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)
It was decent. Got to be a little much with everyone traveling thru the stones like a revolving door.
However the ending was perfect. For me, that was it. I will not be moving forward with other books. Heading towards Brandon Sanderson....
Not unless they're Outlander fans, since this one is a bit of a departure in content/style.
What happened to Jamie? It seemed like for at least half this book, the Jamie readers know and love just kind of morphed into some kind of completely *other* character. There was little of the humor and playfulness in him, and the tone was just wrong. If I hadn't already picked up the rest of the series, I might have stopped here.
All of them. Davina Porter can even make nasty rapist pirates sound good.
1. Better editing. I love this series so far, but 40+ hours per book is just a bit excessive, even for me.
2. Consistency in character.
Everything else was great, as usual.
I live near Western NC so their descriptions of carving a life out of a wilderness was amazing to me. There were so many parts of this story that I loved. Lord John Gray and Brianna, Ian leaving to be a Mohawk brought tears to my eyes, especially his letter to Jamie and Claire. There were parts of this story, though, that had me tearing my hair out. Maybe a better title for the book should be COMMUNICATE! So many misunderstandings and awful things happened due to lack of communication. I was very frustrated with this but figured Diana Gabaldon knew what she was doing. I love listening to the story, because it makes me stay with it. If I were reading the book, I would be skimming and going forward to see how everything resolves and in doing that would miss so much of her incredible detail. Voyager remains my favorite after Outlander but I did love this book!
I'm hooked on the Outlander Book Series!! The ongoing love story of Jamie and Claire Frazier and how they live their interesting lives together is astonishing. This book is intertwined with Scottish and American History in the 1900's and the 1700's. Very intriguing.
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