This was not what I was expecting, it was so much more! I can't believe I missed this series when it was first published. The author brings the historical era, it's locations, it's culture, it's people ALIVE. Great narration. As soon as the other books are issued in the unabridged format I will add them to my next listen!
Excellent book as are all of Diana Gabaldon's. The Narriator is wonderful. It is like being there yourself. I can picture each character & the detail is riviting. Long to hear more.
This is definitely the audio version of a movie that would be called a "chick flick." I loved it. The plot dragged slightly in places, but it had great historical detail, engaging plot and well developed characters.
I read the print edition, and enjoyed this more. I'm holding my breath and turning blue waiting for the rest of the series in unabridged format. I know it is already out there on CD.
This book IS a romance, as is stated in the first line of the description, so you've been warned! For those who love romance, Scotland, and Diana Gabaldon, this audiobook is all you can hope for, and more. Davina Porter is fantastic, and the unabridged reading of this novel is a true gift for all of us. My commutes and workouts have been taken to a whole new level for the past few weeks by this audiobook. BRAVO!
Great page-turner and travel book about time-hopping woman from 20th century encountering daily life, political upheaval (and yes, romance!) in 18th century Scotland. I read this as a book a couple years ago and recently downloaded it into my iPod to take on a trip, and wasn't sorry. The British-accented reader is able to handle multiple accents, tho' it took a moment to get used to her basso version of Jamie Fraser :) Verdict: Still, good the second time around . . .
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
Davina Porter is an amazing narrator. She effortlessly breaths life into any character. This book was good. It borders on a trashy romance in places, but the story is entertaining and the characters are strong. I wanted to keep listening despite being a little bored by the many descriptions of sex and how much they love each other.
I had thought this was a scifi book, since that was where I chose it from. I generally don't read the publishers summary or people's reviews because they can contain spoilers. Wow, there was only one small bit that was interesting, and the rest was basically "run over here and have sex, go over there and have sex" and so on. If that's what you're looking for in a book, I salute you and say "this book is for YOU". If you're looking for anything else then look past this book and find another.
No, but she was good at telling the story.
Disappointment. I expected more witchcraft, and more story other than all the sex, and the S&M.
I want those hours of my life back!