The changes in plot an character development make me keep coming back for more. Must read in order. My mistake.
Listen to Audible daily on long commute.
Love this series! Excited to listen to the next one. Makes me proud to be Scottish! Love Jamie Frazier! M
The performance of Davina Porter is the most outstanding I have ever heard. She enhances this wonderful story, making you feel there are a cast of hundreds reading the book to you. What a joy thus entire series is. I don't want it to end!
I truly loved the Outlander series. Thank you to my friends who recommended them to me. I laughed, cried and more importantly learned from them.
Unbearably Repetitive and Tiresome. Can't believe I wasted my time and credits going as far as four hoping for something fresh. I have never rolled my eyes so much listening to an audio book, nor found myself uttering "good god, seriously?" over and over. Save your money and/or credits. Just listen to the first one over and over again instead of more in the series.
Putting books on the back burner.
In the fourth book of the Outlander series, "Drums of Autumn" has a lot less historical events and more personal stories about Claire and Jamie. At one point of the book, I wanted to stop listening altogether because Claire was being obsessive about her man. It really felt like the first half of the book was all about the couple and playing house.
Jamie, building the house. Jamie, getting sick with the measles. Jamie, making love. Jamie, Jamie, Jamie. Claire quickly forgets Frank, while the doctor is in a time warp. If you can't tell already, I have this love and hate relationship with Claire. Sometime she is very selfish and other times, she is warm and friendly. She also has a lot of resentment for Jamie's son.
Geez, my friends are right, I'm starting to think all of these characters are real.
The story really begins in "Drums of Autumn" when Brianna seeks out her real father, after Frank dies. We often hear about adopted children, wanting to find their biological parents. This is no different for Brianna and her dad, Jamie. I just wished that the author would had gone more in depth of Frank, who raised Brianna like a Randall. Often times, adopted parents are more nurturing than the couple who conceived the child.
Now that Jamie and Claire are grandparents, I'm wondering if they will have less passion for each other and have more compassion for their grandson.
One of the reason why I keep going on with this series is because of Diana Gabaldon. She captures real human emotions in her books where you love and hate them in each chapter. If i didn't like Outlander and all of the characters, I wouldn't bother reading more, but as you can tell, I have a lot to say in each book and enjoying them more, as I check them off one at a time.
Of all the books in this series, this so far is the worst. The character of Brianna is so annoying and written as a silly, willful female who makes decisions that make no sense. Parts of this book really lost me.