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Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

©2011 Diana Gabaldon (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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A Tease for Outlander Series.

I liked this well enough though I'm a confirmed Davina Porter fan and would have given it a 5 had she narrated. She is Jamie to me. Otherwise, the narrators were okay but I think they would've been fine to have 1....heck, Davina does all characters great, what's the point of 2?...hmmmmm.....

It was the perfect length.....though my perfect length for Outlander sequels is the 35-40 hrs. ...but for LJ, this was perfect

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Best Lord John Book yet!!

Where does The Scottish Prisoner rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love Lord John. This book lets you get to know John. It also explains the relationship between him and Jamie.

Any additional comments?

I agree, I would have loved to have Davina Porter read this book. She is

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  • Lenee
  • CROSS PLAINS, WI, United States
  • 12-15-11

Missing something

Would you try another book from Diana Gabaldon and/or Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ?

Diana is a fantastic writer and I am absolutely hooked on her Outlander series, but I don't think I'd do another Lord John book. Rick Holmes was bad and Jeff Woodman lacks something in portraying LJ that Davina Porter captures perfectly. Davina Porter's voice is much deeper and raspier when reading Jamie, not to mention much more fierce--acted, not read. She just is the voice of Jamie Fraser.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Now, I'm not a prud by any means, I'm trying to break into the romance genre myself, but really after all these years of picturing Jamie and knowing what happened to him at the hands of Jack Randall and how that experiece effected him... I really don't want to hear about Lord John's designs on Jamie's body. Sometimes, I wonder who Diana is writing to--what is her target market? Why would women who read Outlander and fell in love with Jamie, the epitome of manliness, want to read or listen to gay sex scenes with LJ? Although an honorable guy, he's just not compelling, yet she keeps ramming him down out throat. Maybe there are women out there who want to read about gay sex, but frankly, I'm not one of them. <br/>I guess my expectations were too high. I thought his would be more of a straightforward mystery, which is what I was under the impression the LJ books were, but it's more of a long plodding story with just a sort of mystery, a couple of good one liners and a little more filling in of Jamie's time at Hell water. It's lacking real excitement, it all seems forced. It's just dull, flat, insubstantial, uncompelling. Disappointing.<br/>Her Royal Spyness was way way better.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ???s performances?

No. I heard great things about Jeff Woodman's LJ, but it's he's just not up to snuff.

Was The Scottish Prisoner worth the listening time?

I suppose. I'm thinking that some of what is told here will show up in one of the Outlander books

Any additional comments?

This story is missing something. That something is Claire. Or Davina Porter. Or maybe just women in general.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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The Scottish Prisoner

After having listened to all the Outlander volumes the voice and character in this one is very disapointing.

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  • leeduck
  • albany, ga, United States
  • 12-22-11

the sequel ended with ECHO IN THE BONE

Would you try another book from Diana Gabaldon and/or Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ?

only if davinia porter was hired to narrate. ms porter is jamie fazier and claire beachamp

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

to recast jamie frazier with such a feminine voice jolts the listener, and the new john gray is hard to reconcile with that of the other sequels.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ?

DAVINIA PORTER

What character would you cut from The Scottish Prisoner?

I would not record the audible book without davinia porter

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what were they thinking? the listeners have listen to over 100's of hours marrying the voices with the characters of her previous books, this marriage didn't work.

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  • Jackie
  • SALMON ARM, BC, Canada
  • 11-23-17

The Bigger Picture

This book definitely gives a bigger picture from the original story. As in life, there is more than one side.

The narrators managed the accents well, helping the reader get into character more so than if they were reading it themselves.

I would have preferred to have a woman narrate the female and child’s part.

Overall narrators flowed nicely, and did not bore or distract the reader, which I have had happen in other audible books.

Definitely recommend this book to anyone reading the Outlanders series, it ties in nicely.

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Nice addition to the Outlander series.

Easy to become absorbed into the story. Hope to hear these narrators again. Nice addition to the story.

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Amazing Book in an Exceptional Series!

The Outlander series has captured my attention like no other. It is intriguing, engaging, and well written. It is so easy to let go and see characters play out their stories in my mind. Davina Porter is the perfect narrator for this rich tapestry. Her melodious voice and insightful interpretations of the characters leads to an immersive listening experience. Perfection! “AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

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There are no words...

Superb story to learn more about the Grey-"MacKenzie" relationship, etc. We get so see Jamie's love for William. It was a wonderful story and a MUST read for Outlander fans!! The performance was WE'LL DONE!!! Thank you!!

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Wonderful Read

Loved it immensely! The narrator brought the characters to life. Didn't want it to end.