A couple of the recent books were a little slow with too much day to day life detail, but this one was full of lots of sub-plots and character development. A lot happens in the story. Of course, there is lots of Calire/Jamey story line but also a lot of exciting things happen with other people as well. The plot twists were excellent. As with every one of the Outlander books, I felt empty when it was over and wanted to be back in their world again. There is every emotion in this book and the ending leaves you with a tightness in your throat if not in tears. As usual, Davina Porter is outstanding, I am going to savor the last two Outlander books!!!!
WOW is my one work summary of this read. The story, the narration was brilliance in the making. I loved every scene, every character and every moment of this audio book. This is definitely one of my favorites.
I love books!
A breath of Snow and Ashes is so much better then Fiery Cross. Originally my plan was to listen to this book in installments because 50+ hours is a lot of time to invest in one book. This book grabbed me enough that it was a good listen. I love Davina Porters voice for the most part but I think she could do better with her children's voices in this book. All in all I liked it and I will defiantly listen to this book again.
Absolutely! The story is a nail biter, it kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.
Jamie of course, his unwavering loyalty is what keeps me enthralled throughout the book.
Jocasta's will to go on after witnessing her daughter's death, and the secret relationship she had was quite interesting too.
Jocasta Cameron, and Mrs Hayes, but if I had to choose it undoubtedly be Mrs. Hayes
I just want the series to go on, and on, and on........
Yup, I pay to have someone read a book to me...thank you Audible for this guilty pleasure! 500 books and counting...
This series has it all and I have grown to know each and every character fondly! This series has had me briefly crying with sadness and laughter! FYI, there is really NO time travel in this book. Initially, Claire enters the world of the past and that is basically where the entire series takes place. I loved the weaving of historical events in all of the books. As for the narrator, there are few that fall into her rank! Lots and lots of story for your money! Enjoy!
This is the best of the series so far!
Davina Porter is Claire. She brings this story to the listener in vivid color.
I listen to audiobooks when I drive and when I hike.
Overall, this book is not as good as the others in the series.
The portions of the book dedicated to Willie drag. The sections of the book that are primarily about Lord John Grey and do not include the main characters are also slow moving. After listening to this book, I realize I won't bother with the "Lord John Grey" series.
The escapades of the main characters Jamie and Claire, as well as the portions devoted to Roger and Briana, are interesting and engaging.
Three words to describe this book: epic, amazing, outstanding.
As an avid reader and a lover of audio books as well, the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series is the best I have read and listened to by far.
For example, I have read the first book, Outlander, three times, and listened to it a fourth time as well. I read Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager twice, then listened to it a third time as well. I found Drums of Autumn, Fiery Snow and A Breath of Snow in Ashes a bit boring to read, but I loved listening to them. I never tried to read An Echo in Bone, but avidly listened to the book. I cannot wait for the next book to come out in early 2013!!!
Davina Porter, as the narrator, is an incredible actress who brings Ms. Gabaldon's written word to life. I think that Ms. Porter is able to make me feel that I actually know and care about these characters.
Throughout this series, I was often lost in my book while driving, doing housework and exercising. I went out of my way to do all of the tedious chores, just so I could listen to this series!
My only regret is that once I finished listening to the series, I feel sad to not have the company of Jaimie, Claire and their family and friends. These audiobooks are worth every penny, or credit! There is no series that will compare.
The detail of this book like the others in the series brings you in and allows you to experience each moment along side the characters. Every moment both good and bad is told in such vivid detail, I find myself gripping my knitting needles harder.
Any of the books in the series, they are all just as incredible.
Amazing narration, her character voices make the story come to life. Her accent and perfect pronunciation leave little to the imagination.
When Roger and Brianna had to leave the ridge to save Maggie.
Never a disappointment, I always feel like I am among ole' friends when I am listening to this series of books. I love the detail in the character development and the growth of each character in each of the books.
I have read all the Outlander series and loved all the books. Davina Porter is an amazing narrator and she outdoes herself with this book. This is one of the best narrated books out there. I love these stories and this book did not disappoint.