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.
This book is beautifully written and superbly narrated. It holds all aspects of a story that will draw any and all readers into its grasp. This is a book to dream about.
Diana Gabaldon is a wonderful storyteller who can bring a character to life in so may wonderful ways! Davina Porter is a narrator like no other that I've listened to - can put the accent in like no other! I find myself wandering around, muttering things from the book, just to see if I can say them like Davina Porter did! If you like historical novels, you'll love Diana Gabaldon. If you like time travel, you'll love Diana Gabaldon. If you like romance, you'll love Diana Gabaldon. She tells her stories from a woman's point of view for the majority of the story, but even men would love the story itself. It's not just love and romance, but there is that, too! There is also a little intrigue as well. Outlander is a wonderful novel that I have read more times than I could count. And I've listened to it many times as well. And other than the occasional bad language and the alludement to sexual intercourse, it's a good book for most teenagers as well. IT really makes you think about things that went on back then in the 1700's. Makes me appreciate what they went through then for what we have today in the 2000's!
I read this book when if first came out many years ago. I was in my 20's and I absolutely loved it and it stayed with me. Now in my 40's, and an author myself, I read (listened to) it again and loved it even more. Beautifully narrated and it was so wonderful to spend time with Jamie and "Sassenach" again.
I'm not usually a fan of time travel novels but found Outlander extremely compelling. Diana Gabaldon has created two complicated and very human main characters surrounded by a wide variety of well developed supporting figures. Davina Porter narrates beautifully; she is one of my favorites.
I am a long time Outlander fan who has read the books several times so I was unsure what hearing it read by another would be like... Ms. Porter carried me along my beloved story of Jamie and Claire beautifully!! I am anxious for the others...
I was not sure what to expect from this story and, for awhile, I was not sure which way it was heading. At first, I (American) had trouble deciphering the English and Scottish words and accents. Suddenly, it jumped into a world of adventure, history, and powerful passion with lovely touches of romance. I then was transported, understanding every word. The main character, Claire, is a rather confident and somewhat sassy woman, considering the era in which she grew up. I love this story, the way it is told, and the way it is read by Davina Porter. I now recognize more beauty, passion, and adventure in the landscape of my own life. Tip: don't read too many reviews, websites, or info on the next 3 books in the series (I can't wait to get to the next one!); I accidently did and ruined a few of the exciting details! Never much interested in Scottland before, I now have the rather strong desire to learn more.
The author pens an amazing and riviting story and the narration is superb. I would highly recommend this audiobook.