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Drums of Autumn Audiobook
Drums of Autumn
Written by: 
Diana Gabaldon
Narrated by: 
Davina Porter
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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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    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 01-31-14
    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 01-31-14 Member Since 2013

    Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.

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    "Enjoyed it - and definitely worth the credit"
    What made the experience of listening to Drums of Autumn the most enjoyable?

    As always Diana Gabaldon has done her research. I enjoy the medical background, as well as the historical and human aspects of the stories and also this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the reunion of all three beloved characters (sorry for spoiler).


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    Davina Porter does a great job, she is so talented and makes the characters come alive! I love her melodic voice!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nope - no extreme reactions, just enjoyed it


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a credit. The writing is sublime, you will like the characters. Sometimes the story line is a bit "unbelievable" and makes me roll my eyes, but I am overall hooked to the series.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    David New York, Ny, United States 08-11-08
    David New York, Ny, United States 08-11-08 Member Since 2014
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    "a bit too long"

    I like the series, but this is the first time i have listened to a book in a long time that i truly wished it was abridged. The book is littered with so may gratiutous sex scenes that it makes you wonder who the author is trying to write to. In sum, not as good as the previous books, but still worthwhile if you have lots of time to kill.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jia Parkland, FL, United States 12-30-08
    Jia Parkland, FL, United States 12-30-08

    I'm a teen; my favorites series are Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Twilight by Stephene Meyer.

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    "Need to read the last 2!!"

    This book series is awesome. Although I've never listened to abridged, I don't feel encouraged to buy them, and if they aren't on here soon, I will be forced to go the library :( I hate when that happens, but this book is awesome. Get the first one, Outsider, and read them in order though. Otherwise it'd be really confusing!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    singerdeb CA 12-07-08
    singerdeb CA 12-07-08 Member Since 2015
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    "More, please! :)"

    I've read all the books, and have my own pictures going on in my head. (I'm not sure that I'd want to see any of it made into a movie...) Gabaldon's storytelling is incredibly rich, and the amount of research she does is simply staggering. To top it off, Davina Porter's reading is outstanding - her rendition only enhances the experience. One of the numerous amazing aspects of her interpretation is her consistency in the different character voices. (And as a voice/lyric diction professor, I appreciate that even her French pronunciation is good.)

    These characters have been keeping me company on my almost-every weekend commute (3-hours each way) to see my husband. I've now finished up through Drums of Autumn in audio......pleasepleaseplease bring us Fiery Cross and Breath of Snow and Ashes soon! :) Meanwhile, I'll content myself with the Lord John series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn @theBookDate Paraparaumu, New Zealand 09-04-08
    Kathryn @theBookDate Paraparaumu, New Zealand 09-04-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent Listening."

    Have enjoyed re experiencing this book through listening and refreshing myself with this ongoing wonderful story. The narrator is just superb, how she does it I don't know. She just adds to the book. Any author who has her for a narrator is really lucky.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    nevina CT, United States 08-12-08
    nevina CT, United States 08-12-08 Member Since 2006

    nevina

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    "Time flies..."

    This is a very long audio book. It went surprisingly fast, almost too fast. If you have read or listened to any of the other books in this series you won't want to miss this one. Davina Porter continues her masterful performance and is a joy to listen too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wild_Iris 08-07-08
    Wild_Iris 08-07-08 Member Since 2014
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    "Best so far!"

    This was really an excellant book.I'm spoiled for good now. The action left you breathless with wondering what could possibly happen next. Outrageous events were so flawlessly right for each character, and a lot of the questions that were brought up in the first 3 books was finally resolved. I can't wait to see what whill happen to Briana, Roger, and Ian in the next installments.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    She Piney Point, MD, United States 11-16-08
    She Piney Point, MD, United States 11-16-08 Member Since 2014

    Bookaholic. Favorite authors- Agatha Christie, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert A Heinlein.

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    "Wonderful Story Need rest of series in unabridged"

    Great story. I can't wait for the next two books to be made available by Audible in the unabridged version.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 11-26-15
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 11-26-15 Member Since 2012

    #TakeMeAway ~ Love to be swept away by a great story and narrator!

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    "A Great Story!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Drums of Autumn to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the audio edition is much better than the print. However, because this story is so long, I actually used whisper sync and alternated between reading and listening to the story. It went much quicker than just listening to the story alone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the different POV's.


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

    My favorite characters are Jamie, Robert, Ian, Claire and of course Rollo the dog.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm hooked and will have to download book five soon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-16-15 Member Since 2016

    My name is Devyn, I am a mother, wife and blogger. Love to read.

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    "Drums of Autumn was a fresh start in the New World"
    Would you listen to Drums of Autumn again? Why?

    I would, it was a little slow for me in the beginning, but I loved that this story had a lot more of Brianna and Roger and their love story too. I also love to hate Stephen Bonnett.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    Her descriptions are very vivid... she keeps things very interesting.


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

    I had a hard time stopping during the last 20 chapters.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was not my favorite in the series by any means, but it is a necessary part of the story where many questions are answered and this was something that needed to be done. Although most of this story could have been cleared up if all of the characters were open and honest it was done well with the way she decided to have things unfold. My Only frustration with this book was that I felt things were dragged out too long, but in the end I look forward to book 5 and seeing the story continue.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Sandra
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    8/8/09
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    "And the next one??"

    I have loved nearly every minute of these novels. Sometimes they are too cheesy, sometimes the sex is a bit too much, but as I listened to the last few minutes of this epic audio experience I felt quite bereft. Has Davina Porter recorded an unabridged version of Book 5??

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. J. L. Reed
    4/20/08
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    "Absolute Bliss"

    I have been waiting for ages for this book to be available from Audible as I have already listened to the three previous ones. I have read all the books in the series but it is such a pleasure to be able to listen to this wonderful story told so brilliantly by Davinia Porter. Well done Audible for adding this to your library. I look forward to seeing the next two books in your library soon!!

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