This book, like so many today, needed a good editor.
The reader of this book does an excellent job, The premise of the book is good, the characters are good, BUT it's a romance novel. It has too much sex and a windy story that does not appear to be going anywhere. I bought this because I saw many reviewers and a high overall rating. I should have read the reviews, then i wouldn't have bought the book.
I love this series so much. When I first started the series, I wondered what my Mom has set me to reading. Well after 5 years, I have read and re read my books so much, I am working on my second and some books my third copy as they have been read to shreds. I have also listened to the series at least once and am happy to come here and listen to it again and again. I will admit I prefer Geraldine's reading over Davina, but that is just a preference thing, nothing against anyone. I hope you come to love the characters as much as so many of us have to. Enjoy a wonderful book and find yourself hooked from start to finish.
Diana Gabaldon has done a masterful job of bring the science fiction, historical fiction and romance all into one book. This is a must read book, and will hook you into the rest of her series.
The first part of this book was hard to get downloaded. I love the series and have read all 6 books. I however, feel the person narrating the book sound a bit on the older side and the persons in the book are not old at all. Other then this. It is a great series. It is a real Historical Romance.
I loved this book and can't wait to hear the next in the series. The narrator does an exceptional job with the characters and makes the entire book a pleasure to hear. Not to mention how well the writer did in making it all seem real, and plausible. It's about a 30 hour listen, but time seemed to go by very fast. It was interesting to hear bits of history put into an enjoyable read. Not just romance, but pain and heartache and page turning (listening) plots, kept me glued to my MP3 player. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Beyond the wonderful, gripping, and addicting story and characters that Diana Gabaldon has created is the amazing find of Davina Porter! She is the best narrator I have ever listened to, has great accents and breathes life into each and every character.
The story is great... a bit too graphic in it's violent description of a rape/torture scene at the end of the book... but the rest of the book is too good for that to make me dislike the story entirely. The main characters are very well developed and you find you just have to follow them throughout the series to see what happens to them next...
I love long stories but not this one... went on and on and on with details that were not necessary. The story was good but i would go with an abridged on this one...
This is a wonderful tale told with ideal narration It's a period piece, it's a romance, it's a bit of scifi included.