Listened to this while traveling ... long car rides, delayed planes. It made the time zip by. Several years ago I tried to read the first book and just could not get into it, but I'm so glad I found the series on Audible and gave it a second try. It's so fun to listen to the books instead of reading them. Having the narrator use the different Scottish, British and American accents really helped -- especially since it didn't bog me down in trying to decipher the surnames, locations or slang.
I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.
So this one was pretty boring for a lot of it, but by the end I was so sad it was over and wanted to run right out and get the next one!
like the narrator like the story but hard to follow the chapters do not do not correspond to the book so if i want to go to particular chapter of page its impossible other books were fine chapters and reading corresponded to no problem i could go to any chapter back and forth no problem with this book and outlander there is a problem takes away from enjoyement
I rarely reread a book unless for reference, as in a how to book or bio. There are too many new books or books I haven't read, to waste the time re-reading a story.
She is excellent. I've only listened to her on books by Diana Gabaldon. I'm on book 5 and think Davina Porter brings all the characters to life. She has a superior ability in voice to make all characters indistinguishable. She does so with delightful changes in pitch, tenor and accents. She is really remarkable and the reason I want to hear the whole series.I will be sorry when the series is over. I'm on book 5 of 7.
It evokes almost every emotion.
I have read the book three times and I listened on audible and I must say it touches my heart just like reading it does. Diana Gabaldon has a way of telling a story like no other and the characters Jamie and Claire have a love that binds them like no other. Davina Porter's telling of the story makes it almost real.... It's by far the best book and series I have ever read and I have read alot. I give it an A+++++ :)
Davina has hit gold again, with that beautiful narration. This one picks up where Outlander left off. It's 20 years later, but most of the book is recollection, so fills in the gaps. Just love this series, and I'll keep listening and reading. I usually have both, so when I get tired of listening, I can read for a while, and vice versa, since the books are so long. They are well worth the time.
Yes, I read the print version but listening to the story teller I felt connected to the charactorsIt felt like a journey in time. Can't wait to get into the rest of the books that follow.
Claire and James and the places their story took them. and how they were bound togetherthrough everything.
Her voice was excellent, She brought out the feelings of the characters. Made them more then what they were on paper. Real
I do not know. It covers so much, romance, adventure, hummor, time travel, history, wars,life in Scotland in the 15 th an 16th centery. It boggles the mind. no one can believe it until the read it for themselves then they ar hooked on it all.
With so many reviews, I'll simply add this: I've convinced a few of my friends to read this series and despite the wide span of genre preferences, they all truly enjoyed the series and marveled over Gabaldon's ability to blend a variety of genres, smoothly.
An avid reader living in NY.
Davina Porter is a good narrator and I enjoyed the book. It is one that requires time to read, since she goes into a lot of detail. After reading several sections I actually went to look up several of the historical references!
I'd absolutely would recommend not only this title but this audiobook recording to a friend. If I could give Ms Porter 6 stars I would. This is my 5th or 6th time reading this title since it came out in print over 15 years ago. It's one of my favorite series and this title is probably one of my favorites of that. Diana Gabladon's historical accuracy and ability to transport a reader back in time (via pages not stones that is) is a rare gift.
Not that they are similiar in subject but I'd compare the series to the Earth's Children's series by Jean Auel. Both writers have an exceptional gift for research and incorporating that research into a delightful and rewarding experience.
I wouldn't have thought it was possible for an English woman to play an young American woman, and English doctor, a host of Highlanders, an English duke, the King of France, and various other characters so convincingly. The words allow you to get lost in the story, but the performance brought it to life for me in a way that reading it on paper (and kindle) didn't. I thought Ms Porters performance was outstanding. I look forward to listening to the rest of the series.
I wouldn't rename it at all. The title has meaning beyond the literal.