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)
I cannot believe an author is so good to have such brilliant story lines and to have such a good memory , also A1 narrator. I have listened to other books and none compare
Diana Gabaldon has spoiled me ! Now that I have finished the series I am left searching for an equal. She knows how to tell a story. It is in the lovely details that the imagination comes alive. Davina Porter so expertly narrates that one hardly notices it is a female reading a male charactor. If you are a history buff, or you are just getting strarted in hstorical fiction for entertainment you will not be disappointed.
It's incredible that after 6 books, and hundreds of hours, Diana Gabaldon is still has me completely emerged in this world. I am dreading that I only have two books left.
Ongoing story of Clair Jamie roger and bri. Nothing spectacular happened on this volume; however it is an interesting listen to daily lives 200 years ago. Characters are easy to relate to and inta interesting to be reminded of historical events of the time period
I just loved this book. Thrilling, funny, exciting, romantic....a packet of everything. And I have to admit (with shame though) a crush on Stephen Bonnet. It's all because of Davina Porter's skilled interpretation of the irish pirate's soft accent. I regret I didn't bookmark all the Bonnet-parts. Well, allmost.
Spoiler: One of the many highlights in this book is the description of Tom Christie's love of Claire.
Yesyesyes!! Finally the last book ofthe voyager series with Davina Porters beautiful voice.
Thank you Audible! Its been worthwhile waiting.
It's been a long wait for audible uk to release this. Having listened to and loved the first five of the outlander series I did not want to listen to this in an abridged version with another reader. Davina Porter is the voice of the Frasers. Now I can complete the series, I'm very happy, thank you.
"Really annoyedf custom er"
I am really annoyed I been charged over £36 for this book and I didn't even know its appearing several times on my kindle and has not even downloaded fully once very diss appointed how do I casncel
Loved it and really think the narrator is the best there is. Absolutely fantastic from start to finish.
This is the way history should be taught, the story line is strong and made me feel a part of the family. I couldn't find enough time to listen so I went without sleep to do so. What a story ... Wonderful!!
"At last! Book 6 narrated by Davina Porter"
I've been eagerly waiting for the full series of outlander books to become available because Davina Porter's narration is simply superb! Ms Porter's skill in reproducing the various accents in particular is inspired and really gives the individual characters lives of their own. Such a pleasure to listen to, and a series I return to again and again. Thank you Davina! I just love this book.
"A breath of Snow and Ashes"
This book held me in its spell from start to finnish. Diana Gabaldon's ability to tell a story to hold the readers attention from cover to cover is really amazing .
"Keep on listening"
Before the Revolution
Claire is still My favorit charater. I like reading about her treating patients and her love for Jamie
The way she uses the different accents to bring the characters into life.
When they Cut Roger off from the tree when he was hanged.
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