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Publisher's Summary

Orphaned during World War II, Roger MacKenzie Wakefield believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot, was killed in combat. But this may not be the whole story.

©2010 Diana Gabaldon (P)2012 Recorded Books LLC

Critic Reviews

"A story that is both moving and magical" ( Northern Echo)

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  • Carole
  • 29-07-2018

Missing pieces

Nice to find out what really happened to Roger's parents. A glance into Jerry's and Margot's life, filling in the gap of Roger's very early childhood.

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  • EMMA NCGRARTH
  • 14-07-2017

It was certainly worth listening to.

Though some of the facts /story line differs from the main books, it was well worth listening to.

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  • Ann Field
  • 05-04-2017

Wonderful, as always

Filled in the gaps in the story of Roger beautifully. Magnificent as usual. I never tire of the Jamie and Claire saga. Wish it could go on forever.

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  • hope
  • 18-08-2016

disappointed with this one

Would you try another book written by Diana Gabaldon or narrated by Robert Ian Mackenzie?

overall the plot is reasonably workable it makes relative sense and you can see where it would work in with the larger books stories but it lacked the regular magic her usual books. I was very disappointed with the ending as I felt that it could have gone deeper and ended better. I was disappointed on a whole with this as it seemed to be rushed and didn't flow to well in comparison to her usual work. I feel like it should have been longer and more in depth, however I did see how it linked in and the sense it made to write it but I feel that it was stagnant in the pool of order and it held no excitement , a bit like background music whilst shopping.

What will your next listen be?

another novella in the series

How did the narrator detract from the book?

the narrator was quite dull in comparison to others but he was bearable.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment.

Any additional comments?

As a fan I feel I would like to know more about each character's story in depth almost like a mini novel on their own , to know their story and become part of their life. I feel that this could have been done as the basis for a good story is there and there was a lot more needed to be said but I felt it was rushed and I would love to know more about Roger's story.

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  • Claudia
  • 10-03-2016

Interesting interlude

Loved it. Answers some questions that I wanted to resolve.
Gives me a little more information about Roger Mackenzie's background.

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  • Nina
  • 10-01-2015

Valuable!

A priceless insight into the back story of important characters from the Outlander series. Great!