This series makes me even more proud of my Scottish heritage. I've been to several of the places she mentions and can see them in my memory with a new look to them. Thanks Diana...they're great!!
love to read all sorts of books...exception sci-fi! I prefer books that are not horror-type stories...but there are exceptions to that too!
It was an intricately and well developed storyline. A very well thought out historical fiction that was complete...no details left untouched.
Claire was a very intelligent and courageous woman who loves deeply and passionately and acts upon that love through all challenges and obstacles
The negotiations for the wedding and the story that unfolded around that event
Yes but it was so long that that was not possible
The narrator was just perfect, utilizing Scottish and British dialects masterfully, which added to the enjoyment of listening to the book.
Sexy Realistic Romance
I don't know were to begin all of it because it was that good
Its like I'm listening to a play and her diversity of male and female voices absolutely awesome.
Yes but it took me almost a week to finish but well worth it.
1. Adventure, Time Travel, A timeless love story,
2. The best series that I have listened to sense The Lord of the rings series,
3. It is a can't put it down till the last page excellent work from an extremely talented author. This book series can't be explained in three words it is just too good!
I have never read a series quite like this one, so I am unable to find a deserving comparison.
Divina Porter rocks in her performance of this series.
The movie with time travel, excitemt, a love story, it had everything and more for movie buffs!
I only hope that there are many more adventures to go before it ends!
Prior to listening to this audiobook, I had first read the book several years ago. For some reason I like listening to books that I enjoyed reading. This was a long book and a long audiobook - over 33 hours long. In some ways I think I actually liked listening to the audiobook more than when I sat down with the book the first time.
The narrator for this book Davina Porter did a phenomenal job with this book. She brought life to the book and its characters. She made it easy to tell which character was talking. All I can say is WOW! I never tired of listening to the sound of her voice.
The story is excellent. I remembered more of it that I thought I did the further I got into the book. Sometimes, Gabaldon does over explain and adds a few too many details. There are a couple of plot points in the book that I don't particularly like but I enjoyed the overall book as a whole.
I consider a book to be great when I don't want to put it down and I stay up later than I should just to read "1 more chapter" that ends up being the rest of the book. I consider an audiobook to be great when I find myself wishing my commute was longer or I am sitting in my driveway in my car listening to "just a little bit more." This is that kind of book for me.
Sometimes I have passed over long novels because they had parts I was forced to yawn through. The stories had added passages that made the stories drag on. I saw this novel in the "what was your favorite summer read" post. So many picked this one that I thought I would give it a try. Wow was i happy I did! More than 30 hrs of listening and I still couldn't stop. I have purchased the next and know I will finish the series. the writing keeps you interested, the historical aspect peaks the mind, the love story keeps your heart involved and the narrator makes you feel like your there with the characters. I have listened to more than 200 audio books and this one is in the top 5.
I can't say as I would give a plot or important part away. I loved experiencing all the twists and turns and do not want to spoil it for any other reader
I have not but I am a true fan of her talent now and will search out more after this series
well written and well narrated, do not pass this one up!
I've been reading since I was a kid!
I already love this book and it was great hearing it for a change. I got a chance to hear the correct pronunciations because of the talented reader Davina Porter.
It's close between the two main characters Jaime and Claire. It is from Claire's view point but the development of her relationship with Jaime builds him eventually into an intriguing character. As he is much younger and it's not clear at the beginning how important he will become it helps us get to know them both individually and what brings them together.
My favorite scene is probably the one in their bedroom the night of their wedding. They don't really know each other so it is focused on them talking about who they are and what brought them to that point. He has never actually had sex before and she married him, as he knew, because it kept her from being sent back from Scotland to England as a traitor. The whole thing was arranged for her protection. So before they made love they had some drinks and talked about their past. Claire needed to hide the fact that she came from the future (post world war 2) at which time she was still married, and Jaime himself was a Scottish rebel who was wanted by the English army for escaping prison. They agree up front that Claire had secrets she wouldn't discuss and work their way around that topic. Jaime actually believe's she is an English spy.
At first I thought it was a bit boring. But the writing style was very well done and the set up was critical to the entire series. I love the authors attention to detail about both the eras covered. It starts out in post World War II Scotland and after a few chapters is transported to Scotland in the 1400's when Claire is accidentally transported through time. Claire is the Outlander which is what the Scot's called the English. Another name they called them was Sassanach which becomes Jaime's pet name for her.
This series has a cult following and the books are very large and amazing. Outlander is now being cast as a Starz network series and I am actually a member of a facebook group devoted to Diana Gabaldon which is currently closely following the casting and writing of the series. I stumbled upon it in a Desert Isle list which listed it as a book most of the website members would want to have with them if there was one book they wanted with them when stranded on an Island. It had so many A+ ratings by the members I had to at least try it out.
I discovered the Outlander novels on audible 2 yrs. ago, so was able to listen to 6 in a row....and didn't have too awfully long to wait for the 7th. Thankfully due to audible's sale of extra credits, I didn't have to wait for my monthly credits to roll around. have read 100s if not 1000s of books in my lifetime. I listen to about 3-4 a week via audible and read more
on my e-reader. And this novel, and the subsequent ones in the series, are my favorite EVER. Davina Porter is a master narrator. She inhabits each and every character giving them each a distinct voice. I've "liked" Diana Gabaldan on facebook and most days, she gives a few paragraphs from the next book which will come out in 3/14. STARZ is also going to do 16 episodes from the books to air in the spring of 2014. To that end, Diana is encouraging fans to re-read the books. I am almost at the end of Outlander for the 2nd time and will finish tonight or tomorrow. I am amazed how much I'm getting out of this re-read. I'm getting a better picture of the minor characters and am committing little details to memory which I'm sure will come in handy as I advance through the rest of the novels. Am planning on re-reading 1 a month until MOBY is published. And last but not least, I'm enjoying the second "listen" every bit as much as the first. Diana is great at writing dialogue. There are too many wonderful quotes to mention...laugh out loud lines as well as moving, melt your heart moments. These novels have it all - romance, history, fantasy &
memorable seemingly real characters. Well, they are to me anyway...they've been a huge part of my life since I learned of the books. I expect that before I exit this life, I'll re-read them many times & that's saying something when the books are almost 1000 pages long.
This is one of my favorite series. I have decided to relisten to all of the books prior to the release of #8 next spring. Forgot just how engaging and rich the story is.
Davina Porter is outstanding as a narrator. I am never confused about who is speaking and her voices and accents are a joy to listen to.
Definately. Best knitting companion ever!
Fall in love
Nailed the accents, very comforting listening before bed each night. It's a bedtime story and I Never thought I would love being read to so much!