I thought this would be an amazing story based on the ratings. It was historically interesting but lacked A LOT! There was no passion between the characters, the heroine was annoying, the story dragged throughout (hence the insane length) and it lacked continuity. I can't say more without giving away the ending so lets just say it was overly vile in places and anti-climactic in others.
Only if all other books were burned.
No, I found her voice to be annoying.
Boredom and disappontment.
2 THUMBS DOWN!!
I love the character voices. The narrator was amazing.
The witch trial.
When Clair made her choice between Frank & Jamie.
I laughed. I cried. I fell in love with the characters.
You can hear talking in the back ground that is a little distracting.
its a good merge between gone with the wind and any phillpa gregory stories
mutagh, claire, and jaimie
no - too many hours, but worth the time while at work
This is one of my favorite series. I got into it because my husband had gotten the audio CDs from the library for a long trip. He was looking for a time travel story, had no idea it was a historical fiction/romance/sci-fi with a little steaminess thrown in here and there and set in Scotland to boot!. He would call every night of his trip to tell me what a good book it was. So...I had to listen to it too! I love Davina Porter's reading. She is the best. Every time a new book comes out we are just praying that she will be narrating it. I am re-listening to all 7 books before I listen to the latest one (8th) and also because of the new TV series, Outlander. I miss the characters when waiting for her next book to be written. Blah, Blah Blah... I could go on. You won't be bored or sorry.
The depth of the characters, the historical period, the non-stopness of it.
Everything. She has the most versatile voice and is so pleasant to listen to.
Well you can't really, it's just too long. I listen on long trips or on my way to and from work. It makes the trip so much more peasant. This is the second time I've listened to the book. I took it on a trip and played it over the car speakers for my friend, who had never read one of Diana's books. She is hooked now. Bwa ha ha !
This is the 1st audiobook I have ever done. I have listened to a few previews but was always turned off by the narrator. I rank this as #1. I can't imagine any other book being this impactful and the narrator is believable and outstanding.
Honestly this book stands in a class by itself. I have none that are as good as this in my opinion.
Davina is amazing. I was very skeptical that she couldn't do it. I am amazing that she can do male and female voices as well as all the different accents for different countries.
No I couldn't of read it in one sitting it was so emotional I needed a break from it for a few hours or overnight.
I listened to this as I sewed costumes while out of town. It helped me focus on my sewing and stay on task. There were areas that were so emotional to me that I had to stop listening as I wanted to sob. Throughout the book as much as I felt I couldn't listen any more because of the pain of a scene I couldn't not go back because I was so drawn to know how it went from there. I can't say enough good about this audible book.
Am nearing 84, have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 half Japanese great grandson all delightful. Enjoy listening & reading
1. It was not stated it was first of a series so would never have purchased.
2 Persevered, fast forwarding bodice ripping episodes, so-o-o- many, not much left of story until breathlessly waiting for grand finale -WHAMMO to be continued!!!!
3. Narrator was brilliant - she was the only reason I kept going. Can only congratulate her on her ability to keep her high standard up for so long on such tripe. Has she been inflicted with narrating succeeding books? Such dedication.
Claire is a British nurse during WWII. When her husband Frank returns home from the war, they head to Scotland to spend some time together. While there, Claire manages to go through some kind of portal only to find herself in the mid-1700s! While trying to figure out how to get back home, she falls in love with Highlander, Jamie.
I listened to the audio and it was good. The narrator did well with the various accents, I thought. The story was good, too, but it was very long and I did tend to lose focus plenty of times. I wasn't sure, as I listened, if I would continue the series, but I decided there was enough of interest likely coming up for it to be enough to decide to go ahead with book 2.
Although I do like the feel of a book in my hands, I also love to listen to a good book. This is one of those good books, I could listen to over and over
I enjoyed the way that she changed her voice with new characters. It was easy to tell what character she was portraying by the tone and the voice sheused.
This book could not be listened to in one sitting, I need sleep :)
I am not sure
Someone who did not sound so much like my grandmother... at times I felt as if she was reading the book to me and considering the plot it was a complete turnoff
a bit more of a realistic sense and a more experienced Jamie ... some more turning points and focus on the important, less on the fluff
I started reading this book because many people had suggested it and also because the TV series caught my attention. I have read long books before but at times I had problems with this novel because it lagged during points when it could have perfectly avoided and vice versa it rushed through some pretty crucial points in the story.
The characters were interesting but several times the male lead was not believable... I mean, come on, a rough Scottish islander with such sensitivity despite the historical time? The female character with her nurturing attitude seemed to be the one wearing the pants for most of the time...
I am not sure whether I will continue with the second book. I have read a preview and it intrigues me but I am afraid it will lag on forever like the first book. Yes, I will think about it, but for now I will read something else.
There is too much talk about family abuse. At one point one of the main characters can't seem to stop talking about it and as a listener it takes to long to get back to the main story. Had to stop listening at this point.
I just depends on her stories.
I think the narrator did a good job on all the characters.
Disappointment. The story line was great.