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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now the sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel. Still longing to know the fate of her beloved warrior, she recounts the story of her stay with him in the intrigue-ridden court of Charles Stuart and their attempt to avert the doomed Highlands uprising at Culloden. As her story unfolds, it reveals implications more far-reaching than even Claire could have guessed. Narrator Davina Porter's gift for expression captures the history and flavor of a harsh place and time, and gives it the polish of a warm and engaging love story.
©1992 Diana Gabaldon (P)1998 Recorded Books
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Critic Reviews

"Compulsively readable." (Publishers Weekly)
"A winning combination of vivid imagination and good common sense." (Kirkus)
"Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller." (Arizona Republic)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jeff on 05-14-12


I wish I could take back the review I did on book 1 of this series. I said it was chick lit, which it is, too some degree, but to pass this series by because of a few sex scenes from the ladies point of view is foolish in balance with the really great story that you would miss.

I was drawn to the first book because it dealt with time travel and was rated 5 stars. I got the second book because I became very attached to the characters and it also was rated 5 stars. The author is a very good writer and the narration is freakishly perfect. I prefer male narration because female narrators rarely narrate the male parts well enough. but Davina Porter pulls it off quite well.

So far I've listened to her for about 70 hrs and I feel I could go on listening to her indefinatly ! Perfectly nuanced, perfectly timed , wonderfully relaxing, and sumptuously toned, thats how I would describe her narration.
Im very happy that I have something like 5 big books left to go in this series, yet I already feel some separation anxiety of loosing these characters, thats testament to the fine writing Dianna Gabaldon has produced.

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50 of 52 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Eugenia on 12-27-09

I ADORE this series!

I agree with all these glowing reviews, especially the reviewer who said they were in intense pain for Jamie and Claire! I cannot stop thinking about these characters---they are so compelling.
I thank Audiblebooks so much for my finding the Outlander series---I am obsessed.
This second book is absolutely wonderful as it moves back and forth through time. One of the author's brilliant writing touches is to present something---an event that a character tells, and then later reveal what really happened.
I have already started on the third book in the series and I don't want it to end! As I said, I'm obsessed.

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66 of 69 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By C on 09-23-14

This series of books are amazing

Would you listen to Dragonfly In Amber again? Why?

absolutely, They are absolutely wonderfully narrated by Davina Porter. She makes these books as amazing as they are. Without her reading them I don't know if I would love them as much as I do.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It has to be Clare. She's witty, kind, loving and calm.

Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favourite?

Jamie, Davina's character voices are impeccable.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Love at its deepest

Any additional comments?

as you can see I just adore the outlander series (so far..) wonderfully amazing

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By robert on 10-05-14

enthrawling story worst american accent ever!

Any additional comments?

fantastic story very well performed (ignoring the worst American accent I've ever heard, it was more west country than anything!) thoroughly enjoyable highland /time travel romp! definitely purchasing book 3

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Samuel on 05-25-15

Not a sappy romance, a great adventure!

I spent a few years on Audible collecting a stockpile of Sci-fi and Fantasy books but generally stayed away from time-travel fiction, mainly due to the unfair pre-conception that the constraints of time travel would constrain the writing. And, particularly with this series, I was worried that the romance would be in depth details of repetitive thrusting and engorged members. Kind of a boring read for a guy...

Not so with Dragonfly in Amber.

Diana Gabaldon has created a character driven story full of drama, adventure and suspense that keeps you listening and polishes the world she's created. This really allows you escape the mundane aspects of your own life!

Well written, narrated and with a number of books in the series to keep you listening, I strongly recommend this to anyone, guy or girl, who is interested in a new series.

P.S. I held off buying this for years because I was informed that it was a romance novel. It is, but it has so many other aspects, it's easy to get lost in the world, and rather than the romance detracting from the book, it really does add a lot to it.

Well worth the listen!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Candice on 04-13-18


Most boring, slow, unedited book I’ve read since lady chatterleys lover 🙄 took me two attempts to labour through

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