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Drums of Autumn Audiobook

Drums of Autumn

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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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    Lawana 04-16-16
    Lawana 04-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved this book"

    Loved this book and the 3 before. Its a love story and adventure. Its hours of entertaining. WOW!!!

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    Amy Westbrook 04-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved It!"

    Loved the books but love hearing them even more! Just wished it wasn't so expensive to buy the audio books

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    Amazon Customer 04-12-16

    BNANA

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    "always ready for more of Jamie
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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Louise 04-06-16
    Louise 04-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The ending literally gave me CHILLBUMPS!"

    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 :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sjujungfrun Los Angeles, CA USA 04-01-16
    Sjujungfrun Los Angeles, CA USA 04-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Spellbinding"

    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.

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    Scarlett O'Hara 03-29-16
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    "Short but sweet"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer 03-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Enthralling"

    Amazingly captivating. The story continues to grip you through the very talented Davina Porter. A real Rollercoaster of emotions.

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    Stephanie C. 03-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The saga continues..."

    Gabardine is an amazing story teller. Jamie and Claire's saga continues. I can't wait for the next book. Wonderful!

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    robin gewehr 03-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "More problems that only epic romance can solve!"

    I am fully committed to the series at this point, and so are you if you've made it this far. It will not let you down.

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    Leighann LaVelle 03-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Incredible series!!"

    Beautifully narrated and written!! Such a wonderful series!! Thank you Diana Gabaldon for sharing this with the world!!

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  • Robyn
    SWINDON, United Kingdom
    1/27/13
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    "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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom
    11/20/10
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    "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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha
    Bridgwater, United Kingdom
    2/25/15
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    "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!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • jules
    2/4/15
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    "My favourite of the series so far"
    If you could sum up Drums of Autumn in three words, what would they be?

    Surviving in pioneering America


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Drums of Autumn?

    The rescue of Roger from the Indians


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

    Clare is performed perfectly but somehow she manages to pull off a six foot six highlander with no problem too


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ivory200
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Historical drama at its best"

    You really feel involved in the lives of these people, as they struggle to build new lives amidst danger.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Barrie
    Dudley, United Kingdom
    8/13/08
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dianne
    Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
    5/21/08
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Naomi Butterworth
    9/7/16
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    "Brilliant"

    I loved it 💕 great story very decriptive roll on the next book! love Scotland!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • EMMA NCGRARTH
    8/26/16
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    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jawine
    8/25/16
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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