Yes, but with reservations, It is a love story with explicit sex but the concept is interesting. It is a sort of sophisticated Alice in Wonderland with a bit of history.
Not heard her before.
Yes and no
It ends up in the air and I would like the 2nd book.
Its started with the TV Series, but it will end with the writer! I am about to start the third book and I never want it to end...
Jamie of course!
Two good eyes! Seriously, Davina Porter is one of the BEST female narrators that I have ever heard.
I think Barry's review pretty much sums it up for me, as well. It was beautifully, beautifully narrated, but like many one and two star reviewers on Amazon, I quickly got fed up of the violence and the rape, and the connection between homosexual proclivities of one character and his wickedness, as if the two are somehow connected.
The story was an epic adventure, but really, the time travel thing didn't seem to feature largely; once her husband found out she was from the future, there was no real discussion about "What's it like?" or talk of technological and scientific advances, which is, I imagine,would be utterly fascinating to someone in Scotland in the 1700's, just as someone from the 3000's would have us gripped with curosity as to what life is like in the future.
Instead, he (Jamie) seems to matter of factly accept that she's from the 1940s and they go their merry way through the story from there, which leads me to feel that the whole time travel idea was just the USP (unique selling proposition) that could land yet another epic adventure novel onto bestseller lists, but which, ultimately, didn't feature heavily as a them, other than to give Claire more advanced medical knowledge, family history knowledge, and the dilemma of whether to return to her time or stay. And so I felt the story lacked believability.
Although it's had fabulous reviews, I found the story dragged on, and as previously noted, the various flavours of rape, beatings and graphic violence got a bit tiresome.
Reading the reviews for this I thought it would be a good book. It is more or less a romance novel. If that is what you are looking for than it is probably good. That is not what I was looking for.
I thought it was actually going to be a story about, Oh I don't know maybe time travel, 18th centruy Scotland, something other than sex scenes.
I gave this book a fair chance, I listened to 18 hours of this (bad word), but after all of that time there is still no story other than the romanc novel junk about "he is such a beautiful brute, I just can't help but love him even though I am married to someone else in another time... blah blah blah... "
For all of you fans who love this stuff I am sorry to disrespect your story but it is definately not for me.
I liked the book okay, but I found that the love scenes got old fast and there were other sections I found a little superfluous. While I liked having the narrator was fine, I could often here other audio in the background. It sometimes sounded like an echo of the narrator, but sometimes was obviously not - like a man coughing or speaking. Pretty annoying.
Entertaining, exciting, enthralling.
Too hard to narrow down.
I loved her voice. She definitely brought something extra to the characters.
Jaime is definitely that man that anyone woman would fall in love with. Claire is the perfect balance for him though at times I found her to be annoying.
The book was well written and the story flowed perfectly.
Unfortunately, no. I was so looking forward to listening to this series because of how many rave reviews it has been getting. But I just could not get through it because of the narrator. I will be reading it instead.
The blossoming romance.
The snoody British accent. I usually love British narrators but this one made me feel like I was being read to by an American woman giving her best attempt at an old-school British maid. It just ruined the characters and made the protagonist seem flighty.
Head to Barnes and Noble for the hard copy
Looking forward to reading it!
Yes, I like the author and the narration was ok. The narrator should have recorded in an soundproof room without talking and coughing. It started in Chapter 15 and continued. I found it very distracting.
I started watching try HBO series and liked that it went into more detail.
It was ok
This is an HBO series
Other than the editing and recording in a soundproof room, no.
If you like books about women who enjoy being beaten, made to call their husbands "master," and threatened with rape then this book is for you! I think this is only the second book in my entire life that I gave up on most of the way through because of the content. In this case, the problem was an abundance of sexism. Was there sexism in the time that the protagonist traveled to? Yes, of course. But why would the protagonist enjoy being abused? It is truly disturbing how often she is treated in a sexist manner and actually enjoys it. There is a scene where her husband threatens to rape her and she is forced to give in and have sex with him, and when they do (right after he threatened to rape her) she just has a great time. It comes to a point that it is no longer put in the book for some kind of historical accuracy, but rather for some other reason. Was the author trying to be edgy? Is the author into this type of thing? Surely, people have to read this and understand that women who are treated this way aren't enjoying it. Right?
All I can say is, if you listened to or read this book and you disagree with me, you might be drinking too much of the Kool-Aid.
The narrator does an excellent job, however.
I loved the way Diane And Davina are like Peanut butter & Jelly.
As wonderful an epic as Gone with the Wind by M. Mitchell, the imagery and characters...
She can play the villain as well as the hero, I don't think my imagination could've done as good a job.
I love audible and can live without it. So well written!
I want my husband to read the series as well!