Yes, I'd recommend to a friend. I've become absolutely addicted to the series, and can't imagine audiobooks before this set!
The most memorable moment for me was when Claire actually popped back in time. Up until then, I was wondering why all the rave reviews....the story just started off slow, and fairly boring to me. I was listening during housework, and actually had switched to music on several occasions. I just couldn't get hooked. (That's why I only rated the 1st book as a 4 for the story - I had a hard time getting into it.) Then she traveled, and well, I was hooked from then on!
Davina Porter's accents just bring the characters to life for me. Her version of Jamie, the main male character, just makes my heart melt. If I heard a man try to pull his voice off now, I would just be so disappointed. Weird, to say, I know...but I think I LOVE Jamie's character because Davina's voice made me!
Before the time travel, no, I didn't want to listen to the audiobook in one sitting. Afterwards, heck yes, I couldn't get enough. Impossible, with the length of each book in the series, but I do my darndest to try! I find myself listening in the car, in bed, and then even at work. I have a bookkeeping job, and find Davina's voice and the story soothing. Diana tends to go on and on about scenes and situations - and if I miss a little bit of the description when concentrating hard on work, it's not the end of the world. Most of the time though, I find myself rewinding so I won't miss a bit! - the descriptions and situations are just that engrossing.
I highly recommend this series to anyone and everyone! Please, give it a listen up to a wedding scene in this first book of the series, and if you're not hooked by then, I don't know what to tell you.
It was a little slow in the beginning. I would listen for a while and then put it down. Eventually i just pushed through and when it finally grabbed me i was in hook, line, and sinker. To the point i was making sure i had the next in the series ready. I can't say enough good things about this series!
I'm not one to read a lot of romance novels, but this one was fun, if somewhat predictable. The narrator did an excellent job of creating a voice for each character, which made it a fun listen.
I know this series has a lot of fans; but it just isn't my cup of tea. I did enjoy listening to this book, but I'm not sure I want to continue with the rest of the series. It seemed that everything worked out too perfectly for Claire. She goes back in time, is captured by outlaws who think nothing of her "unusual" clothing, and they treat her well. She finds the perfect man and makes friends wherever she goes. She is accepted by just about everyone -- and her perfect man saves her from whatever enemies she does have. And then, and at least for this book, she lives happily ever after.
It's just a little to pat for me.
living in los angeles I drive a lot, so audio books save me from a lot of frustration!
Because of the broad appeal of this book, I tried, I really did,to get into it, and initially was charmed. I finally decided I didn't have the patience to finish and googled the rest of the plot. At least I was interested enough to do that.
Great narration, historical, romance, and time travel. The story is engrossing. I listen on my way to work and time just flies by. Really entertaining.
My daily commute time literally hijacked any spare time for reading, and then, AUDIBLE.
This story-line was as irresistable as a soap opera, and it balanced a careful mix of sex, violence, politics and time travel. If it weren't so long, I'd give it another listen.
This book was recommended to me. This book was ok, and overall it has potential. The parts that really bothered me were how the women are treated by the men. I suppose in that era that was acceptable. I almost shut the book off several times. I wanted to give it a chance but I am not a fan of rape and overall violence that this book has. If you can over look that then I think you would enjoy the book. To me love stories shouldn’t be where the woman is degraded and I don’t know why there are so many so called love stories that have that in them. Do us women want that in our relationships or in our fantasies? I don’t think so.
I am a 50 year old Grandmother of 12. I am also a bibliophage, in that I devour books and cannot go anywhere without a couple at least.
I Love both but the audio version lets me enjoy the story while doing other things, like dishes, cooking,or even on a long drive.
Has to be James Fraser. He is funny, strong, has an air of innocence, and a youthful zest for life.
She gives each Character a fuller dose of personality than they had in print.
Oh yes! If only there were that many hours in a day.
So glad that I can listen to these on my Android as I have it linked through bluetooth straight into the interior set of speakers in my hearing aids. I can't do that with my kindle.
Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.
SEX, you guessed it, if you have read all the other reviews. The story is exquisite, the narration is OK, but the SEX.. I am a woman, and I assure you - none of my friends fantasize about garbage like this, I mean about the boring sex scenes, very repetitive and well, boring... Historically speaking the book is well done. Of course... one wants to read the next book. However, what bothers me most... there is not enough of questioning from the husband to the wife - when she tells him, she is a time traveler. Are you kidding she comes from the future, knows about electricity, running water, birth control, food, the Holocaust - and NEVER NEVER NEVER mentions this to him... ah not to realistic, this would have been so much better had the author developed a bit more from the future into the daily happenings of the past.
And please, Miss Diana, none of us women want that kind of sex or that much of sex, especially if the main hero isn't that clean or lovely smelling to begin with....
Would I recommend this.. YES, if you are willing to listen to Miss Diana's sexual fantasies, a bit repetitive, boring, and historically the story is fine....
so.. yes get it - but be warned.. a bit mushy even for females...