Set in 18th century Scotland, Gabaldon's thrilling historical saga Outlander, has bewitched fans worldwide. This sequel hurdles the audience back into Claire's past as she details the difficult journey she must endure with James Fraser, her Scottish warrior husband.
Now, twenty years after the strange sojourn back in time, Claire brings her daughter with her to Scotland, and this time she will reveal her secret kept hidden since her time travel. She longs to learn the fate of her dear husband and retells the story of her time with him in the court of Charles Stuart and their attempt to sidestep the Highlands uprising at Culloden. Yet, as she weaves this yarn of her past, she unravels implications which are much wider spread than she could have ever imagined.
A combination of earthy wisdom and electric imagination ground this tale, and for the audiobook retelling, the harsh setting is given even more warmth by the narration of Davina Porter.
Diana Gabaldon was born in Arizona in 1952. Her novels are a blend of the romantic, historical, mystery, adventure and science fiction genres. Her degrees, including a Ph.D. are all in the biological sciences. She served as a full-time assistant professor at Arizona State in the Center for Environmental Studies, where she performed research and became an expert in scientific computing and databases, while also teaching university courses on anatomy. She has written multiple articles for computer science publications. With the finalization of her first book deal, she resigned as staff at the university. She lives with her husband in Arizona and has three adult children.
"This series is completely addicting! Such strong characters and a compelling story line. You can't wait to find out what is going to happen and just when it seems like everything has worked itself out, BOOM another twist of fate. I have listened to the first 7 books in audiobook format, one right after the other and have not tired of them at all. I listen on my commute which is an hour each way, it takes me a good 3 weeks or so to get through one of the books in this series. And Davinia Porter, the narrator is perfect."
kelly (5 out of 5 stars)