A good yarn but because I am Scottish, the historical and geographical inaccuracies grated a bit.
Commitment is to the whole 8 books. The story is way beyond one book.
"Take me to the highlands. NOW!"
I watched the starz series first, and was hooked at the halfway point of the first episode.
In fact I loved it so much, I watched it all over again straight after and wanted to read the book to see how the story differed and to get all the lovely golden nuggets of detail and character and relationships that you rely on actors to show you on screen, gloriously described and whirling around my imagination.
I have never listened to an audio book before, but something made me decide that that's how I wanted to proceed with this series, maybe because I read so quickly I know I'd be done, probably as quickly as I binged through the tv show!
I'm so glad I did. Davina Porter is wonderful. Although the accents make chuckle a bit (my outlaws are all Scottish) at times, the warmth of her voice had me off to sleep several times, and her ability to read a conversation between two or more people, enunciating each character clearly, is exceptional.
Enough of that. Time for book 2.
"Outlander book 1"
Fantastic story line, enthralling, narrator excellent kept reader in touch with characters, just loved it, now on to book 2.
A very unique story. The narrator was brilliant too with all the different characters she seemed to make distinguishable with such ease. However I did did struggle to get into the story at times as the narrator's voice sounds a lot older than the character and it made me disconnect sometimes. But other than that I loved it and plan to read the next instalment.
"A complete escape from the every day"
Thank you for a brilliantly compiled other world that is outlander .
I love that period in history before the industrial revolution , to bring it completely to life with Clare and Jamie is more than I could of ever of thought .
Thank you Diana
"Be warned - this series is addictive!"
This series of books is the best I have ever read. The stories make you laugh and cry and you get to learn a huge amount about the period. I can't recommend them highly enough!
I am not used to reading historical novels but this has everything so think it stands alone.
The narration is an absolute joy, she has the best style of any narrator I have heard and reads with such conviction it is quite absorbing.
I listened to it in my car, doing the housework, gardening, cooking - you name it, it went everywhere with me and I am now on Book 6 and don't know what I will do when it's all over!
Love, love love it - could you tell! :>)
Ok so I was advised to read the books, I did so as research for my tour business in Inverness. I wasn't really expecting much. Wow I was hooked, wonderfully written, Much easier to listen to than a boring history book and a great story line to boot.
"Adventure, history, romance, fantasy,..."
I downloaded this book after my Mom mentioned how much she was enjoying the TV series. I haven't seen the TV series, but absolutely loved the book. Although the time travel element brings this story into the fantasy genre, it is more a historical adventure/romance. The plot was extremely engaging (to the determent of my sleep schedule as I struggled to turn it off each night and often ended up listening into the wee hours). The author succeeded in creating characters with wonderful depth that felt like they had real history and that the story was just part of their overall story- not two dimensional like so many stories you read (although the male lead, Jamie, is a little to dreamy to be true... but I can't say I'm complaining). Davina Porter, the narrator, was excellent. She had wonderful, distinct voices for each character and her accents really added a richness to the story.
"In depth story to immerse yourself in"
Yes, the characters are so well described as is the story and the back ground, by the end of the book, you care what happens with the characters.
The depth of the story
Yes the other outlander books, just as good
The wedding ring bit