I loved the first book and eagerly sought the second. Someone must have suggested the author ramp up the sex scenes but unlike with a book, you cannot jump over these in an audio book. I don't have prudish reasons for this - but they add nothing to the wonderful story. Yes, yes, we know that Clare and Jamie have a strong bond...but really!
I believe Diana Gabaldon has done her research so it was wonderful vicariously sampling life in the French courts at the time and seeing their relationship with bonnie Prince Charlie and role they played in events leading to Culloden.
Cannot just offer 3 words, but Davina uses different voices cleverly - though Clare's voice became a little cloying after the first novel - she sounded like a bit of a nag.
Not as much as the first book.
I think this should be classified as an historical romance rather than "romance" and the author should focus her talents on moving the story along. She does a brilliant job, her general knowledge and vocabulary are awesome.
Yes, Outlander. Great consistency and continuity.
Amazing range, Davina Porter has such a wonderful voice and ability to communicate and portray different characters. A voice acting inspiration!
The audio version is very well done...makes you feel like your standing amongst them.
I love the bits of history and the twists & turns of the story line
Yes...I'm listening to the entire series...She's amazing!!
Both...smiles burst and tears well up.
Thank you for making it available on Audible...a busy life and working full time doesn't allow me to hold the book in my hand.
The first book was great, second book ok I love good books
But this series is way to extended, stories good but to much hardship
She is great
I think so
I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
Yes....I cursed Diana Gabaldon and swore to NEVER listen to another word of her horrid writing when I heard Claire say "I am Claire Randall" I hated Diana for destroying Claire and Jaime...hated her for leaving me with such a longing in my heart at the end of Outlander just to plunge a dirk into it with those words!
Then I collected myself. I thought - SURELY with so many books in the series there is a perfectly logical explanation as to why she is calling herself and her DAUGHTER Randall. The series is about a love story between Claire and Jaime MAINLY so everything would be alright in the end.
I read some reviews here on Audible and other sites and again was thrown into a deep despair. Really? DIA was slow and boring and people actually wanted to skip it? The worst book in the series? How could this be? So I tried to ignore what I had read, reminding myself that poor reviews by other readers did not mean I would not enjoy the book. So I pressed play again.
Yes the first hour or so was heart-wrenching and maybe a bit slow, but once Jaime and Claire were back together all was right with the world again.
DIA is a GREAT book. It isn't Outlander...but it is wonderful. Diana's writing style is unsurpassed. The dialogue and character development and interactions is like no other. DIA is a crucial step in the series and if you really think about it and put yourself in their shoes.... you will see that the actions of the characters and the events play out like they should.
Remember that while this is a Time Travel Historical Romance.....it is still as REAL as it gets. My meaning is that the story isn't all roses and laughter. There are real life issues and struggles along with a passionate love story. It's real. Sometimes real means tough for
the reader to deal with...but I am sure that in the end all will be right with the world of Claire and Jaime.
I can't get over how perfect Davina Porter's narration is. She brings Diana's words to life with perfection. It is a movie (television show) playing out in my head.
In fact she brings it to life so well...I could swear I have already seen the scenes on the STARZ television series, but when I look back I realize those parts haven't been shown on television yet.
In closing - don't read the negative reviews and get discouraged. DIA is an integral part of the series and once you get past the first couple hours you will be enraptured just as I was.
On to Voyager!
The writer took us on such a journey. Never really knowing when it would happen -- but having the knowledge that it would, kept me on the edge of seat!
All of them. Each character was truly believable. She is remarkable!
The descriptions were too detailed in so many scenes and that's why the book dragged,
, the only good scene in the book was the last scene when Claire and Jamie say their goodbyes
This book is just emotionally draining
overall very disappointing sequel to Outlander
The story is even slower than Outlander but without any redeeming interest. Hours of listening between plot points. I don't listen to romance novels but liked Outlander for the trip back in time. This sequel is just a self-indulgent romance.
Towards the top
Davina Porter is amazing making the characters jump off the proverbial page with her many voices.
I love when the characters are home at thier farm, and when Murtagh cut off the dudes head towards the end.
Hmm...... I just love the story and the twists and trying to figure out who is involved with what
Epic love in the middle of war. This book keeps you asking questions.