This series is outstanding. Great narration. At times the sub-plots get a bit much. Some have no context in the present story and I suspect these sub-plots are there to reappear in more detail in the next sequel.
The star rating is also well-earned by Davina Porter's narration skills! As to the story: if I weren't already hooked on this series, my interest in this book would have died rather quickly. I only kept listening because I was "sure" that there had to be more to the story. I was finally satisfied when things began to suck me back in near the ending of the book. Wow! I cannot wait for more!
I am continuously amazed at the narrator, Davina Porter's ability to portray the different characters, and the Scottish accents. It really brings the book to life. But beware Outlander fans...the ending will leave you in suspense...I will be checking the authors website shortly...when is the next one due out???
I could not wait to catch my bus each day so that I could continue this vivid tale.
Ms. Gabaldon has done it once again. With Davina Porter's narration, this is a tale not soon forgotten.
My only wish is that Ms. Porter not try so hard to "make" children's voices... that was the only flaw in my hours of enjoyment.
I was sad to hear it end... this tale still is a part of my life long after it is over.
If you love time travel, complex plots and characters and a great story, you'll love the Claire and Jamie Fraser series from Diana Gabaldon. Davina Porter is an amazing narrator -- she's believable as men, women, children -- even animals! Be sure to start at the beginning of the series, so you won't miss any of the characters or the depth of the story.
this book is as exciting as the others but you must read from the beginning of this series in order to understand what is happening. I love the setting also being in North Carolina being from Charlotte myself. I am able to really follow the traveling from one place to another. the only problem is that i can't wait until the next book come out.
I'm a admitted Gabaldon junky. I agree, that this book is probably not the most action packed of the series, but I still enjoyed the story. I still loved each character's journey and left wanting more. AND, although I'm irked that I payed two credits for the book, it was totally worth it!
I have had a library card wherever I've lived, & always have a book in progress. Fell in love with Audiobooks when my 70 yr old eyes couldn't keep up with my reading. Mysteries are my favorite, but last enjoyable read was "Fifty Shades of Grey" WOW Sensual reading, but it had my interest ! I'm not dead yet!
I fell in love with Jamie & Claire years ago with "The Outlander" & continued with their story as each sequel came out. What a marvelous trip thru history with adventure, romance, & life during the 1700's. Diana Gabaldon takes you into a dangerous world filled with brutal & realistic events. This is down & dirty, no whitewash here.
It was good, and if your a fan of the series, you will enjoy it, but it isnt as good as the first 4 books. A lot of the characters take bizarre turns of personality. Jenny, Lord John, and Claire all do things you wouldnt expect their characters to do. Not to mention the bizarre twist that happens to Bree and Roger.
But if you like the books it will still hold up. If you love Jamie and Claire, you will enjoy this book.