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 have been reading the Outlander series for years, and honestly I struggled to finish the last book, but I was still interested to finish the story. I decided to try the audiobook to see if it would capture my attention again and it did. I finished it in less than a week! I listened in the car, while I did chores, and hearing it read seemed to reinvigorate my love of the series.
Davina's ability to make each character sound distinctive is simply amazing whether female or male, child or adult, Scottish or British. She does justice to this compelling series.
I love her story and her characters I just think she is way too wordy.
I thought the narrator was great except for the fact that she cannot pronounce th properly she pronounces it with an f. Like breath, she says breaf
I could not listen to this book because it would start at chapter one then jump to a much further chapter. I contacted the help desk, but the problem persisted.
Diana has the most magnificent way of weaving the story of the ages!! The beautiful story of Jamie & Claire!!
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
This is my favorite all time series and I loved this book. Gabaldon really takes you back to the 1700's...the people in the book are my friends...I can see the story in my mind.
Fantastic storyline and can't get enough of this series
All other books in the series
She is priceless and perfect
Book is too complex and love that it lasts a long time.
Not having whispersync was a huge burden and I won't ever try to read and listen to a book without it. I spent a lot of time trying to determine where to restart the audio after reading on the kindle. This was a huge negative.
I haven't read the book and don't know that I would. The Narrator, Davina Porter, is a PERFECT fit for this series.
I love most of the main characters although I think my favorite character is Ian Jr. His adventures into discovering who he is and how he fits into the world are never disappointing.
Davina brings each character to life with their own unique way of speaking. Her accent is marvelous.
I would not want to listen to this book in one setting as 1. It's very long (55 hrs), 2. It's a story you want to think about and process. I find it fascinating to imagine what life was like back in the 1700's and frequently compare it against today's social norms.
I love Diana Gabaldon's writing. It's obvious she does her research. Her description of scenarios and situations ALWAYS strikes that delicate and perfect balance. I think "An Echo in the Bone" is my favorite book so far.
I was sad that the book ended, while at the same time happy to be able to continue the story.
I like the fact that someone could pick up this or any book and read the story and not be totally lost. Ms Gabaldon fills in if there is a possibility of a new reader at this point or a forgetful reader that needs reminded of what happened.
I wish every story I picked up to listen to could have Ms Porter narrating. She is perfection to listen to.
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