Her voice was too old for the character.
For a book that was categorized as Sci-Fi/Fantasy it failed in almost every way possible. Sure there is a rock that can be a time traveling portal, but it occurred in the very beginning of the book. If I wanted just a historic romance novel I would have looked in said category.
Don't bother if you're looking for sci-fi/fantasy this book is 99% historic romance.
This was one of the most beautiful stories I've ever heard. The narration was wonderful. She brought the characters to life, and oh the love story, was so heartfelt. You get completely wrapped up in the feelings of these people. It was so addicting, that I just wanted to quit everything I was doing and just listen to this book. Of course,it's very lengthy, but well worth listening to. You'll fall in love.
I read this book first and loved it. Then I listened to this book and it took on a whole new place in my heart. This is the most incredible story I have ever read but when I listened to Davina Porter portray my favorite characters of all time, it changed me! I will never feel about a book the way I feel about Outlander. If you are ever going to listen to an audiobook, it should be this one.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Diana Gabaldon left me wanting the rest of the series with this (keep me interested) story. The Narrator Davina Poter read it perfectly. I loved all of it and can't wait to read the rest of them.
I was disinclined to like this book. A long epic saga involving (ugh) time travel? Not for me! But I gave it a listen and was hooked within the first hour. Davina Porter is a talented reader -- her voicing of Jamie is so convincing you'll forget a woman is speaking. The Scottish brogues are fabulous -- I found myself thinking and dreaming in a Scottish accent! The story is riveting, romantic, historical, well-researched, well-written, suspenseful, and deeply moving. The scenery is richly painted and the characters are complex, deeply drawn and well developed, and people you will not likely forget. This is NOT your typical trashy romance novel, so be prepared for a real read.
All of this nonsense about too much sex is really interesting to me after listening to the book in its entirety. There was nothing extreme or offensive about any of the instances, actually I think they add substance and passion to the character's relationship. Without it, the story would have been lacking.
Otherwise, a very lively and exciting listen. The narration is spot on. I found myself grateful that I had experienced this audibly instead of reading it. The accents and languages needed for full appreciation are something my own head couldn't exactly conjure up.
Overall a delightful experience, I will be buying the next of the series.
This book starts well, it pulls you in and is quite enjoyable. By the end though, all you want is the end to come. Still, I was compelled to actually make it to the end.
There is a strange incongruity between the strong, intelligent woman that is first presented and the stupid things that she does and says, the sole purpose of which are to set up some conflict or love scene. The intelligent woman that we first meet would never have left her horse and "escaped" through the wilderness. There were several set ups of this sort that were just that, set ups.
It was rather irritating, if your going to give us an intelligent heroine, than don't make her stupid every time you need a dramatic scene to move the story on.
I finished it, mostly enjoyed it but like several others, have no intention of reading the rest of the trilogy.
What a fantastic book!! First I was too apprehensive to start it - then I just couldn't switch it off!! Then I got tired of it thinking I was being given too much useless information, but then I still needed to hear what happens.
THEN I wanted to fast forward because I couldn't go through the pain or tears and then it was finished and I feel like I've lost some part of my day!!
An amazing story but Davind Porter is the best EVER narrator I have EVER listened to!!!! She brings everyone to life, everyone has character, you can feel it, experience it and live it with her. THANK YOU SO MUCH for chosing her to narrate this book!! Now I HAVE to download the next one!!! Have to see what happens, I just hope it isn't full of this history from the first.
I highly recommend this story. I had Outlander on my wishlist for months and never purchased it as the time travel aspect of the book did not appeal to me. When I finally purchased it and began listening, I couldn't stop. The story was riveting and I fell in love with the characters.