Nothing new here. Tired characters, tired story, tired narration. Once upon a time this book had a cherished place on my bookshelf - it is now on the giveaway pile.
I had originally encountered Melinda Snodgrass in another of GRRMartin's anthologies. For me these are perfect. The stories last long enough for my commute to and from work. They are a great way to sample new authors, and Martin has a way of picking new ones. His introductions frame his selection process and are pieces I have used in school to introduce high school students to ways of thinking about literature.
I started with Outlander several years ago, rejoiced with the availability of Drums of Autumn and Dragonfly in Amber. I sadly stalled when Fiery Cross was unavailable. I tried to listen to CDs borrowed from the library, but gave it up when changing CDs became tedious. When I was forced to actually read the books, Gabaldon's story IS compelling, I heard Davina Porter's voice in my head. Thank you so much for bringing this and A Breath of Snow and Ashes into the Audible fold. I look forward to many happy hours of listening. Starting the series over again is no trouble at all. In fact it is one of the very few series I've wanted to re-listen to. Thanks.
Davina Porter, as always, brings the time and characters to vivid life. Diana Gabaldon told us there would clearly be another sequel, and she didn't lie. The characters are still marvelous, with new texture being added with each book at the same time loose ends seem to be finished off. I am someone who reads the books myself and then listens, still rapt, to Porter's dulcet tones. These books offer the best of several worlds and modes. Hoping the two intervening books finally make it to Audible sooner than later - Susan Dewey
A great book that is both well written and well read. The characters could easily be people I've met - and Owen - he is unforgettable.
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