I've never read a book that was quite so different. I had no idea where it was going much of the time, but it was always very interesting. It did get quite lengthy and the author spent a lot of time explaining things, maybe a little too much. But because of its length, it was nice to know it wasn't going to end any time soon.
Wonderful narrator and could've been a great story - had tons of potential - but it was far too long and spent far too much time on their sex life. Now, I'm not a prude, but really, after the 20th time she went into great detail, I was pretty much over it. Almost gave up, but the narration is really very good so stuck with it. Part IV definitely the best. But unless you're willing to listen to the sequel, (I'm not), I wouldn't waste the credit.
The reader is wonderful, her voice just takes you to where the story is taking place! You can picture it all. I know this book is over 20 years old, but it is still current and well worth your time and money!
Five stars does not do this book or narrator justice. Gabaldon's writing is electric and addicting. I feel as if I am part of the story and sense the love, hate, violence, passion, sorrow, war, action and way of life of the characters. Extensive research must have been explored to bring to life how people lived in the 1700's. The narrator is most excellent in the presentation of the many characters in the Outlander. Excellent French, Scott, and English accents that easily distinguishes each character for the reader. Each time a new book in this series is released, myself and several friends begin with the Outlander and continue through the series to refresh our minds to completely enjoy the newest release. This is our all-time favorite author and narrator. Thank you Diana and Davina.
If you enjoy lengthy descriptions of rape, kidnapping, narrow escapes from various perilous situations and a Scottish guy who may be some women's fantasy of what men "should" be, then this is the book for you. I was looking for historical fiction and found very little history in this sappy, romantic tale.
This book started out slow as some books do but as the story developed I totally fell in love with it and with the scottish warrior and hero of the story Jamie Fraser. By the end of the book I was so hooked on the story I had to read the sequel Dragonfly in Amber and it became as obsession with me. I had to buy all the books which is upto book 7 Echo In The Bone and am anxiously waiting for book 8 to come out this year or next year. I can't wait! It is one of the best books I have read. And i have read alot of books. And have never admired a character more than Jamie. He is like the ultimate hero.
this is my second time listening to this series and i cant say enough good about it! it has a little of everything for anybody to read(except the wee little ones)
Men - you need to know, this book shouldn't be in the Sci Fi/Fantasy section...it should be in the romance section. Aside from a momentary 'time travel' plot device, this book is a straight up chick flick harlequin romance. Don't get me wrong, it's well written, and not terrible, but seriously, you will be getting in touch with your feminine side if you listen to this one.....and a guy can only take a certain amount of discussion about the main character's "strong manhood" or "his solid urgency" before you wonder what the heck you're listening too....
If you're looking for romantic love stories that have lots of sex from the chicks point of view....get this book. If you're looking for something that would be more interesting to the average guy....move on.
Don't say I didn't warn you!
A rousing good time-travel book. Claire steps through a crack in a sacred stone circle and finds herself transported back 200 years, meets and must marry a handsome stranger, and adventure begins.
As Claire tries to make her way back to the future, she finds herself drawn to her new husband, who is being ruthlessly pursued by the English, and by one particular English redcoat, Jack Randall, six-times great grandfather of Claire's contemporary husband.
This is a fun and raunchy romp through Scottish history. Davina Porter does a great job narrating the audiobook, but doesn't she always! Recommended!