Like many of the readers of these amazing books, I am addicted. I mean, its embarrassing. I put these tapes on at bedtime and I feel as if I am home. I also suspect that Ms. Gabaldon may be the smartest person on the planet. It must be incredibly burdensome for the author to continue to provide her readers with the same level of excellence to which we have grown accustomed. Unfortunately, I felt that this burden was evident throughout the book. Ms. Gabaldon rushed the reader through the story,did not pace the story properly and ended it in a way that said to me that she needed to make a deadline. All is well, however, because Jaime, Claire and the others are still my peeps! Rest, relax,D.G., then get back to work and make it snappy!
My Addiction is Audiobooks!!!! I have an amazingly large audio library. I enjoy romance, mysteries and generally good book by great storytellers.
Diana Gabaldon continues the wonderful, loving and exciting adventures of Jamie and Clare. I have loved each book in this series and grow more and more attached to all of the characters!
Davina Porter recreates the characters with welcome familiarity. Her delivery is excellent, as we have come to expect. However, the story line is fraught with confusing flip flops and rambling. I enjoyed the other books much more and hope #8 gives the reader more clarity.
I loved this book, just like I loved all the others. But, she left some pretty stark cliffhangers, so if you can wait - I'd suggest waiting until the next book comes out and getting them together cause it is torture having to wait!!!
I have been addidcted and no that isn't too strong a word... to the Outlander series since I discovered it 3 years ago. This latest installment was not disappointing. I loved the historical references and scenarios. Would have liked a bit more Jaime and Claire but loved the other characters too. I was actually happy with the ending as an ending like that can only mean there is more to come!!!
Davina Porter, as always, brings the time and characters to vivid life. Diana Gabaldon told us there would clearly be another sequel, and she didn't lie. The characters are still marvelous, with new texture being added with each book at the same time loose ends seem to be finished off. I am someone who reads the books myself and then listens, still rapt, to Porter's dulcet tones. These books offer the best of several worlds and modes. Hoping the two intervening books finally make it to Audible sooner than later - Susan Dewey
Of course as a BIG fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series I found it a GREAT book. It was wonderful to read about people in the 'past and present', how their life's develop.
The end was a bit disappointed and to abrupt.
I hope the next book will be available very very soon!!!!!????? It's not nice to let your readers dangle like that, for a long period.
Diana, I hope you are busy with the sequel to An Echo in the Bone. I loved this book as much as the first one (and second and third, et al). I love Jaime and Claire going back to Scotland (I haven't finished the book, so I don't know EXACTLY what happens), but their adventures are so much fun to hear about - gray hair and spectacles not withstanding. Don't miss this series - not one of them. Diana Gabaldon - - - I hope you are busy! We're not done with the Fraser's yet!
Where I have always loved this series I believe this to be the best by far. I found it very intriguing, exciting and absolutely moving as well as teaching me more about the American Revolution. DG always leaves us hanging but this one more so than any other. I admittedly have never been over fond of Brianna nor Lord John Grey but both grew in my esteem even though I think Bri still needs a good smack and to be a bit more kind and loving to Roger. (Can we say obsessed fan?) I am still unsure as to how I feel about Lord Grey and Claire. On one hand he was very chivalrous to marry her even though it was more for Jaime than Claire and I can even see them turning to each other for comfort...the once...but no more; so as stated I still wrestle with how I feel about that situation. I think the only disappointment for me was for Young Ian and the fact that there is not more of Jaime but it won't stop me from re-reading the entire series AGAIN nor from waiting with much antsy anticipation for the next but hopefully not last in the series.
As always Davina Porter did her usual excellent work, and thank goodness they have stayed with her as narrator and DG simply outdid herself. Thank you Diana and here's to America and her Freedoms!