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Dragonfly in Amber Audiobook

Dragonfly in Amber

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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)

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    Beth 09-26-15
    Beth 09-26-15

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    "Love to the tune of 40 hours of listening bliss"

    Love this series! Can't wait to start Voyager!
    These stories are simply captivating, and Divina Porter gives another perfect performance.

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    N. Strong 09-25-15
    N. Strong 09-25-15
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    "Leisurious Intensity"

    A wonderful compliment to the first book, that feels like a worthy conclusion to the story arc created by the first. Usually very thoughtful and in no rush, with great care in character development, but at times very intense. Some great twists too. The reader is fantastic, her accents always adding to the story (except maybe the American one).

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    Leslie Alaska 09-24-15
    Leslie Alaska 09-24-15 Member Since 2014

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    "love this series!"

    Great writing and a wonderful performance! Definitely recommend for anyone that enjoys historical fiction. The details make the story come alive and give a sense of connection to Claire and her family.

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    deelyrad 09-19-15
    deelyrad 09-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "just can't get enough of the Outlander series"

    Davina Porter brings every character to life with her storytelling. Second in the series, it's every bit as good as the first.

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    Claudia Reston, VA, USA 09-18-15
    Claudia Reston, VA, USA 09-18-15 Member Since 2002

    Audible listener for MANY years. I love mysteries and spy novels, biographies, historical fiction, and many other things in between.

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    "Don't Be in a Hurry"

    I've been told by friends who have read the whole series that this book was one of the slower ones. With Divina Porter reading, I found myself immersed in the book and was happy to listen to every line. I'm not sure I have ever heard a better reader, she really makes everything come alive. These books are not to be rushed through, but savored for the beautiful writing, imagery, and story. I can't wait to start the next book, even though I know it is 45 hours long – yikes! I'm hooked!

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    Meagan Irby 09-17-15
    Meagan Irby 09-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love!"

    Great story and love the way she reads it! Definitely sucks you into their world!

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    Jennifer 09-16-15
    Jennifer 09-16-15 Member Since 2015

    I am a single mother of two boys, Josef who is 8 and Gabriel who is 1. I am so busy I am unable to sit and read. So having audible is great!

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    "She did it again!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dragonfly in Amber to be better than the print version?

    I love the audio because it allows me to better visualize what is going on. I am able to pay attention to details better. I am also able to listen more than I would if I were to read it myself. So I would definitely say it is better than the print version.


    What other book might you compare Dragonfly in Amber to and why?

    I love this series. I usually read Stephen King and like authors. So, this is very different than that. My friend introduced me to the series and I was hooked. I would have never picked up this book if it wasn't for my friend. I am glad I did and hope to venture out of my comfort zone more. I read the first book, Outlander. It's silly to compare the two, but that would be my only available comparison. They are great!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There is a scene when Claire is in France with Jamie. They are at their home entertaining guests. Claire sees someone in the distance.

    This scene was great! As I was listening I kept thinking, "OMG who is it? It's not Black Jack Randall! He should be dead! OMG" The intensity of that scene was great.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have I would have! But 39 hours is a long time to sit and listen. I did listen to it on my way to work and on my way home. I also slipped in my ear piece at work and listened. I listened as often as I could.


    Any additional comments?

    Love this series! I can't say that enough.

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    Peg Wimmer 09-13-15
    Peg Wimmer 09-13-15
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    "This book in the Outlander series is a slower read"

    I found the extended term of the character of Gillie to be somewhat of a distraction from an otherwise fast moving plot.

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    P. Halliday Canada 09-12-15
    P. Halliday Canada 09-12-15 Member Since 2008

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    "Good Story, Fantastic Narrator"

    This book is worth listening to just for the narrator! The story is a fun way to get interested in history.

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    Jill Robles 09-12-15
    Jill Robles 09-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Hooked"

    Excellent sequel - the first captured my heart and this one kept me going. Already lined up the third!

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