"I fell in love with Jamie and Claire"
you felt like you knew them both
It most definitely was. I couldn't put it down. Easter was very enjoyable.
"Quite a surprise"
Astonishingly exciting listening
Davina porter has to be the best narrator ever. Of the 250 or so audible presentations I have purchased she is by far the very best narrator I have had the pleasure of listening to. A very sympathetic and measured performance deserving of a 10 out of 10
Not moved me particularly but I hated having to stop listening to it in order to work.
I would never have bought the printed version of this book or any of the sequels even though it had been recommended to me. I really didn't think for a moment that this would tick any of my boxes but because it had been recommended I took a chance and was I surprised? This is one of the best things I have ever bought and I now have all of the sequels. I am about to start The Lord John Grey novels which have a different narrator but we will see if I am as impressed by them as I am by the outlander sequence. Davina Porter will be a hard act to follow.
If you like Daphne du Maurier I think you might like these stories too, not because they are at all similar but simply because they seem to share a similar quality in their writing style I think.
Engrossing, exciting, affecting. Well written descriptive writing. Wonderful romance. Even the sex was really well written. Some plot holes, but all forgiven.
I Loved the whole package, love, trauma and brilliant history about the Highlands of Scotland.
"Great historic fiction"
Maybe it is because I live in Scotland but I simply loved it. The whole book is quite stereotypical but truly entertaining. There is politics, love, science, history, science fiction (time travel) involving a likeable and engaging character.
"Thoughtful and enticing"
Enjoyable story. Will be listening to all the others. Can't stop to write to much, I'm off to invent a time machine.
"Scottish love story"
Loved it from beginning to end ... Chose it because being tight I wanted to get my money's worth with my credit and looked for longest book I could find ... I'd never heard of outlander before but I wasn't disappointed I'm hooked and can't wait to listen to the rest of the books
Listening to the audio book allows me to luckily get on with tasks. The voices of some of the characters left me wincing. I cannot say wether this book is historically correct but a good concept, romance abundant. Down side is how often Claire and Jamie are taken and the appearance of the lock ness monster is farcical. The rape scene is during both explanations absolutely awful. Am I buying the next one? Yes.
I really enjoyed this book. The problem I had was the amount of sexual scenes as the book progressed. I don't believe that it required as many of these moments.
Excellent book and so well written I enjoyed it from start to finish. It's not my usual type of book but I couldn't put it down and can't wait to start dragonfly in Amber to see where Claire Randall goes from from here. Time travel, history, sex and adventure. Diana Gabaldon has got it just right.