A worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies in print, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series has produced #1 best-selling novels and earned a fiercely devoted fan base. Another spellbinding entry in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the privilege, although some might call it a burden, of knowing that war cannot be avoided. Claire has told him that the colonies will unite and rebel, and the result will be independence, with all British loyalists either dead or exiled. And there is an additional problem. Claire has discovered a newspaper clipping from 1776 that tells of Jamie’s death. With its epic scope, historical details, and sweeping romance, A Breath of Snow and Ashes is everything Gabaldon’s fans love and more.
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"[A]n enthralling experience." (Booklist)
Yes, I love the story. The narrator is the best I have ever heard in an audio book. I will listen to books just to hear Davina Porter
Gabaldon captures my interest in history as well a creating an intriguing story
Of course, Claire Fraser.
Jamie and Claire Fraser
I have listened to the entire series. I can't imagine reading the book would be as exciting. The narrator, Davina Porter is superb!
Love to listen on my commute
I was intimidated by the length of these books when I started the series. Now there aren't enough pages! The characters are wonderfully complex and the story makes you want to know...what's next!
The book is too long to listen to in one sitting. But I have been known to take extra time commuting to listen for just a little longer
I can't wait for the next book. This book was great but it leaves you hanging. Jamie and Clair are still apart, Ein? William? Jennie? Roger, Brianna and on and on and on?????? I do love the suspense but the next book is not even recorded yet. It better be read by davina Porter.
Old friends and amazing new characters;
Relentless detail and scope of description
Read with warmth and precision
wonderful series - fall in love with the characters. They are a bit over the top and a bit very realistic.
Clair and Jamie - I would love to be her and would adore having him... in every way. Clair is the woman I wish I were and Jamie is the man I never found.
I can't pick a favorite scene. I listened to this book years ago without knowing about the series.
When I listened to this years ago I was captivated. Once I started the series and got to this book it mad me both laugh and cry, and be afraid
This is a great book for someone who likes a bit of fantasy with the romance and historical education. And I'm not sure the fantasy is really fantasy!
former nuclear scientist
I started listening to this and just found it a little boring in the way that someone does when she picks up a book in the middle of the series, doesn't know the sprawling cast of characters, and the author hasn't taken the time to properly bring a reader up to speed. She assumes you care already, which I did not since I had a hard time following the glimpses of the dozens of characters in the first few chapters without knowing the back story.
Then, about three hours in, comes the rape scene.
Marital rape, oh so fun. Where the wife asks her husband first with silent body language, then explicitly with her words, then with an agitated combination of both, to stop touching her. Then he throws her on her back anyway, and her thought was actually, "ah, might as well lie back and enjoy it." *As she is being raped by someone she trusts.* This man is supposed to be one of the heroes of the story. And, worse, she claims to enjoy it even as she does whatever it takes to get him to finish quickly. The story goes on to her just getting on with things and not thinking less of her husband.
I was so disgusted. I listened for another hour or two to see if there were any repercussions or, you know, acknowledgement that rape is wrong. But I didn't hear anything. I couldn't listen any longer, and I can't understand how this was okayed by any modern editors.
Thank you for another fantastic book of Jamie and Claire. I feel like I'm
right their sharing every moment with them.
Outlander series is above all other writers.
It was hard for me to get used to her voice in the beginning.
but, now she's amazing too.
Claire, she is so very interesting.
I listen to books all the time, When I am driving, cleaning, cooking or doing anything quiet. I am AUDOBSESSED!
I just love this series, and anyone who stats just can't stop. Jamie the main Character is awesome as well as all the other great characters in this series. So much history revealed on these pages, and much of it taking place where I live in Virginia.
Diana Gabaldon's ability to keep readers following the story of Jamie and Claire is a testament to her talent as one of the best storytellers.
Must keep reading this series!
And, thank God, Davina Porter remains the reader.
My reviews are rather simple but only because I want to convey my impressions of a story. I leave summaries to the publisher. LOVE Audible!
This series has been such a delight. I feel like I learn so much reading these books (I do realize it is fiction however). Not just about history itself but about the way people lived. The characters in this series have become people I love. Seems odd, but then, I'm odd sometimes. Lol
Davina Porter - engaging as always.
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