The entire Outlander series is definitely my favorite series on audible. Davina Porter is amazing - combined with the Gabaldon's fantastic writing and enthralling tales, Davina Porter's voice tops it off! You are pulled into the 18th century Scottish Highlands; living among the tantalizing characters and history!!!
A must listen!
Listening to this book made me look forward to continuing following Claire and Jaime. I have never been a fan of sci-fi or time travel stories, but since it was on sale I thought I would try it, and this was a great leap of faith. The book is long, but you don't even realize it because you get drawn in and keep looking forward to what happens next.
One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened too. Don't let the length scare you, you will want it to last much longer!
Well, I would if I could
Engrossing story, rich in period details and so wonderfully performed by Davina Porter who gives character and personality to each and every character in this book. I was unsure of the story at first, afraid it might be a sappy romance, but the historical sweep of the saga was engaging and entertaining. I
Yes, I love Davina Porter, she brings the stories to life.
I like the way Davina Porter voice sound of Jamie Frazier, she makes him sexy, that voice.
She brings the people to life, while she is the only voice for all, she can make a difference and if reading the book I most likely would not of finish it so soon. It is a long story but a good one to listen to.
Yes, when Claire was trying to get Jamie back, after he was hurt in prison and his telling of what happen.
I woud like another story about the Poor Relations very good also.
I was hooked from the beginning. I listen to a book while walking so I will look forward to the exercise. I had no trouble walking once I started listening to Outlander. I will gladly listen again since there is so much going on in the story I am sure that I missed something. My treat next month will be the next book.
Wonderfully done! I wanted to listen to the whole story in one sitting! I would deffinately recommend this book to all. My Mother loved it also and is thinking about a membership.
I don't think I will purchase another Gabaldon book, but I would certainly purchase a work read by Porter.
The historical aspect was interesting, but the story lagged too often. I felt that many less significant scenes were beaten to death with lengthy description, and I found myself often waiting (and waiting) through them to get to some actual action and/or parts with some plot significance.
Her depiction of the various characters.
I'm not sure, I couldn't quite finish this one.
I have read the book a couple of times and I always have a hard time with the beginning but listening to it I enjoyed it quite a bit more.
Warning: Listening to this audio book for extended periods will give your inner voice a Scottish accent. :)
I devoured the Outlander series, written version. Being impatient for MYOB I thought I'd listen to the series to quell the anticipation. I devoured this, too. Davina Porter does a wonderful job with the characters and it was lovely to hear their voices with the varied accents and pronunciations (English, Scottish, Gaelic for the uninitiated).
Diana Porter's narration is amazing! It's easy to forget it's a narration.. You start to believe you're actually hearing Claire speak in real-time, with every surprise and inflection.
She really gives life and voice to Claire. I could not have done it better in my own head. Listening to her tell the story made this a richer experience than reading it myself would have done. Plus, her scottish accents are just different enough to differentiate characters but not overwhelming to the point of cartoonishness.
It made me instantly regretful when it was over. I purchased book 2 in the series immediately.
This book has been out for decades. I knew my step-mom loves this series, so somehow I always kind of classified it as older-woman chick-lit of some kind. I'm in my 20's and now I wish I'd gotten this book sooner... It pulls you in with great storytelling that crosses genres.