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I am currently listening to the Outlander Series for the second time.
Davina Porter's voice brings the characters to life in such a way that they are living and breathing during the time I listen to her reading the series.
all the scenes where Jamie is so gentle and Claire is herself (pig headed!)
Wonderfully written and beautifuly brought to life by the narrator!
Yes, I would listen to this story again. I have read the book multiple times. The author is my favorite. The narrator did a great job and is pleasant to listen to.
The elaborate descriptions.
Clair chooses to stay in the past.
Jamie saving Clair. Clair saving Jamie.
Read it! (or listen to it:)
NOT EXACTLYI absolutely loved the book. I loved it so much, I went out and bought the other 6 when I finished the first one. So I was excited to listen to the audiobook. I was very disappointed in the narrator. I honestly felt like I was listening to Claire's mother (or grandmother), not a 27 year old, feisty female lead. The narrator ruined the story for me.
Recast the narrator. I don't want to feel like I'm listening to an elderly woman talk about making passionate love to her husband when she is supposed to be 27!!! How did this woman get the job to narrate this awesome book???I also felt that the other characters she had to "read" were poorly done. She made Jamie sound old and decrepit. She made Jenny sound like a flighty, nervous girl—when she is EXACTLY the opposite. The narrator just did a HORRIBLE job overall. A good narrator engrosses you in the characters, making you forget that you are listening to one person read the parts of many. An excellent example of this is Humphrey Bower who reads the Bryce Courtenay books. He's amazing. When he reads the female roles, I'm so involved in the story that I forget it's a man reading a woman's part. It's just a shame that talent like that couldn't be procured for the Outlander books.
There is nothing wrong with the story and the romance between the two characters is wonderful. But the audio performance is horrible.
Buy and read the book, skip the audiobook. I want to give it more stars cause the story is so good but the narrator was sooooo bad, that I can't.
There is not much history in this historical fiction. Rather it is a very extended female erotic fantasy. The author creates a relationship between a modern professional woman and a younger bulking Scottish chieftain warrior from the 18th century, fulfilling modern feminist domination visions.
I wanted to so much to enjoy this book, with so many more to look forward to, but find it totally unenjoyable.
Maybe I was a bit hasty it give up on it only one third the way into book one (which is saying something since I bought book one and two), but I just couldn't get into the contrived and unconvincing story or characters. It sounded so promising, with all the right ingredients. I love a long saga, rich in history and all the trappings of human nature; love, lust, battles, romance....you get the drift. The outlander, despite the rave reviews, is immature, simplistic and....well, just plain silly.
A well written story of historical details mixed with magic, fairytales and true love in all its glory. Brought to life by one of the best narrators I have had the pleasure of listening to.
Audio books are my new favorite thing, I'm catching up on so many books. If you know any good dystopia novels, please recommend them to me!
I bought this book a while back, as it was recommended to me, but I just couldn't get around to listening to it. I think the length was daunting for me but as soon as I started listening I was hooked.
The writing is wonderful as is the performance and the story riveting. The genre is not my 'go to' choice when picking novels to read but I am so glad I did.
Loved every minute of it!
Yes. Once Claire falls back through time at the stone circle, I found it hard to put this on pause.
Claire's romance with Jamie was captivating. They had so much to learn from each other.
A love to last for all time.
Its hard to choose what I love the best. This is a well rounded book. Very solid story, plot and characters. Definately time travel done right.
I own the first 4 books in the series. Read the books till they fell apart and then bought them again. Davina Porter adds that extra bit of enjoyment that only having a story read to you can. Her voice gives the characters more depth and brings them to life. Many times I just sit on the couch and I'm transported to another place and time. I feel like I'm in the Scotish Highlands with all its sights, sounds and smells. Evoks the same feeling of wondering that I had as a child listening to stories being told.
The narrator hands down! After suffering through narration of 1Q84 and Fifty Shades of Grey I am so impressed with the authenticity of this read!
Her ability to give life to each character, enhancing their voices with what we would assume to be their personalities
Story line starts a little slow but once you get into it the story moves quickly. The graphic sex scenes didn't bother me at all since I am a fan of the Kushiel series.