I found the beginning to be long and drawn out with excruciatingly detailed descriptions of the drapes, houses, each scene and person. I found it to drag on and on with no real development. I nearly gave up and turned it off, however in the very beginning she mentions a disappearance, so I figured it had to get better, at least more exciting....and it DID. After the beginning handful of chapters the story immediately picked up and turned into an exciting adventure of romance, history, loyalty and struggle. There is a lot of sex and injuries/pain inflicted from one person to another, that at times seems to slip again into the overly detailed, but other than that it was a great listen that kept me gripped after the first few chapters. So glad I wadded thru the beginning as I really enjoyed the rest of the book.
in the top 3
The marriage of Claire & Jaime
The accents of the English, Irish and SCOTTSMEN
When Claire returned to her own time period
I'm entranced by the whole series , I've listened to 4 so far. I'm waiting for my next book credit for number 5. These are by far the most expensive books I've purchased, I understand why as they are so long. Considering they were written in the 1990's and now we are in 2012, perhaps the price can be renegotiated.
could not put down
claire,never knew what she would do next
accent is great very easy to listen to
series is very compeling I will end up with the whole series but cost is very limiting
This is the best book I have ever listened to. The characters are absolutely brought to life by the spectacular reading. I have over and over again been taken aback by the skill of the reader. She is amazing in her ability to bring these wonderful people into my life. I am on the next to last of the series and am so sad that I am so close to the end. I decided to do a quick review here at the beginning .
I am in love with Jamie of course. But as time goes on i have learned a great trust and honor for Claire and her ability to make the necessary transitions to a different time and the challenges there. This writer carries me away with here wit and beautiful
I have never heard her read before, but after this series I will hunt down anything she has done.
How can I pick out just one. I have read so far into the series I am not sure where Outlander ended, but I do clearly remember the night of their wedding and the shy Jamie and the tenderness and loveliness of that first night. Also when they went to the little chapel and had the ceremony with the sharing of blood, and the first major confrontation between Claire, Jamie andJack Randle. The scenes at Leoche were pretty amazing also. But as the series goes on it just get more and more amazing.
The writer's choice of words in her descriptions is beyond belief. There were so many times when I just stopped and tears welled up at the beauty of her writing. What a spell she can weave. I am so sad at the thought that I will soon be finished with these books. I guess I will just have to start over again in a year or so. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you !!
This story reads like a bodice ripper. Female soft porn with absolutly no finish to this pointless book. I have never felt so ripped off. I rarely write reviews but I felt so ripped off of time and money that I felt compelled to warn people off. A time travel book with very little to do with time travel. She could have come from Russia and it would not have changed the story. VERY BAD. STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
finish it. Remove 3/4 of the sex and half of the torture sceens. Tell a story.Let a character find out about the future and make changes, or invent something. Have someone go the other waythrough the time warp. Have that person come back and reveal the changes like the continued existance of the clans. Reveal both positive and negative aspects to the change. Have one be a deal breaker. Whatever.
This reader was great.
Send me back in time to the time I bought this book so I can save some time and money.
The premise of the whole story.
Her ability to change her voice.
Yes, I did both.
I am sad that I have to wait for my next credit to listen to the next book.
It was too drawn out. I lost interest and didn't even finish it.
Sorry, this book was not very good. It had great reviews, which is why I bought it. But I found it drawn out and lost interest. I couldn't even bring myself to finish listening. I got through three fourths of the book before giving up.
Excellent Narrator & Wonderful Story!
She is the female verison of Jim Dale! Excellent job, she clearly defines all of the characters.
Jack Randall = Nightmares
This book would have been better if it were more logical and realistic, if the relationships were deeper, and if it wasn't filled with shallow sexual encounters between the two main characters.
It was certainly of the Romance Novel Genre and not Historical Fiction.
Davina Porter was the best thing about the book.
Get it out of the Historical Fiction Genre and move it to Romance Novel
interesting, detailed and funny
the characters accents, makes you believe you are really in their world
the moments when Clare and Jammie were married
Love this book , looking forward to the others in this series