This is horrible. ..... I have never hated a protagonist so much in my life. I was hoping some terrible accident would cause her incredible pain ... but no such luck.
She was fine .. story was unbearable
All of them
I seriously do not know who the intended audience is for this series of books. I bought it due to the positive reviews and time travel/alternate reality theme. But it is in a genre that defies description. The characters have no chemistry, and the most contrived and forced love story I have ever read.
Tried to swallow it like an expensive wine that is supposed to be good, and need to drink to get your money's worth ... but just could not do it.
Full Disclosure - Yeah, I am a guy. Maybe it is the lack of estrogen that made the book so unappealing ? YMMV.
The story would have been better if there had been some action. I made it halfway through and the most exciting thing that happened was a 2 minute section where a rival clan invaded their camp. It was over quickly and predictably. The period is an interesting one, but the author spends SO much time on the triviality of everyday life that I found my mind wandering and unable to remember characters. A bit more action and a lot less detail and it would have been a decent story.
No. I still enjoy fantasy/period based novels.
I liked that it was like Mary Poppins reading to me. I didn't like that it was like Mary Poppins reading to me this kind of story.
Not worth the price.
I am in love........with Jamie
This is a story about love, heartbreak, pain, wars, longings, passion, learning, losing, finding, loving, time traveling. It's about two people who fall in love with 200 years apart.
The whole series is -FABULOUS!!!!!!
I haven't read the print version--the audio version is excellent!
Jamie Frazier, of course!!!! Read it, or listen to it, and you will know why!!!
I love her accent.
I haven't read any of her other books, but there are so many other authors out there that I enjoy, I would not buy another one of hers.
I don't know what genre this is. It is just plain boring.
The narrator was fine; it was just the story!
Too much jumping around.
This was recommended to me by someone who loved this series! It was just too boring and went on and on with no action.
No, I am not interested in listening to the rest of the series although Davina Porter is a good reader and I would not reject a book simply because she was reading it.
The book, while it had some interesting aspects was just too long and lacked a certain emotional element. I managed to stay very detached from the characters throughout and just wanted it to be over by the time I reached Part 4.
There were too many (redundant) sex and beating scenes and not enough of the other potentially interesting things a person might think about if they had suddenly found themselves in a different time. For instance, you might spend a little time thinking about how everyone back home was reacting to your disappearance or you might give a fig about how your husband might feel about your absence. You might have to ask a question or two about just how things were done in this new environment and have a few humorous mishaps in trying to figure it all out. You might shed a tear or two for the life you left behind. But, no, Claire, our main character, seemed to have no problem with those trifling details. She happily moved on with her new life through thick and thin with her virile, gorgeous, hunk of a man.
I didn't expect the book to be plausible, but I would have liked it to be more interesting and logical. I was almost expecting this to end like 'The Wizard of Oz' with Claire coming out of a dream having bumped her head on that rock and finding herself back in the 1940's after a long strange dream. The difference in the two stories being that at least Dorothy missed Kansas even though she made new friends in her strange new world.
I don't think it is a matter of cutting characters as much as it is cutting of repetitive and silly scenes which contained characters whom I had a hard time differentiating.
I can understand how it might appeal to some. It was just not the book for me.
Certainly not the next book in this series!
Difficult to understand and not a very appealing voice.
I was excited to begin listening to Outlander, but I have to say, this is the FIRST and ONLY audio book I've purchased that proved to be a huge disappointment. I tried several times to listen to this book, but finally gave up. The storyline is terrible and the performance sub-par. I was desperate to enjoy this book as I purchased it for a long car drive, but I stopped listening when I realized I was more bored listening to this book, than not listening to a book at all.
Her voice was too old for the character.
For a book that was categorized as Sci-Fi/Fantasy it failed in almost every way possible. Sure there is a rock that can be a time traveling portal, but it occurred in the very beginning of the book. If I wanted just a historic romance novel I would have looked in said category.
Don't bother if you're looking for sci-fi/fantasy this book is 99% historic romance.
This was one of the most beautiful stories I've ever heard. The narration was wonderful. She brought the characters to life, and oh the love story, was so heartfelt. You get completely wrapped up in the feelings of these people. It was so addicting, that I just wanted to quit everything I was doing and just listen to this book. Of course,it's very lengthy, but well worth listening to. You'll fall in love.
I read this book first and loved it. Then I listened to this book and it took on a whole new place in my heart. This is the most incredible story I have ever read but when I listened to Davina Porter portray my favorite characters of all time, it changed me! I will never feel about a book the way I feel about Outlander. If you are ever going to listen to an audiobook, it should be this one.