talented.
Drums of Autumn weaves many threads tighter and tighter in the Outlander tapestry and is as thrilling as any of Diana Gabaldon's stories. Well worth the time in reading or listening.