It was a decent start to a series. It seems to try and capture a little of every aspect of a fantasy novel; a little droning on of nonsense, some very descriptive lovemaking, tense battles, and a hint of mystery.
The story spent WAY too much time writing about sex in detail.
Leave out the smut.
The writing is good and interesting.
I started getting interested in time travel books after I read "The Rose Garden" which I liked very much. I was going to read the sequel to "The Outlander" until I read a reader's review that says Claire sews up a man's testicles.....No, thanks...I'll pass on anymore of these books in the series. While I found "The Outlander" held my attention, I really didn't like reading about all the sex scenes or the torture. I was surprised that more reviewers didnt mention that part of the book. So...if you like reading about other's sex lives in detail, sexual torture...then this is the book for you. I guess in my old age Ive become somewhat conservative ( still not a prude though). I would have enjoyed it so much more if she had toned down that part....I dont hink it was necessary...for me, anyway...Thats it for me....no more in this series...
I went back and forth on this book. I both read it and listened to it. It was very well written for the most part. The narrator was wonderful. And I loved the concept of accidental time travel. But there were times when the conflict between the reality of life for women in 1740s Scotland and a woman raised in 1920-1940s England was glossed over. The author did make a plausible explanation still there were something's that required suspension of belief. I enjoyed the history. I particularly enjoyed some of the explanations of the Catholic faith. I would say my biggest objection is the romance. None of it was graphic. But it was just over the top at times and I believe the story could have stood a little less.
From other reviews I know I am odd man out in this, but that is my take.
The story of Claire Elizabeth Beauchamp Randall Fraser is very interesting.
Performance breaks in the recording are noticeable to the listener