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A Breath of Snow and Ashes Audiobook

A Breath of Snow and Ashes: Outlander, Book 6

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 burden of knowing that war cannot be avoided.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2005 Diana Gabaldon (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"[A]n enthralling experience." (Booklist)

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    Sheila H. Morris Harrisonburg, VA (formally Muncie,IN) 09-22-13
    Sheila H. Morris Harrisonburg, VA (formally Muncie,IN) 09-22-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Ms. Gabaldon, thank you again for sharing!"
    Where does A Breath of Snow and Ashes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Thank you for another fantastic book of Jamie and Claire. I feel like I'm
    right their sharing every moment with them.


    What other book might you compare A Breath of Snow and Ashes to and why?

    Outlander series is above all other writers.


    What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It was hard for me to get used to her voice in the beginning.
    but, now she's amazing too.


    If you could take any character from A Breath of Snow and Ashes out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Claire, she is so very interesting.


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    valerie 09-15-13
    valerie 09-15-13 Member Since 2011

    I listen to books all the time, When I am driving, cleaning, cooking or doing anything quiet. I am AUDOBSESSED!

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    "more wonderful story"

    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.

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    Andrea 08-16-13
    Andrea 08-16-13
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    "#6 and still going strong!"

    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.

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    Linda 05-29-13
    Linda 05-29-13 Member Since 2016

    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!

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    "Another hit!"

    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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    Leonard P. 05-24-13
    Leonard P. 05-24-13
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    "Another great book. Love Diana and Davina."
    Where does A Breath of Snow and Ashes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very near the top.


    What other book might you compare A Breath of Snow and Ashes to and why?

    All the Outlander Series. I love them and can't wait for the latest in the series.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    She brings these books to life. No one could be better.


    Who was the most memorable character of A Breath of Snow and Ashes and why?

    Jamie is always the most memorable character.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth every penny and every minute of listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lorna Johannesburg, South Africa 05-21-13
    Lorna Johannesburg, South Africa 05-21-13 Member Since 2010

    I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!

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    "Just wonderful!!"

    I have read all the Outlander Books and I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed them all. I fell in love with all the characters and enjoyed the Scottish history, I love Jamie and Claire and their family. They seem so real! This is a gem of a series.. so don't miss it! But whatever you do, start from the beginnning..

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    Lisa C. Nelson TUCSON, AZ, US 05-20-13
    Lisa C. Nelson TUCSON, AZ, US 05-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    "The story continues, and is never disappointing!"
    What made the experience of listening to A Breath of Snow and Ashes the most enjoyable?

    I am addicted to the Outlander novels, I really couldn't wait to listen to the next book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jamie and Clare of course, the more I hear the more I want to listen.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Clare is rescued...


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A few gasps and one or two laughs...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dave 05-11-13
    Dave 05-11-13
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    "Always Excellent"
    Where does A Breath of Snow and Ashes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 3


    What did you like best about this story?

    never a dull moment


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    Look up narrator in the dictionary and you'll see Davina's picture


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    both


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 04-29-13
    Dana Marcel Metairie, LA, United States 04-29-13 Member Since 2012

    Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.

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    "I just can’t get enough of Jamie and Claire"
    What made the experience of listening to A Breath of Snow and Ashes the most enjoyable?

    The narrator, Davina Porter! Someone please give this lady an award! I could never actually read thiis series because the audio version, with Porter, brings this story to life!


    What did you like best about this story?

    There’s so much action, scandal and drama in this book that it makes it hard to put down. I’m so glad Diana Gabaldon gives us different POV’s from the characters. The humorous and touching dialogue keeps you sucked in.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    **SPOILER ALERT**

    When Roger and Brianna realize that little Jemmy IS indeed Roger's son. *tear*


    Who was the most memorable character of A Breath of Snow and Ashes and why?

    Jamie and Claire. It's their story.


    Any additional comments?

    Diana Gabaldon’s last 3 books have actually been way too long and contained a lot of unnecessary stories. Many people find the last few books too long and boring. So with that in mind, you should only continue with the series if you are a true “Outlander series” fan and enjoy the characters. Being a huge Outlander fan I myself enjoyed the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Huntington Beach, CA, United States 03-26-13
    Greg Huntington Beach, CA, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2014

    The Perfect Storm! Audible, a great Audiobooks Reader and an adventure/romance in my little green iPod...

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    "Diana Gabaldon + Davina Porter = Perfection"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Breath of Snow and Ashes to be better than the print version?

    The Outlander books are written with Scottish and English words. To read them is fun, but to listen to Davina Porter read them is outstanding! Davina Porter brings Diana Gabaldon's amazing characters and books to life! These two women are something special!


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    Davina Porter has the most amazing accents, she reads flawlessly. I just can't say enough good things about her!


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't started the Outlander Series... Start! Do yourself a favor and get the audiobook though, it's completely worth the $$!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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