Excellent romance novel.
When Clare had to shove Jamie's shoulder back into place. Made me sqeamish.
No extreme reactions.
Very well written, I like Gabaldon's narrative style. My only issue is with the reader. Although she read well, her voice made it sound like Clare was a much older woman - not what I envisioned her to look like at all.
Yes. The author takes you on a journey through time and history where a strong willed woman, Claire, is thrown into the past during a time when women had different roles. This book had me constantly wanting to know what Claire was going to get herself into next, and how the relationships would develop along the way.
Really connected to Davina Porter's portrayal of Claire.
I didn't like some of the frog-like voices used when Porter read the male character's lines.
I initially downloaded this book onto my kindle, and decided to purchase the audible to continue listening to the story during a road trip. I found myself reading from my kindle when I had time to sit back, and listening to it on audible during the times when I needed to multitask.
I did not initially notice it, but during the last half of the audible, I thought it sounded like there was a faint voice recording in the back of the audible. Possibly another person recording another book nearby - very faint.
LOVED THIS! I'm not one for romance novels and I wouldn't classify this as one even though I think it's thought of in that vein. Although it has a primary relationship...it's so much more than that! Action, adventure, hardship, history, and some romance to boot. Diana Gabaldon writes beautifully and Davina Porter is a ROCKSTAR narrator!
Best listen of the year so far for me...
Narration was good with what she had to work with
Women hate pornography, but they will read the hell out of it. A co-worker recommended this book to me per my interests in science fiction, and my Scottish heritage. It turned out to be a rambling romance novel with frequent woman fantasy sex. Longing for some development and the fact I was listening to it on a 75 mile hike in the Cascades I made it through the whole thing. If you are so unfortunate to start this nook and you don't find it going anywhere, go no further! If you are a repressed woman seeking sexual fantasy it's all yours.
Absolutely - if I ever get through the entire series!
The historical accuracy of Scottish Jacobites and the uprising.
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon is an absolutely amazing novel, with a perfect mixture of romance, Scottish folklore, and time travel adventure.
Talk about getting your credit's worth!!! This listening experience is perfectly narrated by Davina Porter, and provides over 33 hours of pure entertainment.
Do not think of this book as a romance. Romance there is, but so much more. I classify it as imminently readable historical fiction. No matter what the classification, the story is intriguing, the writing first rate, and this production enhances an already enjoyable experience. A realistic depiction of 18th Century Scotland seen through the eyes and sensibilities of a 20th Century narrator makes for a fascinating read.
Magical, Romantic, Enchanting
I have never read anything similar
I love this series and I am loving the audio versions even more than the many times I have read them.
wonderful story & characters
Claire - she is the main focus of the story and I can relate to her attitude to life.
no, she plays the parts well BUT I wish she could learn to pronounce 'plaid' correctly. She says PLAYED rather than the correct PLAD - grates on me every time (and it is said a LOT).
no, I knew I couldn't, though I tried. staying up to 4am one night!
I will be getting the rest of this series on audio, despite already owning all the books. Definitely says eye strain!
A librarian who loves to read, whether in print or in the air
No heavy lifting here. Gabaldon's first book in the Outlander series was pure escapist fun.