Interesting historical fiction
The life of characters durning this time period. The people think Clair is a witch, because of her knowledge.
She was Great. She brings a whole new level of enjoyment to audio books.
Yes, but it is way to long to try it.
Tried to listen to whole series. I think it would take months. Hard to find that much free time
Outstanding powerful story
I feel Outlander is a one of a kind novel
Her voice wraps you in the story
This novel constantly plays with your emotions but for me it wasn't to the point of tears or laughter.
Being able to sit back and close my eyes to enjoy one of my favorite books,
When Claire realizes she in big trouble.
It kept me hooked for hours. I stayed up later than I should have to listen.
Listen to or read this book because you will find it to be one of the best reads you've had in a long time. Once you get to chapter 5 you'll be hooked.
Adventurous, Dramatic, Fun
The closest books I can come up with would be Karen Marie Moning, but not just one book. You would have to combine all of them to compare for the drama and romance without being too descriptive. The other would be Anne MacCaffery for the story telling ability and adventure.
I think she is wonderful. The characters she portrays and the ability to keep in character is amazing.
I have had multiple reactions to the story. It captivates, makes you smile and laugh out loud, cry, hate and morn the people within.
My daughter and I have both listened to the first book. I am just starting the 2nd while my daughter is 2 parts into it. Outlander is well written and read. It has been a most enjoyable adventure so far.
its givin depth to a book ive been reading for over 20 years!
when they make love the first time
her abilty to take on the characters accents
the whole book lol
It's a tie! Gabaldon and Porter are a formidable combination of writing and reading. I can't express what a great experience it was except to say that at the time of this writing I've just finished the third of the series and can't wait to start number 4.
Claire Beacham Randall Fraser is an attractive, honest, selfish, plain spoken, profane, courageous and extremely sensual woman. After being immersed in Dickens for almost a year, it's almost embarrassing how much sex there is in this book, but soon, it becomes integral to the story of love, romance and adventure between Claire and Jaime.
Every character is well written, presented and fully developed. Of course Claire is the central figure with Jaime a close second. But you could look as far afield to Murtaugh, or the little dried up lawyer, or any of the less prominent characters and feel that you know them and care about them.
The next Harry Potter series only for (very) Mature Audiences.
"A film" of this book would only be possible if it we done like the Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter series . . . only on steroids. This is a big, big book and there are 7 of them. Do the math.
Diana Gabaldon is prolific and extremely entertaining. She starts quickly and goes all out pedal to the metal from start to finish. Are there flaws? Yes, but I'm not listing them because what I see as flaws another would see as style. This was her first novel. It's just almost miraculous what she was able to do (and has done since.) And this fact makes the consistency of her writing, at least as far as I've read to date, amazing to me.
I loved the audio version especially to start the series. The narrator's Scottish accent and English accent lend themselves well to making the listener part of the story. You can practically smell the highlands greenery and heather.
The descriptions of the stone circle and the highlands spark memories of trips to Scotland. So much so that it becomes alive in your mind, picturing the characters there in Inverness and Loch Ness. Even sighting Nessie seems rational.
The play between Claire and Jamie is particularly good. They truly come alive.
To avoid a Spoiler alert. The end of the book made me feel like I needed to read on to the next part. The characters became friends and I want to see how things turn out for them.
The books are long but so full of stories that they engage and involve the reader. I can't stop reading them, it's a good thing to read in the summer when the days are long and life moves a little slower.
I love these books, I am on the third one and will continue to the last.
I love Outlander! It is a great story, and for me, it is better as an audio book because of the accents. Davina Porter masters all of the characters and their accents and brings them to life for me much better than I could do reading it myself (I am terrible at accents). If you are looking for a great story that has everything from action to romance- this is it. I have been telling all of my friends about Outlander and how wonderful it is!
I had mixed feelings about this book but listened to the end. The storyline has merit and includes romance, mystery, sensuality, Scottish history and brutality. Claire is a wonderfully warm character, a very attractive young woman who is propelled back two centuries in time, Jamie has all the attributes a man could wish for: a handsome young Scotsman, strong, popular, natural leader, capable warrior, thoughtful lover with an inheritance but outlawed by the English.
The narrator is excellent but the story falls short. It drags on and on in a repetitious and descriptive way. It lacks the literary skill to make it worthwhile perusing. It is an appropriate level of reading for a below average audience. A very light read! It is not worth reading the rest of the series but I am sure it is a good money spinner for the author and publisher.