All the charters are well developed and felt necessary to the story. There is enough true history to give one a desire to believe in the story. Oh and the narrator! Davina Porter has a beautiful voice and has enough diversity to give voice to each of the different charters.
Clair and Jamie's wedding night was quite memorable. In fact there are many well placed romantic and very sexy sections in the book and all seem like they should be there for the story to be full and well rounded. I don't always feel sex scenes in books and movies belong that sometimes they are just there for sex appeal and not to further develop a charter or story. Here, as in the entire series, all are necessary and well written!
I am sure I have but this series is my favorite with her as the narrator. What a talent she has. The narrator is as important to a good digital book as the story it's self. There are some voices I love to listen to and Davina Porter's is certainly one of them!
There are so many moments in the book I cannot choose one to stand out over the others. All I can say is I am quite glad I have the books both physical and digitally because I am sure I will read and listen to them many times. In fact I am in need of a new paper set of the series now.
I am glad to see the movie come out. I have seen the first pilot/episode and feel the books have been justly represented. I suppose I may have to purchase those too.
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
Loved it once I got into it. Starts slow but hang in there it gets better and better. This is a story full of romance and adventure. There are lots of unexpected twists and turns. This book is over 30 hours long and we'll worth a credit. It is also a series and I look forward to starting book 2. If you can get through the first 2-3 hours then you will be hooked. I highly recommend this book.
Main St USA
Definitely at the top of my list, this is a book (series) I will reread many times. It's a nicely paced story that taps into all your emotions from laughter to tears and everything in-between.
Jamie of course. He's such a strong and lovable man.
Davina Porter bring the characters to life. She does a brilliant reading with the accents and pronunciations that if reading I would never have sorted out.
I was totally surprise that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. Diana Gabaldon writes with such detailed description you feel like you are a part of the story. I have to say that I listened, and read also, along with Google images to get a complete visual.
This story is not just a story, I felt completely taken away and placed in to 1700s Scotland. I purchased this for my long daily work commute, and found myself listening with headphones everywhere else I could. The narration is perfect in accents, tones, voices, it's perfect.
It's VERY long, and while I found that I could not stop listening, you do need to take breaks. The violence and suspense can get very intense.
Yes, absolutely. It was not what I normally listen to (business books) - or read (crime/mystery thrillers) but this book was so well written, and stunningly well-performed, that it transformed my daily commute in to a pleasure. Now I can't wait to listen to the whole series.
The characters and the big story line
Jamie. He made the story. He would die for Claire. And in his short life he had been through a lot.
Everyone. Davina can do female and male voices great and it keep you listening and listening. Davina voice changes as what the characters were feeling.
I can not wait to listen to the rest of the series. I love the romance and the history of this book. This is a time travel story but its not like your normal time travel book. Its more about romance and history. If you love historical or romance book you will like this book. Outlander is 5 stars all around for me.
I really think that Diana Gabaldon wants to crush all the hopes and dreams of her readers/listeners. That being said, she makes you fall in love with every single character and she subjects them (and subsequently you too) to any and everything. You can never predict what will happen. This book is so good! First, you are laughing out loud the next you are crying your face off. I definitely got sucked in and was way too invested. I had to stop listening at one point because I was too scared of what was going to happen to my characters!
Davina Porter is so amazing! She is one of my very favorites! Every accent/dialect/language she performs is perfect. I wish she would just narrate everything!!!
Such a good book... its a must read. Dont hesitate to spend a credit on this one. Its also very long, so you will enjoy it for a long time.
I am a singer and Celtic harper specializing in the music of Scotland, where I go often to study and perform. I love romance books because I like a light hearted story with a happy ending!
An amazing, engrossing book and a wonderful narration. Davina Porter does a fabulous job bringing this story to life. I recommend this recording most highly.
This book was off to a great beginning with many intriguing unanswered questions posed by the story. I expected these questions to be resolved in the end so I stuck with it. But, NO, the story merely stops after more than 32 hours of violence, unnecessary sex scenes, and more stress than any two people could expect to encounter over several lifetimes.
The hero is assaulted and recovers so many times that his body could not have a single patch of skin without scars. I found myself fast forwarding through many, many unnecessary sex and violence scenes, which was annoying because there could be a fragment of the story continuation embedded in them...but if it was there I missed it.
This is the first review I have ever written. I write it because if someone else had written this same review for me to read it would have prevented me wasting a valuable credit on this foolish book. But mostly I am annoyed that I wasted so many hours on this book.