Superb writing. The excellent audio recording immerses you in the atmosphere and events, bringing the book and characters to life
Wonderful story. Brilliantly told by an actress when seemed to share the heroine's character and projected her character perfectly. Thank you. Really looking forward to listening to the sequels.
"Good story just badly executed and appallingly read!"
Now I am one of those people who had seen the TV series before approaching the book so maybe I am biased. However, I loved the story when I watched it and the book is pretty accurate to this so I really can't fault the plot. It's a little unbelievable but that just adds to the entertainment factor. The problem I had came with the shoddy writing. The leading lady is meant to be a strong (if a little forthright) individual who has her flaws but generally has her head screwed on! She is however, written as a complete moron! Sections of the dialogue are cringe-worthy.
Even if I could get past the painful sections I found it impossible to enjoy the book based on the delivery. The book is full of adult themes and content both of a brutal and a sexual nature yet Davina Porter makes it sound like an episode of play days! All of the gravity of the story was lost through her terminally happy, juvenile delivery. I do agree with many of the reviews which say that she does well to try to create numerous male voices which have distinguishing attributes (especially in an accent which is clearly foreign to her.)
This is the first book that I have really struggled with on audible. I would recommend that this is perhaps one to read yourself instead of listening to it. The story itself is definitely worth the read just avoid this version if I were you.
"Can't get enough!!"
Absolutely loved this audiobook, Diana's story and her words are just out of this world. I didn't know I could love a book as much as I love this one! I was wary of Davina's narration at first, not sure if her voice would match the characters (having watched the series first before reading the books) but I was so, so wrong. Her voice is perfect and her accents and tones are spot on, she really makes the story comes to life. 10/10 all rounder, I would score it higher than a 10 actually. Can't wait to start on book #2!
"Nice to listen to"
The narator is amazing. The story drawn out but well written. I look forward to listening to anything read by Davina Porter.
"THRILLING AND EXCITING "
Brilliantly Narrated and very captivating you are drawn in and fall in love with the charecters. Can't wait to read on! !!
It is the worst audible I have listen to in my whole experience, because Gabaldon explained a scene in to much detail and then suddenly jump into the next one like nothing happen. I have lost half the story because it
"Love it, love it, love it!"
I have listened to this book so many times. It never gets old. For fans of the TV series, which I also love, there is more to find in the book.
"should be cut by two thirds"
Mildly amusing at first, it quickly degenerates into lots and lots of unnecessary boring scenes. The sex scenes in particular I tired of quickly. I get it, they had lots of great sex, I don't want to have to listen for hours about how improbably earth shattering it was. I really struggled to finish it.
"Very good listen."
I have already read the book, and liked the series enough that I wanted to listen to it.
Couldn't say. Outlander is very unique in it's style and story-line
probably the whole witch hunt part, I find it very interesting. Even today you see scenes of mass hysteria and it was interesting to read the authors take on it.
Film has already been made!
Initially I did not think I would like the reader, as the voice seems older than the caracter it portrayed. However Davina Porter has a great voice and her scotts accent is lovelly. I really REALLY enjoyed it.