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.
its a good merge between gone with the wind and any phillpa gregory stories
mutagh, claire, and jaimie
no - too many hours, but worth the time while at work
This is one of my favorite series. I got into it because my husband had gotten the audio CDs from the library for a long trip. He was looking for a time travel story, had no idea it was a historical fiction/romance/sci-fi with a little steaminess thrown in here and there and set in Scotland to boot!. He would call every night of his trip to tell me what a good book it was. So...I had to listen to it too! I love Davina Porter's reading. She is the best. Every time a new book comes out we are just praying that she will be narrating it. I am re-listening to all 7 books before I listen to the latest one (8th) and also because of the new TV series, Outlander. I miss the characters when waiting for her next book to be written. Blah, Blah Blah... I could go on. You won't be bored or sorry.
The depth of the characters, the historical period, the non-stopness of it.
Everything. She has the most versatile voice and is so pleasant to listen to.
Well you can't really, it's just too long. I listen on long trips or on my way to and from work. It makes the trip so much more peasant. This is the second time I've listened to the book. I took it on a trip and played it over the car speakers for my friend, who had never read one of Diana's books. She is hooked now. Bwa ha ha !
This is the 1st audiobook I have ever done. I have listened to a few previews but was always turned off by the narrator. I rank this as #1. I can't imagine any other book being this impactful and the narrator is believable and outstanding.
Honestly this book stands in a class by itself. I have none that are as good as this in my opinion.
Davina is amazing. I was very skeptical that she couldn't do it. I am amazing that she can do male and female voices as well as all the different accents for different countries.
No I couldn't of read it in one sitting it was so emotional I needed a break from it for a few hours or overnight.
I listened to this as I sewed costumes while out of town. It helped me focus on my sewing and stay on task. There were areas that were so emotional to me that I had to stop listening as I wanted to sob. Throughout the book as much as I felt I couldn't listen any more because of the pain of a scene I couldn't not go back because I was so drawn to know how it went from there. I can't say enough good about this audible book.