• A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Outlander, Book 6
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Series: Outlander, Book 6
  • Length: 57 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 27-04-2011
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (263 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

A worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies in print, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series has produced #1 best-selling novels and earned a fiercely devoted fan base. Another spellbinding entry in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the privilege, although some might call it a burden, of knowing that war cannot be avoided. Claire has told him that the colonies will unite and rebel, and the result will be independence, with all British loyalists either dead or exiled. And there is an additional problem. Claire has discovered a newspaper clipping from 1776 that tells of Jamie’s death. With its epic scope, historical details, and sweeping romance, A Breath of Snow and Ashes is everything Gabaldon’s fans love and more.
©2005 Diana Gabaldon (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
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"[A]n enthralling experience." ( Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Maggiestampa on 02-08-2016

Another brillant book.

These characters have become part of my daily life. I look forward to the next installment which I am downloading now..

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kate on 31-08-2016

And on and on it goes...

Once you've started this series you can't stop. Books 4, 5 & 6 start well, get boring and long, oh so long, in the middle and then find pace and agency at the end hooking you in & forcing you read the next book. Jamie & Clare remain excellent characters that I continue to love but there is too much 'historical tourism' that just doesn't add to the story. I would only recommend this book to avid fans - it is just such an onerous commitment if you are not totally invested in the characters and the series. The Starz television adaptation really is better than the books - not a comment I make lightly. Diana Gabaldon is excellent at creating characters you fall in love with, excellent at making you feel like you are really there but seriously, seriously, needs an editor and help with the plot. She almost boasts that she doesn't let her editor edit get stories and that she doesn't map out the story across each book or the series and you can tell. But I guess, as she's sold over 25 million books, it doesn't really matter.

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5 out of 5 stars
By JerryT on 20-05-2011

Unabridged!

Fortunately the author and her agent have negotiated a change in her copyright contract to allow the sale of the unabridged version. Part of the agreement is that the abridged must remain available but that hopefully won't tempt anyone with a modest amount of good sense. After all how can you modify a book so large into such a small recording? (not without mangling it bad) The author is well known to dislike the abridged versions of her novels and is anxious that the remaining one, The Fiery Cross, be available in unabridged form around Nov. of 2011. As always I recommend reading the novels in order to get full benefit of the story of Claire and Jamie: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and Echo in the Bone. Each is technically self standing but each builds on its predecessors and you will be very happy to discover older characters and evens. So if you haven't read any of the Outlander series yet do start with the first, Outlander. You'll be glad you did. A Breath of Snow and Ashes is worth waiting for anyway. :)

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5 out of 5 stars
By DIANE on 29-07-2011

The Fraser family is addictive

I loved this book. I was so happy when Briana and Roger went through the stones to re-unite with Claire and Jamie. What a wonderful family saga. I have to say that Davina Porter does an incredible job reading these books. She brings them alive for me and how she manages to do all the accents and voices I don't know. I only know she does and it's wonderful. I'm reading Echo in the Bone and am sad that temporarily, until Ms. Gabaldon comes out with another book, I will be Fraser-less and MacKenzie-less. Something to look forward to.

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5 out of 5 stars
By karin cornet on 22-01-2013

Finally!!!!

Yesyesyes!! Finally the last book ofthe voyager series with Davina Porters beautiful voice.

Thank you Audible! Its been worthwhile waiting.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 21-01-2013

At last

It's been a long wait for audible uk to release this. Having listened to and loved the first five of the outlander series I did not want to listen to this in an abridged version with another reader. Davina Porter is the voice of the Frasers. Now I can complete the series, I'm very happy, thank you.

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