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Lord John and the Private Matter Audiobook

Lord John and the Private Matter

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Publisher's Summary

With more than 10 million copies in print worldwide, New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series is a global phenomenon. Lord John and the Private Matter, starring one of the most popular Outlander characters, captures all the adventure and magic of the series while delivering a fresh tale that is utterly captivating.

Lord John is in a difficult spot. His cousin Olivia is engaged to marry the Honorable Joseph Trevelyan, but he has just observed something of a rather personal nature that, if confirmed, might put an end to any talk of marital bliss. Determined to investigate further, Lord John is distracted when the Crown calls for his services. A comrade in arms has been slain, and to complicate matters, the victim may have been a traitor. Now Lord John has not one, but two puzzling mysteries to solve.

©2003 Diana Gabaldon; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Gabaldon takes readers for a walk on the wild side....A compelling and unique period mystery for the author's legion of fans." (Kirkus Review)

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    Angela 09-17-08
    Angela 09-17-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Meh...."

    I just couldn't make myself care about any of the characters, here. All seemed quite shallow, and plot was completely a mystery-who-dun-it - not my genre. Was hoping for something more in terms of character development & adventure, e.g. Outlander series....~sigh~

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    VanamanTribe 06-15-13
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    "Definitely NOT like the "outlander series""
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who wonder what homosexual life in the 1700s England would be like


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Woodman?

    Maybe davina porter.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointing


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the new outlander series book

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    msthompson824 05-22-16
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    "2nd time's a charm ..."

    I understood so much more this time around. I highly recommend reading the full series in order as Diana has listed on her website.

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    Paul Anderegg 04-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Most Enjoyable & Intriguing Story"

    I didn't expect to enjoy this story but Diane Gabaldon's writing brought every character alive. An intriguing story that kept me guessing to the end.

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    Michael Conner Lancaster Pa 03-31-16
    Michael Conner Lancaster Pa 03-31-16 Member Since 2009

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    "Not for me"

    Tried this based on the quality of Gabaldon's outlander series. Just didn't cut it for me. I won't continue the series. A bit of a bore for the most part.

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    jaybee100 03-17-16
    jaybee100 03-17-16 Member Since 2010
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    "another great story"

    Diana Gabaldon continues to amaze with great stories like this one. An historical murder mystery!

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    Rose Marie Holt Nampa, ID USA 03-10-16
    Rose Marie Holt Nampa, ID USA 03-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining"

    A nice mystery & character tale with a protagonist borrowed from the Outlander series. Good performance.

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    V from Kansas WICHITA, KS, US 11-12-15
    V from Kansas WICHITA, KS, US 11-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not near as good as Outlander"

    The story was ok, but after listening to the Outlander Series for the past few weeks, it is kind of a let down. The narrator isn't near as good, either. oh well, hopefully the Lord John series will keep my occupied while I wait for book 9 to come out.

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    Patricia Nelson Vacaville, CA, US 11-11-15
    Patricia Nelson Vacaville, CA, US 11-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "good listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, because I really liked the characters. The narrator is amazing with the voices


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes.


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    He is amazing with his voices


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I didn't realize it was such a short book. I wish it was in more detail of what happened with the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Georgia 11-06-15
    Amazon Customer Georgia 11-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it, loved the narrator."

    as I wear hearing aids, the narrator is very important to me. I heard every word and as always Diana Gaboldon kept me on the edge of my seat. ready for the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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