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June 13th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Has anyone read the new( or last) book out by Diana Gabaldon: A breath of snow and ashes? It's that whole thing called college, they make me read all these other books and never give me a chance to read much of anything else. I just want to know if I am missing much, or do I need to go out, get it, and stay up all night???


June 13th, 2007, 06:47 PM
Nope, I haven't read it. Sorry. Just to make sure we are talking about the same one..that is the one that was released in 2006? Right?

The sixth book of the adventures of Claire and Jamie Fraser, set in North Carolina from 1772 through 1777, provides glimpses of the beginnings of the American Revolutionary War and reacquaints us with the extended Fraser clan and friends. Geraldine James enchants the listener with her varied accents, from British and Scots to twentieth-century American and an occasional Irish brogue. Using foreknowledge and their usual survival skills, Claire doctors the hurts and Jamie avenges the wrongs. James's performance brings out the adventurer in the listener. Some pops and skips are audible throughout, adding charm to the narration and the ever complicated plots. This story vibrates with the energy of an America seeking its freedom and the battles that ensue, philosophically and physically, throughout this tumultuous period.

June 19th, 2007, 12:52 AM
Yeppers, that would be it. Definitely has a little fantasy to it, but I love how well she tries to keep within her time frames and and really brings the history happening around her story to life.