Besieged

Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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In which Lord John, anticipating a voyage home to England after his brief stint as military Governor of Jamaica, instead finds himself on his way to Cuba, where the British navy is preparing to lay siege to Havana - and where the Dowager Duchess of Pardloe (aka John’s mother) is a guest (and potential hostage) of Governor Juan de Prado. 

One of the two final novellas of Seven Stones to Stand or Fall. This collection of Outlander novellas are all dealing with the interesting side-stories and lacunae of the Outlander universe.

©2017 Diana Gabaldon (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Lord John From Jamaica To Havana

This was published as one of the seven novellas in ‘Seven Stones to Stand or Fall’ but then published as stand alone Audible book. It is another view of how Lord John Gray has become a very important character in the Outlander world. After his mother tells him how she has written about event and will publish just for her family, he remembers to himself how he wrote letters to Jamie Fraser but never sent them. This is a short story about the English attack on Havana and how Lord John must get there ahead of the attack because his mother and cousin are there. Short story but still very entertaining as are all of Diana’s stories. The world of Outlander is all encompassing. Jeff Woodman has become Lord John and is excellent as narrator.

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A hint of another book possibility

I love Lord John Grey. He loves his family and especially his mother!! I hope we get to read Benedicta's manuscript someday.

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Love it

Love all things Outlander!! Lord John is very interesting and can’t wait for Master Raymond stories!

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Excellent story

Diana Gabaldon does a fantastic job of weaving her stories into historical events. This is a very nice short story with Lord John, one of my favorite Gabaldon characters. With the actual siege of Havana as the back drop, we get more insight into Lord John, his family, and some new acquaintances.

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good, but too short.

Another great book by Diana Gabaldon, but I wish some of the familiar characters from her novels in the Outlander series had been included. Also, it was WAY too brief. I love Ms. Gabaldon's long, satisfying novels. This was disappointingly short.

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  • Anne
  • 06-13-20

Another excellent Lord John story

Another excellent Lord John story with more history and information about the other characters from the series. A great performance from the narrator. I just wish it was a bit longer. Hope Diana Gabaldon writes more about Lord John along with her Outlander series

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  • Beth Belshaw
  • 05-17-19

Beseiged

An exciting tome showing the bravery of the military and the positive outcome of men,s sharp minds. The book feels very real!