I have just finished reading the third of the first three books in the Outlander series and I found all three books, (Outlander, Dragon Fly in Amber and Voyager) to be extremely excellent and entertaining. I loved the adventures and as a dyed in the wool romantic, I enjoyed the romance as well. I know these stories are probably considered in the same vein as "Chick Flicks", but I found them exciting as well as informative. Diana Gabaldon's exhaustive and accurate research of Scottish history provides an entertaining as well as an excellent view of and insight into the history of the Highland Scots. They are filled with intrigue, deception, action, and adventure that are unforgettable. They truly unfold an epic saga I would strongly recommend that these books only be read in the order they were published. I can't wait for more of the series to be released in the Unabridged form as I would hate to miss even the smallest details in the lives and further adventures of the characters.
I read this series several years ago but hearing it read by Ms. Porter is even better. She really makes it come alive. I passed on ordering Outlander in the abridged version after reading all the Audible customer reviews. I am so glad I did. I can't imagine what parts they would have left out. Its all great! I'm crossing my fingers that they will soon offer the rest of the series in unabridged versions. I will be ordering them all.
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.
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