the Scottish voice is nice, but not worth the time. I got halfway through, but then had to quit.
I'd read this series of books in print years ago and love them. Many people have raved about the narrator so I tried it. She's not bad, just not what I would expect Claire to sound like. But my real problem with it is just hearing all the graphic love scenes read out loud - I prefer to read it and just skim those!
I am a fan of Davina Porter from her readings of M.C. Beaton's book and now a big fan of Diana Gabaldon. I will admit that I have had the Outlander series books for quite a while; just could not get pass the first 50 pages of Outlander. Once I joined Audible.com, begun listening to Outlander, I became fanatical. I go back and forth with reading the book and listening to the book. The characters are breathtaking. The history of 17 century Scotland, the love between the main characters and the surrounding people who love/hate or who I love/hate, got me so captured, that now I need her books to breath, sing, scream, holler, infuriating, howling, and any other adjective I can find. You, book lovers of the world like me, have got to read at least the first one. Then tell me you are not addicted to Claire and Jamie, Just tell me!!!
I had read the books some years ago, and admire this author/story teller who is so detailed yet gives fast moving adventure and characters. However, if there is an improvement on perfection, it is in the reader here! Incredible accents and voices that truely make you SEE what you are hearing. I enjoyed every minute!
Don't you just love a great story well told?
The naysayers may have wanted more action. Each love scene is written so discreetly written as to not embarrass all but the most prudish and none roughly written as MANY other 'thriller' love scenes. There is also action hand to hand fighting with dirks and swords. This book is LONG and held my attention to the very last word. No wonder people rave. If you want historical fiction with a very solid love story this is unbeatable. Every sentence in this story is so perfectly crafted and so perfectly narrated that they are breathtaking. The nuances in the narrator's voice are the best I've heard yet! She makes every sentence a joy to hear.
saga of a scottish culture and time travler. I could not stop listening to this. When it ended I was disapointed but then found out there are 7 more volumes to this book. I cannot wait to get the rest. You will not be disapointed with this story.
I love this series. I am almost done with book 2 and can barely put it down. It did take some doing to get through the first 3 chapters, but it is well worth it.
It is a lot more graphic in the sexual content department than other adventure novels I have read, but it still is a far cry from being a prototypical "bodice ripper", as another reviewer quipped. The plot, setting and characters make this a terrific novel in its own right. I am not a fan of the romance genre in general, but am not opposed to romantic content, (which this does indeed have in spades). However, it also had adventure, political intrigue, and the Sci Fi genre's favorite paradox - time travel, which turns out to be more than just a method of getting a modern woman into historical Scotland. As other Sci Fi stories in this vein, it grapples with issues like "if you could go back and change it, should you?" along with delving into the potential consequences of doing so.
If you plan to take a trip to Scotland, or have any other particular reason to learn more Scottish history, this is one of the more interesting way to go about it. I certainly am absorbing historical details better than I have in any history classes.
really loved this book as i did the whole series divena porter is an excellent narrater i look forward to more in the furture
This book is enthralling- I couldn't get anything else done while I was listening to it. And the narrator was fantastic. But I have a weak stomach for torture and it cast a dark shadow over the whole story.
Like an adult 'Alice through the looking glass', Claire finds herself living a completely foreign life after falling through a 'portal'. This premise opens the door for a fantastic paralleling comparison of life now and two hundred years ago. Besides giving an historical perspective to Scottish life, it is a fantastic, burning love story.