I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. The story is well written with a nice balance of history, romance, action & suspence.
The narration was wonderfully done.
Yes- the print version would seem very long but the audio edition is so gripping and addictive that one can't stop listening. You simply don't want it to end.
The wonderful and realistic characters-flaws and all- and the amazing but credible story.
The moment where Jamie confesses to Claire how Randall had tortured him and her subsequent way of helping over this.
I almost wish I had never started this compelling series - all the other audio books seem so bland in comparison!
I was not sure if I would like this book, but I love it!! The series is soo wonderful & you really feel like you know the characters. I am half way through the last book & feel as though I will be bored with any other books until the next one comes out!! Please hurry Miss Gabaldon!!!!
Just listening to the sound clip had me hooked. The author challenges us with a variety of words to precisely portray the events as they unfold. The narrator has an incredible range of voices to give each character its own life. I'm so glad this is just the first in the series.....
I have read the written version of this book but it is much better listening to the audible version. You pick up so much more than when you read it The narrator is clear and concise and has the perfect tone for this book. I would recommend to one and all. A fantastic story
Davina Porter is an incredible narrator. Her ability to change voices from scottish to english, male to female, old to young, etc. combined with this wonderful love story brings this book to life. She does an amazing job with Outlander and all the additional novels in this fantastic series. If I could give this series by Diana Gabaldon/Davina Porter a 10, I would....It is truly one of the best ever written/narrated.
Bachelor Chef and Mathematician. I don't bother with books shorter than 20 hours, not worth the effort.
I am slowly becoming a fan of Ms Gabaldon and it appears that this series has some interesting side passages that could be worth exploring. The history that this book encompasses is for the most part accurate so she has done a bit of research on the subject. The performance is excellent as Ms Porter has sufficient talent to keep all the characters voicing consistent and has a very good grasp of the many dialectical nuances of the Britons and show this with her differentiation between the English dialects as well as the differences in the Scots dialects of English and Gaelic.
I have already decided to purchase the next book in this series to see what intrigues follow, and of course, how the romance comes into play in the history of the plot.
I could listen to Davina Porter read the local telephone book - she has a rich vocal talent that made even the sometimes 'romance-novel' sections of Outlander bearable. The novel itself is interesting, though the character is somewhat uneven. Sometimes she shows callous disregard that causes great suffering for others, then compassion that ironically ends up as bad or worse for herself and others. The time-travel aspects raise questions that are not really addressed to my satisfaction, and the often self-centered main character lost my sympathy quite a few times. I did enjoy the book, but am not going to invest in the sequels.
LUV IT! This audio has been my most outstanding yet and I am laced up in the second novel already. Most brilliant author and narrator, I am very appreciative and most thankful for it.
This is truly My Favorite Series of all Time.
The Characters are so real.
I am currently listening for the 8th time.
Each time I listen, I find how more intricate the characters are woven.
I simply can't wait for the next book.
I would recommend this book to anyone, and have to many of my friends.
It will not disappoint