Read this a few years ago and remember not being able to put it down! One exciting adventure after another. The sex scenes everyone here seems to be consumed with, I don't even remember as being that raunchy. The lady who wrote about the improbability of a woman initiating oral sex could possibly have something, however, since everyone in those days smelled equally badly due to the lack of regular baths, showers and deoderant, that would not be a problem. I think she may be applying 1950's mores to that era's which is a mistake. She should read Fanny Hill! This book was one of my favorites, as were the ones that followed, altho those are not as compelling and some adventures were very improbable. I'm hoping the audio version will be even better because of the wonderful British & Gaelic accents I anticipate.
I cannot say enough about this book. I have read & reread this series more than once before finding audible. Now I can listen while driving, gardening or taking a walk. The best of the best.
I immersed myself in this audio book!! I walked around with my MP3 player on for days until it was finished...I just couldn't break myself away. If you work, don't start listening until the beginning of your weekend or you will spend many tired mornings at work...I know I did. Of course I can't say that regret it though. I'm going to buy Dragonfly in Amber as soon as I'm done typing.
Have the books and read them many times.Davina Porter did the book justice. So easy to listen to. Her accents are really good.
This was my first audible listen and I figured one credit was worth 32 hours of listening. I read all the reviews and was pleased with this purchase. I'm already listening to it again for the second time. I was very surpised at this find! This is something I usually wouldnt read or listen to but I will finish the series now. 32 hours is 32 hours and some parts may seem long and dragging but it makes the story come together so nice.
This is a very long book - THANK GOODNESS! It is the perfect merging of author and narrator. It's an historical novel with the slightest touch of romance novel.
The author has drawn characters that are three-dimensional and interesting and varied. Her plot is action-filled and her ear for Scots dialogue is very sound. Davina Porter's pleasant narration and excellent Scots accent is whipped cream on the cake.
I'm moving on to the second novel in the series and I hope it's as good as this one.
This audiobook kept me awake and entertained for my entired trip. The narration as mentioned is excellent, the characters well developed and the storyline masterful. I was so thrilled to find out it's the first in a series. Finally I wish I could find a Jamie in this century in the United States.