I just love this series. What more can I say.
Just one thing....Audible bring us the Fiery Cross and a breath of Snow and Ashes unabridged and narrated by Davina Porter. Not the dodgy abridged version.
The characterization in this second book is as entertaining as in the first book. However, the lengthy exploration of Louis's French court slowed down the action without adding much to the plot. The first and last 30 minutes of the book seem disjointed, and more time could have been spent on developing Claire's relationship with her daughter, Brianna. Kept reading purely for Davina Porter's brilliant narration.
I tried to enjoy this book based on other reviews, especially since this was the second book in the series that I read, but found it too slow moving for my taste. I also thought that the narrator's voice sounded too mature for the the main characters who were in their early 20s.
I will admit, that I LOVE "Smut." That being said, this author has wonderful characters, fun plots, such suspense as that I couldn't put down the book. As I write, I'm down-loading book number 2. Although I would definitely categorize this as a "chick book," I REALLY enjoyed it and would high recommend it.
Seldom have I had so much fun learning history this way. You get a really great idea of how France, England, and Scotland were interacting in the 18th century. Lots of twists and turns especially with the time travel element. One of the best narrators ever!
To me, this is the perfect type of book to listen to on tape - intriguing, great plot, well paced. Wonderful narrator!
I have enjoyed reading theses books, and have enjoyed listenng to them now, the reader is just fantastic. She has accents and voices for characters that bring the book alive. She breathes life into a book that is already very good.
Unlike the five star "Outlander", the first installment of the series, this second book was extremely disappointing. Not much in the way of new material. Seemed to me the author simply needed to meet a deadline, and killed her audience doing it. This is the perfect Rx for sleep.
Diana Gabaldon is a fantastic writer; Dragonfly in Amber, the 2nd in the Outlander Series, is an excellent novel ... well written and well researched as are all Ms. Gabaldon's novels. I have read and reread them all; and have listened and relistened to the ones available in Audiobooks! Cannot wait for #7 in this series.
As I said before, I am not a fan of time travel novels. This series is so captivating. When I finished Outlander, I couldn't wait to get started on Dragonfly in Amber. Gabaldon is amazing at her limitless ability to keep the reader glued to her story.