Jaime and Claire have to be one of the most amazing fictional couples EVER!! This is the second book in the Outlander series and it's just as good, if not a little better, than the first. I wish I had the ability to convey how beautifully written, rich, and totally epic these books are. I'm curious about the historical accuracy of not only the general events in the story, but also the smaller details that made up life in 18th century France and Scotland. I'm definitely interested in learning more about this period in history!
If you've read Outlander, then you'll know right from the beginning of Dragonfly in Amber that something is wrong because Claire is back in the 20th century. Frank has passed away and she's returned to Scotland with her grown daughter to tell her the truth about her experience traveling back to the past and who her daughters' real father is. When Claire begins her confession, she picks up the story shortly after the end of Outlander. Jaime and Claire have traveled to Paris attempting to stop the second Jacobite uprising. Their adventures take them from Paris, back to Scotland, and (you know it's coming!) the heartbreak of Claire's return to the 20th century.
The narrator is brilliant and she's ruining me for lesser narrators!
So many moments...I actually cried several times. These people are now my friends and I can't wait to see what happens next.
I never thought I would enjoy listening to a book more than reading it myself. I've always liked the characters voices in my own head rather than those in a
Claire, Jamie...Jamie, Claire... They are so well suited for each other it's like they are one person. (I mean
This was a great work! It has a lot of history and information in it and I really liked that. I have been to Europe and really enjoyed her telling me what Paris was like way back when and how she wrapped her story around history is amazing. It makes you wonder about all the lose ends she leaves, how is she going to wrap it into the next book, because you know Diana will! Love Clair and Jamie and their story!
We all agree that Diana Gabaldon has done a great job on the Outlander series. I have just finished listening of Dragonfly in Amber and very impatient to start the last book. I would just like to applaude Davina Porter for her great performance on the accents and especially her extraordinary ability of letting the listener feel the mimics of characters as she reads. I loved listening to her and her telling a story will be enough for me to go for it in the future.
To be clear, the Performance review has nothing to do with the wonderful storyteller/narrator, but rather technical glitches int eh recording that were quite irritating. The narrator and story are fantastic, however, the technical quality of the audio - cut off phrases that make you think you are missing a chunk of the book.....such as just before chapter 6, in the part one segment -
there was a low strange echo, sounding like a "party line" would on a telephone....throughout much of part 1. The pauses and punching in and out....it was not nearly as clean and distraction free ass the Outlander recording. This creates for easy distraction from the immersion of the listener into the story. Whomever edited the audio should have done a MUCH better job to do justice to the narrator
and the author.
A book you can't put down and a narrator who brings it to life. This book is the second in a series and I'm already on the third. If you close your eyes, you can create the movie in your mind's eye. Highly recommended!
Diana Babaldon is an amazing writer! Her words are eloquently chosen, Davina Porter adds MUCH to the reading.
After finishing Outlander I couldn't get this downloaded fast enough. I can only say that this is a great series and well worth listening to. Davina Porter is great-you couldn't have picked a better narrator for these audiobooks.
What an awesome continued story, so enjoyable to listen to. The narrator, Davina Porter, does an excellent job portraying all the characters and the voices. I just purchased the 3rd audiobook in the series, can't wait to continue this moving story. Highly recommend the series.
The second book is as good as Outlander. It's a great series. Don't let the length of the books scare you away, they are amazing and as soon as you finish one, your looking for the next. Davina Porter does an amazing job of narrating. She makes you fall in love with Jamie.