If you liked Book !, you will like the continuation.
The first book.
Claire is the main character, though in this story she is particularly annoying as she attempts to be a modern, independent woman in a mid evil time. She continues to get both she and Jaime into trouble though pigheadedness that is almost too much.
Claire must sleep with the King to get Jaime out of prison. She tries to hide it, but ends up confessing.
3,495 hours listened in 2012! I used to be a voracious reader, then my job had me driving about 1k miles a week. I started listening to Audible and have never stopped. I quit work and now just listen all the time, cleaning house, shopping, driving, in the hot tub. I even put one earbud in and let Audible read me to sleep every night.
Keep it coming Ms. Galbadon, I cannot tell you how much enjoyment you bring to my life! People, just download all the books and settle yourself in, they are long, but oh so worth it.
I have been reading the print version on my Kindle and listening in between to the audio. I love the audio for its drama. My only criticism is that the Scottish accent is sometimes difficult for me to understand, making the print version easier to follow.
Of course I would compare the book to Outlanders, the first book in the series. Gabaldon is an excellent writer with a wonderful command of the English language. Dragonfly is just as good.
I am not finished reading it, but so far my favorite scene has been about Claire and her meeting with King Louis. Spoiler: The bad guy got what he deserved.
This book is very long, about 24 hours. I don't think so.
I am generally more a fan of contemporary mysteries, but this story line really has me captivated. I highly reccomend this book.
Claire. She is so bold and passionate about her love for Jamie.
Her voice carries you through the book of excitement, tears, and laughs.
WHAT A ENDING!
Didn't read the book but the narration of the series is fabulous.
It is a wonderful fantasy historical series. I'm certain there are others to compare but I've not listened to any.
Davina Porter is one of the best. There are an awful lot of great readers now, though. When I first started listening to "Books on Tape" (that were on cassette tapes!), there were many great readers but there seem to be more now. Back then, I would listen to books based on who read them knowing that the best readers rarely read bad books. But, now there are so many good readers, I don't look for the good readers; I just try to avoid the bad ones.Davina Porter in the Hammish McBeth series (M.C. Beaton) is also wonderful. She doesn't read all of them (unfortunately). I've listened to her read many books by many authors. She is fabulous.
The choice is too difficult.
A wonderful series. The sex becomes repetitive but I guess it has to be included to be a "romance" novel. I just fast forward through all of it. (I think the author became bored with it as well, eventually.)
One of the books in the series has an obsessive fascination with breast feeding. Just fast forward through those parts too if they bore you as much as they did me. I think the author must have been breast feeding or someone in her immediate circle was and it became a distracting part of the book. But, all the books are worth listening too despite these apparently-mandatory "romance" digressions.
My favorite books were the early books set in Scotland. I know little about the Scottish history - other than the most common parts - so the re-telling of the massacres and Bonnie Prince Charlie were fascinating. But, the entire series is well worth money and time.
Obviously, a listener needs to like really long books (I do) and long series (my favorites) though.
Yes. Book is very long and detailed. Listening to this book made it more meaningful.
Jamie and Claire of course!
Would not change name
Davina Porter has brought this Outlander series to life. What an excellent reader. The book itself is great as well. I look forward to more books by both Diana Gabaldon and Davina Porter.
if you time traveled back in time. who would not take
1. a toothbrush
add whatever you could not live without
while I love the series and the narration is fabulous.. I wonder.. who would give up these things plus more.. who would want the smells, disease and the decay and the filth of the :old days" when you have known what it is like to have fresh clothing and a clean body.. love is great.. no doubt about it.. but I am not sure it be enough to compensate for all of the things I would miss.