A Breath Of Snow And Ashes: (Outlander 6)
Gabaldon rounds out her descriptions with authentic sights, smells, sounds and textures. Davina Porter is a skilled dramatic reader who adapts nuanced accents for each character. Her Jamie Fraser is surprisingly convincing. Her Claire Fraser is spot on, and since Claire is the narrator for much of the books, the listener feels like he or she is really in Claire's head.
Claire's daughter Brianna and the troublemaker Donner are the only off-notes, because they are Americans and apparently Porter's accents don't extend that far. If you've read A Breath of Snow and Ashes, the audio version is a great way to "reread" and pick up subtleties you missed on the first go round while waiting for Book 7.
If you've finished up to The Fiery Cross Outlander , try the audio version. Be warned, this is an unabridged version of a hefty book that runs to 48 CDs and a serious time commitment.
But, worth every second. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Something I unknowingly stumbled into, this series has blown me away. The author has the ability to make you feel like you are experiencing first hand what the characters are, like you ARE the character. Addicting, I found myself reading for 4 hours at a time and wanting more.
I don't want it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago Ms Gabaldon is an outstanding writer. Her books are long but she writes so well and develops her characters so well, that I am never ready for the story to end. Guest More than 1 year ago I am a big fan of the first three books in the Outlander series. I seem to remember reading somewhere that Mrs. Gabaldon originally intended for the series to be just a trilogy. Would not recommend it to anyone other than the diehard fans who want to catch up on the lives of the characters. Guest More than 1 year ago I am having trouble maintaining my interest in this book.
I feel obliged to finish it having read all the previous books, but this particular installment seems rife with disjointed, mundane events. I promised myself I would no longer finish books that don't hold my interest. Life is too short to waste on mediocrity. However, I'll finish this one out of obligation to the series. Yes it is VERY long but its worth it. Gabaldon intertwines suspense and touching stories till the very last page until epilogue II.
This book is probably the most heartbreaking in a sort of good way of the whole series. A lot of the loose ends and mysteries she created in the previous books of the series were answered in this edition. Some of her older themes of kidnapping are repeated I suppose but nonetheless she achieves originality when you are least suspecting it.
There are just so many twists and turns it'll leave you yelling "WHAT? I started them a few months ago and can't put them down! Wonderful series. Guest More than 1 year ago Does no one at the publishing house dare to edit the work of Diana Gabaldon? It is far to lengthy and repetative. I flipped through so many pages that contained no useful purpose.
The concept of travelling through time is all but forgotten and therfore the suspence is simply not there.traninatemid.ml
A Breath Of Snow And Ashes : (Outlander 6)
We have all become use to being subjected to gritty, sexual violance in many of todays novels. I think it's time to get back to some quality writing. I could barely bring myself to finish this book. He is not sure how to respond because Jamie knows that those who support the monarchy will either die or flee in exile yet Jamie still hopes he can avoid bloodshed.
There is also the matter of knowing that three plus years from now The Wilmington Gazette December reports that Jamie and his family died in a fire. Jamie knows that the devil is in the details, but how can a mortal change history even if the events have not yet occurred. Now in he must take sides knowing that soon people he cares about will die. For instance, perhaps he should relocate elsewhere so that the Frasers and others are nowhere near the mid December inferno, but that also means neglecting his responsibilities. Jamie, Claire, and the others are at their best when knowing what is coming, but sometimes an ethical person must choose a losing perhaps deadly position.
Gabaldon is at her epic best with this powerful saga. The paragraphs above fail to even hint at the vast deep look at North Carolina on the verge of war because it is impossible to describe the scope of this work in a few paragraphs. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Love. KH33 More than 1 year ago Love all of the books in this series, can't wait for the next one I miss having Jamie and Claire in my evenings. Salcj More than 1 year ago This book is awesome.
Full of humor and intricate relationships!! Loved it! Anonymous More than 1 year ago If you haven't read Outlander, what are you waiting for? This series is the best thing in print right now. This is addictive, all incompassing, suck you in action with strong charectors who have a history you want to know. There's something here for everyone, be it mystery, suspense, history, charector development, or romance. Every Outlander book, Snow and Ashes included, is a reader's page-turning dream.
I highly recommend them all. Guest More than 1 year ago Swept away, back in time, the author does not hold back as she captures the 's in great detail, the way they were. She doesn't sugar coat it. There is cruelty. There is violence. Amongst it all there is love, deep love. It was a bit longer than I traditionally like however, you can't please everybody.
The author writes in great deail, HUGE detail! You have to know what happens next, even if it's bedtime and you have to tape your eyes open to read it Gabaldon talks about witchcraft and shows us how easy it was for people to label something or someone as witchcraft just because they didn't understand it.
Makes you wonder, if we don't still do a little of that today. After all with all this reinvented law of attraction stuff, why not? I can quite imagine being in the 18th century and just talking about the law of attraction, let alone using it. I'm sure I too would have been labeled a witch and burned at the stake Diana Gabaldon has a way with words and you can envision yourself in the characters shoes!
The ride she takes you on is quite amazing. It's almost uncomparable! This is definately the best of the series so far! All you unanswered questions are answered here!
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Roger, BRianne, Claire, and Jamie!! All I can say is WOW. The characters can't get any better than this!! If you like a Breath of Snow and Ashes, then you will want to check out the entire series, each book seems to complement the others perfectly! Guest More than 1 year ago I received and advanced copy of this book and loved it! Historical detail is superb and the love story proves that Gabaldon is a multi-dimensional writer. Books like these make shutting the television off a great decision.
Get them both! I love this series with my whole heart and this novel as of now is my favorite of the series so far. Reading these novels is like coming home for me. I feel truly attached to these characters. The books are so well written and this one in particular was very tough to put down.
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I give this book a bazillion hearts and stars. Anonymous More than 1 year ago. They all know what's coming but must walk a narrow line. Good, though I got a bit tired of the abductions I will never again read the books myself - the audio, with Davina Porter reading, is wonderful - her accents are incredibly rich and varied. Very engaging reader.
However, this book just has too much happening for me to suspend my disbelief long enough to really sink my teeth into it. I've felt this way before with earlier books.
- Kalter Weihrauch: Kriminalroman (Kriminalromane im GMEINER-Verlag) (German Edition).
- Words of Wisdom;
- A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
- A PELLE NUDA (Italian Edition).
- La fin du monde est reportée: (à une date ultérieure) (Humour) (French Edition).
The Fiery Cross Diana Gabaldon. Add to basket. An Echo in the Bone Diana Gabaldon. Drums Of Autumn Diana Gabaldon.