Honestly I can say that this is the best book I have ever listened to thus far. The narrator is amazing, as is the story.
I could not wait to listen to this book everyday on my work commute. It was recommended to me by a coworker and I loved it. The ending leaves you completely hanging, but that is okay because you just want more with the next book. I did look at the plot summary for the next two that audible has and that was NOT SMART! It gave away sooooo much! So trust me, you will want to continue the series, but don't spoil for yourself like I did. My husband thought it was sweet revenge though, because I spoiled Harry Potter 6 for him and said that Dumbledore died. Ah well!
I do not particulary care for time travel novels. A friend of mine begged me to try this book. I was hooked from the very beginning. Gabaldon writes an excellent story with great descriptions of the Scottish Highlanders. And the characters are sooo captivating. They become part of your life. I cannot say enough about this series. You've just got to read it to see what I mean.
This outstanding story is a blend of time travel, romance, and history with a touch of medicinal knowledge, witchcraft, and danger also added. My all-time favorite read, now I can also enjoy the story on long car trips as well as introduce my teenage daughters to a great novel.
I have been meaning to read this book, but never have the time to invest in the project...and it IS a project. the book is HUGE! So, I was thrilled to get the audio instead (for those 4 hour commutes to and from work) then I listened. It was awful! The narrator actually made me sleepy. I tried for over 2 hours and just could not continue. I had to switch to a different book so as not to fall asleep at the wheel!
Diana Gabaldon is an excellent story teller keeping you on the edge of your seat. Davina Porter brought the book to life. Her narration could not have been better. I look forward to Diana's next books.
Several friends had mentioned the Outlander books to me, but I just didn't quite get the concept. A time-traveling 20th century nurse who got zapped to 18th century Scotland?? Hmmm. Didn't sound like the most interesting subject matter to me as it seemed a little too science fiction-y.
Ah, was I wrong. Outlander is a delightful tale, full of rollicking action, menacing characters, spinetingling scares, and a few horrors. I enjoyed the book immensely, as the author's writing flows so easily. Best of all, though, is the incredible narration by Davina Porter. She voices a myriad of characters and all are easily distinguishable.
I am anxious to start the second book in the series now!
I have devoured all of Diana Gabaldon books after I read Oulander years ago as soon as they were published. Listening to them is a special treat. The majority of the postings I read are asking for unabridged versions of all her books because reading her lengthy books (or listening to them) is WORTHWHILE!! So, Audible, are you listening?? When are ALL of Diana's books coming in unabridged version?