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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)

What Members Say

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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

    evensong

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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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    Leslie 09-09-15
    Leslie 09-09-15
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    "Engaging second installment of an engaging story"
    Would you listen to Dragonfly in Amber again? Why?

    I'm currently on my third read of this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragonfly in Amber?

    Love the way the author began the story making the reader feel uncomfortable with where they were in the storyline.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    As usual, Davina Porter's performance is impeccable.


    If you could rename Dragonfly in Amber, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't.


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Burris 09-09-15
    Juan Burris 09-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant"

    I loved everything about this book. The story is amazing and the reader brings it all to life brilliantly.

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    Rhonda Jackson 09-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great series!"

    I am usually wary about reading series because I hate being disappointed in the next story and would rather quit while ahead. However I enjoyed Outlander and it peaked my curiosity enough to use my credit on Dragonfly in Amber. I was not disappointed so needless to say, I'm going for number 3, Voyager.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amber L. Bishop 09-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Imaginative and Gripping"

    the story is so fantastical and so well read. I am absolutely gripped and must know what happens next. love it.

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    Deborah 09-02-15
    Deborah 09-02-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Better the second time around"

    I read this book the first time in print about 10 years ago. I didn't like it that much, although it didn't deter me from continuing on with this stellar historical fiction series with a sci-fi twist. At the time, I was frustrated with the dual story of the 1960's and the 1740's without any real conclusion of either story line. This time around I enjoyed it much more, maybe partially because I was reading it with the thought in mind that it would be coming alive on TV in the not-too-distant future. I kept wondering what would be left in and what left out. I concentrated more on the details because I thought maybe they would be missing in the TV production.

    My enjoyment was also enhanced not only by anticipation of the TV series but also of re-reading the next book. Having now read the entire series to date, I knew what the next book would hold in terms of both resolutions of this plot line and the continuation of the much broader story lines and so I could look forward as well as concentrating on the "present" of the book itself.

    This book is well worth the effort of getting through the somewhat slow moving political intrigue portions (at least I found them a bit boring at times) in order to be able to follow the plot lines into the next and succeeding books.

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    Tracy McAllister 09-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this!"
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    There were some parts of the story that I became a bit frustrated with (when they were in France) but once I got past that it's a wonderful book!!

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  • Patricia
    Ashford, United Kingdom
    6/13/12
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    "Can't put it down"

    No really I'm losing sleep as I must know what happens. After reading the first, I am now half way through this book and still have all the others to catch up on. Davina Porter is an amazing narrator. You honestly believe in all the characters and their different voices; how does she do it? I would never have enjoyed these books if I had read them myself. I couldn't have switched from voice to voice in my head the way it is narrated.
    Oh just one other thing; A plead to reviewers; you are giving too much away and this spoils it for those who haven't yet read or finished each novel.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • C
    FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom
    9/23/14
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    "This series of books are amazing"
    Would you listen to Dragonfly In Amber again? Why?

    absolutely, They are absolutely wonderfully narrated by Davina Porter. She makes these books as amazing as they are. Without her reading them I don't know if I would love them as much as I do.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It has to be Clare. She's witty, kind, loving and calm.


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

    Jamie, Davina's character voices are impeccable.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love at its deepest


    Any additional comments?

    as you can see I just adore the outlander series (so far..) wonderfully amazing

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Barrie
    Dudley, United Kingdom
    8/17/08
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    "A brilliant follow up"

    This lived up to the brilliance of the first book, and I finished it in five days. Plenty of laughs and tears, and a gripping plot.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • robert
    clacton on sea, United Kingdom
    10/5/14
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    "enthrawling story worst american accent ever!"
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    fantastic story very well performed (ignoring the worst American accent I've ever heard, it was more west country than anything!) thoroughly enjoyable highland /time travel romp! definitely purchasing book 3

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Patrick
    Morpeth, United Kingdom
    4/18/10
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    "I was caught in amber too"

    A wonderful, wonderful story ! Painful, touching, exciting, I know it's a cliche, but I didn't want it to end, and when it did.......downloaded the next one ! I commend this to the House.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ellie g
    12/5/15
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    "Wonderful!"

    The continuing story of Claire and Jamie.. Fascinating, compelling, intoxicating!... A romp through history... traveling in two centuries, full of wonderful characters, who both engage and repel. Epic battles..heartbreaking, as the narrative speaks of the futility of war. Love portrayed timelessly as truth. Funny, affectionate and unputdownable...thank goodness for audible narration by Davina Porter, (who deserves an award!) that brings vividly to life every character and scene with such dramatic flair. As I said ...Wonderful!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JM
    UK
    10/3/07
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    "more sex than history"

    I love historical novels, but this really is more of a romance novel with a bit of history thrown it as filler. If you are looking for a book with lots of sex scenes set in a 'period' ambiance this is your book, if you are looking for more history than slightly vulgar sex than this one isn't for you.

    11 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Clare
    9/30/16
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    "Brilliant !!"

    My second book in the series. Can't wait to start Voyager. Brilliant Narration. Brilliant Story. captivating and so visual .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lauryn
    9/9/16
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    "Wow, another 10/10"

    What can I say? Another beautifully written story, amazingly narrated by Davina!! I'm absolutely hooked and have been on a rollercoaster of emotions (again!!) listening to this audiobook... I'm just in love with everything about it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Edith Mooney
    8/6/16
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    "dragon fly in amber"

    loved it ! Wonderful dynamic descriptive dialogue from Diana Gabeldon. story
    line throughout the series is gripping and definitely one of those series that you will read time and time again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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