If you haven't read the series yet, I envy you. Start with OUTLANDER, then DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, then the VOYAGER, and lastly (for now) to this one, DRUMS OF AUTUMN. The reader is perfect, the story is hauntingly beautiful, funny, and powerful; the author is a genius. There are two more and whenever they come to audible in their unabridged versions, I'll buy them. Until then, I'll wait; I'll listen to other books, and I'll probably listen again to parts of these. I might have to buy the physical books. Enjoy. FIVE STARS as are each of the others in the series.
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.
Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.
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.
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This is the 4th book in the Outlander series, and this is definitely my favorite next to Oultander itself. A few "secondary" characters become really interesting (Ian, Brianna, Roger), and the change of scenery to the American colonies is excellent. I bought a hard-copy of the book as well.
I love Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series and recommend it to everyone. This is the fourth book in the series, start at the beginning... Absolutely one of the best narrators I've come across. Davina Porter is terrific at all the English and Scottish accents.
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!!!
Great book/series! This series has rolled me through months of daily commutes. Davina Porter is an outstanding narrator. How she keeps all the character voices is amazing. Please publish the remaining two in unabridged format. Soon!
The reading of this version was very good. The narrator did a great job. Although, I do prefer the "Jaime" voice from the abridged version. Overall, it was still great. I only read all the previous versions, so this was the first book in the series that I listened to the audible version. It was a great experience. I was able to listen all the time. I can't wait for he unabridged version of the next two books!! I won't waste my time on the abridged version, too many details removed.
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.