Unfortunately, no....I love the whole Outlander series and have read them multiple times...but I think I would have enjoyed the audible version(s) if there were more than one narrator, but that has not stopped me from downloading the entire series!
Best Audio Read!
I love when Jamie finally tells Clarie the main reason he married her.
I love Davina Porter. Her
I never wanted to stop listening. I kept it with me everywhere I went.
This book is exceptionally well written and the performance is as good as it gets. I just objected to all the sex scenes.
I love to read, er listen to books! Over 2000 in the past 30 years. The classics, sifi, thrillers, historical fiction, suspense, horror!!!!!
Although Davina Porters reading was excellent, I just couldn't get past part 2 of this silly book. The Celtic history mythology was pure 4th grade Cliff Notes and the story was..... well I can't say cause it didn't engage me enough to finish it. I had just finished the Excellent Pandora's Moon and needed something lighter, but this was pure fluff.
No, but she did a great job with the limited material
Can I get a refund?
I was somewhat disappointed that this book turned into more of a story of chaste eroticism than historical fiction. But it was engaging nonetheless.
MAMA TO 2
loved it, I got really into the story especially after she went back in time, such a great historical fiction story
I really enjoyed it and look forward to hearing the rest of the series
This novel grabbed my attention right from the start and will go down as one of my all time favourites. The narrator Davina Porter captures the essence of this historical love story beautifully. The accuracy of the historical facts makes this story even more enjoyable. I don't generally listen to romance fiction but I do love historical fiction and I have to say that the two blended together was a pure delight. I listen to audio books to escape my busy life and this book certainly did the trick. Can't wait to listen to the next one in this series.
I love this series of books. I love this narrator. I love that all the books in the series are now available on Audible (there were two in the middle that previously weren't). The Outlander series is what Audible is all about.
The series is the story of a woman who accidentally travels 200 years back in time and meets the love of her life. Whenever I explain this premise to people I get raised eyebrows, but the truth is that the books are more historical fiction than sci fi/fantasy. I read an interview with the author once in which she said she set out to write historical fiction, but just couldn't get into the mindset of an 18th century woman so devised the time travel in order to place a modern woman in the period she wanted to write about. That decision made the books even more interesting. All of the main characters are relatable and fleshed-out. The history is meticulously researched. The conversations, love stories, intrigue, etc feel organic. The descriptions of Scotland - both modern and historical - are amazing and make me love the country even though I've never been. I really have almost no criticisms of the writing.
Meanwhile, Davina Porter is one of the best narrators I've encountered in an audiobook. (Thank you, thank you to the narrator and audiobook producers or whoever arranged for the same narrator to read the whole series so far.) She manages to have a completely different voice for each main character and to my untrained ear moves effortlessly from one accent to another as the story dictates. Her American accent is not perfect, but it's still very good. She has a great cadence, sounds like she's read the book 100 times prior to narrating, and never stumbles over what must be incredibly difficult Gaelic words... (in fact, a friend of mine who is reading the whole series on paper calls me occasionally to have me pronounce the Gaelic words for her).
Clearly, these are some of my favorite all time audiobooks. Despite their length, I'm on my third time through the series. Speaking of length, all the books in the series are pretty long, but still only one credit so if you have an Audible subscription, they are great deals. In short, buy the books, you won't regret it.
Hearing all the different accents made this book wonderful! I've read this book twice and loved it then and hearing it made it even better!
Favorite character is Claire. She's intelligent & confident. Being in the medical field myself made her character even more interesting.
This is my first book to listen to of Davina Porter.
Love is Timeless
I'm a piper and a knitter, and reading is my drug of choice.
I keep returning to Outlander again and again. I still remember what happened, which isn't always the case, but it's delicious to hear it happen again. Life during that time seems to have been researched very well, and is described in all it's nuances: good and bad.
My favorite character is definitely Jamie. He has so many things going for him and equally many things going against him. It's delightful how he handles it all with equanimity and humor.
The performance is superb. The different voices that Davina Porter uses to create the characters add so much to the story, and help me to remember who each character is and what his or her history and connection with the main character is.
I would love to listen to this in one sitting, but it's way too long. That's all the better. Gives me more time to live in the story.I hate it when a good story ends, even if it's a happy ending.
The best book of the series.