I am an avid reader! Now I guess an avid Listener. I am addicted to Audible, and love how it keeps me focused when I am trying to get my work done. I am also a really fun kids entertainer... some Adults too!
Thankfully I had some serious sewing and cleaning to do! This is probably the best book I have ever read ever! I am not a fan of historical novels, but after this I think I will try some. This book has been reviewed by many others and all I can say is that they are all correct, accept for the people who had a problem with the sex scenes. without them the book would not have been able to carry off all of the other dramas that occurred. Loved It!
I will listen to this book, this series, again and again. It reminds me of why I like to listen to a book of this nature. It transports me from the here and the now and takes me to the there and the then. Davina Porter does a fantastic job of narration with such involvement you float on every word.
I have not been involved in a fictional history read for many years. The last series I remember was Clan of the Cave Bear. Many many years ago. That was a reader, not an audio. It also transported you back into another world and another time. It is good to take a break from the mysteries, the historical non-fiction, and the thriller novels and settle in with a story you will disappear into. A real mental rest.
When Claire fought the wolf and won. I love it when women are powerful in thought and deed.
The first time Jamie & Claire realized their love for each other. It was so emotionally descriptive.
This is my all time favorite audible series. I LOVE the story and there is no better narrator than Davina Porter. I love the way Diana Gabaldon intertwines real historical events and characters into this series. I have listened to all of the books in this series and I am waiting anxiously for the next installment. I originally bought this first book because it had high ratings and it was so long. I felt like I was getting alot for my money. I was not disappointed.
The only negative I can say is that (for me) all other audio books that I have listened to since these have failed to stand up to the excellence of this story, this narrator and the great length of each book in this series. That and the fact that waiting for the next book in the series is agony. But, if you started with the first book today, the ninth book may be out by the time you finish the eighth book.
I have recommended anyone wanting to experience the Outlander series to at least listen to the first book, if not all of them. Davina Porter is perfection when it comes to the voices and the accents. Sometimes I forget it's the same person narrating she does such a good job of making the characters so distinctive.
At this point I really don't have any other books to compare these to. I can't put them down. I want to know more about the historical places and figures, I want to visit Scotland.
Davina Porter is perfection when it comes to the voices and the accents. Sometimes I forget it's the same person narrating she does such a good job of making the characters so distinctive.
They do have a TV series in the making for this set of books.
It's one of my favorites! I've read it in book form many times, enough so that I can turn to any chapter whether reading or listening and know exactly what's going on!
When Claire orchestrates Jamie's break out from Wentworth.
When she tells Jack Randall the time and date of his death.
Yes. Powerful imagery on all counts. I did laugh, didn't cry. Davina Porter reads the characters so well that you feel as if you're in the story.
I have read this book numerous times, and will listen to it probably many times. Especially each time a new one in the series comes out. I never tire of Jamie and Claire. I love being able to listen in my car. I can pick up anywhere in the story and enjoy it.
I don't know if any books that I am as attached to like this.
She is able to make each character individual.
It makes me laugh each time and cry too.
Eventually I will have all in the series on audio like I do in hardcopy.
Yes! I really enjoyed Ms. Porter's performance of the story. It was surprising to find myself completely enthralled with the story as though it were the first time all over again.
For me, there are no comparisons equal to Outlander. It is a story in a class by itself.
I have read the book a few times.I love it and the rest of the series too. Now I have listened to it. Diana wrote a wonderful book. Davina brought it to life!
I love it all.
She has a gift to make every character come alive...
I just don't know... Maybe... Let Diana take you away.
I am so anxious for the new book. How I wish it were out already!!! It is the best series I have ever read.
Yes, I liked the main characters, the narrator was really very good and the story was interesting, particularly the historical setting.
Only if I knew they liked historical fiction and romances.
Her voices and narration were wonderful.
No extreme reactions. I was mostly entertained, occasionally I thought the story got too wrapped up in the details and didn't move along fast enough.
I didn't expect to like the book much because of the romance angle, which is not my favorite. But because I like historical fiction and the other reviews were good I decided to try it anyway. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it was - like eating cookies. It was entertaining.
I liked then both. It all depends on the moment you choose to read or hear.
All the details, the historic contents.
She is great, you cant all most see it.
Yes, when Jaime tell Clair why he married her.