An Echo in the Bone: Outlander, Book 7 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army.
And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.
Epic in scope and featuring a colorful cast that includes many legendary figures - including hero-turned-traitor Benedict Arnold and bawdy statesman Benjamin Franklin - An Echo in the Bone is a thrill from start to finish.
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|Audible.com Release Date||October 02, 2009|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #478 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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My theory? She's trying to do a portion of the story in many locales in the US, to satisfy fans. I mean, to end up at Ft. Ticonderoga from N Carolina, on the way to Scotland? And once again, healing a disagreeable fellow who in turn ends up being a fan of Claire's? It's starting to repeat on itself.
For shame, Ms. Gabaldon.
Edit: I've since gotten almost to the end of the book and upped the rating. I still feel that there is a lot of inane 'filler' where small, meaningless stories take up a lot of meaningless pages. Maybe she had a minimum number of pages required. ANYWAY, once they got away from the mind-numbing battlefield stuff, and back to Jamie and Claire and Ian in Scotland and then in Philadelphia, it picked up a lot.
I will not go into great detail because you have most likely read her other six novels you know you are staring into a dramatic abyss that will suck you down and hold you until the end of the book and beyond. I am re-reading the series for the third time and it still captivated me just as it did the first time. I have lost a lot of sleep working my way through these books, just as I did the first time, often falling asleep with the book on my lap. Good thing I'm retired now and can sleep in. I think they get even better with re-reading-like a good story told by your grandfather that you love hearing again and again. Plus, the older you get when you read them, the more life experience you have to illuminate what Claire and Jamie are going through as they get older and their love more embroidered.
If you are reading the series for the first time, be sure and have the eighth book at hand when you get close to finishing this one. I actually delayed reading number eight this time as long as I could stand because I knew it still be a long time before number nine would be published. We'll just have to be patient. Perfection takes time and hard work. Thanks again to Diana Gabaldon for creating this world for us Outlanders to explore and treasure.
I've read every book in order including all the filler stories/books about Lord John and younger Jamie. All great.
I can't wait to pair up my imagination with season 5. One thing about the tv series is the cast. All beautiful and talented and seemingly nice and genuine of character. Great casting. The first season was excellent watching ... but I still enjoyed reading the book. Also, I may be the only one out there thinking this but I somewhat feel that most of these cable network shows are somewhat pornagraphic in nature and tend to cheapen or detract from the great storyline . Reading about such things is better in my opinion because the writing skill of the author is such that it doesn't feel so graphic? I don't know... I think these networks feel that they must include such gratuitous sex scenes to keep everybody's attention or for ratings or something but come on... we're not that depraved are we? Lol just saying...
These books are amazingly historically correct great story line tactfully written with a tastefully described love affair between two souls from different times.
I have had the best year taking time out of a somewhat busy schedule to commit to reading all of these books and just wanted to share that with you.
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Don't pick up another one of these books, just pretend that Diana's editor had the nerve to tell her to quit and that was that. As it is, this novel is another in a string of barely believable, contrived, overlong, turgid reads.
There is a phenomenal amount of pointless detail and minutia that could have been cut with no detriment to the plot, such as it is.
The actions of the main characters are often inconsistent with their previous behaviour and demonstrated personality, such that you begin to think that it's a series about body-swappers rather than time travel.
And then of course you have the now familiar desperately reaching plots that reek of a lack of imagination and a sheer disrespect for the integrity of the story and the intelligence of the reader.
For my sins, I've foolishly started reading the next book and within 80 pages I'm wishing I hadn't bothered. It actually gets worse, quite farcical in fact.
So don't make my mistake, stop after Voyager and remember the first few stories for the quality works that they are.
I've heard in recent interviews that DG doesn't care about what her readers think. If you've read this book, you'll realise that already,