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Dragonfly in Amber Audiobook

Dragonfly in Amber

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this 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.
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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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    Khar'Pern 01-26-15
    Khar'Pern 01-26-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great!"

    I love this story! I can't wait to get the next one to find out more!

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    J. Hall Salt Lake City, UT 01-25-15
    J. Hall Salt Lake City, UT 01-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful story"

    A wonderful story with vivid characters brought to life by a performance that is gifted.

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    Caroline Greyling (Author of Five: Maor book one) Johannesburg, South Africa 01-24-15
    Caroline Greyling (Author of Five: Maor book one) Johannesburg, South Africa 01-24-15 Member Since 2011

    Author of Five (Maor Series)

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    "Epic, sweeping tale"

    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!

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    Helen 01-24-15
    Helen 01-24-15 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "Magnificent"

    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.

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    Caylene J. Vincent Ballarat, Australia 01-20-15
    Caylene J. Vincent Ballarat, Australia 01-20-15 Member Since 2012

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    Where does Dragonfly in Amber rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    So far I like the series, boy can Diana write, its amazing that she captures you as a listener for such a long time


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

    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


    What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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


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

    Definitely not Dragonfly in Amber, and there is no point giving it another name as it will remain as this title anyway


    Any additional comments?

    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

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    morgansboss 01-18-15
    morgansboss 01-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent addition to the story line."

    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.

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    J. Ochsner 01-16-15
    J. Ochsner 01-16-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Loved the book"

    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?

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    Tammy Malachowski MS 01-14-15 Member Since 2014

    Tam

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    "Awesome"

    Great book and fabulous reading performance.
    Looking forward to the next of the series. This book is even better than the first.

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    Kristie 01-13-15
    Kristie 01-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it! Ahh cliffhangers!"

    I have loved this series and on to the next. The cliffhanger left me wanting more. On to Voyager. Hope she goes back.

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    Sara 01-11-15
    Sara 01-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "this has been such a great story has kept me going"

    love the way it keeps you wanting more.i am excited to hear more. great love story

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