This story was so unexpected, loved the suspense, the drama and the history. Keeps you intrigued all the way through...can't wait to continue the story
I thought the story was great and I loved the narration. I have a Scottish heritage so that part was fun, but in spite of that I won't read another book by Diana Gabaldon because of all the gratuitous sex. I have a good imagination and don't need every thing spelled out in detail every few pages. I couldn't skip pages in the audio version.
I just really enjoyed the descriptions of the people and the culture of Scotland and the clashes with English and American cultures and time periods.
Loved her Scottish accent and the way she could shift between male and female voices. I could visualize the characters by her vocal changes.
I would enjoy seeing the story made into a movie. Just don't make it R rated. You can probably tell I am of the older generation. I don't know the currently popular movie stars that well.
I love historical fiction & while I was a little concerned about about graphic some of the violent scenes would be described based on a previous reviewers comments, I took a chance & am so glad I did. This is fundamentally a love story - rich with history and descriptions that pull you in. The narration is amazing. I'm completely addicted and have already devoured books 1-3 in the series.
Audible Addict. I listen to 2-3 books a week, depending on my schedule. I've been a member since 2008 and feel like I have a personal relationship with my I-Pod! I'm an ecclectic reader but have been hooked on "romance" (I hate that term) and paranormal books lately.
Wow! One of my favorite books. How could any woman resist Jamie Frasier? Diana Gabaldon brings such detail to her characters and setting and Davina Porter's narration is amazing. Highly recommend the entire series.
At the top - I love this book.
The total immersion of the reader into the 1940's England and then again into the 1700's. While details and descriptions are very well done they aren't so overwhelming that you get frustrated. This novel will completely take you into another time. Davina Porter is an excellent actress/narrator and her ability to go from one accent to another and her ability to create the richness of the characters is beyond par.
I like the part where Claire and Jamie are first married. That has to be the best. But the one part where Jamie tell's Claire that she's tearing him apart - made me swoon. Diana obviously knows what passion and love is and has described this exempliarily in this Novel.
I honestly want to move to Scotland now and I wish that my husband had red hair. I've found that I have taken up some of the Scottish sayings.
I cannot wait to read the next novel.
I love a good book, but never have time to sit and read. Audible is wonderful for people like me. Even though my kids think I am a nerd for always having my headphones on, someday they will wish their college books were on audible!
It took the first 10 hours before I could get in to it, but then it was a book I didn't want to stop listening to. The narrator does a great job also.
Transcends any genre
The narrator does an amazing job with capturing proper accents and dialects. It made listening to this series better than reading it myself.
Epic series that weaves together historical events with the tale of an unlikely love story. I couldn't wait to hear what happened next to Claire and Jamie.
Yes. A story I would listen to again and agin
Claire because she is so real
Yes. I like them all
When Claire has the chance to go back to the 20th century and decides to remain with Jamie
Leaves you wanting to know more of Jamie and Claire's lives
Combination being distant from the microphone along with thick accents and Scottish brogues made portions of the dialog even with headphones, Bose speakers, and iPad very difficult or impossible for me to understand. Trying to rewind short passages on an iPad is difficult for me. The problem is probably just me but 1/2 hour into the story I had no idea what I was listening to.
I would definitely listen to this book again. It was beautifully written and always kept me interested.
I was not sure I would enjoy it when I read about the time travel aspect but I found it intriguing and loved the romance. The main characters were strong and I fell in love with the hero and his wise portrayal. I couldn't wait to listen to it all and did so at every opportunity. It was gripping and very descriptive.
The voices of the characters were mostly distinguishable but at times there was a bit of background noise. This was only mildly irritating in parts and did not put me off the book in the least. Porter did a good job as a whole.
There were a few disturbing parts in the book but these just made me want to hear more and get to the outcome quicker.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure and romance.