This book is mostly a romance novel with some serious psychological sexual torture thown in for a purpose I am not certain of. I am thoughly suprised at the number of people who enjoy this nauseatingly gruesome book. The narrator is amazing, and I really wish she would be more choosy in what she argees to narrate.
If you are a true sadist then this is the novel for you, I am sure it will have you arroused in no time.
love to escape in to my Books, Historical, Highlander Scottish Romance , Mysteries & Suspense , Time Travel the Classics, Paranormal Romance
The Narrated by Davina Porter is the best made the listening the best experience yet.
Jamie and Claire
Jamie and Claire.
I am SOOOO glad and very happy that this story is now a TV Series on Starz absolutely wonderful!!!!
Yes, this is already my second time listening to it, and I read it in print separately as well...Better to listen o!
She is incredibly versatile with her accents and with the subtleties of the characters moods and situations. Her voice for when characters wake up in the morning is even different-and spot on!
Yes-both! I am sure I will come back to it again
The characters in this book are so vivid and alive that they have kept me company through many big changes in my life. When I was 20 and studying abroad for the first time in Italy, I remember feeling so alone and nervous when I first walked into my new room. I sat down to read a few chapters of this book, and then I felt completely at home again, with Jaime and Claire to keep me company.
Now I am living in Mexico as a 28 year old, and after listening for hours I find myself thinking in spanish in my head with a Scottish accent! This is a book and performance that make life sparkle.
This is by far my favorite.
Davina's narration makes the story come to life. She is so believable, one becomes lost in the story.
A must listen. Diana is a wonderful story teller and Davina - the best narrator.
Great story, perfect pacing, unforgetable characters.
The narration is just stunning. I will listen to anything Davina Porter reads. A master in the craft.
Overall, a wonderful audio experience.
The production quality was terrible with a constant hiss & other background noises throughout. I understand it was recorded a number of years ago, but should be remastered.
Contrary to popular opinion, I intensely disliked the way Claire was narrated. I don't know if it was DP's way of portraying feminine youth, but every sentence sounded like an exclamation & the cadence was unnatural. Also, the most powerful scenes in the book were completely flat - just no comparison. First & last audio excursion into this series.
Read the book.
Yes You exist with the characters
Jamie and Claire's wedding
All of them
Yes cry and laugh
I am SO glad that these books are long. I don't ever want them to end! The books I've read so far (the first 3) strike a perfect balance between adventure, romance, history, and suspense. Thank you Diana Gabaldon!
Davina Porter is an amazing narrator; I always know which character she's narrating because of her subtle intonations and accents for each individual. Her voice lulls me into the story, and I never want to stop listening.
SUCH A GOOD STORY I COULDN'T STOP LISTENING. NOW WILL BE A MINI SERIES ON STARZ. IF ITS HALF AS GOOD AS THE BOOK IT WILL BE GREAT. CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT BOOK
CLARE IS A STRONG WOMAN. AND VERY BELIEVABLE. THE FEAR SHE HAD TO OVERCOME WAS OVERWHELMING BUT SHE DID AND SURVIVED.
I came to Outlander by way of the Audible audiobook, and only got the book second. The audiobook, performed by Davinia Porter, was fantastic, one of my favorite audiobooks ever, and the experience of reading/listening was the best I've had with the "Whispersync" feature that syncs your Kindle book and your audiobook. Gabaldon at times writes the Scottish characters' dialogue phonetically, and I know that some people do not enjoy that. It can be confusing and disconcerting. The audiobook helps with that tremendously, because I always had Ms. Porter's lilting accent in my head as I read those portions, and so struggled much less than I might have in deciphering it. If you love audiobooks, do give this one a try. I'll definitely be doing the same on Outlander #2, Dragonfly in Amber, which I'll be downloading directly.