This title also appears as a novella in the collection “Lord John and the Hand of Devils.”
New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon, beloved for her immensely popular Outlander series, crafted this fast-paced tale of intrigue when asked to contribute to an anthology honoring the late, great Ellis Peters. Outlander supporting player Lord John Grey investigates the death of a red-haired man only to become mixed up in the affairs of Sir Francis Dashwood and his notorious Hellfire Club. And as Lord John digs further, his life becomes threatened.
©1998 Diana Gabaldon; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
I am always impressed with Ms. Gabaldone's work, and this was certainly up to snuff! My favorite part was... well, literally everything. It is such a short piece that there isn't time for unexciting parts to happen! The narrator's take on voices and inflection was superb.
Unfortunately this was the least interesting of all her books. Kinda an afterthought. I believe she was busy elsewhere trying to get her thoughts in order for her prize series "Outlander". My suggestion don't bother.
Why, yes, I am an author
I actually listened to this twice before writing my review. I was a little confused the first time through, but must admit that I was also listening while distracted.
This is a story about Lord John Grey, from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. It was written as a prequel to a series of books specifically about this character. In this tale, Lord John is witness to a murder ... and also invited (somewhat against his will) to join the local Hellfire club. These incidents prove to be related in some rather unexpected ways.
I thought the narrator's voice was lovely, although his characterizations were not terribly varied.
I find the idea of creating a series about this particular character intriguing. This audio book felt like a novella, so there was not as much development as one might prefer. Nevertheless, I found it entertaining.
This was a too quick little story. I could follow the back ground only because I have listened to the whole Outlander series
rich, expressive and clear
Probably not because it would be too short. If would be fine as a segment in another movie.
I enjoyed this story, but it was too short. I am use to longer Diana books and less than 90 minutes barely got the kitchen cleaned.
Mother of three, grandmother of two, work full time as a labor and delivery nurse and love to listen to books while I am doing other things.
Interesting, mysterious, good read
Lord John, I love the stories where he is the main character. It is such a different kind of story from the Claire and Jamie stories...good to break up the point of view.
I find the names and places in most of Gabaldon's books difficult and frequently find the dialogue tiresome when reading from print. Love having the words flow so freely and sound so good.
Yes. I've read them all in paperback and am now listening to audible versions. Jeff Woodman is an excellent narrator but I wasn't thrilled with the story. First of all, I don't like short stories and this one wasn't developed enough for my taste.
This was a short story. I like Diana's full length books where it has some teeth in it and you can see the characters move through their lives. Lord John didn't live up to his full potential in this one. If it was the only book read, I would not be inclined to pursue other Gabaldon books and would miss out on a great experience.
He brings the nuance of the characters.
I doubt it.
Don't make any movies of these books. The audible and text are perfect.
Everything Diana Gabaldon writes is a must read!!!
She is a really really good story teller. I can't get enough of her work and I am
I am really not in to romance.. I like historic writing the are fiction but follow closely to historic time lines.
she is capable of better wriing
gay rape factor
do not know if I would even remember his name. no offence meant
the hell fire club
Hard to follow, boring storyline. Narrator not very good.
Didn't live up to Diana gabaldon usual books.
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