I really enjoyed all the different character voices. I've listened to Davina Porter's narration of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series. She is wonderful, but it was nice to hear one of Diana's novels read by men.
Ms. Gabaldon writes very entertaining stories. I'm hooked on the "Outlander" series and have read all the related stories, "The Scottish Prisoner" being one of them. Her characters are so alive, wonderful historical research, sense of humor, romance and adventure!
Favorite part - section III, chapter 19, "Quagmire", when Jamie is at the monastery at Inchcleruan and spends time with Abbot Michael. Many clues included in this section that relate back to the "Outlander" series.
Great account for a portion of the 20 years when Jamie Fraser was separated from his wife Claire, and additional insight into his friendship with Lord John Grey.
A must read for all Diana Gabaldon fans!
The characters and their actions are intelligent and well thought out. The overall story captivated me. Despite the fact the story is a serious mystery, there were parts that made me laugh aloud. Others that made me giggle. The dialogue is witty and intriguing.
Where Jamie calls Lord Grey by his Christian name, "John." The interaction between Jamie and Lord John before the dual where Jamie makes it clear to Lord John that he respects him and reconfirms their friendship.
Enjoyed the entire book. Couldn't stop listening
Readers will enjoy this more if they have read at least the first two Outlander novels.
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
reading any thing by Diana Gabaldon is always a pleasure but i did have to wonder that if the reader had not read any of the "outlander" series that they might become confused or at the very least lost by the numerous references to Claire, Jamie's wife. I have read all 39 books of the series several times and finding any thing that related to the series is a treasure. with this book to read how Jamie and Lord John spent some of those years between the time Jamie and Claire were separated and then reunited was a real joy.
i totally love the saga, i think of the characters as friends and am always eager to read any thing Ms. Gabaldon creates to further the readers knowledge and understanding about these much loved characters. I hope she continues to come up with additional stories for her fans to enjoy.
the narrators were excellent s well.
This was a good book. However, I can see if you have read the Outlander series, it will be even better. You will have more insight on this book. Over all I enjoyed this book. I do enjoy Diana's writing.
This is by far the best of the Lord John Grey books. Or, perhaps, I enjoyed it more because so much of the story centered around Jamie Fraser. I only wish it had been narrated by Davina Porter. While the narrators do a fine job with the other characters, Jamie's voice is not quite right.
The story is great, as always with Diana Gabaldon, but the narration was pretty irritating. Going forward, if Diana Gabaldon audiobooks are narrated by anyone other than Davina Porter, I will more than likely read them on Kindle rather than listening to a non-Davina recording.
Heartwarming, intriguing, satisfying
It fills in the details of the missing years of Jamie Fraser's life story not covered in the Outlander series.
The first time Jamie really gets to interact with his son
This novel fills in the years that Jamie & Claire are apart from Jamie's point of view, it is always enjoyable to have the blanks of a good serial filled in and Gabaldon does this well with a story that also could stand on it's own.
Both were very good, but Jamie will always have my heart.
The Missing Years
In the top 10
This book told the story of how Jamie Frazier and Lord John came to have a strong bond of friendship. The tale was one of intrigue, danger, excitement and heroism. Excellent read, and a must for fans of the Outlander series.
Lord John. His character has many facets. His sense of duty and honor make him an admirable character.
Jamie's Hellwater back-story
As always the interplay of the characters was the "pager turner" for me. Lord John and his Honor, Hal's impulsiveness and Jamie's love of Willie all combine to make this novel a bridge between the Outlander series and the Lord John books.
The range and richness of the voices brought the story to life for me. I had a bit of a hard time getting used to a new voice for Jamie, but soon adjusted to the male version of my Scottish friend's brogue. I doubt that I will ever try to read a book by Gabaldon again, I enjoy my audible way too much.