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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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    Jay 02-22-16
    Jay 02-22-16
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    "Love this series!"

    The author, characters, story and narrator are all outstanding. Can't wait to start the next book!

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    DJMAC Montebello, CA, United States 02-19-16
    DJMAC Montebello, CA, United States 02-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Got a little old"

    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....

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    cham merced, ca 02-18-16
    cham merced, ca 02-18-16 Member Since 2015

    cham

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    "Perfection"

    The reading is fantastic, the story addictive, the pronunciations spot on. Highly recommended
    enjoy

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    Elizabeth Metz 02-18-16

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    "Not my favorite of the series."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not unless they're Outlander fans, since this one is a bit of a departure in content/style.


    What could Diana Gabaldon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    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.


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

    All of them. Davina Porter can even make nasty rapist pirates sound good.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    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.


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    Heather 02-17-16
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    "continuing saga..."

    I enjoyed this one, but did stuggle to finish about 3 quarters of the way through, as it just felt like she was taking forever to get from point a to b. I really enjoy the narration.

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    the Shepherdess 02-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not to be missed"

    wonderfully full storyline. Well developed characters. Gripping intensity and full of tenderness. A wonderful read.

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    Patrice W. Parrish 02-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fascinating"

    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!

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    Pamela Terry 02-11-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Long time invested"

    I had to take a break in the middle, then resumed and was hooked again!

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    Angie Patti 02-10-16
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    "A very long story that will keep you guessing."

    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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    Kaitlin Weidner 02-05-16
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    "Narrator is Amazing."

    Davina Porter is delightful to hear narrate the story. It makes it so much easier and you feel as if you are watching the story unfold so vividly.

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