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.
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"Compulsively readable." (Publishers Weekly)
"A winning combination of vivid imagination and good common sense." (Kirkus)
"Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller." (Arizona Republic)
Author of Five (Maor Series)
Claire Randall has a secret to tell her daughter. Twenty years after she mysteriously re-appeared at the stones of Craigh na dun, she returns with her grown daughter to Scotland to reveal the stunning truth behind her disappearance.
Diana Gabaldon is a firm contender for the very top spot on my favorite authors list. The tale of Claire and James Fraser has everything you could wish for in a story: honor, romance, war, death, intrigue, magic, deception, history and more.
I feel as though I have been dragged into seventeenth century Scotland, and the accuracy with which Diana describes life in these times, makes me confident that I might survive it together with Claire Fraser. The emotion and graphic scenes are so well written, it’s impossible not to rise with Claire on the wings of hope, and sink with the Scots to the depths of despair.
Diana’s use of different point of views to segregate time was particularly effective in this novel. Although I love her first person point of view for Claire, the use of the third person POV at certain points in the story definitely helped me to identify the cut in timelines, provided a breath from the intense emotional roller-coaster of Claire’s adventures and gave a deeper insight into some of the peripheral characters that I feel certain will play a larger role in books to follow.
As a history lover, I couldn't have asked for a more down to earth, graphic depiction of the Jacobite rising. As a romantic, I don’t think I’ve ever read a more stirring account of true love that transcends not only centuries, but the day to day hardships and monotony of life and loss.
Rare is the author who can maintain pace and interest in such a thick, epic tale, but Gabaldon does it with ease. I am completely, utterly in love with this sweeping series and can’t wait to get my hands on Voyager!
As a Lecturer in the Teaching of Literacy, I believe that the heart of learning to read is the love of stories... A love that has no end.
Read with the insight of someone who has experienced life as a woman, and obviously enjoyed the story herself, Dragonfly in Amber comes alive through the richness of language and expression of the characters, guiding the listener through time and place reached only in our imaginations.
So far I like the series, boy can Diana write, its amazing that she captures you as a listener for such a long time
I don't think you can compare this books to other series, and that's why I like it, its quiet unique, well researched and well written
I actually like how she captures the Scottish accent so much so that you don't realise that it really is a women's voice
Definitely not Dragonfly in Amber, and there is no point giving it another name as it will remain as this title anyway
I'm just downloading book 3 and see there are another 5 to go, it really makes me wonder how my attention will be captured for so long
The story was just a riveting as book one in the Outlander series. My favorite part is how the life lines between Jack Randall and Jamie keep over lapping. Great plot.
I'm so addicted to this series, the voices are amazing and characters are beautifully written.
the only thing I hate is the strange background echo every once in a while. What's up with that? Am I doing something wrong?
love the way it keeps you wanting more.i am excited to hear more. great love story
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