Jamie beats Claire with a belt "almost half to death" for disobeying him and the very next day even though her rear end hurts too bad to even sit down she tells him she loves him! The whole scene made me feel sick to my stomach. I just couldnt get past it.
Davina Porter is a wonderful narrator.
I thoroughly enjoy the reading of this book. She performs beautifully and I really enjoy her inflections and accents. I am disappointed in the amount of 'feedback' I hear during though. I hear other people talking, or the reading itself repeated a few seconds behind very faintly in the background form time to time. It is not super noticeable if youre driving in a car or are in a place with background noise, but when Im listening at night while working quietly on a computer, constantly having to take my headphones off because I think I hear someone kinda sucks.
I already have! I love this story, the narrator, and the characters.
No comparisons...it stands alone.
She is amazing! The characters come to life through her wonderful voice.
I will never tire of listening to Outlander...my Favorite!
Yoga & Pilates teacher, dog & cat mom, vegan pastry chef (formerly professional, now strictly amateur), Sacred Harp singer, ukulele lover
I've loved this series for years and just re-listened to Outlander for the third or fourth time. The story is timeless.
Davina Porter's narration is like a Gallic lesson - I've looked at the book in print and would never have figured out the pronunciations of names & endearments without her able assistance. She has very specific voices for all the characters and they come alive with her reading.
Warning: there is a great deal of fairly graphic sex and some violence and rape (not gratuitous - it's central to the story), so be aware that it can be triggering to some individuals. It's not George RR Martin-level torture, but pretty grisly nonetheless.
If you enjoy historical fiction that is also written as a Harlequin Romance, including lengthy descriptions of torture, rape & sadism, with many improbable plot contrivances, this may be the book for you. I purchased this book due to multiple good reviews and the intriguing plot premise, and sadly found myself bored and irritated with the lackluster writing. A lengthy listen at 30 hours, NOT worth the time. I find it quite difficult to understand the cult following of this series. NOT APPROPRIATE for listening with children in car.
Yes I would and I have. I love the idea that this book is not easily classifiable, you can't shelve it under romance because its not just rainbows and sunshine. You can't just say it SciFi, it does have Scifi elements but that's not all either. It has drama and passion and suspense and the list could go on and on... I highly recommend this book and series!
Her descriptions are so vivid I could really imagine myself there. Can not wait to listen to the second book!!
I have listened to this 3 times so far, my first audible book, and have enjoyed the narrators voice so much! I never realized how much I've missed a story time in my life, since being a child! This story in particular has been a favorite for years and now it's really come to life for me! Looking forward to the next book, Dragonfly in Amber to listen to.