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
Once again the author never ceases to amaze! She is historical fiction at it's best! It's "all in the details" from chapter to chapter, book to book. So much to discover!
Every book is better than the last. Is it sad that I was rooting for rollo ALOT!! Love loved it!!!! Jamie is the man!
Love this series and everything about it...performance, writing, length.
Switching back and forth between Scotland 250 years ago to the mid 1900's we get to know a family of time travelers and their adventures. Love the history covered from an eye witness point of reference, and the endearing multi dimensional characters. One forgets the main characters are fictional as they come alive through the writing and performance. If the characters were real, one would want them as your best friends.
I absolutely love this series and this book is no exception. I am so grateful that Davinia Porter was able to read all the books and look forward to enjoying the next one. Thank you Dianna Gabaldon for imagining and creating such an interesting, informative and entertaining saga. Well worth the hours I have spent in the worlds and with the people you have so vividly described.
Following this story has had me engrossed for months. I feel as though I'm part of the family. On to the next book! Can't wait to see what happens. Love the setting during the American revolution.
I have enjoyed every well crafted thought, word and deed which bring Jamie, Claire and a hosted of characters which leap off the page and was brilliantly narrated! Bravo!!
"Another spellbinding tale, but unfinished!"
Having read this latest rendering in the saga, I am left bereft! It seemed to finish in the middle of the book. I can't believe the author has left so many story lines only just started. Only one of the main characters has any closure. All the rest are left in some life threatening pickle. She has never done this before. Usually, although there are lots of loose ends, she at least leaves her main characters in some relative safety. This time all 6 are left suspended in mortal danger. I really feel cheated. Especially as most of the predicaments they are left in are only created in the last few chapters.
"Wait for book 8 before buying this one"
Four stars rather than five. Why?
Simply because we are left with too many lose ends. The characters have a LOT going on and then the book just ends.
What makes this worse is that book 8 isn't out until 2013 and I have no clue as to when the audiobook will be launched. It's a long wait. These books are so rich in characters that my concern is that now I run the risk of forgetting who's who during the wait for book 8.
The Outlander series is absolutely amazing and Davina Porter is frankly the best narrator I've ever listened to. She was thee perfect choice for these books.
Again, wait for book 8 before immersing yourself in book 7.
I love this series, and this is certainly not the best. However, I do think it is better than firey Cross. Way too much of Willy and Lord John in this for my liking, and Willy is a pretty poor character if you ask me. A lot of the William stuff is pretty boring, and quite disjointed. Saying that, the Jamie and Clare stuff was really high quality as ever!
"Give us more!"
It was DG at her best and DP at her usual excellent narration. I have followed all seven books now and am completely absorbed in this saga.
It is so varied and the research is superb.
All of them
Definitely, but I have to sleep sometime!
The ending has left so many balls in the air and situations unresolved. Please hurry with the next book.
"Read it first"
Davina Porters narration is brilliant, as always. The let down is the book itself. Not enough Jamie and Claire or Brianna and Roger. Way too much Lord John and Willie. Its easier to skip those parts when reading a paper back than forwarding a recording. I know its fiction, which is why the story didnt need so many unnecessary disturbing scenes. Burning the prostitute for example. The book would have been just as good at half the size (and I like big books).
"an echo in the bone"
i found this book as good as the rest considering how long the unabridged version is its a really good story unfortunatley book 6 a breath of snow and ashes has not been available to download although i have read it i would like it on audible.
I love these Outlander sagas but felt very frustrated when the tale ended with a cliff hanger. This was too much with Jem in peril, Roger lost through the stones again, Bryanna threatened and Claire married to Lrd John. Too many untied ends for a complete novel
"Another great listen"
Yes, because I absolutely love Davina Porter and I couldn't imagine any other these books without her voice behind them!
When Jamie, Claire and young Ian went back to Lallybroch
There are too many to choose, but one of my favourites is when Jamie and William are both at the bedside of General Fraser but don't see each other.
No, but I do love the characters like old friends
again , with the excellent discriptive and well researched writing, coupled with the most clever and unigue voice and performance from Devena Porter, this book is brilliantly delivered and a 'must read' !!
"The Standard of Narration for ALL Audible Books!"
This book ranks about the highest I've douwnloaded. Not just the story - but the narrator makes it SUCH a joy to listen to!
Claire and Jamie are my favourite characters of course, the book is about them after all. But next comes Brianne (yikes, the American accent isn't great but you CAN differentiate and it isn't dire) and Roger is fantastic - but the children are just so cute when she does their voices! You can tell each and every different character with out fail - and tell whether they are good or bad.
Davina Porter is the very best narrator of any book I have listened to. I have listened to many, many books from Steven King to Alan Carr and I could listen to her all night! Her reading is appropriate, passionate, temperate and even - and the accents she does are so good!
I have read the hardback books by Diana Gabaldon - but Davina porter made them come alive for me. And the ultimate praise - my partner also loves listening to the books! He is just not a romantic fiction man lol - but she makes it in to an epic tale. Brilliant.
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