The narrator is first rate, but the story is painfully slow. I found the protaganist to be irritating and annoying. The hero seemed nice enough, but I could not get through the book. I could only make it to part 2 and then gave up.
At first I liked it, lots of history, she made me believe in time travel. Then she lost me in the love story. It crawled along so slow and painfully. Does she think she's paid by the word?
If I met a man like the main charactor, one that acted or talked like a what a woman thinks -he'd be homosexual, here he's the buff, tough hero. Please, I am not 15 yrs old. By the way, has this author ever been with a man? Her love coupling is not always from this planet, maybe Spock did it like that on Star Trek. Let Captain Kirk go where no man has gone before.....
I like a trashy novel as much as the next person, but this was tedious. This book is pure romance fiction of the gentlest and rosiest kind. I was midway through part 2, and no real plot had raised its head yet, so I gave up. Perhaps if I had persevered, something exciting would have happened, or at least a corset would have actually been ripped.
This book starts well, it pulls you in and is quite enjoyable. By the end though, all you want is the end to come. Still, I was compelled to actually make it to the end.
There is a strange incongruity between the strong, intelligent woman that is first presented and the stupid things that she does and says, the sole purpose of which are to set up some conflict or love scene. The intelligent woman that we first meet would never have left her horse and "escaped" through the wilderness. There were several set ups of this sort that were just that, set ups.
It was rather irritating, if your going to give us an intelligent heroine, than don't make her stupid every time you need a dramatic scene to move the story on.
I finished it, mostly enjoyed it but like several others, have no intention of reading the rest of the trilogy.
Outlander should be in the romance section. The author felt the need to share her sexual fantasies with the reader over and over and over... I could not make it through this book let alone finish the
trilogy. Remember Clan of the Cave Bear?
Disappointing, slow, despite the good narration. I can't imagine how it has spawned so many sequels. Hard to characterize the genre this book fits in. As an adventure it is lame, as a fantasy slow. I don't read romance so if this is one I won't ever read romance
I love, love, loved this audiobook. The narrators voice is perfect with all the different accents and characters. The story itself is excellent. I laughed out loud, I cried, I cringed in some parts but mostly my heart ached and wanted for the love these two shared. The 32 hours was not long enough. I'm looking forward to more unabridged books from Diana Gabaldon. I highly recommend.
I try not to be exceptionally critical but wow... too much sex for me. Strangely enough, I didn't even feel the chemistry between the characters, it just felt like sex and more sex which quickly wore itself out. That said, it was well written and the narration was flawless.
chose it for it's length and popularity, my bad, struggled to get through all the touching and feeeling, not my cup o' tea, won't be going on to the next ones - the reader though is talented - the movie'll be a chick flick if they don't tone it down