Saturday, September 17, 2011

Audio book of the Week - Drums of Autumn by Diana Galbadon

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon Read by Davina Porter


It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle.  There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past--or the grave.  Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once buy twice.  Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legend--a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child.  Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in frontier America.  But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century.  Their daughter Brianna...
Now, Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown.  In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history...and to save their lives.  But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong...

My Take:  These books take forever to listen too.  This one over 44 hours long.  That being said with Davina Porter reading it is totally worth it.  I will say some parts do get alittle long and monotomous.  I think that the author could use a few less words to get where  she's going.

Brianna does some research and finds out some details about her mother and father. She thinks that if she travels back in time she can change history.  Of course Roger, her boyfriend, follows her through to try and rescue her but lands in a bit of hot water himself.  The last half of the book is mostly driven by a misunderstanding that was fairly frustrating and the resolution was just too tidely wrapped up.

Most of the story takes place in Early America, pre revolutionary War.   As with  the other book in this series, there is sex but most of it does occur between married couples and it is not quite as graphic as in the other books.

This is the fourth book in the series and really should be read after the other three. 

I will probably be listening to the next in the series but not for a while.  These books are better if given time in between.

This book was taken from  my personal library of audio books. 

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