I was really looking forward to this book after all the good reviews it received, but I found it boring and lacking. The threads I thought might be really interesting were only glanced upon and then dropped, while other story lines, while tragic, dragged on and on. It could have used more historical elements and more passion between the characters. It was neither a great romance story or a great historical novel. Not on my list of books to recommend.
I was under the illusion this was a book about time travel. Don't be fooled, that is how the story starts off but its just the spring board. This is a romance novel.
The most disappointing thing is the books homophobic undertones. Also the sex scenes in this book are over the top. I felt like I was reading soft porn several times and was rather annoyed that I thought I had bought a book about time travel and was stuck with a very long boring predictable graphic hetero love story.
poetic and obnoxious at the same time. I tired if hearing her accent at about 8 hours.
Im so very disappointed in how often writers create gay characters and they end up mentally ill or perverted in their stories. This is classic homophobic writing and its really stale.
The basic story of the this classic novel is a fun fantasy period piece and I would have enjoyed it very much, except that the plentiful sex scenes are so graphic, with borderline S&M, that I didn't enjoy it. A lot of people seem to have enjoyed that, but I didn't. I wish I had read the paper version instead, so that I could skip the parts I didn't want to read.
Also, if you're reading this book hoping that it will come to some satisfying resolution in the end, remember it is the beginning of a series, and it doesn't do that.
The Outlander is a romantic tale with action and circumstances that are too far fetched and convenient to believe.
I read the first couple of chapters. I tried to get into this book but I couldn't. I found it boring. I'm going to return it! I can't understand why it had such good ratings.
I love historical novels because I can learn things while being entertained. I picked this because of the reviews and I like the time travel genre. I just couldn't get through it though. Simply too many romance episodes. I thought they'd never stop. I'm far from prudish, but this was just boring.
This is a GREAT series and loved, loved this first book. Can't wait to read all the rest!
I like how it's written. The complete thoughts and story telling. The depth of the charaters, they are full and active and feel real.
I would only add here, that I wish a man voice was present for the male charaters.
STARZ is doing a super job with this.
Read, read these books. You can't make everyone happy but there is nothing wrong so far with this series.
An educator and senior who listens to his books from his phone through his hearing aids.
This is one of most engaging books that I have had the pleasure of reading. It is to "family" what "To Kill A Mockingbird" is to "fatherhood".
I thought this would be an amazing story based on the ratings. It was historically interesting but lacked A LOT! There was no passion between the characters, the heroine was annoying, the story dragged throughout (hence the insane length) and it lacked continuity. I can't say more without giving away the ending so lets just say it was overly vile in places and anti-climactic in others.
Only if all other books were burned.
No, I found her voice to be annoying.
Boredom and disappontment.
2 THUMBS DOWN!!
I love the character voices. The narrator was amazing.
The witch trial.
When Clair made her choice between Frank & Jamie.
I laughed. I cried. I fell in love with the characters.
You can hear talking in the back ground that is a little distracting.