Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army.
And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.
Epic in scope and featuring a colorful cast that includes many legendary figures - including hero-turned-traitor Benedict Arnold and bawdy statesman Benjamin Franklin - An Echo in the Bone is a thrill from start to finish.
©2009 Diana Gabaldon; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
Yes, it gives me more freedom!!
I love it all
She keeps me going
I want a Jamie!!
Engaging, thriller, emotional
Other than the main character of Jamie and Clare, I must say it is Lord John
Battle for America
Having purchased books 1-8, I'm afraid that I am forever going to compare other writers to Diana Gabaldon. The character development and the narration by Davina Porter are supported brilliantly by the writers ability to transport the listener to another place and time. Had to put my kindle in my apron more than a few times to get work done while listening!
Love this entire series. Love, adventure and human nature in all its forms!! This was my first series and like I've said I'm afraid other stories will pale in comparison.
Yes in this series. She is a fantastic narrator and does not need the "he said and she said" that I find do annoying with other books.
This book is as wonderful as all of the other books in the Outlander series, and I am looking forward to the next one whenever it becomes available on audio. I just want to forewarn my fellow listeners to be patient. In the beginning of the book there is a lengthy section about Lord John, so much so that I was wondering if Claire and Jamie were going to have a part in this story. But never fear, they do, and the Lord John part is very good too. Enjoy!
the iPhone app sucks-makes listening more stressful than final exams. I don't have huge budget for data package to download so setting is wi fi only but pop up says to change data settings and blocks all other button use until acknowledged - this is not only frustrating while driving but dangerous.
even on wifi the books always fail to download without multiple attempts and app has to remain open for down load on iPad- so much for downloading in background while working on something else.
the sync position between iPhone and iPad doesn't even come close to points in listening
Love ALL the Characters
FIX THE APPLE APP! It is so frustrating I don't even want to listen to my books anymore--the sync between devices is so far off base please don't even have it
There is another book -WRITEN IN MY OWN HEARTS BLOOD- But it's not in audio yet. This book was so good but it leaves you hanging. Jamie and Clair are still apart, what happens with Ian? what about Jennie? now she's in America. what about Fergous? And then there's Brianna, Roger and the kids. This is terrible, I want more!!!!!!
I haven't read the print version. I devoured each of the books in this series though!!!
I love her narration.
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I think reading Book 5, 6 and 7 all in a row was not the best idea.
I don’t love the story enough to stick with it; I was just driven by the urge to finish the series once and for all.
I did not enjoy this installment as much as previous ones. I like the Roger and Brianna back home in the 80s storyline, and I am so used to having Claire and Jamie around by now that I follow their miscellaneous adventures with a basic level of interest… but I could not care less about William and Ralf and Murray and Lord So and So the Mohawks and the various battles and the impending Revolution with all the planning and plotting etc etc etc. It all became rather tedious and I needed to take a few breaks to read other books; in fact by the time I was about three quarters of the way done, I started skipping ahead.
So that’s it, I am all caught up now waiting for Book 8 to come out. I’ll read it, but contrary to most fans I am not waiting anxiously for its release.
In typical Gabaldon fashion, her intricately woven story line, character development and dialogue are a mix of suspense, humor and humanity. Claire and James face tremulous times with James Frazer's typical common sense, Claire's intelligence and their combined love and humanity.
For me to pick a favorite character is impossible. The pairings of Claire/James, Bree and Roger are, in my opinion, two characters, not four. Even though they are truly individuals, they are more one in each other. John Gray and his son, William are hard not to like. There are more reasons to love these characters than I can say. The villains are those you love to hate.
Davina Porter performs each of the characters with their own unique personality. If I were to guess, I think she has all of them inside of her and they come out as needed! Incredible talent!
Across time, love and intrigue
If you're not familiar with the Outlander series, Start off with, "Outlander". Even though Ms. Gabaldon covers the necessary history to make the subsequent stories work and flow, knowing the background of the characters and events adds much to the continuing story line and understanding individual responses. Ms. Gabaldon understands the human condition and articulates that in a masterful way. Thank you so much for the entertainment, imagery and connection with all your characters, Ms. Gabaldon!
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