One of these stars goes to the narrator of this audio book, Davina Porter. She was absolutely amazing. She is what kept me interested for the nearly 40 hours it took to get through the book. Her voice characterization is phenomenal. It brought the story to life.
I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was very interesting and held my interest throughout. It was entertaining, insightful & intriguing.
The narration was fabulous. I could see each character in my mind’s eye as they spoke.
I highly recommend this book and this narrator.
Think about it... If you do not think you are getting your just desserts... visit the early years of the people you consider masters... they all have something in common...
I'm with Robert except that I'm a woman and the bodice ripper scenes get on my nerves. The story is fun and it's well written and it's difficult to put the earbuds down. But, as much as I don't mind reading about them, and sometimes enjoy seeing them in movies, I cringe when someone reads me the details of a sex scene.
That said, this story is definitely good entertainment.
Loved the book and was encouraged to listen to audio version in order to get full impact of accents. It was well worth it... Davina Porter does an excellent job of narrating.
I'm on my 5th run through this book/series over the last 8 years. -My all time favorite. The characters are so vivid and the never ending adventures keep you riveted. You can hardly put it down, then can't wait to get back to it. When it's over, you're sad & go through withdrawals. Jamie & Claire are soul-mates if ever there were such things. Davina Porter is amazing voicing all the many characters. I hope Diana Gabaldon writes another series, for I'll be in line waiting for the first book. A bit of a warning: Once you start reading, you'll be hooked & will have to follow Jamie & Claire through all 7 novels.
Enough said. I can't get enough of this series. Narration is awesome. I am just waiting for The Fiery Cross to come out unabridged so I can finish listening to the series. Hurry up!
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is one of my favorite books. I have read it several times and will do so in the future.
The story of Jamie and Claire is spellbinding and Diana's use of the English language is flawless. She makes the characters alive and real and at the end,
they are like real and loved friends.
I love novels with a great sweep, complex relationships and good sex. I cannot abide poor writing or formula novels. This was a perfect break from Roth, Nabokov, Stegner, Franzen, and the other literary great modern writers. If you like this book, loved "Cutting for Stone" and the "History of Love" and find reading Eco like going to school, please consider sharing great reads with me.
Everything about this audiobook is so good it almost spoils you for others. The story is captivating and well written. The reader is so good I am afraid others just may never come up to her abilities, although, I have heard some really good readers on these books. I read these books ( this one and the second one) when they first came out but listening to Ms Porter read them gives them a whole new life. I am now listening to the second one (Dragonfly in Amber) and enjoying it just as much.