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Drums of Autumn | [Diana Gabaldon]

Drums of Autumn

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.
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Publisher's Summary

Diana Gabaldon's fans will be delighted to find Jamie and Claire as spirited and endearing as ever in this fourth installment of this magnificent saga. Romance, history, and time travel blend once again as the couple builds a new life together in the wilderness of pre-Revolutionary America.

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

Davina Porter's narrative talent adds a special vibrance and resonance to Gabaldon's complex, colorful characters.

©1997 Diana Gabaldon; (P)1999 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Gabaldon's range is impressive, whether she's evoking the rawness of colonial America, the cozy clutter of a modern Scottish parsonage, the lusts of the body or the yearnings of the spirit. Her legion of fans will love diving into this ocean of romance." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Just finished my second time listening to this story. Loved it as much as the first. Great action. Touch of romance. Crosses many genres.

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    Tracy 03-03-15
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    I enjoy this series and the narrator immensely. I have listened to to repeatedly. I highly recommend this author as well

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    The story just continues to get better!!! Love love love this!! I cannot stop listening to each and every word.

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    Audrey Calgary, AB, Canada 02-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    I love listening to these stories. I waver between smiling at the fancy in them to wishing it might be real.

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    Where does Drums of Autumn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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    "I Can't Get Enough!" I have only huge enthusiastic praise for this enthralling, mesmerizing series. I am completely wrapped up in the characters and they are so vivid, so beautifully drawn that I feel I am in their world along with them. I also cannot heap enough praise upon Davina Porter, the narrator of this extraordinary series. She is magnificent---her voices make every character come alive and her accents are impeccable, as well as her tone whether the character be male or female. I have to drag myself away from listening and I am continually finding things to do just so I can continue listening. This is the 4th book in the series and I keep wanting to slow down because I don't want it to end. I have got to write Diana Gabaldon and lavish her with overwhelming praise as I genuflect before her! I don't want to give away any plot and spoil anything for those who haven't yet read this series. But the twists and turns; the wonderful way that Ms. Gabaldon weaves the characters in and out of the saga; the horrific events and the charming moments as well as the absolutely gorgeous, romans will keep you enthralled. Okay. Can you tell that I like this book?

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    Jenna Reed 02-26-15
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    "Love this series!"

    Totally loving this series. Diana Gabaldon does a beautiful job of moving you through and having you experience each period and place.

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    P. Strong Austin Texas 02-26-15
    P. Strong Austin Texas 02-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A cautious approval"

    The first book in this series was excellent, this less so. While this author focusses on complex character development, and this is one of her strengths, in this book there are a few exasperating instances in which the characters behave so irrationally obtuse that the only conclusion the reader can come to is that the author had written herself into a corner, dramatically speaking, and the only way to further the plot was to have these likeable, rational people act like juveniles.

    There are parts where I almost stopped reading the book because of these irritating lapses but the authors descriptive prose and attention to the details of the mechanics of everyday life in this universe generally kept me interested.

    I hope the series maintains its high standard of writing and doesn't degenerate into formulaic, bodice ripping, romantic fallacy.

    Here's hoping the writer gets a second wind.

    The reader is quite amazing. Her ability to switch voices for each character and make them believable with discreet accents and pitch is remarkable and helps with visualizing each character uniquely.

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    Amazon Customer CLARKSVILLE, TN, US 02-26-15
    Amazon Customer CLARKSVILLE, TN, US 02-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Feel like I'm there with Claire and Jamie."

    I started this series several years ago, but lost touch with it while for the next books to come out. Now I'm catching up on audible and found that it's just as enthralling as I remembered.

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    "Love these books!"

    I love historical fiction and this series is one of the best. Davina Porter's performance brings the characters and story to life.

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    Indiana Running Mom Indianapolis, IN 02-25-15
    Indiana Running Mom Indianapolis, IN 02-25-15 Member Since 2014

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    I enjoy this series immensely. I saw some lower reviews of this one but I disagree. It's heart warming, exciting, and intriguing.

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