Available for the first time as an audiobook in this original Outlander novella, Diana Gabaldon reveals what really happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield’s parents. Orphaned during World War II, Roger believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot, was killed in combat. But in An Echo in the Bone, Roger discovers that this may not be the whole story. Now, in "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows," readers finally learn the truth.
©2012 Diana Gabaldon (P)2012 Recorded Books
A story about Jerry, Roger's Dad, for all those who wonder what really happened to him!! As usual, DG's writing is wonderful.. and tissues are mandatory. You know, whenever I am near a DG story, I think about tissues and wonder how they managed without them in the 1700s LOL.
"I miss davina porter"
Nice little tie up to the outlander series but I miss davina porter so much that I searched books read by her and purchased one of those.
"Nice side story"
Sad and happy at the same time. Brought to life a small section of her larger story. Good narration.
"Family Reunions In Print"
I would recommend anything Diana wrote at this stage, including her grocery list!
This is just another view into the lives and loves of the people we have grown to known and cherish in this expansive series.
I do not do spoilers ;)
The small quirks and facts you can learn about family members just enhances the other writings.
Nice smooth deep voice with the emotional levels of a man who is involved in the story line.
I laughed, cried, and sighed....
I eagerly await more ..................
"A Must Read Before MOHB!!"
I would definitely recommend this book to a friend, and have. If you're reading the entire story, it gives you such good information as to what happened to Roger's parents. I'm in the middle of MOHB and am just waiting for some of the scenes from THIS book to happen, but from a different point of view...
When the sirens start and Jerry heads for the tunnels... you just know what's going to happen and all the pieces sadly fall into place.
I didn't like his voice at first, but the first time he started with the Scottish accent, I smiled big and sat back. I'm so used to Davina Porter reading this series, but he does a really fantastic job. I can't put my finger on anything specific, but I'd for sure give it a listen.
Oh definitely, especially since it's so short.
For sure read this after ECHO and before MOHB. It's less than 2 hours! Do it, I say!
"Closure on Roger's Parents"
Ugh, the sad back story of Roger's parents. It neatly wraps up that story line, but I do hope the story will be expanded upon in the next book. It was a woefully short story from Ms. Gabaldon haha.
"Overall a grim story, but oh, so well written."
It's a sad story. I have no need to hear it again. But the details are essential if you are a devoted Outlander follower.
I loved Jerry McKenzie. Any man who can love one woman completely, steals my heart
He did great accents, and was a great smooth reader.
"She could write a funeral dirge and I would buy it"
It is nice to see the expansion of her characters outside of the Outlander series. So, hint hint, if Jamie and Claire are put in an old folks home (which I am sure Diana could make interesting) she could go sideways or backwards and still satisfy our wish to read her work.
I liked his performance, although I am used to Davina Porter from the Outlander series.
I wish it was longer, but I suppose one person can only do so much....
"Not sure if it was the book or me"
I only listened to part of this book and then I read the rest on my Kindle. While I think the story was fine for an Outlander novella and enjoyed it, the audio quality wasn't that great. I downloaded the book to the app on my phone and it had its issues, there were inconsistencies in the volume, it kept fading in and out. So I finished it on my kindle app and either that was formatted incorrectly or there were some mistakes in the text, whether in the writing or the transcribing, I don't remember them as being characteristic of Gabaldon's writing, but I usually listen and may have missed them.I did enjoy the narrator and overall it was a quick and enjoyable read.
"Preview to the next book in outlander series?"
I wanted to find out what really happened to roger's father. It filled in some blanks and I truly love Diana gabaldon's writing style
A mixture of feelings and confusion
When Rogers's dad came home on leave
The hug by the dark haired man
I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. I would like a little less stress though
"Huge let down"
Did not care for narrator, maybe if Davina Porter had done it, it would have meant something. Boring and just seemed like it had nothing to do with Outlander series. Wasted money, I prefer thinking it happened the way Outlander explained it. Thought it might bridge the gap while waiting for next book to come out, I was wrong.
As if the Gabaldon books aren't riviting and mindblowing enough! Here's just a little extra WOW to make me want to read them ALL again!
Someone who has not read the Outlander series because their expectations would be much lower. The Outlander series is exceptionally good both in the detail of the writing and in the various plots.
Definately. This is the first time I have been disappointed.
Not at all.
Only one main character so without him there would be no book.
Lacked the class, detail and everything I have come to expect from Diana Gabaldon. Actually I find it difficult to believe that she really wrote this.
Sad that Rob did not know the story of his parent last time together . Good inside for the listener
"Not as good as the Outlander novels"
Yes, because it is part of the Outlander Saga
I am a devotee of Diana Gabaldon but was disappointed in this novelette. Jerry didn't do much when he went through the stones except wander about a bit. You never really got hold of a decent threadline either in the past or the present.
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