Smart, memorable, stirring.
After Claire is captured and accused of being a witch, she is saved at the last moment by Jamie. After putting a few miles between themselves and the angry mob, Jamie asks claire for truth. Is she a witch? Claire confesses all and losses her sanity. Jamie takes her back to that fated boulder and gives Claire the choice to stay or go back to her time. And Frank.
This book has so many moments where every choice made counts! This is one of my favorite books ever!
Davina Porter gives each character their own uniqueness. I can hear the characters smile as they talk. You can hear how dangerous some of the characters really are by their slow clipped words. Plus as much as I try to do a Scottish accent I fail really badly. She's simply amazing.
I have read and re read this book over and over again. Once I got into audible I listened and re-listened to this book multiple times. I've laughed and cried, Ive been so angry at some of the characters I've wanted to scream! This book is fantastically emotional. But in a good way
Little bunny foo foo
Jamie, accents, action packed
Jamie. Damn sexy Scott
Her accent was awesome for women and men
At times, it kept me on the edge of my seat!
Love the author and narrator!
Yes it brings the story to life
Too hard to pick just one
The voices and vibrancy of each person
This book makes you laugh cry blush and more
Truly the best book series I have ever read or listened too, I like them so much I have listened to them many times over.
I'm an illustrator living in Atlanta. I love reading books best, but it's also nice to be able to listen to a good book while I'm drawing
Adventurous, Complex, Wonderful
There's just so much that I love about this series - and this book in particular. It's the kind of adventure that sweeps you away... random fateful occurrences, sinister events, noble characters. In some of her books, Diana's historical detail can get in the way of the plot, but in Outlander, the author balances it in the best way. Her meticulous details anchor the characters in time and reality. The characters are robust and multi-dimensional. There is a beautiful romance between the main characters that, I feel, rides the line between steamy and classy.
Yes! I listened to The Mists of Avalon, which she narrated. That was actually one of the reasons I bought the M of A - because she did such a beautiful job in Outlander. I liked her Outlander performance better, but that may be because of the writing, not her. Davina Porter is one of the best narrators I've ever heard, by which I mean that I often forget that someone's narrating at all. Her accents and characters (especially the men) are amazing and, I feel, perfectly matched for Diana Galbaldon's narrative.
Yes, I wanted to, but it's so long (in a good way); it's just not possible. I stayed up late listening, way more than I should have though.
Yes. This book was so far away from my normal genre of reading (horror/thriller/zombie etc) that I wasn't expecting to like it at all - a friend told me to read it. Wow, I loved it!! I'm not going to rush out and buy another novel like this, but I would re-buy this one in a heartbeat. So, yes, definitely I would recommend it.
It was humourous, and interesting. I kept expecting one thing to happen and it didn't - which made me very happy YAY - so without giving away any spoilers - the bit I can't tell you about without ruining the story is the best bit LOL
I don't know what a Scottish accent sounds like - but I thought she did a great job. She had a great pace, and I liked that she tried to differentiate the characters voices
I laughed out loud a few times. Quite a few times actually. Gasped in a few places.... I didn't cry - but I could have.....
The first little big of the book was boring, and hard to get through - but I knew that once Claire was in 18th Century Scotland the story would get better - and I'm so glad I kept with it.... Once it got good - it got very, very good.
The performance of this book simply brings it alive! It is difficult to stop listening!
Jamie Fraser is a strong, virile, compassionate man that makes you fall in love!
This was my first of Davina Porter's perfomances.
Fierce romantic historical story.
I have become addicted to this series. They are simply wonderful.
Im a busy Mama, always on the go! Lover of historical fiction and Sci fi horror.
"Outlander" was the start of an unexpected addiction. I originated as a Sci fi/ Fantasy reader, and admittedly was mislead by the category placement of this book. It is NOT really a SCI FI/Fantasy novel. However it is AMAZING! I was interested right away.
Dianna Gaboldon has the ability to paint such a vivid picture of history you can feel it. Sex IS a big part of this story, and not mild in any form. I found myself slightly embarrassed (having been so anti romance novels) that I liked it. It has some pretty dark scenes, so faint of heart be warned!!!
I loved this book, having now read the whole series I would say the author has grown leaps and bounds since writing Outlander. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, provided they were open minded. You can't enjoy this story if you can't relate to the characters in some way. "Prudes" will hate it!! The villain is a sadist, and there is torture and rape in they story, but not to be reveled in, but over come. I would classify OUTLANDER as a romance first, historical fiction second. The rest of the series is more historically rich and calms down with the sex, but still its a romance!
I rarely give 5 star reviews, but Outlander is a stand out.
The only gripe I have is that it's raised the bar so high, I don't enjoy the shallow plots, insipid silliness and lack of research that make up most historical romances these days.
This is a book that has been on my "To Read" list for a long time. I saw that Starz is going to make this novel into a mini -series and I wanted to read it before I saw the series. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, the audio book performance of this book, and consequently the series! As a big fan of historical fiction, I was skeptical to start this book as it is not easy to put into a specific genre. Diana Gabaldon is a very talented writer and takes you on a wonderful journey in the lives of Claire Randolph, an English nurse from WWII and Jaime Fraser, a Scot from 200 years earlier!
Diana Gabaldon is an excellent author and weaves a great story. Davina Porter may be the best audio performer that I have heard. I have enjoyed this book so much that I have gone on to read the remaining series.
The accents are spot on! I love the characters they is lots of depth to them, I can't get enough of all the twists and turns that happen. This book keeps my attention.
Everything. It is well written, with lots of legends and folk tales, really historical, it doens't feel forced. It was well researched.
The Accents! She can do them so well you wouldn't know she wasn't Scottish.
I don't want to give any spoilers but there is really steamy scenes that just get you going.