Dragonfly in Amber Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves. "The Arizona Republic"
A triumph! A powerful tale layered in history and myth. I loved every page. Nora Roberts
Compulsively readable. "Publishers Weekly"
"From the Hardcover edition."" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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While the core of the story is about a love that transcends time, it would be a disservice to label it a romance, as it is much more than that. It is a wonderful adventure story interspersed with actual historical events and authentic period detail. It is this attention to such matters by the skillful pen of the author that renders these books three dimensional and so enjoyable. They are positively addictive!
The love of the ages that binds these books is the love that twentieth century Claire Randall has for the eighteenth century Scottish highland warrior, James Fraser. Those of you who read the first book in the series, "Outlander", know that in 1945, Claire, an Englishwoman and combat nurse during World War II, is reunited with her husband, Frank, after the war. While on a second honeymoon in Scotland, she visits a strange, flat topped hill in the highlands of Scotland, where a forbidding stone circle draws her. Touching one of the stones, she is hurled through a vortex in time and finds herself in eighteenth century Scotland, where she meets a brave and brawny, red headed Scot, James Fraser, with whom she falls completely in love, body and soul. Finding herself thrust into the midst of clan warfare and intrigue, she and her beloved 'Jamie' have enough adventures to last a lifetime, which makes for a riveting story.
This book is a continuation of that story.Read more ›
I could hardly wait. Was it a disappointment? Well, curate's egg. In places, yes. But only by Diana Gabaldon's own amazingly high standards.
In this book, we find our heroine, the spunky, brave, outspoken and utterly believable Claire, back in the 20th century. We're not told how or why.. All we know is that she was found wandering and pregnant.. She now has a beautiful 20-year-old daughter, Brianna. Brianna is tall, willowy and has red hair, high cheekbones and blue cat-like eyes.. Ring any bells?? For yes, Brianna is the daughter of the wondrous Jamie Fraser, the hero of the first book, and of this one.
Then, very quickly, we go into flashback. And that, for me, is where the problems start. Claire is once more with Jamie, trying to stop Bonnie Prince Charlie's revolutionary attempts to take the throne of England and Scotland... Because she knows, and has convinced Jamie, that hundreds of his friends and relatives will die in the fateful Battle of Culloden, in 1746. Alas, it's as if the author was so pleased with this idea that she sort of stopped focusing, for a while, on how to achieve it.Read more ›
I am quite a fussy reader and like books to be well written. This and the other 4 books in this series are without doubt the best I have ever come across and nothing else has quite hit the spot ever since I read them. My copies have been lent to virtually every female friend and relative I have, and they have all bought their own set to read them again.
The characters, especially Claire, Jamie and Lord John are well rounded, interesting, likeable with little quirks and flaws which makes them more human. Jamie, well what can I say. I never thought I would get wobbly-kneed over a ginger, long-haired totally fictitious man in a skirt, but... Afraid to admit my baby son is now called Jamie!
Brianna and Roger are a little disappointing in comparison, but I think this is only because the others are so great.
And to top it all, the epic is set against a wealth of historical events, in various places throughout the world which keeps it fascinating even without the characters.
I cannot recommend this series enough. Only problem is that anything else you ever read afterward will disappoint you.
Gabaldon's characters are vivid, real and funny. Claire Fraser is as unconventional a heroine as any normal woman could wish for: big bottomed, strong, intelligent and obstinate.... and Jamie is probably the most beddable Scot other than Ewan McGregor this side of fantasy.
Dragonfly in Amber finds the pair in 18th Century France, taking part in the intrigue and espionage of Versailles.
These books will appeal to anyone who loves history, humour, 18th Century medicine & escaping with a good read. Truely the best stories I have discovered in a long time. Go out and buy them -- it will be the best money you've spent in a long time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a wonderful book I could not put it down. I have already ordered the next book in the series. so glad a friend recommended the booksPublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I can't say much more than I love this just as much as I have loved reading Gabaldon's other books. The twists and turns with each book leave me dizzy and heartbroken at times. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
The first book is more gripping this slows in plAces especially regarding the politics of the time but other than that it remains a beautiful, emotional and stunning story.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
If you like history, with romance and the twist of fantasy, this makes a really gripping and enjoyable book to read.Published 9 days ago by Jackie
You know how it must end right from the beginning, but you read in hope that it might not be so. Then the very last words!!! Read morePublished 15 days ago by S. A. Shead