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 Set in 18th Century Scotland, the plot includes time travel, romance and accurate historical references.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.
The writing was exceptional, the performance supreme but although the overal story was decent, it failed to accomplish what its predecessor did. i struggled to get through various parts. basically anything not in Scotland lost me.
I read the first book on paperback but got this one as a free credit and now I can't stop listening!! the narrator has a very pleasant voice and does a great job with accents and even male voices. Very well done. The story of this book is a little slower and a lot more focused on politics and relations but I love the characters so much I was still interested.
Loved it! Took me a while to finish; but that's because I haven't had any free time. It did not disappoint! Looking forward to reading (or listening to) the next in the series.
I am a relatively new listener, but as a mostly auditory learner, this has been an amazing experience. I LOVE a good audio performer!
Davina Porter gives a stunning performance in Dragonfly in Amber. She makes you feel every character so that you begin to recognize every voice and she immerses you in the story. You feel like you are there.
As for Diana Gabaldon's work, this story is the best I have read in my opinion out of the three in the series I have listened to already. It genuinely made me feel emotion. I laughed, I cried, I cheered, and I was heartbroken. She does her series in a way that is not at all cheesy, but feels genuine and is so, so good. Especially if you are a history lover. It is like you are looking into someones lives, even if they are fictional it is written so you feel like you are peeking in. It is truly captivating. Even though it is long, it doesn't loose its luster and you can't wait to listen again to hear what will happen next.
My favorite character is probably Claire, which I know is a given as she is the lead. But she is such a inspirational character as a woman. She is bringing a little bit of feminism and gumption to the 1740's.
Davina Porter brings life to every character, she makes you recognize them before it is stated just by her voice. She brings a personality and inflection that you cannot get out of just a page.
When the line like a dragonfly in amber was stated in the book, as is its title I cried.. Hard.
Amazing series. If you have time, listen to it. I know it is long but the story never gets boring or dull. Listen to it while you're going to work, school, what have you. Maybe even while you are doing stuff around the house. You will always be interested when you go back to what Claire and Jamie are up to and what will happen next.
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
This is a great book, but I can't say enough about the narrator. She is able to speak with a Scottish accent, a British accent, a French accent, and she almost gets the American accent correct! This is the second in the series and it was so wonderful. Again, it is a very long book - so you get a lot of hours for your money with this one!