Saturday, October 3, 2009

Audio version of ECHO


I just found out that the audio version of Diana Gabaldon's latest novel, AN ECHO IN THE BONE, is now available for download from audible.com. (Thanks to metpatpetet on Compuserve for letting us know!) This is an UNABRIDGED recording, narrated by Davina Porter. Click on the picture above to go to the download page.

I am still waiting for my copy of the audio CDs which I ordered from Amazon. They are saying "temporarily out of stock", which is understandable since even the Recorded Books web site says it won't be available until October 20. Oh, well. I can wait. I'm not anywhere near ready to start listening to the audio version anyway (being about 3/4 of the way through the book now on my first re-read).

By the way, in case you're wondering, the Recorded Books site says ECHO will use 40 CDs and will have a total running time of 46.25 hours. So it will be just a bit longer than DRUMS OF AUTUMN. I'm happy about that.

If any of you have a chance to listen to ECHO, I'll be very interested to hear what you think!

UPDATE 10/20/2009: My copy of the ECHO CDs arrived today! I probably won't listen to them for a little while yet, but I'm glad to have them.

4 comments:

Antigonos/Metpatpetet said...

Davina Porter is sounding slightly hoarse [I'm just up to chapter 2].

Also, she gives Percy a slightly French accent. Isn't he English?

LeeAnne said...

I was going to say the same thing. Just a little mistake - making Percy a frenchman. She is a little hoarse but seems to loosen up as she goes along.

I don't feel like I have really read the book until I heard her reading it! So downloading it today was more exciting for me than the 22nd was.

Little Oregon Bug said...

I love the Outlander series! I am so excited that it's in audio book form. I can't wait to hear Jamie's accent!

Anonymous said...

I just finished listening, very good but not as good as the other audio books. Some times Ms. Porter looses her accent half way through a sentence. I was anxious to to get this audio, so it was a small price to pay.