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If you like sex and scenes of homosexual sex with bondage and sadism tossed in then this book if for you.
For me it was a fascinating ride in what passes for a New York Times best seller. I also makes me wonder why anyone would read it and reminds me of the depths our society has descended.
Of course,” Lolita” held a bunch in fascination and if you like graphic descriptions of brutal sex such as “my insides felt like it was battered with a blunt interment” then this book is for you.
As for me, I’ll be a bit more discerning in the future and will ignore this author in the future.
As for the rating, if I could rate it negative I would.
I purchased the first two books in this series hoping it would be interesting and was very disappointed. I love history (particularly the history of Scotland) and was excited to find these books, unfortunately they fell very short of my expectations. These books are very slow paced. I found the story more like a soap opera than an action adventure. There were times I was curious to see what happened to the characters, so I would struggle through the painfully slow, sexually explicit parts of the story that make up the majority of the books. However after several instances of sodomy, rape, and finally sexual child abuse, I knew the author would not be changing her pattern of writing more about sexual encounters than advancing the plot. In short, finding out what happened to the characters was not enough of a draw for me to waste my time finishing this series. I would not recommend these books to anyone.
Story is intriguing, however I prefer not to be part of other peoples sex life. Would like to have known it was R rated, any way to get my credit back?
Well, if you like sodomy this book's for you. So predictable that you always know what's going to happen. Oh, he's a meanie, she doesn't like him at all; what, they're forced to marry? Oh no! I wonder if they will find love? Why, yes, they do! But I wonder if something will pull them asunder? Right again! A maniacal homosexual rapist to be exact. Oh, but will Jaimie ever be able to recover and love again? You guessed it! I liked the narrator.
Day dreaming book lover!
This is the best narration of a book I have ever heard. I have read the book numerous times and after hearing the narration, I feel like I really know the characters. If you love reading the books, you will really enjoy hearing them!
Are you kidding this book absolutely SUCKS! I could only listen to about 3 hours of this crap. If your a guy you will hate this book the main character is very annoying.
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...
I enjoyed listening to it at the beginning of the book but towards the second half, it just became tedious. There were parts in the book that had long-winded descriptions which became too much for me to listen to, so I fast-forwarded through it. I do love the story but I'm hesitant to listen to the rest of the series due to the long descriptions that is part of Diana Gabaldon's writing style, which may suit other reader's/listener's but not for me.
Enjoyable romp in the highlands!
I almost didn't buy this book after reading some of the reviews, however I'm so glad I did! The 2 main characters were easy to relate to and had interesting lives. I enjoyed the mention throughout the book on the use of herbs for medieval medicine. I found myself wanting to keep listening, which is always a sign of a book that I would want to read or listen to again.
I'm no expert of that timeline, but it seemed authentic to me. I didn't find the flogging and bodice ripping offensive as most of it wasn't very graphic and I feel it portrays what the population was like during those times. Also romance novels are much more graphic with their sexual scenes than this book was, the main characters' sex scenes would be similar to a new romance between young male and female married couples. I also enjoyed the brief amount of time travel, wish there could a have been more of that.
LOVED the narration by Davina Porter! That could be, because I SO enjoy the gaelic accent using terms of endearment, consternations and expressions. She did a splendid job switching between male and female characters, sucking me right into the story. I felt as though I were Claire on the horse riding behind Jaimie escaping the Red Coats or locked in a room waiting to be burned at the stake.
All in all a great historical, fantasy escape!
Very long boring story. I couldn't get over the fact that someone was telling me a long long story and only once I thought...oh it is going to finally get good, and that lasted for one sentence and then it went back to a long long boring story.