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A Breath of Snow and Ashes Audiobook

A Breath of Snow and Ashes: Outlander, Book 6

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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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    Elizabeth 05-07-15
    Elizabeth 05-07-15 Member Since 2012

    I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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    "As the Ridge Turns....OUTSTANDING"

    Pig...are you at home?

    I'm glad Mrs Gabaldon doesn't dwell on war...the danger is always there in the background....but we still get to enjoy the everyday life of the Frasers and the McKenzies on the Ridge.

    While this book is in NO WAY cheesy...at times I think it could have been called "As the Ridge Turns" ... because it is packed full of crazy stuff happening left and right. None of the books ever had me bored, but this one seems to have a little extra drama than maybe The Firey Cross did.

    You might think life was simpler back then....well apparently not if you were in and around Fraser's Ridge or River Run! My 2014 life seems pretty dull in comparison.

    A moment of hilarity where I'm laughing out loud....ends in the most touching moment.... with me crying like a baby. THAT is a mark of the perfect authur!

    Prepare for more WILD adventures and things that rip your guts out.(Herself does like to mess with us...she enjoys our anguish)....get a tissue for the end!

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    Linda Reid 05-05-15
    Linda Reid 05-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Exciting and enlightening"

    Excellent continuation of the story. I love the way that the characters are further developed. Lots of twists and turns in the plot keeps you page
    -turning. Interesting historical details and the day to day living standards in 18th century America draw the reader in.

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    Melony Green cove Springs, FL, United States 05-03-15
    Melony Green cove Springs, FL, United States 05-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enthrallling"

    Narrator is beyond excellent.

    The editing is not as perfect as the previous books. Fortunately it is not too distracting.

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    Bargain Mom 04-26-15
    Bargain Mom 04-26-15
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    "Keeps me on the edge of my seat"

    Not only a very good read but keeps my stomach in knots and at the same time such a wonderful love story with quiet passionate love.

    Such a pleasant voice to listen to as well. Just all-around entertainment at its best. Wish I could've done 4 1/2 stars but couldn't figure out how.😛

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    Brandy Knight 04-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely the best series ever!"

    I love the narration! Diana is by far my favorite author. I can't get enough of the series. I have read it more times than I can count.

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    Toni H 04-19-15
    Toni H 04-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Love of a lifetime"

    Tremendous ups & downs in this story. The overwhelming point being love. So beautiful I feel pain of tightness in my chest & the sting in my eyes.

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    Debbie Cook 04-18-15
    Debbie Cook 04-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book but unhappy with Audible"
    If you could sum up A Breath of Snow and Ashes in three words, what would they be?

    I am very unhappy that Audible made this download in several parts. I would rather wait for the lengthy download time than have this book separated. It is very confusing and my part 4 announces that it is part 7 but part 7 doesn't say anything. Now I'm not sure what order I am listeningto this book in. Very irritating.


    Any additional comments?

    The book and Davina Porter's reading are wonderful.

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    Amazon Customer La Mirada, CA, US 04-18-15
    Amazon Customer La Mirada, CA, US 04-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Outlander keeps getting better and better"

    Davina Porter brings every character to life vividly in this installment of the Outlander series. Each scene is brought to life and glows with a surreal reality.

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    Gail 04-15-15
    Gail 04-15-15
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    "Very entertaining"
    Would you listen to A Breath of Snow and Ashes again? Why?

    Yes I enjoy the narrator.. I like the story and the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Breath of Snow and Ashes?

    I enjoy wishing for the mysteries to be revealed


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

    i LOVE DAVINA PORTER


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No I simply enjoy the series


    Any additional comments?

    I just purchased the next volume and will continue to do so until I've listened to all of them

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    Lisa-Marie Kelly and Collin Barker 04-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding book!"

    The combination of Diana Gabaldon writing and Davina Porter narrating is an absolute winner! Brings this incredible story to life.

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  • karin cornet
    1/22/13
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    "Finally!!!!"

    Yesyesyes!! Finally the last book ofthe voyager series with Davina Porters beautiful voice.

    Thank you Audible! Its been worthwhile waiting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Taunton, United Kingdom
    1/21/13
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    "At last"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alison M.
    9/13/16
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    "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

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  • Jenna Mills
    London, England
    5/9/16
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    "Amazing"

    Loved it and really think the narrator is the best there is. Absolutely fantastic from start to finish.

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  • Joykie Burger
    Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom
    9/26/13
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    "Completely Enthralling"

    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!!

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  • Suzie
    brunswick west, Australia
    4/7/13
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    "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.

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  • J M Wheeler
    4/10/13
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    "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 .

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Corinne
    Rickenbach Sulz, Switzerland
    12/2/13
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    "Keep on listening"
    If you could sum up A Breath of Snow and Ashes in three words, what would they be?

    Before the Revolution


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Claire is still My favorit charater. I like reading about her treating patients and her love for Jamie


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    The way she uses the different accents to bring the characters into life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they Cut Roger off from the tree when he was hanged.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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