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4.00010236375145 out of 54.00010236375145 out of 54.00010236375145 out of 54.00010236375145 out of 54.00010236375145 out of 5 4.00 (45,817 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:
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Claire Randall's saga as an outlander continues. The tales of her first mistaken trip to the highlands of 18th century Scotland seeming so distant, this 20th century nurse now resides in colonial America with her husband, Jamie Fraser. Previously, Claire and Jamie worked to help their daughter, Brianna, and son-in-law Roger, both from the 20th century, settle into life at Fraser's Ridge. The Fiery Cross begins with Brianna and Roger making their marriage official and baptizing their son.

Such idyllic domestic life cannot last, for the year is 1771, and Claire is all too aware of what lies ahead; what is oracular knowledge to those around her is simple history to Claire. She knows that a bloody conflict for the independence of the American colonies is coming. When Jamie is called upon to form a militia to put down the seeds of rebellion in North Carolina, he is all too aware that he will be eventually be forced to betray his king. An intricate plot weaves around the Fraser clan, as they perch on the precipice of war.

The Fiery Cross is the fifth novel in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, the prolific author who has written seven Outlander novels, an Outlander graphic novel, and several spin-off works following the Lord John character from her third novel "Voyager." Gabaldon started the Outlander series in the late 80s when she was a professor of Environmental Studies at Arizona State University. Initially it was an exercise to see if she could write a novel (and quite a successful exercise we might add). Since then her publishing success has allowed her to work as a writer full-time, with her latest Outlander novel, "Written In My Own Heart's Blood," forthcoming. She currently lives in Phoenix with her husband, and has three grown children.

How can love and anguish live in the same heart? Time traveler Claire Randall, of the 20th century, loves Jamie Fraser, of the 18th. The year is 1771. Claire knows that war is coming to Scotland. Jamie knows she tells the truth. To break his oath to the C Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Gabaldon delivers on what she does best: poignant storylines, empathetic characters, meticulous detail, and searing passion. Savor every carefully chosen word, readers; it may be a long time until the next installment!”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “The year is 1771. The American War of Independence is fast approaching. And it seems that Jamie Fraser and his wife, Claire, and their beloved family are fated to be in the thick of things once again.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “Those readers who have been waiting with impatience for the fifth installment in the incredible Outlander series will be richly rewarded by Diana Gabaldon’s latest literary achievement…Gabaldon’s eloquent prose portrays a rich tapestry of life in Colonial America. She is a storyteller par excellence who can capture her readers and immerse them in a distant land and time where passion is ignited, land is fought over and families reunite. All are told with an accuracy for historic detail, a beauty of language and poetry, and of course the irascible humor which make the Outlander series a bounty for her legions of fans.”

    RTBookReviews (4½ stars)

  • “The still unfinished strands of this complex and engrossing tale, coupled with the impending Revolution, give hope to Gabaldon’s fans that the saga is not yet finished. As always, the writing is superb lush, evocative, and sensual, with a wealth of historic detail and a good deal of humor. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Davina Porter carries the story with a vibrancy and consistency that keep the listener riveted…Her Scottish and British dialects distinguish the characters so thoroughly as to make them instantly identifiable, even before the speakers are named. Jamie Fraser’s rough but lilting Scots accent contrasts nicely with that of his refined British wife. Their daughter, Briana, carries no American dialect; neither does she suffer from a poor imitation thereof. Even the babies convincingly whine, cajole, and play. Porter’s narrative passages tie these delightful characters together elegantly.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2001 RT Award for Best Historical Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Thomas | 1/19/2017

    " Having seen the TV Series of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Books 1 & 2, and having listened to Books 3 & 4 while waiting for these books to be released on TV, I had to continue this wonderful saga with her Book 5 - The Fiery Cross. 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 Chapters, Sections & Books both fill-out & surprise me from the Plot Summaries that I have already read of all the Books (up to No. 8) when deciding 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 & dearly 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 Books' TV series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by fire watcher | 1/2/2017

    " I am completely enthralled with this series – the books are long but engrossing and take you back to a different time and place. I don't want the series to end. It is a mixture of historical fiction, science-fiction and romance – have never read anything like it before – quite enjoyable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lt | 5/24/2016

    " Love the books and the narrator just makes it even better... She brings all of the characters to life with the different voices, the author did an amazing job picking her narrator ....xoxo "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meghan Barkett | 2/9/2014

    " can't get enough of her books! "

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