All of it, the characters, the time, the medical info, the love story, I feel like I am there with Claire, Diana Gabaldon is a master!
Best Book Ever, Seriously.. Read It!
I was skeptical because of a few of the more negative reviews I read on here but after actually listening to the book I'd like to speak directly to anyone who's going through the reviews right now trying to decide if this book is worth a credit and 30+ hours of your life. I read it and I loved it and I'm using my next credit to get the next book. The narrator is the best I've ever heard. If you're still on the fence about it just remember... this book has over 21,000 reviews and has averaged over 4 stars. If THAT many people have taken the time to write down their impressions of this book and most of those people said GOOD things, it's probably a generally good book. And it is, in fact it's excellent. 30+ hours is a long time but once the book is over you'll wish it hadn't ended.
I can not stop listening! Outlander is a captivating story I recommend to everyone. The narrator voice is just as I imagine the main character, Claire, to sound. Very well, and written and performed. A story for all time.
Jamie is everything a man/Scot/warrior should be plus he wears a kilt! Claire evolves into a warrior herself, doing the unthinkable to save her or Jamie's life. I must admit her battle with the wolf outside the prison was a stretch, however, she is Claire the superwoman. I listen on my IPad, my IPhone in the car, doing chores, applying makeup and in the car. I have loved it and hate to see it end. I can't imagine the next books being as good.
I can only compare my immersion in it and not the content. I loved the Tudor series by Phillipa Gregory.
Davina Porter is simply the best reader there is. She does English, Scots, Gaelic, French and American accents perfectly. She lowers her voice for males without sounding ridiculous and you recognize who's speaking in the moment. However does she remember which voice she used? She is flawless! I would listen to just about any book she reads.
Yes, but it's really long, thank heavens.
Get past the first several chapters and you will be hooked as I am.