I listen to audiobooks when I drive and when I hike.
Overall, this book is not as good as the others in the series.
The portions of the book dedicated to Willie drag. The sections of the book that are primarily about Lord John Grey and do not include the main characters are also slow moving. After listening to this book, I realize I won't bother with the "Lord John Grey" series.
The escapades of the main characters Jamie and Claire, as well as the portions devoted to Roger and Briana, are interesting and engaging.
Three words to describe this book: epic, amazing, outstanding.
As an avid reader and a lover of audio books as well, the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series is the best I have read and listened to by far.
For example, I have read the first book, Outlander, three times, and listened to it a fourth time as well. I read Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager twice, then listened to it a third time as well. I found Drums of Autumn, Fiery Snow and A Breath of Snow in Ashes a bit boring to read, but I loved listening to them. I never tried to read An Echo in Bone, but avidly listened to the book. I cannot wait for the next book to come out in early 2013!!!
Davina Porter, as the narrator, is an incredible actress who brings Ms. Gabaldon's written word to life. I think that Ms. Porter is able to make me feel that I actually know and care about these characters.
Throughout this series, I was often lost in my book while driving, doing housework and exercising. I went out of my way to do all of the tedious chores, just so I could listen to this series!
My only regret is that once I finished listening to the series, I feel sad to not have the company of Jaimie, Claire and their family and friends. These audiobooks are worth every penny, or credit! There is no series that will compare.
The detail of this book like the others in the series brings you in and allows you to experience each moment along side the characters. Every moment both good and bad is told in such vivid detail, I find myself gripping my knitting needles harder.
Any of the books in the series, they are all just as incredible.
Amazing narration, her character voices make the story come to life. Her accent and perfect pronunciation leave little to the imagination.
When Roger and Brianna had to leave the ridge to save Maggie.
Never a disappointment, I always feel like I am among ole' friends when I am listening to this series of books. I love the detail in the character development and the growth of each character in each of the books.
I have read all the Outlander series and loved all the books. Davina Porter is an amazing narrator and she outdoes herself with this book. This is one of the best narrated books out there. I love these stories and this book did not disappoint.
I greatly enjoyed this book. I love this series. On the down side the voice of the narrator seemed off to me at first. I kept thinking this voice sounds like Mary Poppins. however I did grow fond of the narration after my initial Mary Poppins flashbacks.
Once again, the narration is superb. I become completely lost in the characters.
Hard to say...I feel like I have become friends with the main characters and now that the series is over, I have said goodbye to these friends...very sad.
She brings a richness to the story and an understanding of the pronunciation of the Gaelic words.
I didn't have an extreme reaction. I enjoyed the historical perspective and I both laughed and cried.
Gabaldon's series isn't what I would consider serious literature but I have really enjoyed listening to her stories via Davina Porter.
It's just beautiful
I was so transported to the time in which this story takes place. Having read the books that led up to this one, it was once again an opportunity to be immersed in a time and place other than my own. The beautifully woven threads of people whom I love so dearly is again set against landscapes of breathtaking wonder.
I can hardly believe how amazingly she writes and yet even again how Davina Porter manages to speak each character with such perfection. I am about to start the last book. It will be so hard to do. I want to listen very slowly so as to make it last as long as I can. I know another book is in the works, but how long it will take to become a audio book is anybodies guess I would suppose. The work involved in creating an audio book in the way that Davina Porter reads must be a difficult task. So savoring each morsel is part of the process for me.
This book has been wonderful. Stephen Bonnett is gone. I don't know name spelling because it is audio so that was a guess, but I think I will miss his malevolent counterpart in the story. I like that Brianna met her brother. I loved all of the information about the build up to the revolution and seeing it from the perspective of the mountain folk, rather the usual stories from an urban (if you can call it that) slant.
Also, there is Diana Gabaldon ability to capture so many of the details of the time. Her description of things like the syringe that she had been using and then the new one she had found that the other doctor had been using. Brianna's attempts to modernize her living conditions is humorous and again a true glimpse into the time and materials available and an interesting look at differences between now and then.
I should stop enough is enough. Just let it be said I loved the book. I love all of the books. And I am sure I will love this next book which I am starting in about 5 minutes.
Fantastic! The best reader I have ever encountered
I have read the book three times and I listened on audible and I must say it touches my heart just like reading it does. Diana Gabaldon has a way of telling a story like no other and the characters Jamie and Claire have a love that binds them like no other. Davina Porter's telling of the story makes it almost real.... It's by far the best book and series I have ever read and I have read alot. I give it an A+++++ :)
Davina Porter takes Gabaldon's magical story and threads with with depth and conviction! The audio book, brings out glimpses of the story that I missed in the print version, and amplfies all the touching scenes in both this book and the entire series.
Diana has such an imagination! I am a drive time listener and cannot wait for the commute for the next part of the adventure. The descriptions are vivid and the narrator is exceptional. Looking forward to the rest of the story!