I liked the fact that this character is more fully deveolped and explored. His thoughts and story where an intriguing sideline in other books, but here he becomes more fully developed and a more interesting character.
I like the fact that it uses the characters of previous characters and let's the reader see the into the workings and life of a character of another novel.
The reader helps bring this the story to life and gives it a depth that it would not otherwise have. Also allows the listener to relax and enjoy the story.
Would have liked to listen all in one sitting but life doesn't allow that at this time.
There are better books. It was ok to listen to as I painted the walls.
I could have used the time better.
This series gives one more of a look into a character who figures prominently in the Outlander series. Lord John turns out to be a quite lovable person on the whole.
Substance. The book is very dry and reads more like a footnote.
I did not enjoy this book on any level and felt myself laboring just to finish it.
Disappointment, not in the story, but because it lacked a story.
An ardent fan of Gabaldon’s Outlander series, I am very disappointed with the first book in the Lord John series. The storyline lacks any real substance lending itself more toward a footnote than a separate series in its own right. Unfortunately, the timing of the writing did not permit this option. Narration is excellent and easy to understand. Wish I could recommend this book, but I can’t.
The John Story is a massive deviation from the Outlander series / journey. The stories, although using the same names, really does not do the original stories justice. This should be advertised as a separate story completely, and not be leveraging the Outlander name. This may be your “cup of tea”, just know it is vastly different.
It had next to nothing to do with the Outlander series
I was not ready for the tone of the book. I have listened to the entire series 3 times. I think this is more a personal experience than anything the narrator contributed.
This was a different side of Lord John we do not see in the Outlanders stories. It was a good back ground book with a good puzzle to solve.
I have really enjoyed The Outlander series, though even in those excellent books the frequency and location of some sex scenes was a bit much. (On a rock in the middle of a river? Really?) However, this book is over the top with graphic descriptions of sex. I did not finish listening and will not buy any more of her books.
This was the worst book I have ever tried to read or listen to. I have read books by this author in the past but I will not waste my time or money on her again.
After listening to this audio book for about an hour, I determined that it was just too weird and perverted for my taste. I deleted it from my I-touch and will get it off my computer since I have no interest in trying to listen to it again. I only gave it one star because I had to do something with the stars--not because I thought it worthy of a star at all.
Of course I love the author and her Outlander series and wanted more and this story delivered. Taken from one of the Outlander characters, it has a nice story and makes you laugh out loud. I enjoyed it and would recommend to you.