The first part of this book was hard to get downloaded. I love the series and have read all 6 books. I however, feel the person narrating the book sound a bit on the older side and the persons in the book are not old at all. Other then this. It is a great series. It is a real Historical Romance.
Listening to this book, I had the feeling that the main character was describing an environment more than living it. Also, the author uses too many adverbs and lengthy "stuff" that push the reader quickly out of the story... If story there was even one. It might be a good reading book, but certainly not a good audio book.
I loved this book and can't wait to hear the next in the series. The narrator does an exceptional job with the characters and makes the entire book a pleasure to hear. Not to mention how well the writer did in making it all seem real, and plausible. It's about a 30 hour listen, but time seemed to go by very fast. It was interesting to hear bits of history put into an enjoyable read. Not just romance, but pain and heartache and page turning (listening) plots, kept me glued to my MP3 player. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Beyond the wonderful, gripping, and addicting story and characters that Diana Gabaldon has created is the amazing find of Davina Porter! She is the best narrator I have ever listened to, has great accents and breathes life into each and every character.
The story is great... a bit too graphic in it's violent description of a rape/torture scene at the end of the book... but the rest of the book is too good for that to make me dislike the story entirely. The main characters are very well developed and you find you just have to follow them throughout the series to see what happens to them next...
A wonderfully well told blend of romance, adventure and the lure of a period piece. I enjoyed the perspective of a an independent, educated woman of the 20th century and how she copes with her 'transplant' into the 1700's. Expertly narrated. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
This is a wonderful tale told with ideal narration It's a period piece, it's a romance, it's a bit of scifi included.
Outlander is a lush and, at times, engaging book that is ninety-nine percent historical fiction and one-percent science fiction. Diana Gabaldon prizes character over plot, and sexual love over all. While I mostly enjoyed Outlander, I often found myself wishing for something more to happen, and I was greatly disappointed to be told of the villian's comeuppance, rather than be present for it myself. That said, Davina Porter's reading is remarkable. Her portrayal of the various characters is almost worth the price of admission to Gabaldon's world. If only those characters had had more to do.
I thought the book was good enough to try the second. For as long as the books are that means it is pretty good. The historical accuracy increases my rating. Could be less sex but then I believe the love story part of the plot draws many female readers.
I loved the narrator Davina Porter's use of different accents and was quickly drawn into mental images while listening to the book. I had read the series already and was amazed how many mispronunciations (especially names) I had been using. I look forward to future narrations by Davina and look forward to lsitening to other OUTLANDER audiobooks.