Love to read, and Audible has made the two-hour daily commute enjoyable!
Since my family is from Scotland, and I enjoy hearing the fabulous brogue and seeing a fine lad in a kilt, how could I not be carried away by the bold Claire, and her man Jamie. Throw in time travel, history, adventure, fabulous characters and some pretty steamy sex - this was a fun romp. Can't wait to read the rest of the series!
You feel like you are there. The reader takes you right into the story and you experience the emotions and action of the story.
By listening to the story. You experience the Scottish life up close and can almost put yourself into the story itself.
She brings Jamie to life!
I had to force myself to turn it off.
This is the best way to do this particular series.
I was very skeptical about this book. The length of the book made me think it would be slow; however that is not the case. The story moves along nicely and kept my attention.
Only to friends who love chick-lit, romance, and romantic sex.
If you are primarily looking for historical fiction rather than romance and chick-lit style sex, you'll probably want to give this a pass. While the numerous sex scenes are not offensive, they detract, in my view, from the historical context, setting, and plot. I gave up after part 2, even though Davina Porter is a great reader.
I loved everything about this story. It was suspenseful to the point that I had to stop listening to it for a day because I wasn't sure where the story was going and I didn't want it to end how I thought it was going to. Other than giving it up that one day, I am lucky I got anything done while listening to this book. I didn't get a lot of sleep either because I just wanted to keep listening.
I haven't listened to Davina Porter before, but I couldn't have asked for more in a narrator. She was magnificent.
There is a part where Jaime is with Randall and gives himself to him to save Claire. I don't easily cry, but I was so moved during this whole part of the book that I did shed a few tears.
I completely recommend this audiobook! It is a great listen and I am so glad I got it!
Yes. There is a lot of content and I am sure I will find something I missed the first time through.
When Claire passes through the standing stones.
Less sex, more history
Continual, progressively detailed descriptions of progressively more violent sex
Wikipedia says this book is hard to classify by genre. It isn't. It's a romance novel. The historical parts are minimal, and I don't trust their authenticity.
I think Davina Porter is a wonderful narrator, and I bought this book because I have enjoyed her work on other books. I would not buy another book by Diana Gabaldon, and I wish I could return this one!
Yes. I thought time travel would involve a lot of back-and-forth through different eras, and a lot of adventure, but there was very little action in this book and it was very boring. A very dull romance.
Davina Porter's voices, accents, and pacing is all spot-on.
I was very disappointed with this book because it is a very boring story. I do not plan to finish listening to this book--I stuck with it for several hours because I thought it would pick up, but after a friend told me that it continues to drag on in the same fashion I decided to give up on it.
Don't waste your money or your credits, especially if you are looking for action and adventure. If you're very in interested in Scottish history you might enjoy this book--it's almost a period piece--but don't expect much action or suspense.
With many languages/accents included in this book, the audio version is much more enjoyable than reading the print version.
Adventure, Romance, Suspense
The relationship between Jamie and Clare is amazing and HOT!
Davina Porter brings the characters to life through some of the best narration I have listened to.
This book is one of my all time favourites! I could listen to it over and over again! A must read if you love historical romance and adventure!