I'm into hard Sci Fi so not the top of my list
(SPOLIER - The part where she nearly went back to the present but changed her mind and went back to Jamie.
Love across the ages
I am an aficionado of Time Travel, so picked this up hoping there would me more, Paradoxes etc. There isnt, she goes back and has a life. It was good though but a bit mills n Boon.
I was looking for a long audiobook from this genre when I ran across this book. I almost didn't buy this one but I am very glad I did! The author is very detail oriented but it doesn't seem to get in the way of the story. I felt like it had some surprising twists to the plot that kept it moving! I like the narration as well. It hooked me as I just finished listening to the third book of this series! Can't wait to listen to book four!
Definitely, I would listen again and have-3 times. First of all, the author knows how to tell a story that you don't want to put down-ever. The narrator is superb. She makes each character unique and believable.
I love all of the characters. They are thoroughly and richly drawn with such natural believability. The reader is able to vicariously experience Claire's adventures because we know her. That is the secret of the entire series. They are written as real people-with real foibles and real strengths. And, we come to understand their motivations and characters so well.
I have never heard her narrate before but I am a believer now. I plan to listen to as many of her readings as I can.
Experience Scottish life as it was lived in eighteenth century-through the eyes of an intelligent, gutsy, and determined heroine-Claire Beauchamp Randall.
DO NOT STOP AT BOOK ONE. READ ON!!
and again - and possibly even again. This book is being made into a 16 part mini-series for Starz channel that will air "summer 2014" and I can hardly wait! Diana Gabaldon has created characters and a world that is so believable with a story that bridges reality so beautifully. This is a wonderful story with something for everyone.....history for the fact seekers, amazing love scenes for the romantics, sic-fi aspects for those that like to suspend reality - and a wonderful story for those that just like a good read. The laundry might not get done once you start this book so get it done first!
I'm not a fan of time travel books, but this was excellent. The character had appropriate response to events previously studied in history that due to time travel she was placed in the middle of. She may have adapted a bit too easily to the situation, but that was forgiven as the story was so very captivating.
I enjoyed it so much, I downloaded the sequel immediately.
Yes, I love my 1st ED, signed hardcovers of this series, but the audio is like being there, had to get everyone!
the enduring love & faith of Jamie & Claire
not sure, I hear Jamie & Claire
LOVE CAN REALLY BE TIMELESS
I started with this author in 1992, and have all the series & connecting stories, and cannot wait for the next one to drop in June, which I will also buy in audio!
What a strange wonderful story! Something original and captivating! A very long story that I did not want to end! I can't wait to start the next book.
I have a quilting business. Since I love to read, I cannot read a book and quilt at the same time. Now I can listen to books and quilt too.
It sits in a tie between Outlander or Swan Song.....both are #1
Not read another book to compare to the story line in this book.
It is hard to pick just one...but I think Jamie
Time travel, war, love and history
I was a bit doubtful about this book. I was afraid it would be a love story with time travel....which is it was....but it was so much more. The narrator was excellent. She had me thinking about the book in a Scottish brogue! She did all the characters with an individual accent and style. The story: I was truly anxious to see what the characters would do. I am just now finishing this first book and have purchased the 2nd book. I just have to know how everything and everyone turns out.
I read the book many years ago and enjoyed it immensely. However, the audible version is just wonderful. The narration by Davina Porter put this book onto one of my all time favorites. Please don't let the length intimidate. I just finished and even as I write this I have started the second in the series "Dragonfly in Amber."
Yes. I loved listening to Davina Porter. The story was action packed and drew you in to each character.
Learning a bit more (tid bits) of history while listening to a novel.
No extreme reaction, but enjoyed and looked forward to visiting it. Kind of sad when it was over.
Well done. Quite an accomplishment for your first. I am going to read/listen to the entire series