The book is well written and great for listening to. Divina Porter does a great job at narration and really brings the story alive so far she is the best narrator of all of the books that I've listen to and that's a lot
Not only would I, but have - again about 4 times so far. First, the story is that good and has a lot of intricacies thrown into it that you might not pick up the first time. The narrator's voice does not EVER get boring and it's just plain fun!
Jamie - she seems to capture the voice inflections of the typical Scottish accent very well - from really angry to carefree; from his French to Gaelic.
If I could but Gabaldon's books are so long I would have had to give up sleeping!!!!
The first in the series and probably the best - the story just doesn't get old, but it does propel you fervently into the next 3 books easily. Ms. Porter's rendition is excellent and she is at ease with the myriad of accents and languages in the book, as well as her ability to distinguish between characters whether male/female to Gaelic/French, and a wide range of emotional voices in one character's voice with such enthusiasm, it's almost like listening to a movie soundtrack of the books.
Intriguing story setting. I enjoyed the mixing of past and present. Makes one think beyond their own space. Our actions matter.
My fantasy.. George RR Martins grit w/Diana Gabaldons attention to detail and dialect. Highly erotic M/M and M/M/F scenes and Tristan James!
There are no words for the true joy in the detail of this series. I have read this series complete and piece meal at least 6 times.I have never read a romance novel with a percentage of the level of attention to detail. From historical fact to language and dialect. And the narration, dear god the perfection. Davina Porter is simply untouchable.
Now I do have to put my negative impressions down. Lets face it. There is always something in a novel we just don't care for.
In this novel for me it came from 1 character. Claire .. Though I absolutely loved the character she had an irritating personality flaw. After she and Jaime got close she never really gave him credit for all his sacrifices and never stopped with the distrust. Some angst is expected but anytime he made a mistake instead of the understanding she received from him. All he got was petty accusation and scorn thrown in his face, And the poor man really needed more affection damn it.
I've never been an avid reader, but heard about this series on a radio talk show. I have an hour commute to work and decided to give it a try. Now I can't wait for the ride to and from work so I can get back to this book!!!
I love most books that transport me to another time and place & books that uplift my spirit.
Yes and no. I'm actually watching it on StarZ network as it has been turned into a Series which is blowing my mind.
Jamie Fraser. He's got a lot of depth to him and he's sexy as hell.
I do like her portrayal of Claire, her voice makes the character really come to life.
I had moments of pure sadness and pure joy. It was a combination. Hard to put the book down didn't know where it was heading in certain places.
Watching the Series now has put a fire back into me about this story. I never did go beyond book 1, but I'm intrigued now, so I just might start it very soon.
I have read the books twice and just started the audio books. What a wonderful way to enjoy Claire and Jamie's adventures once again!