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Lord John and the Hellfire Club

Lu par : Jeff Woodman
Série : Lord John, Volume 0.5
Durée : 1 h et 26 min

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This title also appears as a novella in the collection “Lord John and the Hand of Devils.”

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon, beloved for her immensely popular Outlander series, crafted this fast-paced tale of intrigue when asked to contribute to an anthology honoring the late, great Ellis Peters. Outlander supporting player Lord John Grey investigates the death of a red-haired man only to become mixed up in the affairs of Sir Francis Dashwood and his notorious Hellfire Club. And as Lord John digs further, his life becomes threatened.

©1998 Diana Gabaldon (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Jimmy
  • 03/09/2004

A Great Mystery

I've never been able to get into Diana Gabaldon's <i>Outlander</i>, not being much historical romances, but I have to say that I enjoy the mysteries Gabaldon has created around Major Lord John Grey. This character is interesting for many reasons not the least of which is he is a gay man in 18th century England where they are even less welcoming of homosexuality than they are today. The mystery is engaging and well-read by Jeff Woodman. I've already read Gabaldon's follow-up to this short story, <i>Lord John and the Private Matter</i>, which was not as good as this story, but still worth reading. I look forward to further adventures with Lord John.

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  • Teahouse Fox
  • 24/09/2012

STOP! Buy Lord John and The Hand of Devils instead

I hope you read my review title before buying this, the first of Gabaldon's Lord John tales. It's not that the story is bad (it isn't) but it is the beginnings of fleshing out the characters of a post-Dragonfly in Amber/Voyager (from the Outlander series) John Grey and Harry Quarry. And the stories only get better from here.

The problem is that "Lord John and the Hellfire Club" appears in the short story trilogy "Lord John and The Hand of Devils" along with two other short stories. So, for the sake of value, and the benefit of getting two other great John Grey shorts (Lord John and the Succubus/Lord John and the Haunted Soldier), get that instead of this book. I didn;t realize until after I had both, that I had a duplicate tale among them.

Jeff Woodman is perfect as both John and his earthier friend Harry, giving them both unique and likeable voices in their first story together since leaving Ardsmuir Prison. Both characters grow and get better with future tales...so get the Hand of Devils to hear more of them instead!

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  • Carol
  • 15/02/2006

Short but clarifying

This is a short story by Diana Gabaldon and I believe her first work with Lord John Grey as central character. It is important in that it makes her ensuing novel, "Lord John and the Private Matter", much more comprehensible. I mistakenly read "Lord John and the Private Matter" before I stumbled on this story and consequently had a bit of confusion at certain points as "Hellfire" sets the stage for "Private Matter". It is short-- I burn CDs to listen in the car, and this was only one CD plus a little bit of another. But for those of us who are diehard Diana Gabaldon fans, it is a good fill-in on the adventures of Lord John Grey.

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  • Denverred
  • 12/12/2004

Not her best but definitely enjoyable

This was definitely an enjoyable listen, although it did not have the strength of the Outlander books. The narrator's voice and intonations definitely helped draw one into the story. I have to say that when I was interrupted, I found it hard to realize I was somewhere in the 20th century and not caught up in the intrigue og th 18th!

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  • Amy
  • 30/10/2008

Good story from a great author

I am a big fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series so, when I saw this book, I had to try it. I was not disappointed. The character of Lord John Gray is fascinating and I will be reading more in this series.

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  • Laura
  • 23/04/2007

Enjoyable

An enjoyable historical adventure, and sometimes it's nice to "read" something you can finish in a day.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13/09/2010

Not Long Enough!!

I made the mistake of reading the Private Matter prior to Hellfire. I enjoyed the Private Matter immensely but was a little disappointed in Hellfire. It seemed too short of a story & the ending was kinda ...Huh? I had to listen to it twice to make sure I got it right.

Loved the narrarator, and the little Jamie inserts! I will listen to the next stories about Jonathan. I fell in love with him in the Outlander series! Loved his honor!

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  • Sue
  • 04/04/2020

hellfire experience

yes, loved it. very exciting. nareator was easy to understand. Excited to read more of Lord John Gray

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30/01/2020

Another hit

I love anything that Diana writes so this was just an added bonus. I love Lord John Gray.

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  • Nanci L. Flesher
  • 19/05/2019

This book was not worth the very little time it took to listen to. A disappointment from Diana Gabaldon.

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  • ottifanta
  • 17/09/2011

Netter Snack, perfekter Sprecher

Schade, dass ausgerechnet eine meiner Lieblingsautorinnen mich so deutlich daran erinnert, warum ich keine Kurzgeschichten mag.

"Hellfire" ist Diana Gabaldons Beitrag zu einer Anthologie zu Ehren der britischen Autorin Ellis Peters, ein Krimi in Kurzform, in dessen Mittelpunkt der aus ihren anderen Büchern bekannte Lord John Grey steht. Einerseits war es interessant, Lord John Grey mal alleine anzutreffen, andererseits vermittelte "Hellfire" mir das Gefühl, dass hier die Handlung für ein (relativ kurzes) Buch in eine Kurzgeschichte gepresst wurde. Vieles ging mir zu schnell, wurde zu wenig erklärt und kaum war ich in der Handlung um den mysteriösen Hellfire Club drin, war das Ende der zweiten CD schon erreicht.

Viele der knappen Anspielungen können nur Leser bzw. Zuhörer verstehen, die Diana Gabaldons andere Bücher bereits kennen. Daher ist "Hellfire" nicht als Einstieg geeignet, sondern nur für Fans der Outlander-Reihe.

Jeff Woodman liest die unterschiedlichen Figuren, ihre Akzente und Stimmungen perfekt. Anfangs musste ich mich daran gewöhnen, dass nicht Davina Porter liest (Sprecherin der Outlander-Bücher), aber Jeff Woodman ist die ideale Wahl für Lord John.

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Ein ganz netter Snack, dank Jeff Woodmans Vortrag hervorragend gewürzt, aber ein etwas längeres Menü wäre mir lieber gewesen. So sehe ich es als Appetithäppchen, das die Vorfreude auf das im November erscheinende neue Buch "Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner" steigert.

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