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Drums of Autumn Audiobook

Drums of Autumn

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Publisher's Summary

Diana Gabaldon's fans will be delighted to find Jamie and Claire as spirited and endearing as ever in this fourth installment of this magnificent saga. Romance, history, and time travel blend once again as the couple builds a new life together in the wilderness of pre-Revolutionary America.

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

Davina Porter's narrative talent adds a special vibrance and resonance to Gabaldon's complex, colorful characters.

©1997 Diana Gabaldon; (P)1999 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Gabaldon's range is impressive, whether she's evoking the rawness of colonial America, the cozy clutter of a modern Scottish parsonage, the lusts of the body or the yearnings of the spirit. Her legion of fans will love diving into this ocean of romance." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Beth 01-30-17
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    "Listening Helped!"
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    Be able to listen to this one helped me get through it so much faster than if I had just left it to my own reading time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Booth 01-28-17
    John Booth 01-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent read"

    Listening to the each wonderful character easily recognizable will bring me back to the next book.
    Thank you well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SLM 01-26-17
    SLM 01-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    "best one yet!"

    loved this one best next to book 1! Can't wait to read book 5!!

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    Kristina 01-25-17
    Kristina 01-25-17
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    "Stunning book and Davina is DIVINE"

    I absolutely am obsessed with the outlander series. Davina Porter makes this series come to life with her amazing ability to give these characters their own voices, reactions, and emotions. The fact that she can recall a specific voice for a character that hasn't shown up in a book or two, is simply astonishing. Onto the next in the series, and after that I will be looking for more books narrated by Davina Porter!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Weakley 01-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it!"

    loved it. some times it drags a bit,with over explanation but overall very good. Can't wait for the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emi 01-24-17
    Emi 01-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "loved this book"

    I loved getting lost with Jamie and Claire. This series is amazing. Davina does a great job.

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    Whistlinvaderr Texas, USA 01-18-17
    Whistlinvaderr Texas, USA 01-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Keep them coming."

    I love these books. Some of my friends are put off by the graphic sex and violence. I don't think it is necessary but not deterrent enough to throw me off the Frasier trail. I'll be getting the next one right away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly 01-18-17
    Kimberly 01-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, but not as good as some of the others"

    I enjoyed the book, but I felt like the plot kind of meandered a bit

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    MEA Lafayette, Ga. 01-15-17
    MEA Lafayette, Ga. 01-15-17

    Maria

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    "awesome"

    loved it was great all the books so far are wonderful thank you again. thank you

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    W. Fox New Jersey 01-15-17
    W. Fox New Jersey 01-15-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Good toward the end"

    The first 26 hrs drag, but the remaining 20+ hrs are interesting enough to coast.

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  • Robyn
    Malmesbury, United Kingdom
    1/27/13
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    "A good place to stop"

    There are just too many books in this series, and whilst I loved the first three I'm starting to get a sense of "padding" here. Too many stretches of description and intraspection etc etc..... The characters are also starting to lose it a bit for me, behaving in unpredictable ways that are useful to a new plot's thread, but not necessary in keeping with their character (or so it feels like to me). I have no doubt that the next three books will have good bits too - but looking at reviews on the rest of the series, I think that this is where I shall stop. This book (#4) wraps up many of the loose ends and seems a good place to leave Jamie and Claire before I lose my liking of them.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom
    11/20/10
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    "Needs a good edit"

    I enjoyed the first two and even the the third but I lost patience with the same old shtik on this one. It might have been OK if the same stuff had happened much more quickly

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    8/13/08
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    "Very good but not excellent"

    I love this series of books. I find some parts of this one extremely slow, and nothing happens for a while. However, I'm a fan, and I did really enjoy it. I am now waiting for Audible to get the next one unabridged, as at the moment the one available is abridged.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha
    Bridgwater, United Kingdom
    2/25/15
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    "The best so far!"

    This was the best book for me so far! The reader really makes the book come alive. I never want the series to end!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • jules
    2/4/15
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    "My favourite of the series so far"
    If you could sum up Drums of Autumn in three words, what would they be?

    Surviving in pioneering America


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Drums of Autumn?

    The rescue of Roger from the Indians


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favourite?

    Clare is performed perfectly but somehow she manages to pull off a six foot six highlander with no problem too


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ivory200
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Historical drama at its best"

    You really feel involved in the lives of these people, as they struggle to build new lives amidst danger.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dianne
    Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
    5/21/08
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    "Another blockbuster from Diana"

    I have waited patiently for this the 4th book in the Claire and Jamie series and what a cracker.

    I haven't had much sleep at all and the sleep I have had is with Davina Porter speaking into my ear. She really does do a superb narration which brings the whole brilliant story to life. I am right there in the New World with them.

    I do hope that Audible won't keep us waiting so long for the next episode. It is a must listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Debi
    Water Orton, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    9/6/17
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    "amazing"

    1 big problem with this book, id stay awake all night listening to it, I'd put a timer on, but it always paused at an exciting place,
    starting the next 1 now

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah
    Vale,, United Kingdom
    6/8/17
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    "Superb"

    This series is superb. The characters are incredibly complex and believable. They are interwoven through history with skill.

    Drums of Autumn is a gripping stage in the story. I love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kim Carter
    4/26/17
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    "Fantastic read"

    davina porter just brings the characters alive. loved it can't wait to n read the next book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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