I wondered what would happen when William saw Jamie....and I guess I'll have to continue reading to find out what happens between Claire and John and Jamie....
Diana's books are a must read for anyone who loves in depth characters, stimulating conversations, and intelligent plot lines. To follow a family of favorite characters through their lives (and not just a set of small scale situations) is a Joy!! I have read (and listened to) these books multiple times, and plan to do so again. They are favorite friends of mine.
Davina Porter is an extremely talented actress who speaks for multiple characters without confusing the listeners. I could listen to her forever. I believe she could even make a phone book come to life!
a creative consumer
Devoted fan, had to be this next book in series. However, there were several times when I got lost by events such as who won the battles, what was happening on the ships that were captured, etc. Ms Gaboldon's skill in delving into details often borders on obsessive minutia that becomes wearisome & plodding.
near the end, I was especially disappointed in her usage of coincidences. Come on--Diane, you can do better than that!
That said, I loved her character development, her descriptions of Jamie and Claire's mature & abiding love, their coals of passion, and fierce loyalty.
As a stand alone book, I would not recommend it. As part of the series, I would. I wish there was more time travel and mysticism included. I have wished for that in every book since the first. And sadly, I still think her first book was her best. II am wrong when I read the next book.
Yes I would. It is so captivating
All of the Outland series
Very much so.
Yes but it is to long.
I have listened to all the books so far and cannot stop. I am hand sewing and listening, I have nearly finished a quilt, just working and listening, than you Diana and Davina
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
I didn't love the way this book started. Sometimes there's too much of Lord John Gray. I don't mind him as a minor character but he plays a larger role in this book....one that will make you SCREAM at Mrs. Gabaldon.
There is just too much of William thrown in all of a sudden. I understand that his character would eventually and should be part of the overall story but we didn't really get to care and then here he is...lots of him. His character is pretty important to Jamie but we only see him as a little bitty boy a few chapters as a juvenile and then all of a sudden it's like major parts of this book are nothing but William. It was almost like she knew she had to cram all of William into one book. I was just totally turned off by the amount of William in most of the book.....and then in true DG style she roped me into caring for him!
Everything just seemed so rushed. I mean everything that happens 3/4 of the way through just happens so quick without much build up or description. It's like the Cliff's notes instead of Diana's usual writing. I kept thinking..."wait what about this....how did this unfold...how did he/she react" but instead we were just told....the next day is here & everything moves on.
But it is still integral and still DG writing..if not her best (again it just felt rushed) it is still wonderful.
Will you want to tear your hair out...yes...cry..yes...get pissed...yes...it is still Outlander!
SPOILER: Slow start, crazy ending. Highly unbelievable ending actually, and if Diana want us to buy it- the whole story just fell apart from the beginning. Of course, it's fiction and fairytale, but after all- it's supposed to be a great love story. Suddenly Jamie "dies", Claire (60 years old) marry a homosexual friend, jump in bed with him- and hardly pay a thought of her beloved and lost husband. OMG. Davina Porter's performance is as always excellent.