Love this story, timetravel is my favorite and the story is timeless. I read it several years ago in hardback and wanted to revisit in audio. The story scans generations and is an iconic story.
The book is long, which I like. I can listen to it while driving, excercising, etc. Well worth the credit.
Women will like this, i think, moreso than men.....not enough action.
T hending could have been more exciting.
It has a wonderful story, I just love it
Jammie is an awesome male role model
It was a little hard for me to get into the book because of her narration, but as I listen it got better or I got use to her voice not sure which
The outlander series is the most memorable, addictive and gripping I've experienced in my listening career. The first book left me with a mixed impression of the book's themes and preoccupations, yet I forged ahead -- slightly baffled by the impulse to do so -- and grew increasingly impressed, entranced and hooked as the series continued. That's not to say the first book isn't good, it's just that the intricate and thrilling narrative (which is never confusing despite its' intricacy -- a tribute to both narrator and author) gets better and better as the reader's understanding of the world of the story and the characters who populate it grows deeper. Each book also represents a lusty, adventurous page-turner. Make no mistake, I learned a lot about the past reading these well-researched books but they are a far cry from homework. At least not the kind I remember doing.
I'm now officially a huge Gabaldon geek, routinely checking her website for the date of the next installment.
I viscerally miss the protagonists, as if they're old friends, in-between books. Just as I miss the crucial contribution of Davina Porter, who brings character and life to every character -- distinction without caricature. She's outstanding.
And to think I believed I didn't 'like this genre.' I was a fool! A fool I tell you!
Davina Porter brings depth to every character -- distinction without caricature. She's outstanding.
This one kept popping up into my recommendations from Audible, and it looked like a fairly popular, well reviewed book, so I finally decided to give it a try.
This is, first a foremost a Romance novel. I don't read Romance novels, and that's really all there is to my low rating. If you're like me and keep seeing this come up in your recommendations, and this isn't your genre, it probably won't be your thing. I stuck through it, but more because I always finish books I pay for - wasn't a bad book, but like I said, just not really my thing.
Porter, yes, certainly. The author, no.
The story is about a female nurse, from post war duty 1945, transported to the Scottish Highlands of the 1700s. I would have expected a great deal more of Scottish-English history and of personal details overlooked by the modern day reader. I also would expect less whinging and more educating from an experienced, modern, educated nurse thrust into the wilds and wars going on at that time. The back and forth of modern day feminism, medicine, and education against the backdrop of the past could have been intriguing. But, this is no "Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court".
I finally gave it up when the husband, acquired strictly for practical reasons, whips her for disobeying him, but she forgives him the next day with a bit of coquettishness and pouting. And realizes he needed to do it, for leadership respect. Please, woman. Ugh.
Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. That seems to be a woman to respect.
She's very good with accents and the male voice...
Facts. Actual history. Id like to come away having learned something.
I thought it was SciFi, not a romance.
Probably not. I would warn them first. I think the author went WAY too far at the end of the book. To much information. Too much disgusting. It didn't fit with the first 2/3 at all. I hated the last 4 hours.
I love the true-to of the languages, the cultures, and the regions or Scottland. There was authenticity there SOMETIMES.
British. Low. Calming.
Yes, Rupert Everett? No idea really. i don't that many red-headed actors.
This book was a 4.5 or 4 until the last section. It should have ended when Claire said the important words. Everything afer that is just absurd and ruined all the time I spent falling in love with the story. I understand WHY we needed to hate Randall, I don't understand why ANYONE needs to read that level of disgusting detail tha tis so freakishly random compared to the rest of the story line.
The entire story is so authentic to time and place as to suck you into it to the point of "being" in the story with the characters. Ms Porter's reading only adds to this feeling of belonging.
The romance, blended with the action and natural interaction of characters allows the listener to become so immersed in the story that "real" life seems mundane and one cannot wait to get back to the listening.
The characters interact in such a natural way that the story telling becomes unaffected and so true to the time that one can almost "live" inside the story.
Yes indeed! I both laughed and cried and did not want the experience to end.
I have read this series several times but this was the first time of listening. Davina Porter does a wonderful job of bringing the charaters to life. I enjoyed myself immensely and would highly reccomend this audio book to anyone who enjoys historical romances.
I would definately recommend this audiobook.
Claire and Jamie Fraser.
No I haven't heard her before, but her performance was great.
I absolutely love this series, and would love to read more from her, maybe different characters and story. Diana Galbaldon is an excellant story teller. I have often reread these books.
Yes. Listening as opposed to reading gives a different feel to the story, particularly one like this with the Scottish words and accents being an integral part of the story.
I've read all books published to date in the series and wanted to refresh before the next book is published in 2013. I'm so glad I used Audible as opposed to re-reading as it gave a different feeling to the same story.