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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,607 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Gabaldon Narrator: Jeff Woodman, Rick Holmes Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lord John Grey Series Release Date:
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A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is a masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood.
 
London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war, life is coming apart at the seams. In the remote Lake District, where he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own, Jamie’s quiet existence is interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of an erstwhile comrade still fighting to rally the Irish. But Jamie has sworn off politics, fighting, and war—until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will once again take him away from everything he loves. Lord John is in possession of explosive documents that expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Call it what you will—historical adventure, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals, and robust characterizations.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “Capturing the lonely, tormented, and courageous career of a man who fights for his crown, his honor, and his own secrets, Gabaldon delivers breathtaking human drama, proving once again that she can bring history to life in a way few novelists ever have.”

    Sheffield Star (England)

  • “A new Lord John story is always welcome, but one that features Jamie Fraser is a triumph. Gabaldon fills in parts of the [Outlander] series’ missing pieces and delivers a taut, suspenseful mystery that will captivate fans of both series. As her fans know, Gabaldon brilliantly combines strong characters, breathtaking historical events, epic escapades, and deception to create an unforgettable read.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • “Fraser embarks on a quest fraught with murder, espionage, and the dredging-up of potent secrets. A complicated plot will likely baffle new readers, but long-time Gabaldon fans will find plenty to love.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “When Lord John Grey reluctantly seeks Jamie’s assistance to clear the name of a friend and fellow officer and to bring the true criminal to justice, a classic case of strange bedfellows ensues. The strong chemistry between these two stalwart, yet supremely dissimilar, protagonists crackles as they travel to Ireland and face a daunting series of moral and physical obstacles and quandaries…Two supermen for the price of one—Gabaldon fans everywhere will be standing in line.”

    Booklist

  • “A spirited return to the world first created in Outlander…This novel is, ultimately, an authentically fashioned historical mystery that allows the author to do what she does best: chronicle the lives of her characters with impeccable detail…Gabaldon fans, you’ll find much to delight in here.”

    Library Journal

  • “As always, Gabaldon goes above and beyond…If you love historical fiction, this book could be a good entrance point into the Outlander world.”

    Bookreporter

  • “There are the requisite villains, sneaky and dastardly, and good guys who are very good. But the author also has a nice, sometimes bawdy sense of humor…and some of the adult interactions in the story are very adult indeed…Fraser and the Greys are on hand for most of the action. A not strictly chronological but thoroughly entertaining entry in a franchise that shows no signs of running out of steam.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Long after the battle of Culloden in 1760, Jamie is a paroled prisoner in the remote Lake District of England, where he cares for Lord Dulsaney’s horses. Lord John Grey checks on the prisoners, including Jamie. Rick Holmes’s soft, musical voice delivers most of Jamie’s parts, defining him with a Scottish burr. Jeff Woodman portrays Grey with a crisp British accent. The alternating narration of the chapters is subtle even to the practiced listener, and each narrator handles the accents consistently. The portrayal of two-year-old Willie, Jamie’s secret illegitimate son, the ninth Earl of Ellesmere, is also well done. As Lord Grey and Jamie head off to Ireland in search of a Druid relic that could raise havoc between the island and Britain, the polished dual narration keeps the listener engaged.”

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  • Winner of the 2011 RT Award for Historical Fiction
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by deb | 2/11/2014

    " Seeing more of Lord John is always a delight, but I loved how this book reads like an outtake or deleted section from the Outlander books. Especially good bits: Jamie's interaction with Hal (John's brother), his time with the abbot and his later return to the island, and especially the thawing of his attitude toward Lord John. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eddie Paneto | 2/7/2014

    " one of the best reading this year "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shannon | 2/5/2014

    " Have to give it 5 stars because I love Jamie Fraser. Gabaldon's writing is enjoyable but after reading it, the story line was there to just show a moment between her other books. Every other purpose was failure or meaningless...the druid cup, the court martial, Jamie being brought to London for a translation, poor Quinn.....However, Jamie and his remarks and reactions made it all worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chantie | 1/27/2014

    " I typically like the books by Diana Gabaldon in this related series. I really enjoy the historical aspects and research that she includes. If you have read the other books in this series, it does fill in some holes. "

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