Outlander Chronicles 2013, Day 203

I should really try to do a short post like this every day, because if I wait a few days I’ve listened to too many chapters that I start to forget what I noticed about them. So just a few thoughts about what (mostly Jamie-isms *g*) I remember from the last few chapters:

Outlander Chronicles 2013
Day 203 | Audiobook: A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Book 6) | Part Two: A Gathering of Shadows | Chapter 14: People of the Snowbird

I don’t know many writers who’d be willing to open a new scene with a sentence like this

“No man is really at his best with someone else’s hand up his arse.”

Claire is only examining poor Bobby Higgins hemmorhoids so it is all totally innocent. Still… *g*

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The second memorable moment was Bobby asking if had gotten rid of his hookworms after throwing up. Yes, it’s actually icky, but still such a funny line in that moment. But not a topic that can be discussed at any time :-)

“No, that was Bobby Higgins,” I said. “He’s got hookworms.”
Jamie raised his brows.
“Do I want to hear about them whilst I’m eating?”
“Definitely not,” I said…

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I haven’t read ABOSAA in a while so I didn’t remember a lot about how the Lizzie/Jo/Kezzie triangle started, but it’s adorable to see the twins jealous of Bobby in Lizzie’s room.

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There’s a bittersweet conversation between Jamie and Claire about Lord John and why he had taken William into his care and about the whole mess of John (still) having feelings for Jamie. And as someone who cares a lot for John by now I’m always happy to see that Claire has to adjust her image of him as well. She can be rather jealous and a bit petty, can’t she?

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What would this story be without the “scottish noise” LOL

“Roger raised a brow at Jamie, who shrugged in acknowledgment.
“Mmphm,” Roger said, resigned.
“Mmphm,” said Jamie, satisfied.
“Stop doing that,” Brianna said crossly.

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Scenes with Jemmy and especially Jamie and Jemmy are always such a pleasure, because Davina Porter is doing such an amazing job with Jemmy in this audiobook. I don’t really remember how much of Jemmy we’ll see on the trip to Cross Creek and back, but I love that Roger is taking him.

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I had almost forgotten about the fortune-teller in Paris and the nine lives. It’s kind of spooky to read it know and I don’t want to recall the following events of ABOSAA and ECHO in my mind to check how many lives Jamie has left by the end of book 7. Their talk about the various moments Jamie was close to death is memorable.

“And you thought you might die, only Jenny forced you – I mean, nursed you through it.”
“And then Laoghaire shot me,” he said wryly. “And you forced me through it.” [….]
“What about the day I first met you?” I objected. “You nearly bled to death.”
“Oh, I did not”, he protested. “That was no but a wee scratch.”

And there also are these wonderful lines about him.

He was very large, solid and beautifully formed. And if he was a bit battered by circumstance, that merely added to his charm.
“You’re a very hard person to kill, I think,” I said. “That’s a great comfort to me.”

[Quotes are from “A Breath of Snow and Ashes” by Diana Gabaldon, Copyright© 2005 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.]

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