Overall a good read or listen. Kate Reading excellent narrator as always. Reminds me of Outlander series (and references Ian Murray & Claire) but doesn't spend the same time developing characters. As a result relationships seem a bit rushed and shallow at first. Looking forward to seeing where she takes this in the next book.
I'm a huge outlander fan so when I saw this series being compared to outlander I said okay I'm gonna give this series a try and I'm glad I did I love it. The only complaints I have is that the love scenes are not as good as the love scenes in outlander I wanted to see more passion between Nathaniel and Elizabeth the narrator could have done a better job with the different voices but over all I enjoyed the book
Absolutely in love with this series. One of those stories that transports you to a different time and place as if you were right there with the characters.
Kate plays out all the different characters perfectly.
Reading does a decent Scots, an okay Brit, but she cannot do a male voice very well. Many characters sound May West-ish. Donati's prose simply isn't as rich as Gabaldon 's so the characters aren't as rich. The storyline was believable and varied enough to make it interesting, but not enthralling. If I hadn't listened to Davina Porter reading the Outlander series, I might have enjoyed th I s more.
Had I listened to this book prior to the The Outlander series by Dianna Gabaldon I may have rated it one star better. I did enjoy the cameo of Gabaldons characters in this book though. But this book was lacking the writing that puts you into the scene and the mood of the times. The story line was predictable and slow moving. I was happy when it was done do I could move onto something else.
I will listen to the sequels but not to this particular book. The adventures are rather predictable.
It is on the order of Outlander without the exceptional characters and adventure and wonderfulness of the relationships. Nice characters and good character development but a little to light.
no extreme reaction.
Kept me interested.
This was a very interesting story filled with tense moments as well as romantic ones. The story kept me interested and I listened to the whole thing in 3 days. I loved the story and am downloading book two in about a minute. ENJOY. SOOOOOOOGOOD