Like an adult 'Alice through the looking glass', Claire finds herself living a completely foreign life after falling through a 'portal'. This premise opens the door for a fantastic paralleling comparison of life now and two hundred years ago. Besides giving an historical perspective to Scottish life, it is a fantastic, burning love story.
I heard a rumor about these books a long time ago and I'm not gonna lie... I saw the cover and thought to myself... nope.
And then this past year I was bored and came across the books again... and they've blown me away.
1: the story is amazing
2: Davina Porter is my FAVORITE narrator
These are fantastic stories.
Apparently they're planning on making a movie... and I can't imagine that it will hold a candle... or even a matchflame to the books.
A mom, a wife, a friend, a happy ending addict, an audiobook junkie, a wine lover and geek wanna -be. I'm constantly looking to be blown away.
This might just be my favorite book ever!
I was even better the second time I listened to it.
I bought this on a special offer from Audible and was totally thrilled. After that it was a scramble to download the rest of this series. Thank you Audible for the introduction to an amazing author.
As others noted, I found that the story never really grabbed me. The plot was a little corny, and the sex scenes got pretty repetative and boring. It felt like it was long for the sake of being long. The narrator was fantastic, which was the only thing that kept me going and the only reason I gave it two stars. There are much better historical fiction books that are long, exciting, "page turners", but this didn't cut it. I would recommend The Pillars of the Earth if you're looking for a great historical fiction book.
Angie (Jamestown, TN, USA)
This audiobook should come with a warning!!!
*****IF YOU LISTEN TO THIS, YOU WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED WITH ANOTHER AUTHOR OR NARRATOR!*****
No exageration, I've purchased dozens of audiobooks since the Outlander series, and nothing compares. The stars were lined just perfect when they combined Gabaldon and Porter.
The aerly parts of the story are interesting and well written. But after a point the book becomes an endless series of sexual encounters. If you took out the sex scenes the book would be pretty short.
I loved, I mean LOOOVVVVVVED this book. I couldn't stop listening - I even listened at work while doing mundane stuff. This is by far the best book I've heard since Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. Davina Porter is now one of my top narrators - she does a spectacular job reading with accent and enthusiasm.
The story of Clair and Jamie is heart wrenching and joyous. These two are in my mind all the time and I am downloading the 2nd book today! Highly recommend giving this a listen or two or three!
This is an amazing story but made so much more enjoyable by the narration of Diana Gabalon - the woman is unbelievable. I listened in awe to her narration, her
use of the language is something most of us can only inspire to. Highly recommended.