Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

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Drums of Autumn

Title: Drums of Autumn
Written by Diana Gabaldon
Read by Davina Porter
Downloaded from Audible
Published by Recorded Books

I have slowly, and I mean SLOWLY, making my way through Gabaldon’s Outlander series.  It’s no joke when I say these are ginormous, monster books, which is why I listen to them on audio!  It’s convenient, it’s FASTER, and the UNABRIDGED versions have a fantastic reader.

It’s really hard to review a series isn’t it?  What do you say without giving spoilers for previous books?  And how to do tell what’s going on in the new one, without rehashing what the first ones in the series were about?   It’s just so HARD.  So here is a pilfered summary to give you an idea…

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.

I read the first book, Outlander, a long, long time ago.  When I finally came to the second book, I didn’t remember much, so I listened to Outlander again to refresh.  That was my first encounter with the powerhouse that is Davina Porter.  Ms. Porter doesn’t just read the story; she lives and breathes it.  Her lovely British voice is a pleasure to listen to.  And she does a great Scottish accent to.  Her voice for Jamie is, dare I say, sexy!  Honestly, because when Ms. Porter reads the somewhat revealing love scenes, I find myself blushing!  I tell you, it’s hard to put this (and the rest) of the audio books down!

So if you’ve long wanted to read the Outlander series but have been put off by their length, give the audio books a try.  They are fantastic.

Also by Diana Gabaldon:

Don’t miss Outlander, the first book, Dragonfly in Amber, the second book, and Voyager, the third book in this great series. And of course all the rest; The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes and the latest, An Echo in the Bone coming out September 22 .  And there is also a graphic novel version of Outlander coming out soon too, sorry no link! And THEN there are the Lord John Grey novels; Lord John Grey and the Private Matter, Lord John Grey and the Hand of Devils, and Lord John Grey and the Brotherhood of the Blade, which are a spin off series from the Outlander books.  And don’t forget The Outlandish Companion to help you keep the whole world straight.  I wonder where this woman finds the time to write these 1000 page tomes!?!

Also reviewed by:

Fyrefly’s Book Blog ~ Framed and Booked ~ Gripping Books ~

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Note: I bought this lovely large download with my own money!

5 thoughts on “Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

  1. I'm on disc 35. It has been very slow going – especially since I skipped disc 26 when I ripped it to my computer and had to put it on hold at the library again – going to the very bottom of the list. It took two months to be able to check it out again!

  2. They are huge, but really, really good. That's why I listen to them. It would take me forever to read them myself! If you like historical fiction, romance, a little bit of supernatural (since time-travel is involved), and sexy highlanders-this is for you! 🙂

  3. They are worth every single second though! I loved listening to Davina Porter read the books. Cannot wait for the next one — only a few weeks to go.

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