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The Scottish Prisoner Audiobook

The Scottish Prisoner

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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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    melissa Vero Beach, FL, United States 10-10-17
    melissa Vero Beach, FL, United States 10-10-17 Member Since 2013
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    "beautiful wonderful as usual"

    Really great to read between the novels. go to the authors website for suggested order of reading. This one is really great though! I highly recommend it for every single Outlander lover

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    Amazon Customer sioux falls,, SD, United States 10-05-17
    Amazon Customer sioux falls,, SD, United States 10-05-17
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    "Sometimes enough is too much. "

    Really tired of the author's fixation on graphic accounts of sex. I was tired of it in the other books, but the descriptions of the homosexual act & the character's fixation on sex spoiled the book for me. The other books were marked down for the same reason. It gets boring but wasn't to the same extent as this one. Boring!

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    Best buy Lowest Price 09-29-17
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    "love it read it after Voyager"

    I loved it how explain things happened after he left the prison and I read it after Voyager

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    DoberDawn 09-28-17
    DoberDawn 09-28-17
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    "Nice insight to fill in some of the blanks"

    I enjoyed filling in some of the blanks as to the relationship between Jamie and Lord John. It didn't quite provide as much as others seemed to suggest it would though. The performance was adequate but I'm just too accustomed to the regular reader's voice for these characters now.

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    Onalee BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 08-06-17
    Onalee BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 08-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "best of the Lord John Grey series"

    Really enjoyed this book, mainly because of the inclusion of Jamie Fraser. Though I enjoy and like Lord John Grey, I really enjoy the friendship and interactions between him and Jamie best.

    One weird thing is the narrator who does Jamie's POV sounds exactly like the actor who plays Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall on the Outlander tv series, and it kinda creeped me out every time he began speaking.

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    M. Houran Midwest 06-04-17
    M. Houran Midwest 06-04-17 Listener Since 2008
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    "Lord John and Jamie, to each his perspective."

    I am seriously enjoying the Lord John series. This is a particularly deep story and features two narrators (one for Lord John and one for Jaime) to illustrate the back and forth of the storytelling. The director made good discretionary choices to deal with conflicts of perspective:dialog. Good listen.

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    Amazon Customer Bethesda, MD 05-19-17
    Amazon Customer Bethesda, MD 05-19-17 Member Since 2012
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    "One of my absolute favorites."

    More J. Fraser, More Lord John. Add in a mystery, honor, treachery, human foibles, magical realism and deeply and deftly drawn main, and peripheral characters including Tom Byrd, Minnie, Duchess of Pardloe and erstwhile spy, isabel, Harry, etc. and you have Gabaldon at her best in for her, abbreviated form.
    I'm not sure the narrators weren't miscast, I would have liked them switched but they are both wonderful and respectful of our beloved characters either way.

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    Lady D Chicago, Illinois USA 05-08-17
    Lady D Chicago, Illinois USA 05-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty good listen!"

    Very interesting information about the forming of Jamie Fraser 's and John Grey's friendship during Jamie's stay at Helwater.

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    Amy Ruggeri 04-27-17
    Amy Ruggeri 04-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrible Narration"
    Would you listen to The Scottish Prisoner again? Why?

    Listening to the narration by Rick Holmes is so painful, I could not do it again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The poor narration is so distracting, it is hard to concentrate on the story.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Jamie Fraser is such an iconic character but Rick Holmes makes him sound like a shrill old woman. There could not be a worse choice for the narration. It is a shame because the Outlander series has such excellent narration. It is unfortunate it did not carry over to the Lord John books. I was underwhelmed by Jeff Woodman, especially on his few attempts to voice Jamie, but he seems quite fine in comparison.


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    Daniel S. Kurmaskie 03-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Jamie'Back!"

    I really enjoyed learning more about Jamie's time at the Hell Water Estate. John Grey is an engaging character as well.

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  • nan allan
    4/15/15
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    "Disappointing"

    Sorry but for once I was disappointed in Audio books. Not in the story which was great but the narrator. The hero Jamie Fraser is a Scot however he had a Belfast accent which totally ruined the book for me. Davina Porter would have been much better!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • LS
    9/14/15
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    "Narrator very poor"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Dear me....I wish the Jamie narrator could tell the difference between an Irish and a Scottish accent! Very hard to listen without being irritated.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    inverness, United Kingdom
    8/2/15
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    "Good book shame about the narrator"

    The narrator spoils this book and makes it boring to listen to,which is a shame as I have enjoyed the whole of the outlander series. I believe it as well written and I did want to know more about Lord John but it has put me off getting any more of these books.

    The narrator is good for other works but nothing with a Scottish accent as it all comes out Irish and Jamie no longer sounds like Jamie. Lord John should sound very English with the old plumb in the mouth type in this book it just doesn't happen.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    newport pagnell, United Kingdom
    7/20/15
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    "O K but the narration lets it down badly"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really, because if they were fans of the Outlander series they would be so disappointed


    Would you be willing to try another book from Diana Gabaldon? Why or why not?

    I have listened to everything already.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Nothing, the accents were dreadful.


    Do you think The Scottish Prisoner needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, Story told.


    Any additional comments?

    Please if you are recording for audible please use Davina Porter

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • CarrieO
    Nottinghamshire, England
    9/16/14
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    "Disappointing rendition of Diana's work"

    I am passionate about all of Diana Gabaldon's books, the John Grey one's don't quite match my enjoyment of the main Outlander books, but they do give a lot of background information to one of the main Characters, namely Lord John Grey. I'd expected to enjoy this one more as it is about an adventure he has with Jamie Fraser, but unfortunately the narrators have spoiled it somewhat for me. I'd gotten used to Jeff Woodman reading the John Grey novels. His Cornish accent in one was somewhat off-putting, and his Scottish one in this is somewhat unpredictable, for want of a better word. The book may have sounded better if the 'Jamie' parts had been read by a Scottish actor, but Mr Holmes has a very English accent. He manages the Irish accent very well, but sometimes when reading as Jamie he can sound fairly credibly Scottish, but at other times he makes him sound Yorkshire, or, more often, Irish, which I've found rather disappoining and frustrating, to the point that I have decided to put aside the ipod and pick up my hardback instead. In this instance I shall have to enjoy Diana's hard work the old fashioned way

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    9/8/14
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    "If only they had used Davina Porter"
    What did you like best about The Scottish Prisoner? What did you like least?

    DG fills in some gaps


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Scottish Prisoner?

    The anticipation (then unfortunately the realisation the narration was painful)


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

    Davina Porter


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

    Yes as part of the current Outlander series


    Any additional comments?

    Ask people before you change Narrator. You have really made a mess of this.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • philip
    10/30/15
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    "Phil @"

    A good story But let down by atrocious accents are audiobooks not taken serious by their producers

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • CC Mooney
    8/28/16
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    "Accents are off putting."

    I love these books, the story holds you and gets you invested fully in the characters.
    However, the off putting thing is the actor doing Jamie's section can't do a Scottish accent, which sounds Northern Irish. The other chap, is only slightly better. I would have thought, given Jamie Fraser's central character profile, it would have been better to have a Scottish actor, or just have Davina Porter do all of them as she seems to manage with good accuracy. If you have listened to any of the main books and her excellent reading of them, this feels poor in comparison.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/30/16
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    "so annoying !"
    Would you try another book written by Diana Gabaldon or narrated by Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ?

    i am so glad i listened to all the main books first before this one, otherwise i would likely not have bought them


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

    certainly not unless the story called for irish characters


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

    well it could be tacked on to outlander i guess. i think its interesting enough for the fans


    Any additional comments?

    I was so excited to begin listening to this, and so disappointed about ten minutes in to it. I kept thinking (forlorn hoping rather) that the damn accent was going to settle down to being scottish....nope, not a chance im afraid. I mean, since when was Jamie irish? come on Diana, did you not know about this at all?? if the book was re-done i would actually pay good money to have another, SCOTTISH voiced narrator, and complete my collection properly.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Suzie P.
    2/7/17
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    "A good story but painfully bad accents..."

    The narrator's Scottish and Irish accents were so bad they nearly put me off listening to the story. They were really appalling! A shame as the story was otherwise enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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