A Breath of Snow and Ashes

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time.

Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon's New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over -- and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.

The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.

With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence -- with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette , dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2005
Edition: Abridged.
ISBN: 9780739322017
Characteristics: 13 compact discs (15 hrs.) :,digital, stereo ;,12 cm.
Additional Contributors: James, Geraldine 1950-


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Dec 23, 2014

Although I enjoyed visiting with Jamie & Claire again, there wasn't a lot of action and there was a lot of words. A little bit of editing would have helped move this story along.
Despite that, there were some very interesting developments for the Fraser family & Fraser's Ridge. I'm curious how Diana Gabaldon will continue this series.
One of the new characters in this book had an interesting past and story to tell. I would have liked his storyline to have followed a different path and maybe brought some enlightenment to the time travel aspect of the story but, alas, it was not to be.
I do wish she'd hurry and finish this series. Time is going by, the books are getting longer & wordier. Jamie & Claire aren't getting any younger, their adventures must slow down with their age....and I'd like to see how this family's story ends.

Jun 15, 2012

One of my favorite authors.

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