I was begging for it to leave out some unimportant details, I wanted something climactic to happen. It was so very slow I was squirming to please please end so I can see what heppens. But, what? no payoff? I have to read the other billion painfully slow books?? The idea and writing are beautiful though. But, it's like she extended it three times longer than it should have been.
Inventive, Historical, Fun
Best Serve Cold, because of the strong Female Lead
Great authentic accents
When she gets her fanny warmed by her new husband! Awesome! He told her he would!
Yes, to a female friend as the book is written from a female perspective.
Jamie; the handsome young hero with a heart
Never listened to another novel by this author before.
I love this book. It is the best one so far!
I love how the story was read!
She is amazing. Her ability to change her accents and draw you in to the story is perfect.
No, not really. I have read the series twice and I am now listening to it in my care while I travel to work and hoping Dianna Gabaldon will come out with the enxt book in the series once I finish listening to the set again
I love Claire. She is so independant, spunky and yet loving.
I had no idea what to expect in this series, but found myself completely captivated with the story and characters. I highly recommend this audio book - but be forewarned ... You will end up needing to listen to all of them, which is a huge time commitment, but well worth it!!
The first of the Outlander Series was written by Diana Gabaldon in the late 90's and for some reason I've never heard of it. It's a hard book to classify as its part historical novel, science fiction, and romance. I'll skip a summary of the plot because its available elsewhere on the audible site. I'm 65, male, retired (sort of), and normally read mysteries, science fiction, and thrillers. I purchased the first volume, Outlander, on a lark and became hooked. What a ride! The plot is great and Davina Porter is one of the best Narrators I've come across. Her voice is made for the main character, Claire Randel, and she does the switch from character to character seamlessly. I can't recommend this book more. Its a long listen but at the end you're looking for more.
It was perfect
I can't come up with a comparison,I wish I could I would buy it.
My favorite scene was when she was getting Jamie out of the prison.
I did not want it to end,I hope there would be a sequel.
If you want a way to make your daily walk an adventure, listen to this book.
I love the historical side of this book. I was so impressed with the medical side. I want to learn more about the healing arts .
I enjoyed the discovery of Davy Beaton's surgery. The difference between the two times.
The narrator is wonderful in her way of bringing each person to life with their own inflections and accents.
I would have completely left out the last 1/4 of this book. I flew through the first 3 sections but then it took me over a week to get through the final one. It was boring and completely took away from the pace of the story. What she did with Jamie in the monastery was completely ridiculous and except for that, nothing happened there. A better editor would have been more heavy handed in that section.
Some of them, yes, others, no. Not everyone would tolerate the violence. While it didn't bother me, I know many women who would be disturbed by the almost constant threat of rape and torture. I also felt Gabaldon got a little carried away with the sex scenes. It wasn't that they were too graphic, it was just, "Again!!?!? Really?!?!" But if those aspects of the book wouldn't bother you, the story was decent until the last section.
No but she was fine. Very standard reading with a British accent. Does a decent job with her Scots.
It depends on how it was done. There would need to be a LOT of editing and what they chose to keep and what they chose to pitch could make or break the movie.
I wish Diana Gabaldon had spent a little more time on character development in the beginning of the book and less time on the sex and violence. I know that's what sells a book these days but I find character development makes for a more compelling read. I feel more connected to the characters and then anything that happens to them later in the book is more personal to me.