I absolutely LOVED this but, in reading the many reviews I have formed the opinion that - if you are a woman you should read the "girl" reviews - men read male! Possible this is the literary equivalent of a "chick flick" which may only be appreciated and enjoyed by our sensitive new age male colleagues (SNAGS)?
This is a book that has just catched my attention and won't let go.
I'm totally hooked and probably will just have to resign my job until I can finish the whole series. My one issue is that not all the books are available in unabridged versions.
Okay, My friend SWEARS by this book and the series, infact she even named her daughter after the main character's little girl. (that happens in the next book) So needless to say that I was really expecting ALOT. Maybe if I didn't get the unabridged, it may have been better, but when I read an earlier review about how much sex there was in it, I kind of laughed because that always isn't such a bad thing right? WRONG. I felt that it lacked depth in the storyline, but again, I purchased the unabridged version. It is a series of 4 books, but after going through the entire first book, and all the 36 hours it took for me to listen to it....i just didn't care in the end.
I will not be purchasing the next book.
An interesting tale, supported by great narration. The narrator is wonderful at speaking the different characters' parts without sounding silly. Yep, the story is a long story, but I didn't want it to end, and am eager for the unabridged versions of the sequels to be available at Audible. I would much rather involve myself in a long tale than a hit-and-run fast book.
My only detraction was that though it was not gross or anything, I felt sometimes the sex was over done. I'm pretty sure I'm not a prude, but sometimes I just wanted to say, "Ok, they lust for one another, I get it!" LOL If the adult content is the biggest flaw, then this is a winner!!
Outlander is the first book I have read/heard by this author. She has talent not only in the production of an intriguing love,historical, mysterious, dramatic novel but also in the selection of a narrator to present her tale. Top notch.
This is the best series of books! The unabridged version of these stories are the best, I have been waiting a long time to see one unabridged versions put on Audible. I am so excited! I hope that the others will be soon to follow. This is a must read!
I read the entire series a few years and loved it. I was a little hesitant about listening to it but have found it a real treasure. Listening to it forces me to hear details I probably skimmed over during my reading. The narrator does a good job of changing characters although everyone once in awhile she slips a bit, but not much. It makes me fall in love with Jamie Fraser all over again!!
This book takes me away to a time that is truly adventurous and dangerous with lots of old fashion romance. Your heart yearns for Jamie and Claire to be together. I have read four books in the series. I purchased the abridged Outlander version and was sorely disappointed. But alas, the unabridged version of Outlander came and I haved been happy since. I truly recommend this as one of the best romance / adventure novels ever. I hope they come out with the rest of the series in UNabridge version SOON.
I'm not generally one to read/listen to romance novels, but decided to try this one based on the reviews and the sample. I'm amazed at how engrossed I became in it. Davina Porter is awesome! I'll try the rest in the series when I find the unabridged versions read by her. She does the different characters voices so well, you can tell who's speaking even without context.
I finished this book this morning and I'm so sad - I guess I'll have to start over.... The story is very engrossing, there were very few times in the 30+ hours of listening that I felt "get on with it" - every word was a pleasure. The reader is absolutely superb - what a great fit. Highly recommended.