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
It was a very good series I'm not very fun of this book, i did not like the way it ended. I hope there is another book, because it really left you hanging
I have faithfully listened to all 7 books, and have been excited to hear the end of the this saga. It ended suddenly without completing all the unanswered questions. Very disappointed!!!!
Davina Porter has gotten even better over the series. She's a fantastic narrater & happily, unlike the earlier books in the series, there were no distracting background noises this time.
The book started out strong with amazing dangers, adventures, joys, mysteries. There were many new characters & more about the lives of Lord John & Jamie's son, William. It was sometimes hard to keep track of all the characters. Some of the story took place in Claire's original time period. There was lots of laughter, lots of tension (worry about what was happening to various characters & how would they get out of tough situations). There were tears - especially when one character died.
But, & this is a huge objection, the ending was horrible - so unfinished. When I heard the words "The end", I was shocked & thought I had somehow missed part of the book - maybe I had accidentaly fast forwarded through some of it, or down loaded it incorrectly, or lost my place in my ipod shuffle & didn't get back to the correct place. I actually went back & relistened to the last 1/2 of the last part & then went on line & read reviews to see if others said anything about the ending. I agree with others who said the book ended abruptly, & didn't seem like it was a planned ending. The first 6 books were excellent from beginning to end & I never felt like saying whaaaaa? when the narrater said "the end." There were obviously some things left hanging at the end of the each of the other books & I knew the story would be continuing, so it made sense, but this book left several major story lines hanging awkwardly. I'm not sure I would have continued to read these novels if the first one had ended this way. ----And, book 8 doesn't come out til some time in 2013 - more than 3 years after book 7 was released.
I sure hope book 8 is written more like the first 6 books in the series, not like book 7.
After listening for months to the series in my car, the last portion of this book seemed like DG ran out of things to write and ended the book about 6 chapters too early. I'm not going to listen to 20 more hours to figure out what happend to Claire and Jamie, or pretty much everyone else. Very disappointed. The lowest rated book of any in the series.
Claire and Grey..yawn....and the ending that didn't have an ending.
Davina Porter is fantastic - will google to find out books she's narrated.
No. I probably would have been more interested in reading more but hated that I spent so much time listening to this book (and the entire series) to not have any idea what happened to all the characters. I feel robbed.
So, if you're a Jamie & Claire fan and have made it all the way to this book (#7 in the series), you don't need to be told about the plot, the story, the writing ... you're hooked and you know it.
Davina Porter has narrated all the Outlander books, and does an amazing job. In fact, because of Davina, I've become a huge fan of the Outlander series. She made it accessible for me in a way the written pages just weren't. Jamie's Scottish burr, the Gaelic, the French, the Cockney ... all the accents that in true Gabaldon style are written as spoken are tedious for me on the page, but through Audible, these characters have truly come alive.
And, is it just me or is Gabaldon becoming better and better with each book? Her ability to write as each character -- to get inside their heads, the words they would use, their sentence structure -- really amazing. Now she just needs to finish the 8th book!
There is nothing disappointing. Every minute is wonderful.
I can't imagine a better narrator
Not one should be cut
I have listened to the whole Outlander series 3 times over a period of years. I will probably listen again in a year or 2.
What? That's it. I hope there is another book I just don't know about because I want more....!
The story, the voice the history and most of all the Claire, Jamie and all the characters!
The complete Outlander series has the same quality and the voice of Davina Porter brings them all tom life in a magical way.
Jamie saying goodbye to the Ridge and praying “to be enough”!
I both laugh and cry and all of them became my family for a while and forever.
I am, as all the fans, waiting for the next book and hope from all my heard that Davina Porter will be the narrator. I cannot imagine otherwise.
everything-wonderful story line
it's in a story arrea of it own
hmmmm-all of them
I loved the all of the books
captivating, adventurous, passionate
I have not finished it and truly cannot pinpoint ONE ... as there are so many.
Do NOT listen to this book before listening to the other OUTLANDER books IN ORDER!
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