A beautiful love story that spans the centuries. The description of life in the mid 18th century in the Scottish Highlands brought to life thanks to meticulous research and skillful writing. One of my favorite series of all time. The characters are rich and well developed.
Do I have to pick just one? The wedding, the trail, the rescue from Wentworth.
I would have to say that I thought Ms Porter's reading of Jamie Fraser was wonderful. The right about of brouge for an educated laird. Better at times than Claire who could sound a bit stuffy and old.
A love story that spans centuries.
Don't stop with Outlander. Keep reading the series, the writing and the rich characters only grow and richen with each subsequent book.
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A good story would've helped.
Narrator was better than the book, If given a better book to read, I think she would've been quite nice to listen to.
I stopped listening to the book part way through because it was so bad. It left me feeling like I'd just wasted my time.
ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance
I have nothing original to say... Really... I am just totally blown away by Davina Porters performance of the characters I have enjoyed reading for 20 years.
I'd mot intended to buy other audio books in the series..after all I have them in hard bound print and re read the series prior to a new release, or if I'm in need of a Claire and Jamie fix.
However now I'm hooked on the audio versions and looking forward to enjoying them all.
Enough said..if you are new to audio books as I am and want a good, lomg, entertaining historical romance time travel listen then this is the place to begin.
This is my most favorite book ranks #1
Intriguing story, interesting and well developed characters,accurate medical and biological information, fantastic narration
She is unbelievably gifted and this is one of her superb performances
What would it really be like to go back in time?
I think Davina Porter is a wonderful narrator, and I bought this book because I have enjoyed her work on other books. I would not buy another book by Diana Gabaldon, and I wish I could return this one!
Yes. I thought time travel would involve a lot of back-and-forth through different eras, and a lot of adventure, but there was very little action in this book and it was very boring. A very dull romance.
Davina Porter's voices, accents, and pacing is all spot-on.
I was very disappointed with this book because it is a very boring story. I do not plan to finish listening to this book--I stuck with it for several hours because I thought it would pick up, but after a friend told me that it continues to drag on in the same fashion I decided to give up on it.
Don't waste your money or your credits, especially if you are looking for action and adventure. If you're very in interested in Scottish history you might enjoy this book--it's almost a period piece--but don't expect much action or suspense.
This started off as a great story, extremely well read, until the heroine got married. Then it just turned into the worse sort of Mills & Booon imaginable. The honeymoon just went on & on & on . . . . . . I packed up in disgust halfway through Part 2.
Outlander is the book (and the series) I come back to for
I feel to share a most memorable moment from this novel would be to give the reader a spoiler, but I'd love to entice a new reader to dive into this rich tapestry. The carving of the
If I'd read this book in print, I would never have
Listening to this book all in one sitting would have been a marathon -- indeed, I spent many a night listening far into the night (and on into the morning) as I knitted a particularly large and intricate lace shawl, wrapped up in the events of this novel.
I recommended this book to my husband and was afraid he would toss it aside because it is part
This book is dreadfully boring, I must say. I have tried listening to it for a few days now and cannot listen anymore! The story goes no where! I've gotten through the first few hours of the book. I can't even listen anymore to see if it does get interesting. I don't why there are so many great reviews for this book. I am sorry I wasted a credit on it!
As an avid reader I thought "listening" to books was cheating. I loved this book! The characters have become my friends and find my self listening in the car, on breaks at work, and even INSTEAD of reading. "Outlander" has it all, romance, suspense, action, mystery, and even a little history (which I hated as a student but this doesn't feel like "class"). I plan to listen to the whole series.
I am an elementary school teacher who loves to read, write and hang out with friends and loved ones.
The Outlander series is, hands down, the best series I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. My first encounter with this addicting series was read in book form. I devoured each book, one-by-one, and fell in love with so many of the characters. Then, I was smart of enough to purchase every unabridged book on Audible.com, and I entered a whole new realm of addiction for a series I didn't think I could love any more than I already did. Davina Porter's narration is top notch. She has made me experience this series in a whole new way, and I'm blessed to get to listen to these books over and over, again. Every time I run into someone else who tells me they have read the Outlander series, I tell them to LISTEN to it now. I pray The Fiery Cross becomes available in unabridged form and with Davina narrating it. Do not let this series pass you by. It will be one of your life-long favorites.