Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade : Lord John

  • by Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by Jeff Woodman
  • Series: Lord John
  • 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon has earned a massive and devoted following for her Outlander series. Now Lord John's fascinating story continues. It is 1758, and the flames of the Seven Years' War are burning hotter than ever. The rigors and dangers of battle are actually a welcome respite for Lord John and his brother Hal, who feel the constant strain of their family's troubled history. Blending war, family secrets, and forbidden love, Gabaldon crafts a suspenseful novel that loyal fans and newcomers alike with find irresistible.

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Mixed

I enjoyed this book, but, not as well as other Gabaldon books. I do enjoy the Lord John character. However, I had trouble with the graphical male to male sex. If you are comfortable with that then I expect this would be a good listen. At 63 years old I still have trouble fully embracing the idea that homosexuality is OK.

As always the period facts and history are educational. Excellent job of intertwining several story lines. The limited inclusion of Jamie was fun.

I did think the story ended abruptly and left something more that should have been told. Perhaps I just did not want it to end?

I rate it lower than "Lord John and the Private Matter" (4 stars) and the "Outlander" series which are five stars plus.

If you are a big Gabaldon fan and are as frustrated as I am with the wait for new releases from her then I would definitely listen to it.

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A Vital Link

First of all let me say I am on my fourth listen to this book. Jeff Woodman voices Lord John Grey with tremendous wit and style, he does a fine job with the other characters as well (although Davina Porter fans may find fault with his Jamie Fraser). The story is intriguing on it's own (ahem, yes he's gay, yes there is sex, it doesn't get graphic until 4 or 5 hours into the book with plenty of foreshadowing - those who claim to be shocked at this remind me of Claude Rains in "Casablanca"). Beyond that there is social and political intrigue, great battle scenes and a family mystery.

If you are a Gabaldon fan and plan to read/listen to "Echo in the Bone" this is a must for many reasons. Chacters and story lines come back to haunt us, but most critically this book shows us Lord John Grey in depth. He's no longer a 'minor character' in Echo, and I for one am glad.
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- Dina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-17-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books