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The Fiery Cross Audiobook

The Fiery Cross: Outlander, Book 5

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The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan.

Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war. Her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through perilous years ahead - or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.

©2001 Diana Gabaldon (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Amazon Customer Katy, TX, United States 10-25-13
    Amazon Customer Katy, TX, United States 10-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This one's all about Roger"

    So hopefully this is the last time I have to blame my pos Samsung Galaxy S4 for being the absolutely worst phone on the face of the planet!!!! I mean, in a review at least….for a while… But yes, sadly, I made several notes for my review and after listening for 44 plus hours, I’ve lost every last audible bookmark/note. It is common knowledge that SD cards can and do corrupt, but the Samsung Galaxy S4 has an insatiable taste for SD cards, 8gigs, 16 gigs, 32 gigs… it can never get enough. BUYER BEWARE!!!
    Okay, so this book is ridiculously long. It is well researched to the point of being tedious, but I love this series so much I don’t care how tedious it gets. I do miss the intense relationship between Jamie and Claire. Jamie and Claire are basically in a holding pattern for the majority of this book. They are cursed with the burden of knowing the future and because of this, they are constantly on the lookout for signs that the American Revolution is beginning. I, too, was waiting. Waiting for the good parts. Are there good parts? It’s Diana Gabaldon, so heck yes there are! Does it balance out the book and make up for the tedious (I refuse to call it “boring”) parts? For the average reader, probably not. For the dedicated Outlander fans, I’d say yes. In this book, we get to know Roger even better. The more times I read this series, the more I like Roger. Brianna, on the other hand is always a little hard for me to connect with. I read a comment from a reader online that described Brianna as a girl torn between 2 worlds and 2 fathers. Sometime I think she is even torn between the two men in her life, little Jemmy and Roger. This made me sort of understand Brianna a little better. But mainly, to me, this book is about Roger. Roger, who has risked everything to come to this world and be with Brianna, suffers even greater treachery in this installment. I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone, but all I can say is Roger’s own greatest skill, the one Jamie Fraser does not really know how to value, music, is brutally ripped from his life. I feel for Roger so much in this book. This is actually as far as I have read in the series. I am anxious to know how much more Diana Gabaldon will subject poor wee Roger Mac to. As for Jamie and Claire’s story, I really felt like they were on the backburner for most of this book. I’ve heard tell that book #6 focuses back to their story and I so hope that’s true. Also, give me more of young Ian!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Allworden United States 11-04-11
    Sue Allworden United States 11-04-11 Member Since 2017
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    "At last"

    Have been waiting along time for this. I have the rest of the outlander series was just waiting for this one. The whole series is a must have you get lost in Jamie and Claire's story.

    19 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Erdahl LITTLETON, MA, United States 12-01-11
    Erdahl LITTLETON, MA, United States 12-01-11 Listener Since 2008
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    "I too was waiting..."

    ....for Ms. Porter's lovely voice to continue this series. It was so great to read everyone's (very bad) opinion of the abridged edition, and to thus avoid it! I waited, and am so glad I did: Claire and Jamie together again with Ms. Porter's divine voice playing all the parts so well. Thank you much for putting it out there as soon as was available through Recorded Books (which no longer sends out books to reader; what is it about that?). I'm still not finished, but it's a great ride so far!!

    18 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 11-19-11
    Linda 11-19-11 Member Since 2013
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    "The Best Author of the Best books ever written."

    Read them all and you will read them again and again.
    Davina Porter is the best Narrator of Diana's books.
    She gets the voices so down that you know who she is talking about
    before the book tells you. Recommend, recommend!!!!

    18 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    SamanthaCR 11-04-11
    SamanthaCR 11-04-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Thank YOU!!!!"

    I had checked this audiobook via Interlibrary Loan from my local library (who had to get it from another state for the record), because the Unabridged Version was not available at the time (seemed like forever!). So, Thank You SOOO MUCH for being so extremely prompt about putting this out here for us as soon as you could!!! I use Audible through my Kindle, and I'm a happy reader/listener. Verra Happy!

    18 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Emma Coventry, CT, United States 11-06-11
    Emma Coventry, CT, United States 11-06-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Finally!"

    Delighted that Audible was finally able to secure the rights to Davina's reading of book 5. I've been waiting for what feels like forever!

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 02-13-13
    Ann 02-13-13 Member Since 2017
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    "GREAT!"

    I listen to an average of 100 books a year, and the Outlander books are some of my most favorite! I find myself going back and listening (they have to be fantastic for me to want to re-listen) time and again. Davina Porter does a brilliant job with the narration!

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    Debra Emporia, KS, United States 11-05-11
    Debra Emporia, KS, United States 11-05-11
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    "YES!!!FINALLY"

    Awesome, wonderful, beautiful, funny, hot, scarry, dramatic, thank you thank you thankyou!!!!! Love this series. And LOVE Davina Porter.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Sher from Provo Utah 07-27-12
    Sher from Provo Utah 07-27-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth continuing the series"

    Great big exhaustive books, this series is LONG. This one is number 5 in a series of, I think it's up to 8 by now. So why keep reading? Gabaldon is a fabulous author. She must be to hold anyone's attention that long. Yes, there are times that I feel like I have "read that already," but she has a way of creating twists in the plot that just keep you going. I am not a series kind of reader. Just don't want to commit to that much time. But I didn't know this was a series until I had read/listened to the first one, my favorite so far, btw (It was my first Audible book). I will finish the series, but not all at once. I probably won't get around to #6 until next summer. But I'll look forward to it then.

    The only reason I gave it 4 stars as a story and overall is because it is just so long. And the repetitious nature of certain things, like the "love making." I mean, really, 5 times in a 36 hour period? And these people are nearing 50? My brain just can't handle that.

    As always, Davina Porter's narration is as good as it gets. She is part of the magic in this series.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    lola folana 02-20-14
    lola folana 02-20-14
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    "disappointing"
    What disappointed you about The Fiery Cross?

    no story no plot. nothing of interest to follow.
    Having read another of the series, I thought Claire to be a strong, no-nonsense, get-it-done type of character but in this reading, she comes across as an unbearably obsequious old lady.


    What character would you cut from The Fiery Cross?

    Briana and Roger as they are utterly pointless.


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  • Sergiu
    6/24/17
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    "Captivating story and brilliant narrator"

    This book, just like it's predecessors kept me hooked from the beginning to the end. That would have not been possible without Davina Porter's amazing narration. She managed to impersonate each character amazingly well.

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  • D'Arcy
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    6/5/17
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    "Wonderful"

    Don't be put off by the mammoth play time - it's worth it. Still entirely enchanted by this series of books.

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  • Roger 1538
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    "D.Porter is Bliss"

    Davina has many sides to telling the Frasers story.Because of this I can dream of the characters she portrays.

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  • Laura
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    "Outstanding"

    The book is capturing. It has happiness, sadness, comedy, just brilliant. Well worth a read

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  • Ka Livingstone
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    1/18/17
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    "Brilliant performance..stays true to all character"

    loved it...narrated brilliantly. she stays true to each and every character!!!..fantastic series..next book please !!

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  • Gondinga
    1/6/17
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    "Too long too boring... "

    I realy loved the first and second book of the series... but then is just went from bad to worse.. Struggled with "drums of autumn" but this is impossible, nothing happens...lol
    Writer must be paid per page and have amazing talent to stretch the story beyond believable 😂
    That's it I'm done with outlander.

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  • Clare
    12/23/16
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    "Another Great Read"

    Another Great Episode of the character in the story.very visual. An assault on all the sense. Thrilling and Exciting and wanted it to go on and on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • normally a fan
    London, UK
    12/20/16
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    "Too much padding"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    A good editor would have made this a far better book. Diana's publishers are in thrall to her (like JK Rowling's) and have allowed her to over-write. There were times when I literally shouted "Get on with it". I persevered to the end as I like the Outlander series because there were plots which were riveting though interspersed with uninteresting padding. This book has made me wonder if I want to continue the series.


    Would you recommend The Fiery Cross to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes but with a warning that it is my least favourite of the series


    Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes - she is absolutely superb.


    Could you see The Fiery Cross being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    In a pared down form yes -- and why change the cast of Outlander as they are perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    Memo to Diana: less is more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lindsay platt
    10/7/16
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    "Long!"

    The first half seemed to drag along forever. The second half was far better. But it was very long.
    My least favourite of the series so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EMMA NCGRARTH
    9/29/16
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    "even more escape from now 😍"

    thank you for a spell binding story , I put my ear phones on and escape in to the 18th century. No other book has held me as this has and does ! I have lost count to how many times I have listened to the whole series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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