There is a reason that this Gabaldon series is the benchmark against which all other novels/writers are compared. The Outlander series, the story of Jamie and Claire, seem to climb into your heart and take up a permanent residence. I have read these novels more than once, and listening to them via the voice of Porter gave them a wonderful, fulfilling life once again for me. For years I have attempted to find a story as endearing and as compelling. As I said: all others pale in comparison. I'm always left longing for more. Only Gabaldon can satisfy.
I guess if you are into soft core pornography you might enjoy this book.
Otherwise, it's just ... boring
oh, the narrator is good, but the story is ... boring.
I liked the reader - she did a good job of keeping the different characters differentiated via inflection & accent. The story kept me engaged and interested, but I felt the author was a little clumbsy in many of the foreshadows used to warn the listener of the plot turns and twists.
I classify this story as an entertaining summer read - it doesn't require much of the listener to participate - and to enjoy you should not spend too much energy questining beyond the basic outline provided by the author.
Other than the time travel, this audiobook is actually a historical romance. In other words, a lot of 18th century love making. Great novel for the girls may be an uncomfortable listen for the guys. Its long but I hated it when it was over.
I am not usually fond of romance, but this book is great. It has lots of action, character development, and plot. Its plot moves well without so many characters that a listen gets confusing. Can't wait to start the next book.
I started to enjoy the first part, but after awhile it turned into a sappy soap opera. Way too long and I got tired of the woman time traveler's insecurities and whining, plus the constant arguments with the young Scot. I started cheering for the villan! It turned into a terrible waste of time. I gave up 1/2 way into part 2.
I loved this book. This was a great first read and I really enjoyed it. It was perhaps a little more graphic with the sex than I was comfortable with, but someone else may like that. I loved the story and the adventures they had in the Scottish Highlands. I loved the reader and her voice inflections with each character in the book, you could always tell who was talking. I would recommend this book to my best friend, but would let her know in advance that it was a little graphic. Great Read.
Narrated spectacularly well: a wonderful, complex, heart-breakingly real story to boot. Don't expect to sleep or think straight until it is finished.