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THE BEST SERIES EVER, BOTH IN PRINT AND ON SCREEN!!!Each book just gets better and better. I am one of those people that watched the first in the series on Starz. Loved it so much, then bought all the books on Kindle and hard copies (to keep in family for my children). So now as I keep reading, I can picture all of the characters as they go thru all of their adventures in this phenomenal Series. I truly believe the actors that play Jamie and Clair invariably make this series a complete success!!!! Will read all of the books (reads best on Kindle). I have also bought all of the deluxe editions of the dvds that I can up til now. Lots of extra tidbits in those, in real life and behind the scenes. One more thing the research in the writing of these novels had to be quite a challenge, but all of it came through with such clarity and reality, it truly astounded me! DG you are an awesome writer!!!5Outlander Comes to AmericaFINAL DECISION: I ended up enjoying the story of Claire and Jamie establishing themselves in the American colonies. This feels like a transitional book getting all the characters in the right place and time, but I enjoyed the personal stories of Claire and Jamie and Brianna and Roger.THE STORY: This book begins after the events of VOYAGER. Jamie and Claire have ended up in the colonies and begin building a new life together there as the settlers begin to have conflicts with the native inhabitants. In the future, Brianna has to deal with the loss of her mother. She and Roger also rekindle their romance but the discovery of a clipping announcing the death of Jamie and Claire due to a house fire forces Brianna and Roger to make a decision.OPINION: While this book is filled, as all Outlander books, with various adventures, what attracted me most to this book was the personal relationship between Claire and Jamie. Here, the two are building a life together for the first time. The boring, daily details of life -- cooking, cleaning, preparing the land -- are what the two have to deal with (punctuated by various adventures). For the first time, the two have to learn to live together after so many years apart. This book feels like a settled and romantic couple which I really loved. In the daily living, true love is shown. And for the first time, there is no question that Jamie and Claire will be together throughout the book.What I really didn't expect was how much I would love the story of Brianna and Roger. With Claire and Jamie on a less extreme emotional path, the torch of young love is passed to Brianna and Roger. I ended up loving both of these characters and I look forward to seeing their relationship develop.As the series has progressed, I've become more acquainted with the historical events which form the pillars of the stories where these characters exist and with each book, I have enjoyed the historical parts more. Perhaps because we have moved into more familiar territory for me, I found the historical events and tidbits here fascinating.As with all the books in this series, parts of the story are resolved and then parts are left for future books.WORTH MENTIONING: The book depicts a graphic rape.CONNECTED BOOKS: DRUMS OF AUTUMN is the fourth book in the OUTLANDER series. The book assumes knowledge from the previous books and therefore the books should be read in order.STAR RATING: I give this book 4.5 stars.5Loved it!Each of the main Outlander books requires a worthy investment in your time. I always like to plan an Outlander week when I decide to read one. It is armchair travel at its finest with no attention to detail spared. Characters and scenes are vividly brought to life and as such the time spent with the Frasers is time well spent. The setting in Drums of Autumn is predominantly in America but with a distinctive Highlander voice. Once again I found myself searching for audio clips of the Gaelic used as it is far from a phonetic language!If you haven't read an Outlander book, now is the time to stop reading this review and choose whether to catch up with the series either by reading or viewing Outlander first. In my opinion, you will want to do both!When we left Jamie and Claire in Voyager I for one was desperate to see more of Bree and Roger. In this book I was delighted to catch up with not only them, but the other young ones as well. For me the storyline signified a fresh start for all, not just Jamie and Claire. There is never a dull moment when it comes to the Frasers. They literally stumble upon shore with little but the clothes on their backs. Resourceful as always, they face numerous encounters before they begin anew at Fraser's Ridge. Jamie and Claire take nothing for granted and embrace the chance to be together again. Starting from scratch, they build their home and work the fields with little regard for what material possessions they lack.Jamie continues to impress me to no end. We have seen him as a young man who never turns away from his duty. He's an honorable man and a proud Highlander. Even when he gets on his high horse he will humbly acknowledge the rare (coughs) moments he may have gone a step too far. The love he and Claire share is obvious to all who are close to them.The drums of love beat for Roger and Bree as resoundingly as they do for Jamie and Claire. The difference for them is that they knew each other well before love blossomed. And it is Bree who steals the limelight from Claire in this story, which is a testament to her loving upbringing. The rather impressive gene pool she came from undoubtedly helped as well!Roger is the ultimate gentleman who learns that being polite doesn't always work in matters of the heart. A rather awkward fatherly advice is delivered at a prudent time to rekindle the passion between him and Bree. He is a rather polished, less brash but none the less passionate version of a Scotsman we have met thus far in the series, well except for Jamie s brother-in-law, Ian who displays the patience of a saint.Quite often when I read a book the second time (and this usually occurs because I didn't stop to write a review the first time around) I am conscious of what I want to include in my review. The one moment that I wanted to play with in my review this time was my version of Bree and Roger's fun with describing The Minister s cat. It s more challenging than I first thought!The second half of Drums of Autumn was amazing. It never takes me long to slip back in time to be with Jamie and Claire. This was probably the first time in a few books where I didn t have a sense of loss for a character with the different settings and PoVs. A wonderful story that finished on with a sentence that left me impatient for more time with the Frasers.5The saga continues to entertainAfter each Outlander I say to myself: "I don't need to read another. I can just use my imagination as to where Clair and Jamie end up". But, then curiousity kills the cat as they say and I read the next. And then I always am so glad I read one more......while I won't say Drums of Autumn was the best of the 4 I've read so far....I am so glad I read it. Gabaldon's imagination/creative genius is unbelievable to me. The scenarios Clair and Jamie are put in are so complex and made so believable....the details are minute---ok I admit to speed reading through some parts.....but fascinating. This book brings Clair and Jamie to North Carolina and the mountain area they are going to call home. And, it brings Brianna to them as well.....and Roger.....I will say that the only part of this story I did not like was what happened to Roger at the hands of Jamie--unknowingly--and then young Ian's fate..... Clair is often put in the middle between Brianna and Jamie..... I don't think there is any need for spoiler alerts because there are 5 other volumes in their tale....I did enjoy the ending.5Good Addition to the SeriesI never thought I'd be the kind of person who would get swept up in a series of thousand-page epic fantasy adventure book, but here I am having finished book #4, mad that I have to wait a couple of days until the next installment arrives in the mail. I spoiled myself a little for Drums of Autumn, not so much on its contents, but I became aware that many fans consider this to be one of their least favorites, and one of the slowest of the books. So I went into it with a bit of a bias that I have to say was happily proven incorrect. For me, this book almost lived up to Voyager, and was miles above Dragonfly in Amber.Not going to lie, for me one of my favorite elements of the series will always be the Highlands, and I'm still disappointed we didn't get more time there. I assumed I didn't love DiA as much as the others because the setting moved from Scotland to France. But that wasn't it, because the move to the American colonies I had been dreading wound up working well. I think what went wrong with DiA was the remake of Jamie into kind of a dandy, trying to fit in with the silly French noble class. Jamie just doesn't make sense to me as a character outside of a rugged setting with a battle to fight. I worried I wouldn't enjoy the expanding cast of characters, or the shift in focus outside the Jamie/Claire dynamic, but it wasn't as clumsy as I'd feared. That said, I like both Brianna and Roger a little less after this book. In large doses, they are both super annoying. But I could read about Ian (and Rollo!) and Lord John all day.I didn't think the plot was slow. In fact, it gets a little old for me when Jamie and Claire have to escape death every 20 pages. But there was still a lot of story movement here. Enough to make it a page turner for me, for sure.5Never thought I'd ever say that: Does NOT do the series justiceThis is the first time every that I have found the screen version of a book way more appealing, contextualized, and moving than the book. Never in my life have I ever felt like this. It has happened that I have liked movies/series AS much as the book on which they were based, but like most readers, I feel that nothing can compare to the character building and depth one can get from a book. Not. The. Case. Here.Back-story: I watched the first 3 seasons of Outlander on Netflix. I was sucked in and got invested in the main two characters. Season 3 ends with Claire and Jamie making it to the U. S. Content wise, this book starts roughly at the same point where season 3 ends. (I am not signing up for yet another paid network, just to watch one show, no way.) I was looking forward to continuing the story on paper.Well, I cannot wait for seasons 4 and 5 to be made available on Netflix again. Had I started off with this book, never would I have been compelled to watch the show or continue reading. The story is of course super interesting. Time-travel romance, adventure mixed with some history, Scotch whiskey nostalgia etc. The attention, almost obsession to detail doesn't bother me too much in and of itself. It's just too much compared to the lack of character development. So much detail about agri life in the pre-revolutionary American South...Pretty sure I know how to set traps and build a homestead...have absolutely no clue what the characters are feeling and why. Their thoughts are explored, to be sure, but their feelings hardly ever are. This really annoys the heck out of me. The love story between Roger and Briana is so generic and flat, for example, it makes absolutely no sense that one would like drop their lives and put themselves in dire danger to follow the other to the 18th century. Some events are also extremely difficult to swallow, they honestly ring like soap opera scenarios. Yes, I know, for someone who's fast to buy into the time-traveling plot, that's rich. But, no, please believe me. I don't want to spoil the story, but the events around Jamie's big mistake/misunderstanding are seriously wacky. Nobody, I say nobody would get themselves into this mess, and I am talking about all parties involved. The events around Lord Gray's head injury (you'll see) also make no sense. That stuff would never happen, it should never happen, and there is no good reason (in the character's head) on which they are grounded.Jamie and Claire's characters are kind of annoying in this book too. Maybe they always had been in the book, I don't know. But in the series they were pretty cool characters, despite their personal weaknesses or faults. For example, let me give something away here. When Jamie first sees his daughter, forget first the fact that he has just urinated (why on earth would the author wanna contextualize this first meeting on this?), the first thing that comes out of his mouth is "You're huge?" I mean I know the author likes to hammer in the "Brianna so tall" concept constantly, but really? That's what world-traveled, best one-liner, soft-hearted Jamie Fraser would say?Last, the love scenes. Those I run fast by them. I just can't with the over-literaturization of sex. Like, it is laughable at one point. It becomes way too forced and corny.Why three stars? Cause again, the skeleton of the story IS good and interesting. The fantasy is there. The history too. But the characters? No.3Unexpected situations - New friends & enemiesThe book Drums Of Autumn opens in Charleston, June 1767 with scorching sun and new troubles to overcome. Claire and Jamie drench the reader with a wide-screen description of new places with their travels. The humid weather and torturous journey, plagued with escaped criminals, theft, and humbled introductions, lands them on the doorstep of Jamie's aunt from the McKenzie side. Then chapters bounce forward to the late 1960's for a bit, and the other story thread of Brianna and Roger, not quite the mirror image of her parents' love story, however similar in some ways. The influence her parents had on her relationship in itself could be a long discussion.There is a large cast of characters and the reader sees each of their growth as they plow their way through perilous situations with action. The characters old and new are larger than life. We meet Jamie's Aunt Jocasta and her glorious estate which also causes personal dilemma to our heroes when faced with the immorality of slave owning. They retreat to the mountains and stake a claim, and create their own homestead. Old friends come to visit. The reader is drawn to Jamie and Claire just as they are. Once again, Claire heals all and survives despite herself while Jamie shows his physical and moral strength, and leadership qualities. . . until he messes up big time.<> Finally, Jamie sees his illegitimate son again, and is able to spend some time comforting him after losing his mother. Also, he meets his daughter, Brianna. Even though they are miles apart and from different times, their shared sensibilities are evident. When Jamie assumes Roger a rapist due to a name mix-up, he condemns him to be a slave for the local natives. <>From midpoint of the book until the end terrible situations happen and the pace quickens. Each main character, Jamie, Brianna, and Roger, being strong willed and dynamic in their own right, bring lots of action packed adventure. Also some heroic acts by the other characters like Ian and John Grey. One of my favorite scenes took place at a Mohawk camp where they were holding a Jesuit. I would have liked to have read more story about Father Alexandre. He was an interesting new character, however his presence was short-lived, so there will never be more to learn about him. I also liked the scene when Brianna faced Bonnet and the emotional support she was given by John Grey. It's refreshing to read about characters living by their high morals.This story had many character arcs, and some unexpected situations which kept me reading. The author does get a bit long-winded in some of the scenes, however it's worth the time for the overall story. The ending was a trite Pollyannaish, however after everything the cast went through, they deserved a happy moment. Very exciting book - I'd recommend it to anyone who likes action adventure and/or historical fiction. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.5An emotional attachment at this pointI have to say that at this point I have such an emotional attachment to the characters I can not help but enjoy their story, but I must say that they are all just some of the most unlucky while fortunate and tragic people I have read a story about. I dare say that if most people of this time period lived in such dire circumstances with so many, almost daily life threatening events I would rather doubt as many of our ancestors would have survived to perpetuate our lineage. By giving all accounts of nearly every tragedy that could occur at that time happening to one small family of people is historically informative and makes me somewhat numb; to feel like, "oh no, here we go again". I sit on the fence as to whether to give it 3 or 4 stars but I am imagining that if you have delved this far into the series you will want to continue the saga of Jamie and Claire et al and understand their form of tragic luck that is the bones of their story, and thus I give it four with hesitation.4A little too slow and tedious for my taste.I have been readying all of the books and also watched the Star's serious so I got through this book but I do not think it was one of the best. These book are meant to be part of a series but also supposed to be able to stand alone. If this is the first book I picked up, I would not have read another. It was too slow and got into too much detail about the activities of daily living. I did find a lot of that interesting from a historical point of view but it got rather tedious and would have preferred more fast paced adventure like in the first two books. I am now on the next book and it a lot better. I will continue to read the series because I love all of the characters so much. If you are reading the series, I would recommend that you read this book just so you know what is going on but if you are going to read just this one, don't bother.3Slow start. Fitting finish.Book four of the Outlander series ostensibly belongs to Brianna, Claire and Jamie s daughter. Just as hot-headed and strong-willed as her father, there s a lot of potential there for some good story telling.Unfortunately her character arc was a little flat since her paramour, Roger, didn t give her much to play off of. He was such a spineless whus that I had to force myself to like him. When he finally did get some backbone, it seemed contrived. Bottom line, I just never really cared if they stayed together or not. Tis a pity.As far as Jamie as a father figure, good Lord he s a tough one! Fortunately, Jamie can be at his most endearing during his apologies. By necessity, Jamie and Claire s relationship takes a back seat, and I missed some of Claire s fire as she was relegated more to the role of peacemaker.Oddly enough, my absolute favorite moment for Bree was when she was very pregnant and left behind while Jamie, Claire, and Ian take off in search of Roger. With an aunt trying to marry her off to some local gentry, she latches on to Lord John Gray as a solution . Their dialogue gave me the only real laugh out loud moments in the book. It would ve been nice to see more of that great back and forth repartee between the real couples throughout. On a positive note, I fell in love with Lord John Gray.Still, it was fun reading about North Carolina in the 1760 s, especially how Gabaldon juxtaposed Bree s 1967 sensibilities against the social ones of the day. Plus, it was interesting to read about the steps it took for Jamie and Claire to build a homestead from scratch.4
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