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The Scottish Prisoner Audiobook

The Scottish Prisoner

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

©2011 Diana Gabaldon (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Pam F Forest, VA, United States 07-03-15
    Pam F Forest, VA, United States 07-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Delightful tale!"

    It was terrific to hear what happened to Jamie after he sent Claire back before the battle at Culloden.

    The narration was wonderful. I grinned when I "recognized" van Namsen's voice as he entered the story.

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    K. Frank San Anselmo, CA USA 06-21-15
    K. Frank San Anselmo, CA USA 06-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Satisfaction!"

    Completely satisfying. Outstanding performances. If you love Galbadon's books, this will satiate.

    Read them all!

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    Barbara POTTSTOWN, PA, United States 06-20-15
    Barbara POTTSTOWN, PA, United States 06-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, not so good narrator"

    I did not like to actor speaking Jaime's part. other than that, an enjoyable book

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    Tori Sheppeard Atlanta 06-18-15
    Tori Sheppeard Atlanta 06-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it"

    As with all books in this series, I loved it. Great to see more of what happened during the 20 year separation of Jamie and Claire as well as get to know Lord John even more.

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    Amazon Customer 06-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "So poetically written."

    This book was a pleasure from start to finish. Diana doesn't disappoint. A must read.

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    Connie H. Luder Sierra Madre, CA, US 06-04-15
    Connie H. Luder Sierra Madre, CA, US 06-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Some missing links"

    The relationship between Lord John Grey and Jamie Frasier is filled in and their codes of honor examined in this Jacobite tale of intrigue.

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    JThompson 05-15-15
    JThompson 05-15-15
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    "Couldn't put it down"

    Loved it. Was excited to see how John's friendship with Jamie came to be what it is today.

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    Leslie 05-06-15
    Leslie 05-06-15
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    "Good story but narration wanting"

    the storyline was great but I found the narration choppy and inconsistent. at times it was like there were multiple narrators.

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    Amazon Customer Florida 04-28-15
    Amazon Customer Florida 04-28-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Stutters and Repeats"

    While it has been great to hear about Jamie's life between Ardsmoor and Clare's return, it would be much more enjoyable were there none of the clerical errors that caused the narrator to stutter and in several cases to repeat words and phrases. There are a couple of times it seemed the narrator also repeated entire sentenses. I noticed too that the author, in two occasions misrepresented the story line by attributing action to one character that was obviously meant to be the action of the other. Again having read all the previous books prior to this one, I found myself a bit confused when the time line was interrupted by characters and events that failed to fit properly.

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    kirsten coppola 04-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Read if you are experiencing Droughtlander"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Scottish Prisoner to be better than the print version?

    Yes, simply because I enjoy the readers performance.


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes.


    If you could rename The Scottish Prisoner, what would you call it?

    The friendship of John & Jamie.


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  • nan allan
    4/15/15
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    "Disappointing"

    Sorry but for once I was disappointed in Audio books. Not in the story which was great but the narrator. The hero Jamie Fraser is a Scot however he had a Belfast accent which totally ruined the book for me. Davina Porter would have been much better!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • LS
    9/14/15
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    "Narrator very poor"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Dear me....I wish the Jamie narrator could tell the difference between an Irish and a Scottish accent! Very hard to listen without being irritated.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    inverness, United Kingdom
    8/2/15
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    "Good book shame about the narrator"

    The narrator spoils this book and makes it boring to listen to,which is a shame as I have enjoyed the whole of the outlander series. I believe it as well written and I did want to know more about Lord John but it has put me off getting any more of these books.

    The narrator is good for other works but nothing with a Scottish accent as it all comes out Irish and Jamie no longer sounds like Jamie. Lord John should sound very English with the old plumb in the mouth type in this book it just doesn't happen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    newport pagnell, United Kingdom
    7/20/15
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    "O K but the narration lets it down badly"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really, because if they were fans of the Outlander series they would be so disappointed


    Would you be willing to try another book from Diana Gabaldon? Why or why not?

    I have listened to everything already.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Nothing, the accents were dreadful.


    Do you think The Scottish Prisoner needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, Story told.


    Any additional comments?

    Please if you are recording for audible please use Davina Porter

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • CarrieO
    Nottinghamshire, England
    9/16/14
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    "Disappointing rendition of Diana's work"

    I am passionate about all of Diana Gabaldon's books, the John Grey one's don't quite match my enjoyment of the main Outlander books, but they do give a lot of background information to one of the main Characters, namely Lord John Grey. I'd expected to enjoy this one more as it is about an adventure he has with Jamie Fraser, but unfortunately the narrators have spoiled it somewhat for me. I'd gotten used to Jeff Woodman reading the John Grey novels. His Cornish accent in one was somewhat off-putting, and his Scottish one in this is somewhat unpredictable, for want of a better word. The book may have sounded better if the 'Jamie' parts had been read by a Scottish actor, but Mr Holmes has a very English accent. He manages the Irish accent very well, but sometimes when reading as Jamie he can sound fairly credibly Scottish, but at other times he makes him sound Yorkshire, or, more often, Irish, which I've found rather disappoining and frustrating, to the point that I have decided to put aside the ipod and pick up my hardback instead. In this instance I shall have to enjoy Diana's hard work the old fashioned way

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    9/8/14
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    "If only they had used Davina Porter"
    What did you like best about The Scottish Prisoner? What did you like least?

    DG fills in some gaps


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Scottish Prisoner?

    The anticipation (then unfortunately the realisation the narration was painful)


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ?

    Davina Porter


    Could you see The Scottish Prisoner being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Yes as part of the current Outlander series


    Any additional comments?

    Ask people before you change Narrator. You have really made a mess of this.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • philip
    10/30/15
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    "Phil @"

    A good story But let down by atrocious accents are audiobooks not taken serious by their producers

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Katie
    2/16/16
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    "Great Lord John story - shame about the accent"

    Really enjoyed this Lord John story. A must for Jaime Fraser fans too. Jeff Woodman's performance is eloquent and as ever fits Lord John's tales very well. However I remain unconvinced by the 'Scottish' accents portrayed by Holmes, which is more like Irish most of the time and barely Scottish let alone Highland Scots. But if you can ignore this then you'll enjoy, the shared and switching narratives between characters is done well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/30/16
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    "so annoying !"
    Would you try another book written by Diana Gabaldon or narrated by Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ?

    i am so glad i listened to all the main books first before this one, otherwise i would likely not have bought them


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ’s performances?

    certainly not unless the story called for irish characters


    Could you see The Scottish Prisoner being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    well it could be tacked on to outlander i guess. i think its interesting enough for the fans


    Any additional comments?

    I was so excited to begin listening to this, and so disappointed about ten minutes in to it. I kept thinking (forlorn hoping rather) that the damn accent was going to settle down to being scottish....nope, not a chance im afraid. I mean, since when was Jamie irish? come on Diana, did you not know about this at all?? if the book was re-done i would actually pay good money to have another, SCOTTISH voiced narrator, and complete my collection properly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • artemis99
    UK
    12/2/15
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    "Filling in the Gaps"
    Where does The Scottish Prisoner rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Having been a member of the audible family for approximately seven years (ever since I was diagnosed with macular degeneration), and purchased many books during this time, this one rates towards the top of my library. I resisted it at first thinking it was just a re-hash of the story that had already been told, but eventually could no longer resist it and found that it did as I suspected, revisite parts of the story in book three of the of the Outlander series, However, I unexpectedly thoroughly enjoyed the book, and found that it fills in gaps in the story that I had not realized were there, and actually embellishes it, rounding it out and providing lots more detail.


    What other book might you compare The Scottish Prisoner to, and why?

    I don't think I have ever read a book that revisited a previously told story and not felt let down by the author, but this book was the exception.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When Jamie escaped from prison but eventually gave himself up again much to the confusion of Lord John Grey


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Jamie had to leave his place of parole to protect his son's identity.


    Any additional comments?

    Whereas in the Outlander series the story is mostly told from the perspective of Jamie's wife Clare, this time it is told from the perspective of Lord John Grey & James Frazer which gives it a totally different view point

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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