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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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    Eight8Mama 07-21-16
    Eight8Mama 07-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not my favorite in the series, but still great!"

    The beginning was a bit slow for me. It took a good 2/3 of the book before I was spellbound and staying up into the night to find out what happened next. Alas it did get more exciting and I enjoyed it. The end wasn't a cliff hanger so much as its predecessors, thus I feel less anxious to start the next. As always, the narration was utterly phenomenal. Though not my favorite in the series, still one of the best listens I've experienced!

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    Lance Moore AL 07-19-16
    Lance Moore AL 07-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "enjoyable, not a masterpiece"
    If you could sum up Drums of Autumn in three words, what would they be?

    The entire series is based on a farfetched idea, however, somehow the author made it seem totally believable. In this title, the fantasy pushes the envelope a little too far, with a few too many coincidences.


    Would you recommend Drums of Autumn to your friends? Why or why not?

    yes, for anyone who enjoys rugged pioneer type stories.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    no one could have done a better job, however a few of the characters were a bit over the top. Also, the accents were unrealistic. The black maid who spoke with t southern accent was unrealistic, since they would have spoken either with an English, Scottish, Indian or African. Would not have yet developed a southern twang.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it would have been impossible, though I did listen to it often.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought Claire was a bit of a bitch, however, her daughter takes the cake. Very unlikeable. I found myself wanting her to be put in her place on many occasions.

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    Sean United States 07-18-16
    Sean United States 07-18-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Narrator was excellent!"

    She has to be the best narrator that I have ever heard. The story was very intriguing as well.

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    Brennie Jay 07-14-16
    Brennie Jay 07-14-16
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    "Redeeming"

    This title is much better than book 2, Voyager.
    Completely enjoyed the performance, narrator is very enjoyable.

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    Amazon Customer 07-12-16
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    "excellent as always :-) fully recommend the series"

    This book along with the others permit me to crochet ;-) while listening to these beautifully written books.

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    Linda 07-12-16
    Linda 07-12-16
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    "The summer of Outlander"

    I am totally enthralled with this series of books. Out of the 2 libraries here there is only 2 hard copies of the Drums of Autumn..so I decided to try this one in audible as the library copies are always out. Very satisfied all around.

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    Amazon Customer 07-06-16
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    "Wonderful story but not the best so far"

    The rabbit holes! I love the research that goes into producing the story, but I'm not sure that the thirty minute explanation of punnet squares and blood typing nor the content descriptions of little Jemmy's nappies really added to the plot. I found myself mentally dozing several times.

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    Amazon Customer 0627 07-05-16
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    "book 4..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    well only if you have read the other 3, then I am not sure. It is a long and strange series mostly a romance novel.


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

    the daughter and her boyfriend, the child and them getting stuck in the past.


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

    I always like Claire and Jamie the best when she acts it out.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Looking for my father....


    Any additional comments?

    Just a long detailed book that does transport you to the past. It is funny that Claire spent an uneventful 20 years from 1948-68 in her time, but goes to the past and is instantly met with upheaval and strange things happening from every angel. I am inclined to believe that it's all Jamie's fault.

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    Sandy H Sharp 06-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great performance!"

    I felt at the beginning of Outlander that I was not going to enjoy Porter's voice but I continued to listen and as each character was added I began to enjoy this more and more. She's raises her voice, expresses grief, anger and even sings when called for and thoroughly entertains. She portrays a wide range of talent and I'm hooked. Good job Porter! Thanks for a good book read.

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    Jennifer 06-27-16
    Jennifer 06-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I Love the story and the Narrator is fantastic."

    I am addicted to this series. Such detail and the Narrator is fantastic in them.

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