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
"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)
I really can't get enough of Jamie. I am also watching the show and can imagine sam as Jamie. can't wait for more and hopefully the story behind Jamie's ghost in book one will be explained at some point. preferably while he is still alive.
The Narrator is so gifted!!
this is my 4th book in the series, & I'm off to listen to more!
I've come to think of these books as the ADULT version of those old Harlequins we read as teens.. And covering such subjects as rape in such a way as to enable the reader to fave their own abusers & let them go in peace. Great Read :)
45 hours was not long enough. Diana Gabaldon's books get better with each one I read. Davina Porter is magical. Her voice clearly creates separate characters. All I wanted to do is listen. Better than watching tv.
By Diana Gabaldan's standards, this is one of her shorter works in the Outlander series. It is written and performed with the same sure touch. Many questions are answered about the beginning of Claire and Jamie's life in the colonies, amid rich description of pre-revolutionary war land and life. Brianna and Roger's story continues.
"A good place to stop"
There are just too many books in this series, and whilst I loved the first three I'm starting to get a sense of "padding" here. Too many stretches of description and intraspection etc etc..... The characters are also starting to lose it a bit for me, behaving in unpredictable ways that are useful to a new plot's thread, but not necessary in keeping with their character (or so it feels like to me). I have no doubt that the next three books will have good bits too - but looking at reviews on the rest of the series, I think that this is where I shall stop. This book (#4) wraps up many of the loose ends and seems a good place to leave Jamie and Claire before I lose my liking of them.
"Needs a good edit"
I enjoyed the first two and even the the third but I lost patience with the same old shtik on this one. It might have been OK if the same stuff had happened much more quickly
"The best so far!"
This was the best book for me so far! The reader really makes the book come alive. I never want the series to end!!
"My favourite of the series so far"
Surviving in pioneering America
The rescue of Roger from the Indians
Clare is performed perfectly but somehow she manages to pull off a six foot six highlander with no problem too
"Historical drama at its best"
You really feel involved in the lives of these people, as they struggle to build new lives amidst danger.
"Very good but not excellent"
I love this series of books. I find some parts of this one extremely slow, and nothing happens for a while. However, I'm a fan, and I did really enjoy it. I am now waiting for Audible to get the next one unabridged, as at the moment the one available is abridged.
"Another blockbuster from Diana"
I have waited patiently for this the 4th book in the Claire and Jamie series and what a cracker.
I haven't had much sleep at all and the sleep I have had is with Davina Porter speaking into my ear. She really does do a superb narration which brings the whole brilliant story to life. I am right there in the New World with them.
I do hope that Audible won't keep us waiting so long for the next episode. It is a must listen.
I loved it 💕 great story very decriptive roll on the next book! love Scotland!
"totally wonderful in every way, filled my mind"
thank you for transportation to the 18th century filling my mind with another world and taking me there
"Best book ever"
I have read all the books of Diana Gabaldon but find Drums of Autumn the best! Great narrating by Davina Porter. Must read for all who love adventures, history and a great lovestory with some scifi.
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