The characters and the big story line
Jamie. He made the story. He would die for Claire. And in his short life he had been through a lot.
Everyone. Davina can do female and male voices great and it keep you listening and listening. Davina voice changes as what the characters were feeling.
I can not wait to listen to the rest of the series. I love the romance and the history of this book. This is a time travel story but its not like your normal time travel book. Its more about romance and history. If you love historical or romance book you will like this book. Outlander is 5 stars all around for me.
I really think that Diana Gabaldon wants to crush all the hopes and dreams of her readers/listeners. That being said, she makes you fall in love with every single character and she subjects them (and subsequently you too) to any and everything. You can never predict what will happen. This book is so good! First, you are laughing out loud the next you are crying your face off. I definitely got sucked in and was way too invested. I had to stop listening at one point because I was too scared of what was going to happen to my characters!
Davina Porter is so amazing! She is one of my very favorites! Every accent/dialect/language she performs is perfect. I wish she would just narrate everything!!!
Such a good book... its a must read. Dont hesitate to spend a credit on this one. Its also very long, so you will enjoy it for a long time.
I am a singer and Celtic harper specializing in the music of Scotland, where I go often to study and perform. I love romance books because I like a light hearted story with a happy ending!
An amazing, engrossing book and a wonderful narration. Davina Porter does a fabulous job bringing this story to life. I recommend this recording most highly.
This book was off to a great beginning with many intriguing unanswered questions posed by the story. I expected these questions to be resolved in the end so I stuck with it. But, NO, the story merely stops after more than 32 hours of violence, unnecessary sex scenes, and more stress than any two people could expect to encounter over several lifetimes.
The hero is assaulted and recovers so many times that his body could not have a single patch of skin without scars. I found myself fast forwarding through many, many unnecessary sex and violence scenes, which was annoying because there could be a fragment of the story continuation embedded in them...but if it was there I missed it.
This is the first review I have ever written. I write it because if someone else had written this same review for me to read it would have prevented me wasting a valuable credit on this foolish book. But mostly I am annoyed that I wasted so many hours on this book.
This is horrible. ..... I have never hated a protagonist so much in my life. I was hoping some terrible accident would cause her incredible pain ... but no such luck.
She was fine .. story was unbearable
All of them
I seriously do not know who the intended audience is for this series of books. I bought it due to the positive reviews and time travel/alternate reality theme. But it is in a genre that defies description. The characters have no chemistry, and the most contrived and forced love story I have ever read.
Tried to swallow it like an expensive wine that is supposed to be good, and need to drink to get your money's worth ... but just could not do it.
Full Disclosure - Yeah, I am a guy. Maybe it is the lack of estrogen that made the book so unappealing ? YMMV.
The story would have been better if there had been some action. I made it halfway through and the most exciting thing that happened was a 2 minute section where a rival clan invaded their camp. It was over quickly and predictably. The period is an interesting one, but the author spends SO much time on the triviality of everyday life that I found my mind wandering and unable to remember characters. A bit more action and a lot less detail and it would have been a decent story.
No. I still enjoy fantasy/period based novels.
I liked that it was like Mary Poppins reading to me. I didn't like that it was like Mary Poppins reading to me this kind of story.
Not worth the price.
I am in love........with Jamie
This is a story about love, heartbreak, pain, wars, longings, passion, learning, losing, finding, loving, time traveling. It's about two people who fall in love with 200 years apart.
The whole series is -FABULOUS!!!!!!
I haven't read the print version--the audio version is excellent!
Jamie Frazier, of course!!!! Read it, or listen to it, and you will know why!!!
I love her accent.
I haven't read any of her other books, but there are so many other authors out there that I enjoy, I would not buy another one of hers.
I don't know what genre this is. It is just plain boring.
The narrator was fine; it was just the story!
Too much jumping around.
This was recommended to me by someone who loved this series! It was just too boring and went on and on with no action.