The story never really picked up and kept my interest. I found the characters annoying and the story moved too slowly.
Brigham Young Univ.
This has to be hands down one of my favorite, all-time novels I've ever read. All of the characters are well written and well developed, the plot never lags like in some long books which makes it very hard to put this work down. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Do Not Pass It Up!
If you liked Pillars of the Earth and its sequel, you will love Outlander. I devoured the first, and am now on the 4th installment. I think I'm going to get 5th and 6th books in the series though because the audio books for those are abridged and it was a different narrator. I don't know how anyone could do a better job of narrating than Davina Porter.
This has got to be one of the best novels I have read thus far. I love the time period. Diana makes the characters so real, and she sweeps you away to their time that when danger arises you feel inclined to run or hide with them. I am having a hard time to put down the book but am forced to, but so anxious to start it once again. Thank you, Diana, for this wonderful time you are giving me. I am starting Dragonfly in Amber next and I am confident I will once again get lost in the story. Looking forward to reading the whole series. Thank you, thank you.
Say something about yourself!
Incredible story and so, so romantic!! Very interesting history to listen to about how people lived back then. That Jamie is so great to listen to when he whispers in a husky voice to his beloved various romantic sentiments. Among the most romantic sentiments I have ever heard in a book or in real life. I won't go into the plot line here,you can read about the plot line on other reviews. A MUST LISTEN TO if you like or lack romance in your life! Gee, I wish my husband would talk to me like that!
All the charters are well developed and felt necessary to the story. There is enough true history to give one a desire to believe in the story. Oh and the narrator! Davina Porter has a beautiful voice and has enough diversity to give voice to each of the different charters.
Clair and Jamie's wedding night was quite memorable. In fact there are many well placed romantic and very sexy sections in the book and all seem like they should be there for the story to be full and well rounded. I don't always feel sex scenes in books and movies belong that sometimes they are just there for sex appeal and not to further develop a charter or story. Here, as in the entire series, all are necessary and well written!
I am sure I have but this series is my favorite with her as the narrator. What a talent she has. The narrator is as important to a good digital book as the story it's self. There are some voices I love to listen to and Davina Porter's is certainly one of them!
There are so many moments in the book I cannot choose one to stand out over the others. All I can say is I am quite glad I have the books both physical and digitally because I am sure I will read and listen to them many times. In fact I am in need of a new paper set of the series now.
I am glad to see the movie come out. I have seen the first pilot/episode and feel the books have been justly represented. I suppose I may have to purchase those too.
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
Loved it once I got into it. Starts slow but hang in there it gets better and better. This is a story full of romance and adventure. There are lots of unexpected twists and turns. This book is over 30 hours long and we'll worth a credit. It is also a series and I look forward to starting book 2. If you can get through the first 2-3 hours then you will be hooked. I highly recommend this book.
Main St USA
Definitely at the top of my list, this is a book (series) I will reread many times. It's a nicely paced story that taps into all your emotions from laughter to tears and everything in-between.
Jamie of course. He's such a strong and lovable man.
Davina Porter bring the characters to life. She does a brilliant reading with the accents and pronunciations that if reading I would never have sorted out.
I was totally surprise that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. Diana Gabaldon writes with such detailed description you feel like you are a part of the story. I have to say that I listened, and read also, along with Google images to get a complete visual.
This story is not just a story, I felt completely taken away and placed in to 1700s Scotland. I purchased this for my long daily work commute, and found myself listening with headphones everywhere else I could. The narration is perfect in accents, tones, voices, it's perfect.
It's VERY long, and while I found that I could not stop listening, you do need to take breaks. The violence and suspense can get very intense.
Yes, absolutely. It was not what I normally listen to (business books) - or read (crime/mystery thrillers) but this book was so well written, and stunningly well-performed, that it transformed my daily commute in to a pleasure. Now I can't wait to listen to the whole series.