another great book from Diana Gabaldon. The Lord John series has become mpre interest than I thought it would be! Loved it! it answered some questions that I'd had. a MUST READ!
For fans of the Outlander series, the Lord John stories are a departure. However, Gabaldon writes with as much richness and development of principal characters in the Lord John stories as she does in the Outlander series. My only caveat is that the secondary characters in the Lord John series are, for the most part, not as richly developed as in Outlander. In this story in particular, I rather dislike having the villain dropped into the story at the very end as a bit of a throwaway, and with bare motive and character development.
The narrator does a fine job switching roles, although does play the female characters a bit like an over-the-top Hermione Gingold.
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Ok, first: Diana Gabaldon is a master- with language, with emotion, with mystery and with intrigue. She can paint a world with words so rich you would swear you were right there.
Second: Jeff Woodman is easily one of my favorite narrators. Accents are wonderfully done, character voices are subtle but distinguishable, cadence is varied and always appropriate.
Put them together and it is a must-listen!
Great book in the "Lord John" series. I love the way we find out so much more about characters that are popular in her "Outlander" books. Perfect narrator, I love his "Jaime" voice!
This story can stand alone from the Outlander series, but I greatly appreciated having Lord John so much more fleshed out. It also answered some of the vague references to Lord John's past.