Loved the book and was encouraged to listen to audio version in order to get full impact of accents. It was well worth it... Davina Porter does an excellent job of narrating.
I'm on my 5th run through this book/series over the last 8 years. -My all time favorite. The characters are so vivid and the never ending adventures keep you riveted. You can hardly put it down, then can't wait to get back to it. When it's over, you're sad & go through withdrawals. Jamie & Claire are soul-mates if ever there were such things. Davina Porter is amazing voicing all the many characters. I hope Diana Gabaldon writes another series, for I'll be in line waiting for the first book. A bit of a warning: Once you start reading, you'll be hooked & will have to follow Jamie & Claire through all 7 novels.
Enough said. I can't get enough of this series. Narration is awesome. I am just waiting for The Fiery Cross to come out unabridged so I can finish listening to the series. Hurry up!
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is one of my favorite books. I have read it several times and will do so in the future.
The story of Jamie and Claire is spellbinding and Diana's use of the English language is flawless. She makes the characters alive and real and at the end,
they are like real and loved friends.
I love novels with a great sweep, complex relationships and good sex. I cannot abide poor writing or formula novels. This was a perfect break from Roth, Nabokov, Stegner, Franzen, and the other literary great modern writers. If you like this book, loved "Cutting for Stone" and the "History of Love" and find reading Eco like going to school, please consider sharing great reads with me.
Everything about this audiobook is so good it almost spoils you for others. The story is captivating and well written. The reader is so good I am afraid others just may never come up to her abilities, although, I have heard some really good readers on these books. I read these books ( this one and the second one) when they first came out but listening to Ms Porter read them gives them a whole new life. I am now listening to the second one (Dragonfly in Amber) and enjoying it just as much.
Diana Gabaldon is an excellent writer. I listened to Dragonfly in Amber before I knew this book existed. I downloaded it, listened to it, then re-listened to Dragonfly in Amber. I just bought Voyager and will continue through her body of work. Excellent!!!
THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE HISTORICAL ROMANCE, BUT THE NARRATION OF THE UNABRIDGED VERSION WAS NOT AS GOOD AS GERALDINE JAMES ABRIDGED VERSIONS OF THE ENTIRE SERIES. THIS WAS OK.
i have never been a person to bother myself with reviews until i listened to this book. it was spectacular. i loved every second of it.
davina porter was mesmerising in her recount of the tail. the story a credit to the author. I along with Clair fell in love with her Jamie. simply it was a beautiful story.
Perfect writing and even better narration. An enchanting and romantic tale. Adventursome and enjoyable.