Was a little disappointed in this book. I have listened to all the books in the Outlander series and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. This one, though, left me a little wanting. I didn't every get to the "edge of my seat" excitement the other books brought. I hope there is a next book because this one left me, Jamie, Claire, and Jem hanging.
Ms. Porter's performance has been outstanding in all the books! I am amazed how she keeps the voices for all the characters straight. She really brings the books to life!
Not really. While listening the other books in the series, I was always disappointed when I reached my destination. ( I listen to the books in the car.) Not with this book. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the book but it seemed there was less excitement or tense moments or something was just a little different in this book. Still a good book and I am hoping the next book is close to being published.
Gabaldon is the best writer ever and this series keeps you coming back for more
Allof the above
Dont miss out on this.
Music and book connosieur
I am a diehard fan of Diana Galbadon. Her books make you feel like you are there with Claire and Jamie. Read it. The Audible is wonderful.
There is nothing better than a picture painted with words to stir the imagination to feel, see, long for and even smell when done well!
possibility, heartstring pulling
Brianna stuck in the tunnel
The goodbye scene between families parting centuries.
I was nearly sick at the thoughts of a lost child. I still am. Please Diana hurry!!!!
As with all the books in this series, I am intrigued, delighted, quizical and transported. It makes normal life, not so normal. And, Diana Gabaldon has a jewel of a reader in Davina Porter! She brings every single character to life in a way that the name does not have to be announced to know exactly who is speaking, when they are speaking. Thank you for this gift.
I liked the parts where she continued the story of Brianna and Rodger & Claire & Jamie. I think she spent entirely too much time on the random spin off characters of Lord John Gray and "the friends". I am sooo dissapointed at the ending of the book! I devoted months and months of my life to this series and I cannot believe it ended the way it did... "The End". What the heck! I needed closure for the main characters, and there was none. I think maybe she should have killed off one of the main characters just to conclude the series somehow. All I can say is that there had better be some sort of redemption closure book. If there is not, I think Diana Gabaldon needs to get a serious lesson in how construct a plot!
Yes, I would. Her book or series would need to have an ending though.
Without a doubt, it was Jamie. Her accuracy with the various languages and characters was amazing!
This book, absolutely not!!! The series yes if it had an actual ending. Hopefully there is another book to conclude the series.
The first book was way too graphic, almost like a porn to a degree. The middle books were good in the way of developing characters and the plot. This last book "An Echo in the Bone" was good to start, terrible through most of 3/4 of it, and ok in the last 1/4. I hope the series can be redeemed by a final book that ties up all of the loose ends and puts closure to a beautiful love story.
I would've ended it properly. It seems the author ran out of time, perhaps because of deadline pressure. Most disappointing.
All of the men are perfectly done. The women less so, and Claire sounds like an airhead sometimes. But the narrator is very good nonetheless.
I really was disappointed about the sudden ending. Especially since this is not a series with the next instalment coming up soon. If one is going to wait so long for the next book in the series, at least leave the main threads neatly tied up. I do believe the author ran out of time - we know she has no qualms spending pages and pages on details. But in the last part of this book, she brushes over most issues as if they have no real significance. Pity.
The author is brilliant at devising twists and turns and connecting the dots. The book is well narrated, as are the others. But the book directly before this one in the series is unavailable, which means there are important gaps to contend with anyway, and then the abrupt ending.
Davina Porter is a wonderful narrator, not only does she do the voices, but she even hums the tunes! She is captivating and makes one not one to stop listening!
It was a very good series I'm not very fun of this book, i did not like the way it ended. I hope there is another book, because it really left you hanging
I have faithfully listened to all 7 books, and have been excited to hear the end of the this saga. It ended suddenly without completing all the unanswered questions. Very disappointed!!!!
Davina Porter has gotten even better over the series. She's a fantastic narrater & happily, unlike the earlier books in the series, there were no distracting background noises this time.
The book started out strong with amazing dangers, adventures, joys, mysteries. There were many new characters & more about the lives of Lord John & Jamie's son, William. It was sometimes hard to keep track of all the characters. Some of the story took place in Claire's original time period. There was lots of laughter, lots of tension (worry about what was happening to various characters & how would they get out of tough situations). There were tears - especially when one character died.
But, & this is a huge objection, the ending was horrible - so unfinished. When I heard the words "The end", I was shocked & thought I had somehow missed part of the book - maybe I had accidentaly fast forwarded through some of it, or down loaded it incorrectly, or lost my place in my ipod shuffle & didn't get back to the correct place. I actually went back & relistened to the last 1/2 of the last part & then went on line & read reviews to see if others said anything about the ending. I agree with others who said the book ended abruptly, & didn't seem like it was a planned ending. The first 6 books were excellent from beginning to end & I never felt like saying whaaaaa? when the narrater said "the end." There were obviously some things left hanging at the end of the each of the other books & I knew the story would be continuing, so it made sense, but this book left several major story lines hanging awkwardly. I'm not sure I would have continued to read these novels if the first one had ended this way. ----And, book 8 doesn't come out til some time in 2013 - more than 3 years after book 7 was released.
I sure hope book 8 is written more like the first 6 books in the series, not like book 7.