Captain Randall's character was pretty cliché
exasperated, patronizing, wise
have some fallout after the rape and beating scene
This is a good story, well written and well read. The sex scenes are a bit long story, a bit much sex from a male point of view. This may be a chick flick type of thing. But the romance is good. You may need to listen on headphones when the grandchildren are visiting.
Audible should note which titles are embarrassing to listen to without headphones.
I got this on a 4.95 special and glad I did. This is not a fantasy novel, this is not historical fiction. This is a romance novel. This has a sex scene every 10 minutes for most of it, complete with stroke count. I will say that its probably a super excellent romance novel because I listened to MOST of it and it is long. I put books on while I go about my day, in and out of the room, in and out of the house. Usually with a book this long I would have to listen 5 times or so to have heard the whole thng for sure. But everytime I came back into the room they were at it again. I only listened once, but I did listen to almost all of it .
To be sure there is some magic and there is some history and those elements of the story were engaging, but too interrupted and not well enough developed for me. Its a shame, coulda been good. If you like romance novels I think this must be as good as they get.
Worst book I've ever listened to, and the bad news is that it's freakishly long. Couldn't wait to finish it. The story had no purpose, just keeps on going and going... The narration is the worst part, can't understand what she's saying half the time. Wish I knew audio books can be returned.
Tried 3 times to start it. Just found my mind drifting each time. Simply couldn't get into it. Tried to return it, but return not working.
I gave this book 6 of its 32 hours to get me excited about it. I like historical fiction, which is why I chose this book, but I am not too keen on romance or science fiction. The plot seemed contrived and the characters, other than the heroine, were two dimensional. I was able to anticipate most plot twists in the 6 hours I listened, but maybe there was more excitement to come later in the book; it IS 32 hours long! On the positive side, the narrator was excellent!
I gave up on Outlander almost 1/4 of the way through because I was just too bored to go on. I rarely give up on novels, but the plot just never. showed. up. And life is way too short to listen to 32 hours of a book I didn't care about.
All the author gives us in the first 8 hours/150 pages is Claire, a generic and apparently very emotionally flexible character who was pretty cool with being transported to another time and wasn't too worried about getting back. She never got past hanging around the castle talking to Jamie, and it didn't feel like she ever would.
The narration was fine, and I loved the Scottish accents, but without a single interesting character or apparent moving conflict to pull me through a 800+ page novel, it just wasn't going to happen.
I haven't been able to finish the book due to the narrator who tries to dramatize every word. Often you get confuse about the characters and events because the narrator changes the tone of her voice every second....
It was described as a combination of science fiction, history, romance, and adventure. Romance was too heavy and graphic for my taste. Science fiction is a stretch, just because she goes though time at a ring of stones? Historical fiction was interesting and had there not been SO many sexual encounters in so many places at so many times, the adventure would have been more enjoyable.
There was a violent act in the story that was completely unneeded for the story. Then, the expected emotional trauma is miraculously overcome through the power of love. It just seemed so gratuitous and unbelievable to me.
I have not read any books like this before. Someone thought I would like them. I did not realize it was so heavy on romance or I would have chosen another book. So I already knew I didn't like the Romance Genre.
It was pretty good but the book was so long that I got tired of it and the narration by the end.
I wouldn't cut the characters, they were fine. I would cut the story in half though. It was way longer than it needed to be.
I found getting through Outlander a chore but was determined to read the whole book. I will pass on the rest of the series.
If you like Romance Novels, then you probably already know what this is like. I have not, so I was shocked by the graphic intimate scenes. I really wanted a Scottish Historical Fiction before my trip to the UK. I will keep looking. The storyline starts out like the Korean TV Drama, "Faith, The Good Doctor". That show may have borrowed from this storyline. I have no comment on the ending because I stopped after I fast-fowarded through half the book. There were too many intimate scenes.
She was good. She sounds a little like Nadia May.
Just give me the story, if you know what I mean.