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The Fiery Cross Audiobook

The Fiery Cross: Outlander, Book 5

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.
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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

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    Patricia Shreveport, LA, United States 07-31-15
    Patricia Shreveport, LA, United States 07-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "magical and addictive reading"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fiery Cross to be better than the print version?

    davina porter brings the characters alive for me in terms of accents and terms I wouldnt know how to prounouce such as gaelic terms or expressions used in the 1750's era. I have read and listened sometimes both but the writing is magical! The stories addictive! The written word and audio work together to make this series an adventure and a wonderful tale of family and love.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fiery Cross?

    several stories of intrigue, struggles, and love come to mind but the one that left me breathless -without doubt - the hanging !


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The wedding


    If you could take any character from The Fiery Cross out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    claire fraser! Have you ever been around two ER nurses when they get to talking shop?Have I got questions to ask!


    Any additional comments?

    The Outlander series is addictive and so well written that each story comes alive. And one thing I have learned from Gabaldon's writing - you can't skip anything because you'll miss something important. Im a nurse and that aspect of the story of Claire is compelling. Her impressions of women's health issues of that time are thought provoking and imformative. I came in late on this series but I have enjoyed every single chapter and having them in print and audio has been very enjoyable- Worth every minute and every dime!

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    lecgraphx Epping, NH United States 07-30-15
    lecgraphx Epping, NH United States 07-30-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Love this series..."

    The narrator makes this series! Every character comes alive and even the everyday descriptions are fascinating. A GREAT cast of characters.

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    Johnna Bartholomew WHEATLAND, CA, US 07-30-15
    Johnna Bartholomew WHEATLAND, CA, US 07-30-15 Member Since 2015

    Yes, I'm an Outlander Fangirl. Jamie Fraser is my book boyfriend. Davina Porter is the most splendiferous reader EVAH!!

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    "I Don't Begrudge the Tempo"
    Where does The Fiery Cross rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fiery Cross is just as good as the other Outlander series books. You absolutely can''t lose with Davina Porter reading.


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

    I always love her portrayal of Jamie Fraser with that Scottish, yet understandable accent. And I always love hearing when she speaks Gaelic.


    Any additional comments?

    Although readers tend to complain about 160 pages spent on one day, I loved that one day. There was a lot happening. It was a Wedding day and a Gathering. So much going on when all those people come together.I enjoy that Gabaldon doesn't write each book in the exact same formula and cadence. I would dread reading 8 books like that. And it's exactly why I keep picking up the next one,-- they aren't all a cookie cutter from the last one.

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    K. Vaske 07-30-15
    K. Vaske 07-30-15

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    "Truly wonderful. Entertaining, enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable."

    The story is rich with a beautifully written mix of people and historical references. It entertains, educates, and makes you think about the deeper meaning of why we are here on this earth - with characters that become friends and family.

    Davina Porter is incredible. Her ability to change her voice for each character brings the story to life. Her performance deserves a standing ovation!

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    Penmark 07-30-15
    Penmark 07-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Long...."

    I loved it, just like all the others. It's just really long. Ready for the next one....

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    Sue Borah 07-27-15
    Sue Borah 07-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Gabaldon delivers again . . . and again . . . . ."

    Fantastic books. Read all of the Outlander books and am now listening and enjoying again on Audiobooks.

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    Vicky Beasley 07-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A great story"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Davina Porter gives a great performance. Another fantastic book by Diana Gabaldon

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    Jayna Marilyn 07-27-15
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    "Firey History lesson"

    I was looking f forward to every detail of the Highland games from the words out of Brianna's mouth, "The MacKinseys are HERE". Slow getting started after my expectations but I enjoyed the story as usual from their perspective. I love all the influxes in accents and characters the narrative entails. The story was about battle but didn't dwell on the details of strategy but shared the experience itself. I love getting a glimpse of Clair educating Jamie on things. So sweet!❤

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    Suzie Q in Texas 07-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Riveting"

    Just as the other books in this series, The Fiery Cross, was riveting and almost impossible to set down.

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    Ryan Jones 07-26-15
    Ryan Jones 07-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outlander Series #5"

    I love this series! A lot happened in this book that I feel I exposition for future novels. But still a great story

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  • karin cornet
    3/15/12
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    "Finally here"

    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....

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Taunton, United Kingdom
    4/9/12
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    "Please please"

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs K
    READING, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • K. Bridges
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    6/3/15
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    "Excellent performance"

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cindy fairhurst
    5/5/16
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    "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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  • Ryana Lunarian
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    12/2/15
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    "Twists, great plots and a bit of history"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fiery Cross the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is very good, sometimes I find myself having the same experience like reading the book for myself, the scenes folding out right before my eyes, perfectly and vividly described, and delivered.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fiery Cross?

    i haven't quite finished yet, but the happenings at the wedding are great.


    Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to the previous Gabaldon books and she is good as ever,she plays well with her voice.


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

    The plot thickens


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  • Twinkle984
    11/22/15
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    "Boring"
    Would you try another book written by Diana Gabaldon or narrated by Davina Porter?

    I started listening to these books after watching the outlander series. The first book was good, although i do not think i would have carried on with the series had i not watched it on TV. Now on Book 5 i have given up. I persevered through the last few books as i wanted to know what happened to Jamie and Clare. I now am not interested. The story lines are getting more and more far fetched and there seems to be parts of the story that are introduced and are left hanging with no explanation. She may be picking them back up later but it doesn't seem so. Very badly written and although i know the author is american but the English that is used in parts in terrible. Will not waste anymore credits on this.


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  • Catherine
    7/26/15
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    "Still Hooked!"

    This in a epic series, the detail is incredible and the story keeps twisting and turning. Looking forward to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
    5/24/15
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    "Great"

    Great looking forward to next part, lives up to all the rest of the books so far

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Megan
    st génies, France
    5/8/15
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    "lovely but..."

    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

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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