This is the fourth novel in the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon. It's one of my favorites and like other novels in the series is a stand alone. I strongly recommend, however, that these novels be read in order as each contains spoilers of previous books. What Gabaldon does, if you can imagine, is paint a large historical tapestry but does so in books that can stand alone. This one contains romance and adventure, tragedy and comedy, and any fan of Gabaldon's will be greatly pleased.
An incredible series! I have read all of the books in this series in hardcopy, purchased them as CDs so I could listened to them a second time while travelling and anxiously waited until they were available for download to my IPod so I can enjoy them again and again. If you are new to the series - 'lucky you'! Download them all at the same time and listen to them in order. (If you don't it doesn't matter - but once you meet Jamie and Claire you won't want to let them go).
OMG...I love Gabaldon's work. All of her characters from Clair, Jaime, Lord John to Bree and Roger are very real. I would like to read/listen to more Lord John stories.
The entire Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is simply incredible and Davina Porter sets the standard for narration. I'm not a big fiction fan (usually read business books) but this series has me hooked, and Drums of Autumn is just as compelling and entertaining a read as every other book in the series. I love how it takes me completely into another world with the adventures of the fascinating Frazier clan. It's just enough of fantasy to make it easy to forgive the author for the occasional outrageous over-the-top coincidence. Who cares. It's not real history but the attention to detail makes it play like a movie of grand scheme in my mind. What a perfect way to get my mind OFF the business and just give myself a treat!
I got started on the Outlander Series as an audiobook of the month on ITunes. I was totally hooked from that point on. I have been listening continuously. this is just the best I have ever read. It has everything for me. I highly recommend all the books. but read them in order.
Diana Gabaldon does it again with a griping story that keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. Time flew as I listened to this book on the run.
Absolutely love this series!! I've read every one and am now listening to them:) Davina Porter is a fabulous narrator and brings the characters to life.
I'm so absolutely hooked on this series!!! I need rehab! And to think that the next two are not available on audible!!! A crime! Drums of Autumn ranks as my favorite next to the first one. I enjoyed the love story of Brianna and Roger and the reactions of Jamie and Claire in dealing with them. At times I wanted to scream to help Roger!!!! Just so well done! And, once again, Diana Gabaldon was superb. I've already started reading Fiery Cross (because rehab is full) and can hear her narration in my head because she made the characters come so alive for me! If you are reading this review, you are already hooked because you've read all the others. Get ready for a great ride...this one rocks!
I am new to this series and I'm hooked! Though I am bit worried about reading the next two books because they are unabridged. Still...I want to know what happens next so I'm going to take my chances. This book was made me cry, laugh and feel geniune feelings for the charters. I highly recommend this series!
I got the feeling this was just a bridge book between the last and the next books. The first several parts are just back ground info, setting you up for what happens in the last part or two. I did find the whole Briana, Roger romance exciting! so that keeps the book pushing forward at least. I didn't think it was as emotionally charged at DiA or Voyager, but still worth the credits to listen. Davina Porter is as always unbelievable! Great humor, great prose, great love scenes, great and believeable characters.