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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,280 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Gabaldon Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lord John Grey Series Release Date:
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The epic, multivolume Outlander saga is the starting point for a brilliant new series that begins with the novel Lord John and the Private Matter. Filled with intrigue and mystery and starring one of the most popular Outlander characters, Lord John Grey, this fresh new tale is utterly captivating. In a richly drawn 18th-century London, Scottish exile Lord John faces a difficult situation. His cousin Olivia is engaged to marry the Honorable Joseph Trevelyan, but he has just observed something of a rather personal nature that, if confirmed, might put an end to any talk of marital bliss. Determined to investigate further, Lord John is distracted when the Crown calls for his services. A comrade in arms has been slain, and to complicate matters, the victim may have been a traitor. Now Lord John has not one, but two puzzling mysteries to solve. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gabaldon showcases her impeccable knowledge of the period and unique storytelling skills…As always, the way she presents history is as engrossing as the plot. She breathes life into it by capturing everything about an era, including the vernacular.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “A compelling narrative that also offers a wealth of juicy detail about eighteenth-century London…Grey is a competent and likable sleuth, and Gabaldon’s prose is crisply elegant.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Jeff Woodman is at his best in another fabulous novel drawn from Gabaldon’s Outlander series…Woodman brings every character to life, making each unique and interesting. However, his greatest gift might be the always fascinating conversational tone that he brings to the text itself. Listeners will feel they’re in eighteenth-century London, eavesdropping on private and scandalous situations. Gabaldon and Woodman makes fans of even thouse who shy away from period fiction.”

    AudioFile

  • “[A] daring novel of illicit love, intrigue, and murder. Woodman’s highly entertaining narration makes this a most enjoyable audio experience. He grace fully moves between dialects, ranging from upper-class British to broad Irish, effortlessly changing tone and pitch to match each character’s personality…Lord John is a true historical hero; Woodman captures his dilemma in this well-read historical mystery.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “[A] thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully witty historical mystery set in the richly detailed, occasionally bawdy world of Georgian England.”

    Booklist

  • “Gabaldon’s lively prose and gift for historical details make this an enjoyable read. Fans of Lord John will appreciate learning more about his past. Strongly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Gabaldon takes readers for a walk on the wild side, offering an intriguing look into London’s gay underworld…A compelling and unique period mystery.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Booklist Editors’ Choice, October 2003

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christina Sipes | 2/11/2014

    " I decided to read the Lord John series because I enjoy his character so much in the Outlander series. This book was well written and interesting. Full of mystery and intrigue. I have to admit that I think I was disappointed that it evolved around such a short period of time and only one specific set of circumstances are addressed. Not what I'm used to with Diana Gabaldon. However it was still entertaining and I've found out more about Lord John, which I suppose is the point in the first place. I will be reading the other Lord John novels, as well as the novellas. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Heather Rosen | 2/4/2014

    " I never finished the book, just couldn't get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lorelei | 1/31/2014

    " My first DG book - I found it an enjoyable and entertaining read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carrie Blanford | 1/22/2014

    " Definately not a book to read if you can't handle "intamite" matters. "

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