I like the series, but this is the first time i have listened to a book in a long time that i truly wished it was abridged. The book is littered with so may gratiutous sex scenes that it makes you wonder who the author is trying to write to. In sum, not as good as the previous books, but still worthwhile if you have lots of time to kill.
I'm a teen; my favorites series are Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Twilight by Stephene Meyer.
This book series is awesome. Although I've never listened to abridged, I don't feel encouraged to buy them, and if they aren't on here soon, I will be forced to go the library :( I hate when that happens, but this book is awesome. Get the first one, Outsider, and read them in order though. Otherwise it'd be really confusing!!!
I've read all the books, and have my own pictures going on in my head. (I'm not sure that I'd want to see any of it made into a movie...) Gabaldon's storytelling is incredibly rich, and the amount of research she does is simply staggering. To top it off, Davina Porter's reading is outstanding - her rendition only enhances the experience. One of the numerous amazing aspects of her interpretation is her consistency in the different character voices. (And as a voice/lyric diction professor, I appreciate that even her French pronunciation is good.)
These characters have been keeping me company on my almost-every weekend commute (3-hours each way) to see my husband. I've now finished up through Drums of Autumn in audio......pleasepleaseplease bring us Fiery Cross and Breath of Snow and Ashes soon! :) Meanwhile, I'll content myself with the Lord John series.
Have enjoyed re experiencing this book through listening and refreshing myself with this ongoing wonderful story. The narrator is just superb, how she does it I don't know. She just adds to the book. Any author who has her for a narrator is really lucky.
This is a very long audio book. It went surprisingly fast, almost too fast. If you have read or listened to any of the other books in this series you won't want to miss this one. Davina Porter continues her masterful performance and is a joy to listen too.
This was really an excellant book.I'm spoiled for good now. The action left you breathless with wondering what could possibly happen next. Outrageous events were so flawlessly right for each character, and a lot of the questions that were brought up in the first 3 books was finally resolved. I can't wait to see what whill happen to Briana, Roger, and Ian in the next installments.
A bit more sex in this one, than the last episodes, but I loved it so much I didn't want it to end. One of those books you can't put down. Had me searching for period dress patterns, just to see what they were running around in!
Bookaholic. Favorite authors- Agatha Christie, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert A Heinlein.
Great story. I can't wait for the next two books to be made available by Audible in the unabridged version.
Exciting travels for Claire & Jamie as they look for a place to settle in America and build their dreams. Highlights were when Briana finds Jamie and they bond. Adventures with Indians, Wee Ian & Rollo are funny and touching, Lord John meets Briana, while Claire & Jamie meet Aunt Jocasta a force to be reckoned with. Wonderful narration by Davina Porter with her remarkable vocal inflections! Great story, leaves you wanting more!
the way the reader used different voices for each character. After you got used to it you could tell which character was speaking instantly without thinking about it too much
I liked learning more about brianna and rodger and seeing their relationship go through its good times and doubts and rekindle their passion in the end
No I havent. This was my first audio book. I have read the first 3 Outlander books and still have all the paper back copies of the series. I liked that for the first time I could still hear the story with my eyes closed lying in bed. It was nice! I think I am hooked on audio books now.
loved it. Please don't change the reader who reads the books!