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As always Diana Gabaldon has done her research. I enjoy the medical background, as well as the historical and human aspects of the stories and also this book.
I like the reunion of all three beloved characters (sorry for spoiler).
Davina Porter does a great job, she is so talented and makes the characters come alive! I love her melodic voice!
Nope - no extreme reactions, just enjoyed it
Worth a credit. The writing is sublime, you will like the characters. Sometimes the story line is a bit "unbelievable" and makes me roll my eyes, but I am overall hooked to the series.
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.
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.
My name is Devyn, I am a mother, wife and blogger. Love to read.
I would, it was a little slow for me in the beginning, but I loved that this story had a lot more of Brianna and Roger and their love story too. I also love to hate Stephen Bonnett.
Her descriptions are very vivid... she keeps things very interesting.
I had a hard time stopping during the last 20 chapters.
This book was not my favorite in the series by any means, but it is a necessary part of the story where many questions are answered and this was something that needed to be done. Although most of this story could have been cleared up if all of the characters were open and honest it was done well with the way she decided to have things unfold. My Only frustration with this book was that I felt things were dragged out too long, but in the end I look forward to book 5 and seeing the story continue.
Claire is annoying but skilled and resourceful even though she is a nympho. What is Brianna other than a big brat who treats sweet Roger like crap and holds an unnecessarily long grudge against him even after he jumps through time, chases her from Scotland to America 200 years out of his own time and suffers enslavement? Even when he miraculously returns she holds stupid grudges against him until the end. She just likes to be mad at people and a person of very poor character. I haven't seen Bree use one of her modern skills as an engineer. She just uses her size to stomp around in pants as soon as she arrives back in time and make demands. I wish the writer would have tried humbling these two 21st century women. Gillis Duncan was a self serving witch but at least she didn't throw tantrums. I would have enjoyed hearing more about her regardless if she was a villain. I would have liked to see Gillis not actually dead but come back and cross paths with them again. I want to know what compels Claire to get horney when Jamie's back is thrown out and they are stuck out in the cold hiding under a ridge. Claire is 50 years old! Her constant need for sex with Jaime exercises my 3x reading speed button. Why is the writer obsessed with nipples? I swear the writer never hesitates to talk about nipples.
I have invested too many hours in 4 unabridged books because I like the history and adventure. The writing is spectacular and so is Davinia Porter's reading (although Brianna should be speaking in American accent not English). I dived into this series while waiting for Robert McCammon to write the next Matthew Corbett series novel. Plenty of adventures in that historical fiction although no time travel. I am ready for the next read but hear that Fiery Cross is super boring and long. May have to get a different book in between and take a break form these two super annoying characters.