I loved the story. It is beautifully written, and the storyline gets you hooked right away. Also, very well read, it makes a huge difference to have the different accents, intonations, etc. I am now reading the 2º book while I wait for my next credit for audible.
The book is fantastic and all, but the biggest shock for me was how much the audio aspect added to the experience. Before this book, I thought audiobooks were good for listening while commuting but were not a big deal. However, Davina Porter is just amazing!!! She does all the accents, different voices, all the emotions! It was almost as good as watching it play out in front of my eyes.
It has a lot of everything: drama, mystery, violence, politics, history and all revolving around a compelling and beautiful love story. It reminds me of Game of Thrones, except the characters are more human and there is an actual honest and passionate love story.
EVERYTHING! She read it amazingly. I wouldn't have been able to emulate all the many accents (so many accents!) and different voices in this book. She also read the narration itself with all the appropriate emotions and at times it's easy to forget that just one person was reading the whole book. It was a one-person dramatic reading.
Yes, I laughed out loud many times, swooned and awwwed at the sweet moments and was horrified at the violent ones.
Wonderful experience on all aspects!
No! The character narrating the story is a woman in her twenties. Davina Porter is in her sixties or seventies. It was disconcerting to hear twenty something romantic scenes told in a grandmotherly voice. The fault is NOT with Davina Porter. She is an excellent reader and performer. The gross error was committed by whoever chose her for the part. I was hoping to purchase the entire series... thankfully I didn't.
I had seen an episode of the screen version of the book and liked it so I purchased the audio version but was completely disappointed.
I bought the whole series before listening to the very first book. I love Historical Stories about People and events related to historical events. My ancestors migrated to America in the 1750 to North Carolina from Scotland. There was to much sexual content and the "F" for my liking. I wasted more money than I should have!!!
But then, she takes on an armed and crazed soldier tyrant, battles a savage half starved wolf, wins over the chieftain, manipulates a whole Scottish clan to do her bidding And frees her man from prison chains while death by snowstorm stalks outside- in the space of half a chapter spanning twelve hours or less.....
And this is just the first instalment.
I do hope it doesn't go over the top too often.
Very very enjoyable up to that point, and did calm down reasonably once our heroines lover was out of the clutches of the English.
Slips into a little too much detail from time to time, but that is all neatly tied back into the story lines deep examination of the main characters responses to love and life.
Little worried that have left a link for my daughter to read also, but then, it actually is nothing she won't see everyday on TV or even on the street of any city I guess. Just very uncomfortably realistic.
Very well written and imaginative story. Narrator slightly annoying (no woman pouts and takes umbrage as often as this character does in parts...) but the Scottish lilt is just right, and the range of characters very well done by a single reader. Bring on the next episode 😄
Found this book emotionally disturbing, It depicts an illicit abusive relationship and twists it into a sappy romantic fantasy. Returned
Jamie is just the best. I'm not gonna lie, I'm not going to read the rest of the series because I don't have time. With this book I put my life on hold for three days because I found it really hard to do anything else except listen.
Say something about yourself!
I was first unsure of starting this series (for sheer length of the listening time. I am now in the 4th book and can't wait for my next chance to listen! The series is masterfully written and narrated.