I'm still interested.
Spoiler...When Jaime leaves her to go back through time.
Love through time
This book is a curious and fantastical mixture of many traditional categories. First, of course, it is a romance, with the occasional steamy sex scenes that implies. But, more so, it is a survivalist time travel adventure, mixed with suspense, thrills, rebellion, clash of cultures, historical details, fantasy, a bit of religion and some witchcraft. OK, that sums it up, sort of.
The writing is good, the narration (I listened to it using audible.com) was excellent.The only downside to the audiobook is my inability to know how to visualize foreign words, which do crop up occasionally from the Scottish and French settings.
All the writing about their lovemaking didn't do much to further the story. It got redundant, old and annoying. I really wonder what happens to the characters in the next books but I don't know if I care enough to wade through all visuals of his Scottish member.
Davina porter was amazing to listen to! I listened mainly when I was busy cleaning, running, or doing house work and occasional would get so lost in the story I'd be doing something and not remember the process of it. lol Very good book, even better with Davina Porter!
SPOILER ALERT!! I won't even finish this book so I can't imagine I will read another one from Ms. Gabaldon. Even tho Ms. Porter was a wonderful narrator, she just couldn't save the story.
I was enjoying this read so much. I had fallen in love with the swoon worthy Jamie... but then he beats Claire up... and he enjoys it... and she just gets over it like it was nothing. I was so crushed. I tried to push thru. I kept reading hoping that would be the one dark spot in the book. I hoped the ending would redeem the story for me. But it just kept getting darker and darker.
The exaggerated Villain of Cpt. Randall was just too over the top. A little like needing that afternoon cup of coffee to get you to the end of the day, and instead snorting cocaine to keep you awake. You've gone too far Ms. Gabaldon, pull back honey. I know you can't lose the bad guy all together but you could have accomplished the same impending threat with less. Just... yikes...
I knew I had to go read the reviews and a few spoilers to see if I would be traumatized or relieved at the end of this book. From the spoilers I know I have to put this book down and I hate not finishing a book I had loved at the start. I'm going to delete it from my library. I wonder if Audible has a return policy?
yes, the reader is incredible. She masters the accents, you feel that you are right there.
the accents! truly incredible!!!
yes, but given the length, impractical!
Amazed I haven't heard about this series before! I couldn't wait to hear the next chapter of this love story - a wonderful storyline, well told! Am excited there's lots more in the series.
A wonderfully written story! Leaves you wanting the next one! The romance is timeless. The narrator is very entertaining and helps make the book come alive!