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!
I kind of stumbled on this series - and thought that I would try it since it received so many rave reviews. I usually read thrillers/suspense novels, but I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration was fantastic. I just skipped over the highly descriptive sex scenes but the story is very engrossing and I had a difficult time putting it down, in spite of the sex.
I was very disappointed to see that the follow up books in the series are all abridged, except the latest but that didn’t stop me – I had to get them all, now I am waiting for the next installment and the movie!
I bought this audiobook because the reviews were great. I tend to like scifi, time travel and fantasy books and have read my share of romances over the years.
This book is terrible! The characters are one-dimensional, the story repeats itself incessantly, and the mediocre descriptions of person and place drag on and on and on. What is worse- the story is wholly unbelievable and ridiculous!
I love stretching my imagination with well written fiction, however outlandish, but this story is not even backed up with exciting details or remotely believable backstories or explanations. Just: a lady falls back in time, can't explain where she comes from, and everyone is kinda ok with that. No. Sorry, just no.
And anyone who says this is smut is out of their minds. This is the most pedestrian "romance" ever. I think there is more action in the Harry Potter books. Pfffft.
Save yourself the time and leave this one on the virtual shelf. I just wasted hours listening to a load of dross hoping for some redeeming passages. After about 8 hour so f suffering, I am throwing in the towel. I can't even finish this thing.
Of the fence? Walk away, fair reader.
I'm an audiobook junkie. I've listened to hundreds of books in the public domain, and I use my one audible credit per month with care.
Because of my belief in Christ, I do not delve into the occult. This book hits you hard with it, and it doesn't let up. I gave it about 30 minutes to go another direction and it did not. I turned it off and deleted it.