We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Dragonfly in Amber Audiobook

Dragonfly in Amber

Regular Price:$41.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now the sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel. Still longing to know the fate of her beloved warrior, she recounts the story of her stay with him in the intrigue-ridden court of Charles Stuart and their attempt to avert the doomed Highlands uprising at Culloden. As her story unfolds, it reveals implications more far-reaching than even Claire could have guessed.

Narrator Davina Porter's gift for expression captures the history and flavor of a harsh place and time, and gives it the polish of a warm and engaging love story.

©1992 Diana Gabaldon; (P)1998 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Compulsively readable." (Publishers Weekly)
"A winning combination of vivid imagination and good common sense." (Kirkus)
"Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller." (Arizona Republic)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (19924 )
5 star
 (15013)
4 star
 (3433)
3 star
 (1011)
2 star
 (254)
1 star
 (213)
Overall
4.7 (15644 )
5 star
 (11982)
4 star
 (2550)
3 star
 (798)
2 star
 (184)
1 star
 (130)
Story
4.8 (15647 )
5 star
 (13386)
4 star
 (1689)
3 star
 (366)
2 star
 (112)
1 star
 (94)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Candice 02-16-16
    Candice 02-16-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awesome!!!! Love it!"

    Super easy listen/read & love Ms. Porter as a narrator! She does all the characters voices in a great way!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rebecca Bakersfield, Ca 02-12-16
    Rebecca Bakersfield, Ca 02-12-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "love listening to Davina Porter"

    I have lost count on the number of times I have enjoyed listening to DIA. now on to Voyager

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Teresa 02-11-16
    Teresa 02-11-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing series, great narration!"

    Can't say enough about the first two books in this series. I am completely invested. The narration is paramount!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    A. LaBair 02-09-16
    A. LaBair 02-09-16

    Dr. Bear

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "awesome"

    one two three four five six and seven six five four three two one again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Travis Knight Oswego, NY 02-07-16
    Travis Knight Oswego, NY 02-07-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Epic Audio Vacation to Saucy Scotland, Part 2"

    Despite being two days long, it took me almost a full month to listen to Dragonfly in Amber. I read, on my wife's adamantine recommendation, Outlander last year. As a scot by heritage, I found it interesting and engaging, if a bit blush-inducing. Dragonfly in Amber takes the politicking and intrigue to new heights, while avoiding becoming a travelogue, which the first book suffers a bit from.

    Gabaldon writes with a vision and scope that I'd say well exceed the term "novel," which means the structure of the narrative is a bit different. Time seems to stretch out, and twists pile on twists in a way your regular-sized novel can't afford with a sub-500 page economy. But I dig it. It's like you're really there with the characters, and really experiencing this bizarre Jacobite situation.

    I for one will certainly listen to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    phr 02-06-16
    phr 02-06-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Davina Porter is a genius."

    I can't imagine how hard she must work. Her voices are always spot on despite having to voice various ages, accents, and genders. Brava. She brings so much to an already fascinating and interesting read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Adeline 02-06-16
    Adeline 02-06-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Prepare your heart for this"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but with caution. If you read Outlander, take a break before starting this one since it's a big book, and the next one is too. You might want to continue immediately to book 3 after finishing this one, and it's a long time to commit. It doesn't start where you think it would. It doesn't end where you think it should, either. But keep reading, it'll be okay. Prepare your heart, because it's going to break, bad. Read fast, then make sure book 3 is on hand so you can move on quickly before the pain gets too much. I love this series so much! Diana Gabaldon is a genius!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Claire and Jamie, as always. But Fergus is growing on me, and Master Raymond was so intriguing, I want to know more of him.


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    Jamie. I can differentiate her voice and accent for Jamie now, althought the rest of the clan was Scottish too. Davina voiced Jamie with a warm tone that was both familiar and authorative


    If you could take any character from Dragonfly in Amber out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Master Raymond. I want to know what's the deal with him.


    Any additional comments?

    Simply amazing. Such a beloved series,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Clay 02-05-16
    Clay 02-05-16 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Absolutely love it!"

    Second time listening to the entire series. ...Absolutely love it! Every story line is clever and intriguing, but especially the love story between Jamie and Clair. I'm obsessed. Thank you Diana for your brilliance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Holland Judkins Savannah, GA, US 02-04-16
    Holland Judkins Savannah, GA, US 02-04-16 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Chick Lit"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This is a historical romance novel. Just warn me next time.


    What could Diana Gabaldon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Come clean on her intended audience so I would not have wasted my time. I gave up twenty percent in.


    What didn’t you like about Davina Porter’s performance?

    Decent reading of poor material.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Do some thinking before you make a hasty decision on buying a book written by a woman intended for women.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Swedesboro, NJ 02-03-16
    Amazon Customer Swedesboro, NJ 02-03-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent!"

    Davina Porter brings the beautiful words of Herself, Diana Gabaldon, to life! Hours of immense enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.