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An Echo in the Bone Audiobook

An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Diana Gabaldon's immensely popular Outlander saga soars to new heights with this seventh novel, which takes listeners on a breathtaking journey to 1777 America.

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

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    Ms Niecy 06-10-14
    Ms Niecy 06-10-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Had me from book one!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of An Echo in the Bone to be better than the print version?

    Yes, it gives me more freedom!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love it all


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    She keeps me going


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I want a Jamie!!


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    zahra Auckland, New Zealand 05-04-14
    zahra Auckland, New Zealand 05-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "An amazing final book in the series"
    If you could sum up An Echo in the Bone in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, thriller, emotional


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    Other than the main character of Jamie and Clare, I must say it is Lord John


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Battle for America


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    John 04-28-14
    John 04-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome Series"

    I bought the first book on cd. Ms. G can't write them fast enough.Davina Porter brings the characters to life , could not imagine the audiobook without her.

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    L. Stewart Florida 04-13-14
    L. Stewart Florida 04-13-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Wonderful adventure!! Books 1-8 Great Series!!"
    Where does An Echo in the Bone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of An Echo in the Bone?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


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    Florence Nightingale Chandler, AZ USA 04-05-14
    Florence Nightingale Chandler, AZ USA 04-05-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Echo in the Bone - Be Patient"

    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!

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    anonymous 04-04-14
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    "Wish the app worked to listen to it"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love ALL the Characters


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Davina Porter?

    No one!


    Any additional comments?

    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

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    sandy 03-08-14
    sandy 03-08-14
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    "I AM SO BUMMED THAT THERE'S NO MORE"

    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!!!!!!

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    Jenny 03-06-14
    Jenny 03-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of An Echo in the Bone to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version. I devoured each of the books in this series though!!!


    Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love her narration.


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    Simone 03-02-14
    Simone 03-02-14 Member Since 2016

    Follow me on Goodreads too!

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    "Overall: pretty dissapointed"

    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.

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    Ronald Davenport, IA, United States 02-19-14
    Ronald Davenport, IA, United States 02-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Ms. Gabaldon delivers again!"
    What did you love best about An Echo in the Bone?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    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!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Across time, love and intrigue


    Any additional comments?

    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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