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
DG never disappoints with her intricately researched and described story of Claire and Jamie. DP never disappoints either making the characters come alive and keeping us interested in those details where other narrators would have put us into a droning sleep.
How can an author keep up this level of excellence book after book? I don't have the answer. I can only say that I'm grateful!
Probably not. I'm enjoying working through this series but this book is much more slow moving with a lot more dialogue.
I think she does a great job with Mrs. Bug.
I'm truly impressed with the narrators ability to handle so many different accents in this series. Every character jumps to life so clearly with the voice and accent she gives them. With one very notable exception: Brianna. For some reason she talks like a tipsy, old timey, world-weary, Wild-Western barkeep... or something along those lines. Not a young woman who grew up in Boston... or even an American from the 1960s... its really very disconcerting. But truly she's the only character performance that strikes me as "wrong."
For some reason the chapters in the recording as listed did not break correctly with the book. So.. you could never effectively judge the length or number of chapters or the amount of time left until the true end of a chapter because on the audible listing the chapter would flip from on chapter number to the next in mid sentence or paragraph. This was both annoying and confusing. plus it hadn't happened with any of the previous books. My lower performance rating is no reflection on Davina Porter who was fantastic as usual... but just on the fragmented download structure from Audible
Loved how the story ended, and excited for what comes next. But, omg, did the author take a long, boring road to get there. If not for loving the characters and overall storyline, I'm not sure how I'd feel about the book.
Love, love, love the narration, tho. :-)
Finally here this version with the great voice of Davina Porter!! I am so happy. Her voice makes the whole book come to live, especcially when you have listened to the first four outlander books. Now just waiting for 'breath of snow and ashes' with Davina Porter! Please Audible....
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!
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
The first half seemed to drag along forever. The second half was far better. But it was very long.
My least favourite of the series so far.
"even more escape from now 😍"
thank you for a spell binding story , I put my ear phones on and escape in to the 18th century. No other book has held me as this has and does ! I have lost count to how many times I have listened to the whole series
I have paid for this audio book and it has not downloaded really annoying.
Even this feedback is annoying .why can't I just submit
this is an excellent book in the outlander series. I would recommend it to anyone
"just keeps getting better. "
live these books. the author is excellent at detail, character development and story writing. Couldn't stop listening.
"as always a good listen"
loved every minute of this book. wonderful and amazing! such a great series. looking forward to next one
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