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4.00019132309351 out of 54.00019132309351 out of 54.00019132309351 out of 54.00019132309351 out of 54.00019132309351 out of 5 4.00 (29,688 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Gabaldon Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Outlander Series Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781440760488
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Both time-traveling Claire and her husband Jamie, a Scotsman of the 1700s, know how the American Revolution will end. But will they both survive it? And how will these violent events affect their daughter and her family, living two centuries away in Scotl Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “For six episodes, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander saga has kept readers enthralled with its time-travel romance about eighteenth-century warrior Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century wife Claire Randall. In this latest full-bodied installment, nearly a thousand pages long, this devoted pair must personally experience the American rebellion, a historical event with a foreordained conclusion, but their knowledge cannot guarantee their safety or the safety of those they love. An Echo in the Bone is a standalone historical romance that meets the high standards of this series.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “All you’ve come to expect from Gabaldon…adventure, history, romance, fantasy.” 

    Arizona Republic 

  • “Since Outlander readers have become invested in the lives of Jamie Fraser and his wife, Claire, these are not simply fictional characters. They have come alive through Gabaldon’s incredible storytelling. The eagerly awaited seventh volume offers fans a sweeping tale filled with breathtaking adventure and rich and accurate historical details. But it is the powerful human relationships that transcend time and space that move Gabaldon’s work out of the ordinary. This is nothing short of a masterpiece.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • “The seventh installment of Gabaldon’s popular Outlander series will not disappoint her fans…Readers anticipating a lengthy visit with Jamie and Claire may be vexed to find that a goodly chunk of the story is devoted to William; but his adventures include all the thrilling elements Outlander addicts have come to crave. Relish this book—it might be a long stretch until the next fix.”

    Library Journal

  • An Echo in the Bone is a wonderful, adventure-filled, emotion-packed reunion with the Frasers.” 

    Romance Reviews Today

  • “Pages fly by and leave readers hungering to know what comes next for a set of engagingly colorful characters who by now feel like old friends.” 

    BookLunes.com

  • “Davina Porter’s virtuoso narration clarifies the leaps between the three major story lines…Thanks to Porter’s superb voicings, especially of sharp-witted Claire and brawny Jamie, the listener follows the potentially bewildering episode changes. Porter excels in voicing their son-in-law’s raspy attempts to sing with a throat injury, due to an unsuccessful hanging, and improves a few beleaguered narrative sections with snappy pacing…Delightful.” 

    Audiofile 

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Finalist for the 2009 RT Award for Historical Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 2/3/2017

    " Having seen the TV Series of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Books 1 & 2, and listened to the audiobook of Books 3 to 6, I had to continue this wonderful saga with her Book 7 – An Echo in the Bone. I love the way Diana’s Scottish / C18th English Colonial American humour, intrigue, pathos & empathy is brought to life in Davina’s audio performance. I find the story enthralling & enchanting as Diana’s web-like connections both within & between Chapter, Sections & Books both fill-out & surprise me from the Plot Summaries that I have already read of all the Books (up to No. 8). This confirmed my decision of how much I needed to get these audiobooks in order to find some approximation of the TV Series’ version of Book 1& 2. I both can’t wait & clearly hope that the visualisations of Books 3-8 will encompass the settings, characters, actions & emotions revealed in the audiobooks in their TV series that drew me in so inextricably with the first 2 Book’s TV series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chap | 10/26/2016

    " Diana Galbaldon began this epic adventure with Claire and Jamie with Outlander. A time traveling story that is riveting. She is a very good writer and pays particular attention on detail. You feel as if you were there. A note to books on tape listeners - start from Outlander and work your way, in order of publishing. Do not skip any. It's worth the effort. "

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Amanda S. | 4/18/2016

    " This book is another great addition to the series! Love Davina Porters voice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 2/19/2014

    " Good grief, now we have to wait for another book? Leaving little Jen in a tunnel? And the rest of the gang in chaos? How fair is that? Not! And who knows how long we'll have to wait for the next book? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayne | 1/26/2014

    " Awesome! enjoyed every word.....and most of them more than once. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 1/26/2014

    " I hae been reading htis book for over a year. I'm finding it hard to get into. But one day i will finish it!! I have to as I have read all the prevoius books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 1/20/2014

    " Was good but more disjointed than the others - lots of different stories going on. I thought the story around Claire and Lord John was unnecessary and contrived. Looking forward to the next one though. She left quite a few loose ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 1/18/2014

    " Yet another great instalment of the Outlander Series..Can't wait for the next one :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leeanne Newton | 1/4/2014

    " Loved it. Cannot believe it ended that way and I have to WAIT until later this year for more....errrrrr. But I love the characters and the story. It is my little retreat to have listened to this whole series on audiobook. Davina Porter (narrator) is a gift. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/16/2013

    " I'm having a really hard time rating this book. I think accurately it would be more like 3.5 stars. I absolutely love this series, but it's hard to get through some of historical and battle scenes. It's such a long, dense book that it can be frustrating to get through, but in spite of it all, I love the story. This will be the first time I have to wait for the next book to come out, and it will be such a difficult wait. The way this book left off, left me reeling! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marquina | 12/6/2013

    " It ended so suddenly! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greeneyedgirl | 11/17/2013

    " I need the next one to come out soon as this ended in a cliff hanger!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quinna Yergensen | 11/15/2013

    " HUGE cliff hanger at the end. I am dying for the next one. HURRY DIANA!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy P | 11/7/2013

    " Worst book in the series! It took me almost a year to finish, whereas the other books in the series took me only a few days. I am in love with the Outlander books, but I do think it's time to wrap it up:( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob-tanya | 9/9/2013

    " Finally finished it. ahhhhhh "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 8/13/2013

    " Too many cliffhangers!!! And I have to wait how long before the next book is published??? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawna Magliacano | 7/30/2013

    " Frustrating ending - considering the sequel won't be out until fall of 2013 and I fininished it in 2010. But I love all of Gabaldon's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 5/6/2013

    " EXCELLENT! WHAT A CLIFF HANGER... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dola | 10/24/2012

    " I'm looking forward to the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leeellen | 3/9/2012

    " Waiting......waiting... Oh, what to read until the next one is finished.....I'm hooked, this is a great series, I have been telling everybody, about it...Claire is my hero....Jamie is ok too... Love the Bree and Roger storyline too... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee Sauter | 1/1/2012

    " Although Gabaldon's books are all interesting and have a multitude different events happening they have a tendency to drag. This is the only one that doesn't. The only problem is you need to read her books in order and you have skim through the parts that drag. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/28/2011

    " Too long; the story is not finished yet and I hoped this would be the last. If the next isn't out for a couple years perhaps I won't remember enough to read it. I say this tongue in cheek because there are so many great books to read and each book in this series seems to be longer than the last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Gabor | 12/5/2011

    " Not my favorite of the series...too much about characters I didn't care about...but still enjoying the series and looking forward to the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 11/5/2011

    " ahhh Gabladon can tell a tale. I don't ever ever want this series to end! Can't wait for book 8! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise Crouch | 10/28/2011

    " Excellent read! I cannot wait until #8 comes out ........ the ending really leaves you hanging!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 9/29/2011

    " More like a 3.5. I didn't care for the focus on Lord John et al so those parts really dragged for me. However the last part of the book more than made up for it. I can't wait till the next one comes out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 9/9/2011

    " I had a hard time getting into this one. Read the first half, stopped for a few months, then picked it up again and finished it. I liked the second half much better. I keep reading because I've come so far in the series that I hate to give it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Ramage | 8/4/2011

    " This one didn't hurt my hand as much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 7/1/2011

    " Amazing series - I've read them twice - definitely will pick them up again in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rabbit | 6/27/2011

    " Wonderful such a ride. I can't wait for the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 6/25/2011

    " Although Gabaldon's books are all interesting and have a multitude different events happening they have a tendency to drag. This is the only one that doesn't. The only problem is you need to read her books in order and you have skim through the parts that drag. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terra | 6/22/2011

    " Agh! I now have to wait for book 8. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bette | 6/19/2011

    " It was long but I loved the series and it ended with the possiblity of another book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 6/16/2011

    " I love every single book in this series - "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 6/7/2011

    " I read the whole series, please, please let there be another!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 6/1/2011

    " I slogged through the first half, but the second half was well worth the wait!! Everyone told me the ending left something to be desired, but I really felt it fit the story nicely! LOVE Diana Gabaldon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 6/1/2011

    " Diana Gabaldon's books are so long... but soooo goooood! I can't wait for the next one!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arily | 5/23/2011

    " It kept me hanging, I love the series so I'm not complaining. :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/23/2011

    " Too many cliffhangers!!! And I have to wait how long before the next book is published??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonni | 5/22/2011

    " I love Diana Gabaldon and have thoroughly enjoyed the first six books in the Outlander series. This book just doesn't compare. I am almost halfway through the book and I had to put it down. Some parts were good, but some parts were mind numbingly boring. I may get back to it, then again, I may not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/20/2011

    " Love love love love Diana Gabaldon! "

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About the Author
Author Diana GabaldonEdited and introduced by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and stories by Sandra Brown, C.J. Box, Val McDermid, Peter James, Kathy Reichs, Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, Karin Slaughter, Michael Koryta, Charlaine Harris, Andrew Gross, Lisa Jackson, John Sandford, Lara Adrian, Christopher Rice, Lisa Scottoline, Nelson DeMille, J.A. Jance, and Eric Van Lustbader.
About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.