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Lord John and the Private Matter Audiobook

Lord John and the Private Matter

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Publisher's Summary

With more than 10 million copies in print worldwide, New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series is a global phenomenon. Lord John and the Private Matter, starring one of the most popular Outlander characters, captures all the adventure and magic of the series while delivering a fresh tale that is utterly captivating.

Lord John is in a difficult spot. His cousin Olivia is engaged to marry the Honorable Joseph Trevelyan, but he has just observed something of a rather personal nature that, if confirmed, might put an end to any talk of marital bliss. Determined to investigate further, Lord John is distracted when the Crown calls for his services. A comrade in arms has been slain, and to complicate matters, the victim may have been a traitor. Now Lord John has not one, but two puzzling mysteries to solve.

©2003 Diana Gabaldon; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Gabaldon takes readers for a walk on the wild side....A compelling and unique period mystery for the author's legion of fans." (Kirkus Review)

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    Charles LaPorte, IN, United States 07-23-09
    Charles LaPorte, IN, United States 07-23-09
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    "Every homerun hitter can have a slump"

    Hmmm, difficult. I love Diana Gabaldon. This work was not her best. Narrator did a fine job but the constant conversation and mystery plot does not start my engine. I never figured out why I care why this O'connell guy got murdered. I can't wait till her next Outlander series book comes out this fall, but Lord John will have to stick to the other series to be interesting.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 09-17-08
    Angela 09-17-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Meh...."

    I just couldn't make myself care about any of the characters, here. All seemed quite shallow, and plot was completely a mystery-who-dun-it - not my genre. Was hoping for something more in terms of character development & adventure, e.g. Outlander series....~sigh~

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    VanamanTribe 06-15-13
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    "Definitely NOT like the "outlander series""
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who wonder what homosexual life in the 1700s England would be like


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

    Maybe davina porter.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointing


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the new outlander series book

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dory D. Smith 11-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "An Exceptional Book in an Amazing 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. Jeff Woodman is the perfect narrator for this rich tapestry. His insightful interpretations of the characters leads to an immersive listening experience. Perfection! “AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

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    Vickaroo 10-29-17
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    "After Outlander, a disappointment"

    The story has nowhere near the depth of character development as Outlander; it’s okay but not great.

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    Patricia Kevin 10-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of my favorite LJG books"

    I like the characters in the book. The good one and the evil ones. Tom the the valet I really enjoyed. The store kept me guessing and made me stay up listening much to late on several occasions. It was worth it. On to the next book!

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    Stephanie 10-18-17
    Stephanie 10-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable"

    Good book, fun little novella view into the life of LJG. The narrator did a great job as well!

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    Katharine Kane Denver, CO 10-05-17
    Katharine Kane Denver, CO 10-05-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved learning more of LJG!!"

    I loved this narrates and how he brought LJG to life and learning more about the man. I also loved how he would reference Jamie throughout. GREAT read.

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    Davina Daly 07-25-17
    Davina Daly 07-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A Bit of English History in a Novel"

    Very nice surprise. I enjoy the Outlander series very much and this spin off is a refreshing twist to a lovely character.

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    Kathy Bickham 07-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "So much better in audio!"

    When I first realized that the Lord John books weren't narrated by Davina Porter, I was a little disappointed, but that feeling disappeared as soon as I started listening. The narration is amazing! Now I wish Jeff Woodman did the Lord John portions of the last two books in the Outlander series. He truly make makes Lord John and his stories come alive. I used to be one of the people that liked the Lord John series a little less than Outlander, but I enjoyed listening to this just as much as any book in the Claire and Jamie world. I can't give higher praise than that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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