I rarely give 5 star reviews, but Outlander is a stand out.
The only gripe I have is that it's raised the bar so high, I don't enjoy the shallow plots, insipid silliness and lack of research that make up most historical romances these days.
This is a book that has been on my "To Read" list for a long time. I saw that Starz is going to make this novel into a mini -series and I wanted to read it before I saw the series. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, the audio book performance of this book, and consequently the series! As a big fan of historical fiction, I was skeptical to start this book as it is not easy to put into a specific genre. Diana Gabaldon is a very talented writer and takes you on a wonderful journey in the lives of Claire Randolph, an English nurse from WWII and Jaime Fraser, a Scot from 200 years earlier!
Diana Gabaldon is an excellent author and weaves a great story. Davina Porter may be the best audio performer that I have heard. I have enjoyed this book so much that I have gone on to read the remaining series.
The accents are spot on! I love the characters they is lots of depth to them, I can't get enough of all the twists and turns that happen. This book keeps my attention.
Everything. It is well written, with lots of legends and folk tales, really historical, it doens't feel forced. It was well researched.
The Accents! She can do them so well you wouldn't know she wasn't Scottish.
I don't want to give any spoilers but there is really steamy scenes that just get you going.
I loved the story overall. Well written, likable people and the atmosphere is so that I almost long to be there.
Perhaps one of the most memorable moments was when Jamie rescued Clair from being burn as a witch.
Evarything. She is very good! And I learn the word "sasanach" a scottish word for an englishman. It sound so soft and Davina Porter makes the scottish sound so romantic.
What Randell did to Jamie in prison was horrific and very saddening.
Just to say thanks for reading this fantastic story to me.
The settings and story are magnificent! Truly absorbing.
Ms. Porter's gift for bringing this story to life is incompairable! She has kept me enthralled for hours on end.
Yes - the urgency to continue the story. It grabs at the heart like no other and I absolutely love the humor Claire exhibits.
It doesn't matter what form this book is in, it will always be excellent.
None, Diana writes like no other author that I have ever read.
Not listened to her before.
No, this book is too long to listen to in one sitting.
This series makes me even more proud of my Scottish heritage. I've been to several of the places she mentions and can see them in my memory with a new look to them. Thanks Diana...they're great!!
love to read all sorts of books...exception sci-fi! I prefer books that are not horror-type stories...but there are exceptions to that too!
It was an intricately and well developed storyline. A very well thought out historical fiction that was complete...no details left untouched.
Claire was a very intelligent and courageous woman who loves deeply and passionately and acts upon that love through all challenges and obstacles
The negotiations for the wedding and the story that unfolded around that event
Yes but it was so long that that was not possible
The narrator was just perfect, utilizing Scottish and British dialects masterfully, which added to the enjoyment of listening to the book.
Sexy Realistic Romance
I don't know were to begin all of it because it was that good
Its like I'm listening to a play and her diversity of male and female voices absolutely awesome.
Yes but it took me almost a week to finish but well worth it.
1. Adventure, Time Travel, A timeless love story,
2. The best series that I have listened to sense The Lord of the rings series,
3. It is a can't put it down till the last page excellent work from an extremely talented author. This book series can't be explained in three words it is just too good!
I have never read a series quite like this one, so I am unable to find a deserving comparison.
Divina Porter rocks in her performance of this series.
The movie with time travel, excitemt, a love story, it had everything and more for movie buffs!
I only hope that there are many more adventures to go before it ends!