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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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    Frankie L. McMahon 04-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "My First Lord John Book"

    I was already a fan of Lord John from the Outlander series. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading more about Lord John and his adventures.

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    "Enjoyable and Diverting!"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I don't know about the edge of my seat but it did keep me interested throughout the entire book. I was disappointed when it was finished.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Woodman – was your favorite?

    I can't remember the name at the moment but I thought the manager of Lavender House was fantastic!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not a certain one, no. I took a chance on this title because I thought the character of Lord John was compelling in the Outlander series and I'm glad I did. The plot kept me listening far longer than I planned every time I turned it on, the characters were interesting and so varied and the narration was splendid.


    Any additional comments?

    Jeff Woodman is fantastic! He made the book that much more enjoyable for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Toni H 03-07-17
    Toni H 03-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "LJG is a great guy"
    Any additional comments?

    I really am liking LJG. I liked him in the Outlander books, and I wanted to know more. He's a great guy, and he's always figuring out leads on mysteries and things like a detective of some sort. I love when he thinks of JAMMF. It endears him more because I too love Jamie and can't have him. I'm looking forward to more LJG. :)
    BTW these books have a totally different feel than the Outlander series. I love Outlander, but these are great also, less magic more history.

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    Josie 02-24-17
    Josie 02-24-17
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    "Disappointing"

    I am a huge Outlander fan, and had high hopes for this book. Major let down though... I couldn't stay focused on the story line at all and was bored through much of the book.

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    mp 01-31-17
    mp 01-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fine narrator, fine story. Nothing life changing."

    Entertaining, if slow. Nothing special, despite my love of Diana Gabaldon. The narrator was capable, if nothing like Lord John in my head.

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    Amazon Customer 01-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Love it!"

    Whenever I find an author I like I typically devour everything they've ever written. I really love this spin off series and the Private Matter is interesting, touching, and well, a very private matter! Trying to describe the plot to friends is....amusing to say the least. Still, it's a story of a gay man in the 1760s trying to find a way to end his cousin's engagement to a man with syphilis without outing himself in the process! It's genius, clever, endearing, and a very enjoyable read. I would also like to give a shout out to Jeff Woodman and his narration. Just like Davina Porter, I enjoy his performances so much that if I see there is an option to choose a version he narrates or if I see he is narrating something I'm even mildly interested in, I'll pick it up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany 01-24-17
    Tiffany 01-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "wonderful"

    As an avid Gabaldon reader I was resistant to this series but it's fantastic. full of intrigue and turns

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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