I love the characters in this story! The reader is fantastic! I know who she is talking about by her unique voice for each character! I can't get enough!
I have read most of this series of books (the big ones) but have never finished, as the newer ones came out years after I had read the last. Now I'm re-reading in preparation to finish the series (or at least to catch up) Ms. porter does an incredible job with catching all the different languages, Gaelic, English, and French and inflicting each character so perfectly it's hard to believe there is only one person reading.
Warning spoilers: Too much time spent in France with King Louis' court but it was essential to keeping the story building that ties in with events leading to the attempt in preventing the massacre at Colloden. Enjoyed the time time they spent at Lallybroch and was glad that Jaime got to go home pardoned. Really liked the chapters that Claire spent with Mother Hildegard and La hopital de Agnes and master Raymond. I like those aspects of Claire and her gift of the healing arts but find myself sick of Claire's character being so proper yet always a nympho with Jaime. I've learned to speed up my device to 2x or 3x to get through the drag out sex scenes. She is obsessed with her own breasts and nipples as well as Jaimes nipples. I really like the other characters more than I like Claire. I am on book 4 now and her sexual explicitness just gets worse. I find myself yelling "Shut the hell up Claire" more than I should. Thank goodness the story is good and richly drenched with great characters (Jaime, Ian, Jenny, Duncan, Doogle, Murtagh, mother Hildegard, Master Raymond, Fergus, etc) that I look forward to chapters without Claire being the center of everyone's sexual desire and her self centeredness. The best part of the series is learning all the history about the Jacobite uprising and the history of Scottland that was left out of our history books in school. I want to visit all these places in Scotland more than ever. JAIME is the reason I listen to this series. Claire needs to stick to healing, humble herself and shut her pie hole sometimes and quit getting herself in trouble putting Jaime in sticky situations. You must suffer through this book to get to Voyager where the pace picks up. Yes we still have to tolerate Claire (ugh) but the series continues on. Thank goodness we have parts of Jaimes life without her after she goes back through the stones for 20 years (yeah)! Oops that's book 3.
The love story that crosses the boundaries of time is beautiful.
The twists in the plot are intriguing as well the only problem being the length of the each book in the series is totally unjustified!
Narration is quite all right.
I love the Outlander series Diana Gabaldon is one of my all time favorite authors I'm getting ready to start the Lord John grey series
I listened to Dragonfly in Amber, twice! The story was riveting even the second time around. Davina Porter did a masterful job transporting the listener into Jacobite Scotland, and back. I can't wait to hear the next book!!. Nadine O, Austin.