Drums of Autumn

Drums of Autumn

A Novel

Book - 1997
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Scottish soldier Jamie Fraser and his wife, Claire Randall--a twentieth century doctor who has traveled two centuries back in time--find themselves in South Carolina on the eve of the American Revolution, where they must fight to save a young girl.
Publisher: New York :, Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks,, c1997
ISBN: 9780385335980
Branch Call Number: GABAL
Characteristics: 904 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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May 27, 2018

Again another good read. I find these books entertaining. Love the series and the characters. Can't wait to read The Fiery Cross.

LoganLib_Ashlee May 19, 2017

Book 4 in the Outlander series and I loved it!!! So many scenes we have been waiting for since Jamie found out about his daughter Brianna.

Jan 29, 2017

Unlike comments by other readers that say there are too many tedious descriptive passages in Drums of Autumn and Voyager, I find myself hanging on nearly every word. I appreciate the narrative that pushes me from one exciting event to the next, mostly because I enjoy the accuracy of the history Gabaldon writes. The one thing I don't appreciate is when she repeats phrases, but I don't race through books I enjoy, so I suppose less careful readers may need reminders once in a while. Also, when I appreciate a good book, I find it difficult to put down and I don't want it to end. Complaining about a book (or series) being too long or wanting to skip ahead because you're bored is just silly. If that's the case, find something else you like better!

Jan 28, 2017

her books are too damn long. at about 100 pgs before the end i start to get bored and a little anxious to finish. i'm an avid reader but these get to be a little too much. enjoying the saga, tho

Dec 25, 2016

As always, a good read, great characters. The one thing keeping me from giving it five stars is it at times seemed tedious and long. When there was something of importance going on it's engaging, when there is long, descriptive passages of their everyday lives dragging on, I found myself skimming to get to the next juicy part.

Jul 27, 2016

Loved book 1, was not fond of books 2 & 3, but was immersed in the lives of Jamie and Claire in book 4. Loved the scenes with Jamie/Roger/Brianna.

Jun 25, 2016

4th book in the series. We get to see Jamie and Claire in the American colonies.

Apr 07, 2015

Like the previous books in the series, this is a page turner; I finished it in three very long nights. By now I know and love all the characters. It's not a spoiler to say there were times I wanted to kick Jamie, Brianna, and Roger. Young Ian has always been somewhat immature, but he grows up by the end. Claire stays totally true to herself throughout, and by the end the others are settling down. Gabaldon definitely knows how to keep readers on tenterhooks of plot, and her descriptions of setting, whether of Scottish crofts, pirate ships, or climates where culture requires people to wear too many clothes in the muggy summer, are wonderful. She's also superb at dialog and accents, where only a few words are needed to distinguish English lords, southern slaves, 18th c. Scottish highlanders, and 20th c. scholars. I can barely wait for the next installment.

May 21, 2014

NOT SF/F. Bodice ripper. I am really tired of having stuff like this foisted off on me as SF/F. This should be listed only under "romance novels". Even for a bodice ripper I find this series particularly brainless and unbelievable. I'm sure the author is weeping all the way to the bank. See my comments on the originating novel "Outlander" for a more descriptive comment.

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