Heck yes! I love this series
Easy to listen to and become engaged in
LOL her voice acting for all of the charecters
YES but is impossible!
Absolutely! The narrator Davina Porter does a wonderful job creating different voices for the various characters in the novel. She truly brings this book to life.
Diana Gabaldon is a very descriptive and well-researched writer. She provides enough detail to allow you to immerse yourself in the settings and feel like you actually know her characters. I've read this book repeatedly (not something I normally do) and I will listen to it repeatedly as well.
Diana Gabaldon's books are too long to either read or listen to in one sitting, but it is hard to stop.
This book is being made into a TV series for Starz for 2014. If you've not read it yet, read or listen to it now! I've been reading (and rereading) this series for over 20 years.
Very good storytelling.
No, too long and not very action/suspenseful. This is not a page turner.
Good book, I recommended it to a lot of friends before I read the ending. I thought the ending was a bit graphic and then the story just stops with lots of open questions. Even if this is a series, I'd hope each book would have a self-contained plot, problem, and solution. This one ended abruptly and I was left asking, "What about ___, ___, and ___??"
Near the top of my list. I absolutely love Davina Porter's narration, she fits perfectly the picture in my mind of how Claire Jamie and the rest would sound.
I have read this series twice since I first found it. I couldn't put the books down and as I am retired, basically did nothing but lose myself in the magic of this series. I am impatiently waiting for the next book to come out.
Absolutely, I listened to one after another, having my earphones on during every task. The thing I love about audio books is that I can listen and complete other tasks as the same time. I bore easily so I have trouble staying on task with housework etc. Audio books allow me to stay interested in what I am doing. This series was especially wonderful and my ears got tender from wearing the earphones all the time.
I have read this series in written word form and now in audio and loved both experiences. I am sure I will listen again as the book and Davina's wonderful performance is compelling. I think everyone should get a chance to hear her read these spectacular books.
Captivating, Moving, Addictive.
Don't know if I could pick one thing that I like best about the story. I wasn't expecing to be so captivated by the story, expecially the underlying story of true love.
This was my fist listen of this narriator but am now a fan.
There are so many moving moments, I laughed, I cried, I sat on the edge of my seat. When I finished the book I immediately looked for the next, left me wanting more.
When I first started to listen the accents threw me off, it wasnt until the third time I started the book until I was hooked. I have since listed to the entire series.
Love the story and the narration. My one complaint is that I can hear someone else speaking in the background. Has anyone else had this problem? I don't know if it is another narrator I can hear. I can't make out the words, but it is very distracting. I even heard coughing in the background a couple of times.
The story line
She was the ideal narrator for the main character
I will likely listen to the next in the series
They are both wonderful! You can't go wrong either way. Davina Porter is a brilliant narrator!
Claire and Jamie - cannot possibly just pick one :)
Once again, too hard to pick just one but I do love the scene when Jamie rescued Claire from Black Jack Randall.
Just everything. I have read it multiple times, both in print and audio.
If you enjoy epic adventure, timeless love and brilliant character development then this book is for you!
Yes absolutely, I already have with great succes. I would recommend this book to everybody who reads romance stories and at the same time likes their books to be extremely well researched, wellwritten and recount actual historical events. Brilliant author!
I cant pinpoint a moment, its the entire story that captivates. It was a little weird that it starts in post world war 2 Inverness, Scottland, but actually involves timetravelling. It is one of those things where you think that it must be a bad idea for the plot of an historical romance but ends up thinking its not at all imposible. The main female character Claire thinks like a modern sociaty woman, and therefore its kind of like being in medieval Scottland yourself, seing life at that time trough modern eyes, which actually makes the story better.
Cant tell you - I read it first, so maybe it makes it a little easier to start a book, when the hardcopy is so heavy that you get tired from holding it when you read? Its a lot easier to plug in your iphone!
No laughing or crying - but it made me research Scottish history and made me so intriged that I went on a holliday to the highlands and actually went to see some of the places that plays a large role in the story. (which I would say was an extreme reaction)
This is the first novel in a series of books not yet finished. And you would think that the story becomes borring after 2 or 3 books, which I find is generally the case, but not here - I am still waiting impatiently on the release of the next book in the series.
My reading preferences lean toward the historical. I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction, but give me a story that I can't wait to share!
Davina Porter is simply a fabulous character reader, able to morph from character to character, Scots to English, male to female seamlessly. Loved her voice and her tempo as a full reader. This is great summer read for fun and an even better winter read to cozy up with a cup of cocoa and a lap blanket.
Captain Black Jack is easy to hate and despise and that makes a great character, but as a woman I loved to relate to the strength of the main heroine Claire Randall-Frazier. Gabaldon's creation of this strong-willed and intelligent woman is a great addition to other literary works that can develop a female lead that has multi-faceted personality and captures real human authenticity to link the reader in a personal way to the character. Think Jo in Little Women or Jane Eyre.
The Trials of a Time Traveling Highland Sassanach