I enjoyed listening to this story - I found it really engaging and I was always wanting to come back and listen more whenever I had a couple minutes. I did, however, find it to be more in the romance genre than I was prepared for. I'm not really a romance reader and toward the end of the book I thought the romance aspect and all the sexual encounters were getting a bit tedious. I had even purchased the second book in the series planning to listen to more, but by the end of the book decided I'm just going to leave it lie. That being said, I did really enjoy the story and would recommend it.
I am constantly listening to the series in either my car or at home on Ipod. Great series I can't get enough of Claire and Jamie.
Jamie and Claire. Lots of reasons why cant list them all.
She did a very nice job with all the characters she did.
5 Stars - Loved it & will listen to it again 4 Stars - Really liked it & may listen to it again 3 Stars - Liked it but will not listen to it again 2 Stars - Didn't like it very much 1 Star - Hated it
At first I thought I wasn't going to like this story. The more I listened the more I loved this story. I will have to continue this series.
Supurbly written. Great detail. You visualized everything. Davina Porter is excellent reader bringing story to life. Love the accents. I am actually on the third book in the series and listen to it everywhere- on the way to work, at home and even shopping!
The accents and word pronounciation. I feel that I visualize everthing more clearly.
Yup! Well written, with entertaining narration, made the lengthy novel quite pleasurable.
Davina Porter’s performance was nothing less of exceptional. She brought wit and life to the characters with outstanding finesse.
I really enjoyed this book but was upset by some of the content, so I would not recommend to a friend.
I wish that books would have a content advisory on them. I read reviews but wasnt prepared for the torture, which was sick and bestial in the extreme, and it was almost at the end of the book so I was unprepared. To me it spoiled a wonderful story that had been quite romantic.
II purchased this book as I like historical novels.
Overall this is well written and the narration is good.
To my disappointment, however, it has too many unnecessary violence and rape scenes. I nearly stopped listening because of it.
Something for everyone.This is NOT a romance novel; it's an adventure worth taking!
There were far too many to recount.
Again, I can't pick a single scene.
I started reading this series in the 90s after my mother-in-law introduced me. She read romance novels and I'm not a fan of romance novels, so I was skeptical. Wow! What a surprise. This is NOT just a romance; it's an adventure worth taking! Now, more than a decade later, I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the next book. Write faster, Diana! It's so cruel to leave us hanging like this!Diana is so gifted. I loved the books so much that I got every one on audio so I can relive the adventure with my "friends" Jamie and Claire. The books are long and they used to take me months to finish when my children were young, but I looked forward every night to visiting with my "friends" and hearing what was happening in their lives. Excellent character development, excellent historical information and some herbal medicine in there as well! I can't say enough about the series and the talent of its author.
YES, YES, YES! Outlander was very true to the reviews. I mean it was seduce, historical, funny, kept you wanting more and praying that it wouldnt end. I fell in love with the characters especially Jamie. It eas a world of its own. It made you want to know more about that time period, made you wonder what if such things as time travel can exsist and what would happen to a person and the fate of those around them if it were true.
Well, the author asked questions and made sure we had the answers. It did not leave things open and made you feel incomplete. If i never read the next book in the series I am comforted to know that this first installment encompassed so much of the characters lives that I can probably work out what happens next. In Fact it was written so well i really do not feel the need to read the next one.....but I will!!! :-)
Davina, brings to life each character and each character wants and feels and thoughts. Even though some of the Scottish accents were almost the same and i had to retrace what character was saying what, for the most part she did a good job at making them distinguishable. I must say she is Claire for me ( even though claire can be annoying) and i cant imagine another's voice in her place. She also did a good job of making Jamie so touchable, yet so illusive my heart ached for I felt he was real.
Overall She did a wonderful job and she will be plesant to listen too!
No and Yes. No because sometimes i was afraid of what happened next and was so anxious about the situtations the characters had gotten themselves into. And Yes because it was soooo sweet and anticipating. It was
But this book it is a must!!!
The narrator is outstanding! I love all of the books in this series.
Her ability to do different voices, accents, emotions and bringing across the true feeling of the characters.
You should listen to all of the books in this series. They are all wonderful in their own way :)