The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan.
Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war. Her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through perilous years ahead - or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.
©2001 Diana Gabaldon (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC
This was one of the longest audiobooks I have ever attempted, yet it didn't seem so. I was drawn into colonial America along with the Frasers and their kith and kin. The amount of research Dr. Gabaldon did for this book was simply mind boggling, from the everyday preparations of soap, hunting, farming to the rudimentary medical treatments available then. In addition to enjoying the continuing romance of Clare & Jamie, I learned a great deal about herbs, etc. and Davina Porter: I don't know if I can describe just how marvelous her narrative skills are. I will get every Outlander book she narrates. And I will have a "wee bit" of trouble not using a Scottish accent for awhile, aye?
Enjoyed being with some favorite characters again. This is a wonderful story, and Davina Porter is amazing. I give it 5 stars on all above.
If I weren't listening to these books, I would've put them down along time ago because they go on forever. I do love the way that she writes characters, and every book ends with something that makes me want to go onto the next.
This series is wonderful . This is a series for everyone
I simply enjoy listening to the story
Davina is wonderful. She makes the story real
The mysteries are interesting
Love the continuing saga of Claire and Jamie. I have the hard cover books but really enjoy the narration by Davina. Instead of trying to imagine how some words sound in Gaelic, I actually get to hear the. proper pronouncation. Thanks, Davina!
Slow start, and too descriptive in many parts. At least by my taste. I was beginning to think the story was streched too far. The last part of the book however, containts something of the best from Gabaldons hand. Brilliant dialouges, insight in the human mind and heartwrenching excitement. And Davina Porter are genious.
Dragged on too long without enough action. Narrator did an amazing job! Still looking forward to listening to the next book in this series but this was not my favorite.
I echo the above sentiment. Having listened to the previous four books it is a joyl to hear Davina Porter's wonderful voice again. Please please record book 6.
"Jamie & Claire Saga continues"
This is book 5 of the time travel Outlander series of adventures of Claire Randall and highlander Jamie Fraser. I have read all seven books and listened to them on disc and via Audible as well. Can't wait for book eight!
"Too long Davina"
I love the series but am still plowing my way through this one. the first chapters go on and on and am not sure that they have added anything. I have now got to the interest and pace that I loved in some of the earlier books. I am sure by the end i will love it.
Can't spend too much time writing a revue on this brilliant story ,I wont to listen to the next one.
This in a epic series, the detail is incredible and the story keeps twisting and turning. Looking forward to the next one.
Davina Porter is a fantastic voice actress and makes these books so enjoyable. They are great for a story to listen to without needing to think about them; I listen in the car
Great looking forward to next part, lives up to all the rest of the books so far
As always a beautiful stroy and all are beloved caracters. But the intrigue is stretched out and lost in hours of none related everyday life, babys and animal attackes (lots of theme). Hope the next one keeps my interest
"Captivating and informative."
Davina Porter has made me believe this family is real and I would recognise each of them by their voices alone. The villains are so well portrayed that just the mention of their names brings a feeling of unease over me. I've read all the Outlander books and I dearly miss the characters on my daily walks.
"Adventure in the wilderness"
Plenty of insights into the lives of the early settlers in North Carolina, lots of lovely domestic details
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