It just doesnt't get ANY better than this! Loved the entire series!! Read it once and then bought the entire unabridged series on audio! That solidfied what an EXCELLENT series this is! To hear Jamie's scottish brogue is heart melting!
This book is wonderful. Terrific character development and stories. There is no category for it. Historical and modern all in one. You will leave this book thinking that the characters are actually real people. Read the entire series. It's a wonderful saga. Don't be scared because of the size. You'll want more!
The most entertaining book I've read yet. I can't wait to see what happens next, it makes me laugh in the car every day. I am eagerly waiting the next installments and have requested the next lot of sequels from audibles as unabridged. Great!
I have already read this book twice in print and relished every word and phrase. Gabaldon cannot be surpassed for her mastery of elegant prose that never hesitates to make its point. Along the way, you are treated to fabulously crafted descriptive passages and witty exchanges; she is one of the few authors who is worth reading every word, several times.
This audible version achieves that same degree of excellence. The narrator is perfect for this role -- she creates with great authenticity an entire population of characters that can be cantankerous, mischievous, opinionated, tender, calculated, downright evil and sadistic, and some very wise. Her work is a treat to hear, and her well-paced approach makes this very long book worth listening to every moment and a treat to savor the prose along the way.
High marks for author and narrator. Well worth the time and the listening...many times over.
In my family we have a saying "... and then the dog pissed on him" which in this case means I thought the violence Jamie is subjected to is too much. I am temped with the sequel, but am afraid to find yet more violence and that "the dog did indeed piss on him". Somethings are too horrible to even read about for me personally, yet, the Jamie's tragedies seem to be most of the plot to a point where they get boring. Other than that, the story could be quite enjoyable.
I liked this book so much that when I discovered the rest of the Outlander Books,Audible offers are abridged, I went out and purchased them to read.
The narration is terrific with Scottish pronounciations and accents. Get it, and listen to it. You won't be sorry but be warned, you can't read just one.
First off, thank you Davina Porter!
Finally an unabridged version of Outlander. For all of us Gabaldon fans, a true dream come true. This was fantastic to listen to. Can't tell you how many times I have read the book or how many people I have given the book to as gifts! It is just a great escape. I read all kinds of books, too. If you have never tried Historical Fiction this is a great place to start; it edges on Romance - I think Jamie and Claire have sex about 500 hundred times throughout the series, but thats what makes it fun! I learned a great deal about Scottish and European history from this series. This book is the best of the bunch. They all get very long winded after this one. Read it and enjoy.
I am so jealous of anyone reading it for the first time!
Normally, I would not have listened to this title, but it was recommended by a friend, who said she was not getting other things done. Now, I understand why - I have been reading primarily nonfiction political books, but since I finished this, cannot get the characters out of my mind. Now, I have discovered this is a series - the rest of my winter listening is set. Both my friend and I enjoyed the story, but were also captivated by the narrator - I will look for other titles from her, also.