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  • An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5455)
    Performance
    (3651)
    Story
    (3655)

    Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

    Charles says: "Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one"
    "You won't love this book but..."
    Overall

    At this point, we aren't reading these books for the historical battles. Unfortunately, that is what you get in spades in Echo. While the plot line for our beloved characters in interesting and shocking, you have to drag yourself through all the war intrigue and battles to get to it. The last 100 pages are filled with things we need to know but it feels like the publishing date rushed her to throw down the end story so what we get is a very abbreviated telling of these important and exciting events. This book SHOULD be wonderful. This story SHOULD be a payoff. Maybe the next book will give us what we all want. Jamie, Jamie, Jamie and surprising resolutions for all our favorite characters.
    As for the narration, Davina is perfection like always.

    35 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15559)
    Performance
    (9896)
    Story
    (9778)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "THE BEST!!!"
    Overall

    Don't ever fool yourself and think listening to an abridged recording is an OK thing to do. This may be long (30+hrs.) but you will be sobbing when it is over. Davina Porter's narration is perfection and "Outlander" will start you on a journey you'll never forget. Now if we can just get audible to bring in the other 5 novels in the series as unabridged editions, all will be right with the world. Once you know Jamie and Claire, you will never forget them. This is the book that you will reccommend to everyone you know and reread to get your fix once you have finished the series. READ THIS BOOK!!!( OK, listen to this book, but just get this book!!!)

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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