A worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies in print, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series has produced #1 best-selling novels and earned a fiercely devoted fan base. Another spellbinding entry in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire.
The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the privilege, although some might call it a burden, of knowing that war cannot be avoided. Claire has told him that the colonies will unite and rebel, and the result will be independence, with all British loyalists either dead or exiled. And there is an additional problem. Claire has discovered a newspaper clipping from 1776 that tells of Jamie’s death.
With its epic scope, historical details, and sweeping romance, A Breath of Snow and Ashes is everything Gabaldon’s fans love and more.
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You listened! Thank you for bringing back the UNABRIDGED version, and for bringing back Davina Porter. She is probably the best narrator that I have ever listened to… and Ive listed to very very many. Can we get Fiery Cross redone?
Best series ever❤️❤️❤️
This is first of all a very good book and a must read for Outlander fans.I love all the characters Jamie,Claire, Roger,Brianna Jemmy etc and reading about their lives.I do appreciate Diana's writing and her attention to detail .She is a very brilliant writer but her books tend to be very, very long and tedious to read or listen to. Every single thought, mood, clothing,background, animals, their surroundings etc that the characters are experiencing, going to do, or someone else is doing is described to an extreme unnecessary detail! Even though she does a wonderful job describing all of this I think it's unnecessary and find myself skipping through a lot of the dialogue. Over half of the book is not necessarily about the characters and the plot but it's about the description of everything around them. With that said though I think it's a wonderful book and I will continue reading all of them.
While I generally enjoy the series and the narrator, this book is my least favorite. There are far too many tedious daily details that do nothing to advance the plot. Scenery is overly illustrated. Animal sensitivities are ponderously explored. Every character (even the minor ones) mood is broken down into needless metaphor. All of this results in a ponderous story that could have used a firm handed editor. That said, I'm fully aware that writing this will not likely dissuade anyone engaged in the series from purchasing. However, I hope it tempers listeners' expectations.