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Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone: 9 Audio CD – Unabridged, 23 November 2021
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- Publisher : Recorded Books, Inc.; Unabridged edition (23 November 2021)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1705024939
- ISBN-13 : 978-1705024935
- Dimensions : 14.48 x 8.89 x 17.02 cm
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I loved that Roger and Brianna have returned to the Ridge bringing a healthy Mandy. I also loved that Brianna finally got to meet her brother William, who could have a whole new series just on him.
All in all this book was wonderful. I read countless books on my Kindle but this series is the ONLY one I buy in hard copy. I have to read them in book form and savour the goodness of the authors work.
Apparently book 10 is the last one and will take years to finish, so I guess I just keep re-reading all 9 again!
I have watched the TV series however the books are much better, and the characters in my head are way better🥰🥰
Thank you Diana Gabaldon for giving me 21 years of reading joy👍👍
I stayed up most of the night reading the last 10% of the book, because of course I couldn't stop, and discovering that this book ends where it did literally made me shout "No!" because it's going to feel like a life time before book 10 appears.
I believe I came across a few continuation errors between this book and the 8 that proceeded it, but none of which make any difference to the enjoyment of the story.
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I'm surprised and quite disappointed by this entry.
I have come to love the wild round of kidnappings, shipwrecks, witchcraft trials, betrayals, gunshot wounds, and good intentions leading to life-threatening outcomes that swirl around Claire and Jaime.
Time travel, action, drama, snappy dialogue, rich historical detail, war, sardonic humor, a grand romance- these books have been packed with crazy, juicy goodness.
This book is a complete anomaly. It reads flat and feels phoned-in. Almost nothing happens in the first 2/3, which consists mainly of sentimental musings on daily life and child-rearing.
The narrative is annoyingly diffused as we follow 6-8 different groups wandering around on side quests and- well- musing about the nature of family and child-rearing.
The last 1/3 has a little action that feels forced and almost apologetic.
I read this series because I love Claire and Jaime, Brianna and Roger (well, Brianna anyways), Fergus, Young Ian, Jenny, Lord John, William, etc.
That has been quite enough people to follow in the past- but in this one, for some reason, Gabaldon dilutes the storyline even further by dragging in random minor characters from previous novels, who are dusted off and given waaaay too much space.
Why are they given almost as much "screen time" as Claire and Jaime? No one is reading this series because we care about what eventually happens to a character that was in a novel two books ago for 4 pages.
Adding insult to injury is that I get the sense we're actually supposed to care about some of the pretty annoying ones, such as Amaranth, Frances, Agnes, and Elspeth. They're not real villains, just unlikeable, poorly written, and not compelling.
I am extremely surprised this bland, tedious novel came from Diana Gabaldon's pen, but there does seem to be a pattern. Authors whose books become popular TV shows or movies take time off, advising or producing or whatever, and for some reason the next book is usually terrible or simply never appears.
J.K. Rowling, Kerry Fisher, George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, et. al.
I'm glad they get the recognition and the coins, but it's a real pity for the fans. We deserved better after such a long wait.
Jamie and Claire's family story....No. Saw much less of them, and more of inconsequential new characters.
I kept waiting for the ending from MOBY's cliffhanger to resolve itself with William and Jamie developing a relationship. I kept waiting.... and waiting, 900 pages. But we were left with another William Cliffhanger!
If it weren't so much time between books it wouldn't be so bad. But 7 years + how many ever it is till next book. So maybe 14 years to wait on double cliffhanger..........
Since I am 70 years old I could very well never read the last book. Guess her target audience is young people.
I loved the other books but sorry to say this one was a terrible letdown for me.