Tag Archives: Diana Gabaldon

Jamie Fraser: Dreamboat or Douchebag?

Outlander has been in the Top 15 of AAR’s Top 100 Romances since we began doing them in 1998. It has a DIK review here.  In 1991 it won the RITA award for Best Romance Novel. I think it is pretty safe to … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Notable August Releases, MOBY, and STARZ Outlander

August is always a strong month for romance audiobook releases and this year is especially strong evidence of such. Here are just a few titles worthy of your attention in August. Heroes Are My Weakness – Susan Elizabeth Phillips Narrated … Continue reading

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AAR Staff Top Ten Favorites – Blythe’s Picks

I put off writing my top ten until the last possible moment for a variety of reasons. I wanted some time to think about it, but I knew even though I had lots of time I’d still be making choices … Continue reading

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AAR Staff Top Ten Favorites – Jane’s Picks

I started reviewing for AAR when I was pretty young – 18 years old, and still fairly new to the genre. My tastes have changed and evolved quite a bit in that time. Looking at my reviewer profile, which hasn’t … Continue reading

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Reading after 9/11

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone in the U.S. that Sunday marks a very important anniversary; it’s been 10 years since September 11, 2001. Our world changed in so many ways that day.  Never again would we casually … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Favorite Romance Audiobooks Poll Results

Our first annual Favorite Romance Audiobooks Poll results are in and it’s time to share!  While many of the standard favorites shine through as expected, I was delighted with all the other books, narrators, and series that received a good … Continue reading

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National Book Festival 2010

One of the joys of living in Washington, DC is that a lot of things are happening and a lot of people are there to talk about stuff. This past weekend, the thing that was happening was the National Book … Continue reading

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Casting My Favorites

We’re talking casting here again at the AAR blog. Lynn wrote earlier this week about how she never, ever visualizes actors as characters in a novel she’s reading.  Truth is I rarely do either. But sometimes something just clicks and … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: The Outlander Series

The audiobook standard of excellence in my opinion is undoubtedly the unabridged version of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series as told by narrator Davina Porter.  Specifically, I am talking about the first four in the series:  Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, … Continue reading

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The Great Gabaldon Giveaway!

In addition to attending the booksigning with Diana Gabaldon, Blythe has brought back a signed copy of Echo in the Bone for one lucky reader. To enter, simply answer the following, “What medical condition prompts Briana and Roger to journey … Continue reading

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