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  • Outlander, Book 8
  • Written by: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (588 ratings)

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Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Written by: Diana Gabaldon
Narrated by: Davina Porter
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Publisher's Summary

In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears… into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven best-selling novels, and CNN has called it "a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries]." Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

It is 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington's troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife; his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is; and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie's wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.

The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in 20th-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family's secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy - never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.

Written in My Own Heart's Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.

©2014 Diana Gabaldon (P)2014 Recorded Books

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Simply in love

I just totally love those books and the performance of Davina Porter!! I want moreeeee

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Exciting, romantic and enthralling...

I love all the Outlander series books. This was is no exception. The author intertwines history and fiction in a masterful way, which makes some historical figures come to life in a most human way. The stories of the Fraser clan and specifically Jamie and Clair Fraser, along with thier children is intense, romantic, and fantasy all at once. This book brings to life the challenges of living in war torn times, and finding your way back home.

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Page turner

Okay, so this is an audiobook and no pages to turn. I did read it when it was first published and remember being reluctant to finish it because I knew it would be a long time until the next book. Or worse, maybe this was the last of the series. I enjoyed it just as much listening as I did reading it 8 long years ago, and am now up to date for Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.

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Love the TV Series?

You’ll love this brilliantly done audible version.

The kind of book you will listen to or read time and time again.
Enjoy!!

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More than I imagined!!

Diana's writing with Davina's voice is magical. By the end of MOBY I literally had tears, there's so much!! Roger, Bree and the kids, Buck, Jeremiah...then Rollo, and sweet Henri-Christian. Adding William, Jane and Fanny! All alongside with Jamie, Claire and Lord John, I could barely stop listening!

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Indulgently long!

Gaboldon is a master but I found this one a struggle...too much, too wordy, too easy to daydream away from listening....probably best in print...but hey, it is still Jamie Fraser so not a waste of time!

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Love this story

I’ve read this book when it cdd as me out and had to listen to it again. I love the story and how it’s told.

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Written In My Own Hearts Blood

Davina Porter is amazing. I look forward to each of her readings. I would be extremely disappointed if someone other than her did the reading. Davina Porter is the best! Looking forward to her reading the last two books so much!

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Written in my hearts own blood

Once Again, the predictable novelist Diana Gabaldon has hit it over the fence!! My favourite writer ever. Love the detail and descriptions!

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So compelling

Loved the narration and I would find excuses to listen just like I used to do when reading as a youth.

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