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The Fiery Cross | [Diana Gabaldon]

The Fiery Cross

The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war.
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The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan.

Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war. Her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through perilous years ahead - or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.

©2001 Diana Gabaldon (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

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    C.E. GROESBEEK, Netherlands 15/03/2012
    C.E. GROESBEEK, Netherlands 15/03/2012 Member Since 2008
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    "Finally here"

    Finally here this version with the great voice of Davina Porter!! I am so happy. Her voice makes the whole book come to live, especcially when you have listened to the first four outlander books. Now just waiting for 'breath of snow and ashes' with Davina Porter! Please Audible....

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Taunton, United Kingdom 09/04/2012
    Susan Taunton, United Kingdom 09/04/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Please please"

    I echo the above sentiment. Having listened to the previous four books it is a joyl to hear Davina Porter's wonderful voice again. Please please record book 6.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs READING, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    Mrs READING, United Kingdom 23/12/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "Jamie & Claire Saga continues"

    This is book 5 of the time travel Outlander series of adventures of Claire Randall and highlander Jamie Fraser. I have read all seven books and listened to them on disc and via Audible as well. Can't wait for book eight!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sally Nelson, New Zealand 19/09/2012
    sally Nelson, New Zealand 19/09/2012 Member Since 2008
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    "Too long Davina"

    I love the series but am still plowing my way through this one. the first chapters go on and on and am not sure that they have added anything. I have now got to the interest and pace that I loved in some of the earlier books. I am sure by the end i will love it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joy St. Albans, United Kingdom 26/09/2013
    Joy St. Albans, United Kingdom 26/09/2013 Member Since 2012

    I walk for miles listening to my books, without them I'd get no exercise. I hated ironing but it's a cinch since I discovered Audible.

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    "Captivating and informative."

    Davina Porter has made me believe this family is real and I would recognise each of them by their voices alone. The villains are so well portrayed that just the mention of their names brings a feeling of unease over me. I've read all the Outlander books and I dearly miss the characters on my daily walks.

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    Siobhan Bristol, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
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    "Adventure in the wilderness"

    Plenty of insights into the lives of the early settlers in North Carolina, lots of lovely domestic details

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  • Dawn
    Indianapolis, IN, United States
    03/11/11
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    "THANK YOU!!!"

    It is about time The Fiery Cross was made available in the unabridged version!!! I love this whole series and was devastated at the abridged version of this book! It was total butchery! Diana is an amazing writer encompassing history and romance with action/adventure, myths and legends and time travel all within an amazing story! And NO ONE could narrate these books other than Davina Porter! Her ability to give each of the characters their own distinct voice allows the reader to know who is speaking without being told and she has a firm grasp on each personality so that it makes the listener feel as if they are not only a part of the story but a part of the family as well. Can't wait for book 8!!!

    74 of 76 people found this review helpful
  • Lorrie
    Clinton, UT, United States
    20/11/11
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    "LOVE THIS"

    Have listened to all Diana's books (twice)- including the abridged version (hated it). The detail and depth of her stories are what makes them so great, not to mention Davina's wonderful narration. I am in love with Jaime- and appreciate the research that went into the historical part of the novels. Would love for this series to go on forever. Great listen and well worth the credit!

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Dwight
    LITTLETON, MA, United States
    01/12/11
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    "I too was waiting..."

    ....for Ms. Porter's lovely voice to continue this series. It was so great to read everyone's (very bad) opinion of the abridged edition, and to thus avoid it! I waited, and am so glad I did: Claire and Jamie together again with Ms. Porter's divine voice playing all the parts so well. Thank you much for putting it out there as soon as was available through Recorded Books (which no longer sends out books to reader; what is it about that?). I'm still not finished, but it's a great ride so far!!

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Meaghan
    Wartrace, TN, United States
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    "Finally it's here!"

    This has been a long time coming. For me, it's been 3 years of requesting this at least once a week. Fantastic series with a fantastic reader. Now I can finish the series and see what happens to all the characters. Thank you audible for making this available.
    For new readers, I strongly recommend starting with Outlander and working your way forward. What I love about these books is that they don't fit into any specific genre. There's romance, bloodshed, betrayal, time travel, Etc., but please don't let the fact that this is a bit of a science fiction read discourage you from trying it out because there's so much more to this series. I mean, who can resist a scottish warrior.:) I myself finished Outlander in 2 weeks, and that was during my Freshman year of college, and it happened to be the end of the semester.
    As I've said, these books are very different which is hard to find these days. Davina Porter is an AMAZING narrator also. Like I say, start with Outlander if you are new to this series and don't let the fact that this book is list in the sci-fi category discourage you from at least trying it.

    42 of 45 people found this review helpful
  • Anne
    Ballwin, MO, United States
    08/03/12
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    "Something that had to be gotten through"

    I have been thoroughly enjoying the Outlander series. The first book, "Outlander" was just brilliant, and I also liked "Dragonfly in Amber" quite a bit. "Voyager" left a bit to be desired and "Drums of Autumn" was a good story but had slowed down the storyline and needed an editor badly. Gabaldon has become enamored of deeetaaaaaiil. She clearly does a lot of research into the subjects she writes about, even including excruciating detail about how things smell and what seasickness is like and the diets of Scottish farmers and... well... a lot of detail.

    And in "The Fiery Cross" she really let loose. It's almost as if she can't help herself. It took several hours just to get through the first day of the novel. The book is much, much too long and clearly is intended as a transition to get the reader into the life of Jamie and Claire in the American wilderness. But there were many places where I just wanted them to MOVE ON ALREADY.

    Why did I continue listening? Well, principally because Davina Porter is an absolute genius at narrating these books. I cannot praise her enough. She is simply perfectly brilliant. She has the wonderful Scots brogue down pat, and it contrasts beautifully with British accents she uses - several different ones. And her Scots brogue is distinctly different from her Irish brogue. And she delivers non-English as if she were a native speaker of each of the languages, from Gaelic to French to Mohawk to Iroquois. She even figured out how to deliver French spoken with a Gaelic accent! The only thing she can't do is American English. The Americans in the novel all ended up sounding like British. But that's OK. I'd listen to these books just to listen to her amazing skill and range.

    I finished because I had to move on to "The Fiery Cross" as I'm not ready to abandon this wonderful saga. Gabaldon is that amazing a writer.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    Hazelton, ID, United States
    19/11/11
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    "The Best Author of the Best books ever written."

    Read them all and you will read them again and again.
    Davina Porter is the best Narrator of Diana's books.
    She gets the voices so down that you know who she is talking about
    before the book tells you. Recommend, recommend!!!!

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    Massachusetts
    19/01/13
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    "Life on the Frontier Is Difficult. Duh."

    I turned my nose up at the Outlander series for years, thinking that these books were nothing more than silly, schlocky romances. It was the listener reviews on Audible that convinced me to try the first book in the series, and *much* to my surprise I became an enthusiastic fan, both of this series and of the complementary series by Gabaldon that features Lord John Grey.

    Davina Porter's wonderful narration makes the audio versions of these books better than their print incarnations. I also find Jeff Woodman's interpretation of the Grey novels delightful.

    Loved "Outlander" and "Dragonfly in Amber." Thought "Voyager" was the best of the series so far, and indeed rank it as one of the most enjoyable books I've ever listened to. "Drums of Autumn" was a bit of a letdown, partly because "Voyager" was so good and partly because of the prominence of the character I have come to think of as "Bratty Brianna" (actually I use another adjective, but not on a public site). But "Drums" had an action-packed story that kept me turning the pages (or the audio equivalent).

    "The Fiery Cross," unfortunately, moves more slowly than an icebound Highland stream in January. The detailed descriptions of the difficult everyday life on the American frontier in 1771--a time without toilet tissue or disposable diapers, as we learn in not one but several accounts of baby Jem's "exploits"--take up far more than is reasonable of the massive page count in this book, which lacks the edge-of-your seat action of Jamie and Claire's previous adventures. Brianna is still around. She has become a little less bratty now that she's reunited with Roger (nothing wrong with Roger except that he's not Jamie Frasier), but the constant references to her breast milk got nauseating.

    The next book in the series, "A Breath of Snow and Ashes," is in my library, but I'm going to wait and bit and rest up from (or perhaps, better, try and wake up from) the Fiery Cross before moving on. The reviews seem to indicate ABoSaA is a better story, so I'll keep going.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Sherry
    Celebration, FL, United States
    04/11/11
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    "Wonderful News"

    I had stopped with the series after Drums because of the reviews on the abridged version of The Fiery Cross. I decided to try again a couple of weeks ago and found that the abridged version had become unavailable. Checked back today and you can imagine how wonderful it was to see the book recorded not only in an unabridged version but also narrated by Davina Porter. All I can say is that it is about time!

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • SamanthaCR
    SD USA
    04/11/11
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    "Thank YOU!!!!"

    I had checked this audiobook via Interlibrary Loan from my local library (who had to get it from another state for the record), because the Unabridged Version was not available at the time (seemed like forever!). So, Thank You SOOO MUCH for being so extremely prompt about putting this out here for us as soon as you could!!! I use Audible through my Kindle, and I'm a happy reader/listener. Verra Happy!

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    Coventry, CT, United States
    06/11/11
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    "Finally!"

    Delighted that Audible was finally able to secure the rights to Davina's reading of book 5. I've been waiting for what feels like forever!

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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