absolutely brilliant, loved the detail, felt like I was there wherever Diana wrote. so happy to have found such a compelling series! will be getting Voyager very soon!
I really enjoyed Davina Porter as a narrator. as always Diana delivered, I've just purchased the third book!
Emily, 25, only been a book lover for a short 2 years. Busy working mom, soon to be wife, and Harry Potter fanatic.
I will be reading this series again, and probably will be one I read even as I get older! I love the characters, and all the twists. Plus what girl doesn't like a little love in her life. Its not overly mushy, nor too risqué. I find myself sitting at the edge of my seat. Dying to know what happens next!
To new to compare to any other books, as I am just figuring out what I like/dislike.
The ending of this book is amazing, from the beginning I was torn and didn't want to continue without Jamie. The way the book was ended gave me hope, Thank God!
Obviously Jamie, but also Brianna. You don't get much time to know more about her, but I'm looking forward to seeing how she ties in latter in the series.
The audio cuts out suddenly, so at first I kept thinking my device died, or the app crashed. No worries, I got use to it after a while.
I feel like I should warn you before you read too much of this review that there will be gushing. Major gushing. You see, I am in love with Jamie Frasier. I can't help it. It just happened and I am powerless to stop it. I had to admit to my husband that I was in love with a fictional character. He just shrugged his shoulders and looked at me like I was crazy. Oh well.
This is a story that is really all about the characters. And Jamie is one heck of a character. Oh sure, I like Claire well enough too but Jamie is in a whole different league. I think that the entire cast of characters in this novel are really very well portrayed and they simply come to life on the page. The characters are so realistic that many of them actually remind me of certain people that I have met just based on personality traits. All of the characters are flawed and make mistakes and I love them because of that.
This isn't a book that really has one major plot but instead focuses on a time period during their lives. There are a lot of things that happen in this book. I must admit that I was a bit confused when I started listening to this audiobook because of how it started. I stopped and checked and then double checked that it was in fact book #2 in the series. I read this book years ago and didn't remember that it started the way that it does. The way the book begins really does take any surprise out of how it ends but the entire journey is wonderful. There are a lot of descriptions in the book that I am sure could have been edited out but I am glad that they weren't. I wasn't looking for a short book when I started this series. I was hoping to be swept away by an epic story details included.
I think that Davina Porter has to be the perfect narrator for this series. The way this book is read really adds a lot to the overall experience of the story. She expertly handles a wide range of distinctive voices. She is the voice of Jamie which is somewhat odd to say. In most cases when a narrator is doing the voice of the other gender it feels wrong to me in some way. Davina Porter's range is so large that her male voices sounds as authentic as her female voices. Her execution of Jamie's Scottish accent and Claire's British accent are truly remarkable.
I highly recommend this series to anyone. This book picks up right where Outlander leaves off so you do really need to read this series in order. I would also say that I recommend the audiobook version of this series because it is a absolutely wonderful way to experience this story. I couldn't wait to continue my journey with Jamie and Claire and have already started the audiobook for Voyager, which is book #3 in the series. I am really looking forward to all the time I plan to spend with Jamie this year as I make my way through this series.
I cant get enough of this series!!! Claire and Jamie's story is an amazing tale. The narrator does an outstanding job at allowing me to get a visual, mental picture of each character, to go with her superb narrations.
For some reason on chapter 47 the narrator changes from reading as Claire in the first person to Claire in the third person. She is a wonderful narrator so I am sure this is due to direction rather than her choice. It takes some time to get use to this but, the story goes on. I will continue the series.
Yes when I was first introduced to the series I bought the first set of the dvd since I don't have the stars channel, watched loved it then I started reading and since i wanted to know the rest of the story I bought the audio edition, besides my girlfriends were still reading and I was trying to play catch up because some of my friends were already in book 3 so listening was better and I was able to catch up I just finish the 4 bought the 5th and 6th book to the series.
For me it was all the schemes and her loss and his conflict how to resolve what was happening to them.
Ferguson, to see how he scheme to help them achieve and the great fullness he had for both of them.
Jamie, he always thinking footers before himself.
I wish Diana Gabaldon, would had expand more to what happened to the McKenzies, to Leoch before and after the battle expand on the battle, did not like how Colum ended and did not refer to Amish or Leticia etc she focus too much on the Chinese men.
The narrator did a fine job of conveying the mood and feeling of the story, which is engaging and romantic. Diana Gabaldon writes with passion and expression using a fabulous vocabulary and an incomparable use of language. I have read all of the Outlander books, and have a bias toward the series. Set in 18th Century Scotland, the plot includes time travel, romance and accurate historical references.
Diana Gabaldon's books would all fall within this genre and are similar in mood and appeal.
Spoiler: The final scene as Claire prepares to return to her present, leaving Jamie as he expects to fight and die at Culloden.
Great story, great book and audiobook. Davina Porter is an excellent narrator, and I loved listening to the complete, unabridged story, but I've also listened to all the books in the abridged form, and I really think that Geraldine James, the abridged book narrator, does a better job. Her accents are better, and the whole performance is just a little better, including the addition of music at some points. I'm looking forward to finishing the rest of the entire unabridged series on audiobook.