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The Scottish Prisoner | [Diana Gabaldon]

The Scottish Prisoner

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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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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    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 12-05-12
    Patricia Las Vegas, NV, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2010

    Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.

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    "enjoyable listen"

    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.

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    connie WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA, United States 11-12-12
    connie WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA, United States 11-12-12
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    "GOOD BOOK"
    What did you love best about The Scottish Prisoner?

    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.


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    Meg 10-30-12
    Meg 10-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "My Favorite of the Lord John Grey"

    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.

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    Vicki F. Lunceford 10-16-12

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    "If it's Jamie/Claire, it's gotta be Davina !!!"

    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.

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    Revis 10-09-12
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    "The audio version makes the story come to life"
    If you could sum up The Scottish Prisoner in three words, what would they be?

    Heartwarming, intriguing, satisfying


    What did you like best about this story?

    It fills in the details of the missing years of Jamie Fraser's life story not covered in the Outlander series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first time Jamie really gets to interact with his son


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Delton, MI, United States 09-12-12
    Deborah Delton, MI, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Gabaldon writes another Hit!!!"
    What did you love best about The Scottish Prisoner?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes – was your favorite?

    Both were very good, but Jamie will always have my heart.


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

    The Missing Years


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    Linda Pitcairn, PA, United States 09-12-12
    Linda Pitcairn, PA, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Another excellent tale from Diana Gabaldon"
    Where does The Scottish Prisoner rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes – was your favorite?

    Jamie Frazier


    Who was the most memorable character of The Scottish Prisoner and why?

    Lord John. His character has many facets. His sense of duty and honor make him an admirable character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Reno, NV, United States 09-05-12
    Sandra Reno, NV, United States 09-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Another Gabaldon Hit!"
    If you could sum up The Scottish Prisoner in three words, what would they be?

    Jamie's Hellwater back-story


    What did you like best about this 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.


    What does Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


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    Joyce Marietta, GA, United States 09-04-12
    Joyce Marietta, GA, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Not up to Gabaldon's best"
    What did you like best about The Scottish Prisoner? What did you like least?

    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.


    What was most disappointing about Diana Gabaldon’s story?

    The story was not gripping or propelling you to know what happens next. I expected more of an interesting story.


    What aspect of Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ’s performance would you have changed?

    These were fine. But did not add excitement.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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    Karin 08-29-12
    Karin 08-29-12
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    "Ms Gabaldon continues her wonderful books."
    Would you listen to The Scottish Prisoner again? Why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes – was your favorite?

    Both gentlemen did a great job.


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

    I would have to read the book again to properly answer this question.


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    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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.

    4 of 5 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

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Silvernin
    8/20/15
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    "fave of the Lord John books"

    really enjoyed this book, well narrated and a good story about Jamie Fraser in the years though Claire

    0 of 0 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.

    0 of 0 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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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