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.
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Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
reading any thing by Diana Gabaldon is always a pleasure but i did have to wonder that if the reader had not read any of the "outlander" series that they might become confused or at the very least lost by the numerous references to Claire, Jamie's wife. I have read all 39 books of the series several times and finding any thing that related to the series is a treasure. with this book to read how Jamie and Lord John spent some of those years between the time Jamie and Claire were separated and then reunited was a real joy.
i totally love the saga, i think of the characters as friends and am always eager to read any thing Ms. Gabaldon creates to further the readers knowledge and understanding about these much loved characters. I hope she continues to come up with additional stories for her fans to enjoy.
the narrators were excellent s well.
This was a good book. However, I can see if you have read the Outlander series, it will be even better. You will have more insight on this book. Over all I enjoyed this book. I do enjoy Diana's writing.
This is by far the best of the Lord John Grey books. Or, perhaps, I enjoyed it more because so much of the story centered around Jamie Fraser. I only wish it had been narrated by Davina Porter. While the narrators do a fine job with the other characters, Jamie's voice is not quite right.
The story is great, as always with Diana Gabaldon, but the narration was pretty irritating. Going forward, if Diana Gabaldon audiobooks are narrated by anyone other than Davina Porter, I will more than likely read them on Kindle rather than listening to a non-Davina recording.
Heartwarming, intriguing, satisfying
It fills in the details of the missing years of Jamie Fraser's life story not covered in the Outlander series.
The first time Jamie really gets to interact with his son
This novel fills in the years that Jamie & Claire are apart from Jamie's point of view, it is always enjoyable to have the blanks of a good serial filled in and Gabaldon does this well with a story that also could stand on it's own.
Both were very good, but Jamie will always have my heart.
The Missing Years
In the top 10
This book told the story of how Jamie Frazier and Lord John came to have a strong bond of friendship. The tale was one of intrigue, danger, excitement and heroism. Excellent read, and a must for fans of the Outlander series.
Lord John. His character has many facets. His sense of duty and honor make him an admirable character.
Jamie's Hellwater back-story
As always the interplay of the characters was the "pager turner" for me. Lord John and his Honor, Hal's impulsiveness and Jamie's love of Willie all combine to make this novel a bridge between the Outlander series and the Lord John books.
The range and richness of the voices brought the story to life for me. I had a bit of a hard time getting used to a new voice for Jamie, but soon adjusted to the male version of my Scottish friend's brogue. I doubt that I will ever try to read a book by Gabaldon again, I enjoy my audible way too much.
Only that it brought my mind back to the Outlander series. This does flesh out a part or Jamie's story from Lord John's perspective. Mostly boring.
The story was not gripping or propelling you to know what happens next. I expected more of an interesting story.
These were fine. But did not add excitement.
I would listen to this book again. Ms Gabaldon puts so much into each story that it requires a second listening / reading just to make sure you didn't miss something important. A small thing now could be developed into something in the next book.
My favorite character is James Frazier. Big surprise. I enjoy that she has made him an honorable, trustworthy, loyal person/spouse. He is exactly the friend you would want.
Both gentlemen did a great job.
I would have to read the book again to properly answer this question.
"If only they had used Davina Porter"
DG fills in some gaps
The anticipation (then unfortunately the realisation the narration was painful)
Yes as part of the current Outlander series
Ask people before you change Narrator. You have really made a mess of this.
"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
"fave of the Lord John books"
really enjoyed this book, well narrated and a good story about Jamie Fraser in the years though Claire
"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.
"O K but the narration lets it down badly"
Not really, because if they were fans of the Outlander series they would be so disappointed
I have listened to everything already.
Nothing, the accents were dreadful.
No, Story told.
Please if you are recording for audible please use Davina Porter
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!
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