Thursday, November 22, 2012

Journey Back to the Jacobite Rising with Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander)
Dragon Fly in Amber is the second book in the Outlander series.  I have read this book previously.  I decided to listen to the audio book this time.  I had heard how great the audio books for this series are. 


Twenty years after the end of Outlander, Claire and her daughter Brianna make the trip to Scotland.  This trip is more than just a vacation for mother and daughter.  There are aspects about the past that Claire must share with Brianna.  They go to visit a friend of the family Roger Wakefield.  Claire needs help with a project and asks Roger and Brianna to help.  While investigating Claire’s project Roger and Brianna discover something.  Claire then shares her story about the Jacobite uprising which may surprise Brianna?  Why is it important for Roger to be present?

My Thoughts:

The audiobook is performed by Davina Porter.  It is also a commitment because it is 39 hours.  I literally did nothing but listen to this book on my way to and from work.  The book was performed well by Davina Porter.  I could definitely picture her as Claire.   I felt the performance made the characters more lifelike.   

The subject in this book is Claire and Jamie’s quest to stop the Jacobite uprising but also Brianna learning about her real father.    How much does anyone know about the Jacobite uprising?   Do you feel that Diana got the character of Charles Stuart right?   Diana always has a way of keeping my interest in her books.



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