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Mourning the death of his father and gravely injured at the hands of the English, Jamie Fraser finds himself running with a band of mercenaries in the French countryside, where he reconnects with his old friend, Ian Murray. Both are nursing wounds, both have good reason to stay out of Scotland, and both are still virgins despite several opportunities to remedy that deplorable situation with ladies of easy virtue.
But Jamie's love life becomes infinitely more complicated - and dangerous - when fate brings the young men into the service of Dr. Hasdi, a Jewish gentleman who hires them to escort two priceless treasures to Paris. One is an old Torah; the other is the doctor's beautiful daughter, Rebekah, destined for an arranged marriage. Both Jamie and Ian are instantly drawn to the bride-to-be - but they might be more cautious if they had any idea who they're truly dealing with.
©2013 Diana Gabaldon (P)2016 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Heather on 04-15-16

A Wonderful Glimpse into Jamie and Ian's Past

As always, Diana didn't disappoint! This story was like a piece of See's Candy enjoyed in during the quiet hours after putting the kid's to bed. It was short, but a fun glimpse into Jamie and Ian's younger years.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Theresa on 04-17-16

Sweet story but

The reader makes Jaime sound like a grunting Neanderthal. The story was ok, but lacking something. Perhaps it was just the reader. He really didn't seem to capture Jaime well at all.

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5 out of 5 stars
By GlosterLass on 05-04-16

A good short for Gabaldon fans

I liked the narrator's Scots accent, which fitted the characters well. If you love Diana Gabaldon's other books, this will not disappoint, but if you haven't read them, this may be confusing to some.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Angela Younger on 06-24-18

good listen

good listen by the narrator interesting have to get next book to carry on with series

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5 out of 5 stars
By Beverley Deeming on 04-23-16

Fabulous narration, wish it was longer!

Would you listen to Virgins again? Why?

Have already listened to it twice and will no doubt listen to it again before too long. Easy to listen to with wonderful narration (considering it's not the always spectacular Davina Porter).

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well, of course Jamie BUT it was a real treat to get to know Ian a little more, especially as they are both out of their natural environs.

Which character – as performed by Allan Scott-Douglas – was your favourite?

I loved him doing Ian. As daft as it sounds, Jamie is, and always will be Davina Porter in book form and Sam Heughan on screen.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh plenty. Lots of fabulous banter between the two besties.

Any additional comments?

Am so used to all of (well, most of) Diana's books being tomes (which I relish), that I was left wanting. I guess I, like many others, just can't get enough of James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser (et al).

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Di on 10-24-17

Don't bother

Very short uninteresting story, could have been so much better. Bit of of let down after reading the Outlander series. Wont be buying any of the other short stories.

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