The story of Claire and Jamie is as addictive as ever. The accents changes make the story so easy to follow, even on long, otherwise boring, drives.
The best of the novels so far – bravo! The performance was excellent and very much added to the story. The author is incredibly talented.
The narrator is fantastic, but I'll take this story in any form, thanks.
She does the voices so well that you're never confused on who is supposed to be talking.
Here's a list of the series order. The author often starts her books in a way that makes you feel like you have the order wrong and skippied a book. You didnt, keep calm and read on.
2. Dragonfly in amber
4. Drums of autumn
5. The fiery cross
6. A breath of snow and ashes
7. An echo in the bone
8. Written in my own hearts blood
Really enjoyed another installment with these wonderful characters. Lots of things I'd been anxious to see happen were resolved and lots of new things are introduced for the story to come. And just when I thought I couldn't adore Jamie more, by the last page, I realized I'd been wrong 💜 he just gets better with every page.
Like all of the outlander series I love the deep character development.
What's not to love about Davina Porter's performance. She is amazing. She performs each character effortlessly and flawlessly. She is one of the best if not the best reader I have ever listened to.
The narrator is the best thing about this book. She was excellent. The character development was also first rate and the storyline was very good. That is what I liked about the book.I didn't noticed that this was part of a series of books when I purchased it, so it took me a while to catch up on the plot. I'm not sure if it would have changed my opinion if I'd started with the first book, perhaps it might have, but I doubt it.
What bothered me the most about this particular work of historical fiction, was that it was heavy on the fiction and light on the historical. I really wanted was to get a true feel for the period like I did with Winds of War (Herman Wouk) and New York( Edward Rutherfurd), what I got, I feel, was an impressionistic imagining, colored heavily by the author's political prejudices.It seems that most of the "patriots" in the book were thugs and bullies and every teenage girl promiscuous. It's one thing to have a sympathetic POV towards the British side of the conflict, but I got the feeling that this went deeper. I believe it reflected a popular attitude among today's progressive movement that postulates that America is fundamentally flawed and the source of most of the world's problems.
Another problem I had with the book was that the sex scenes were way overdone. While it was done fairly tastefully most of the time, I felt that it added little to the over all storyline. It was also done in a way that made it difficult to fast forward through because the pillow talk was embedded in the story and was important to the plot-line.As a Christian, I was also somewhat offended by the language. I can tolerate the occasional f-bomb, but the constant blasphemy by the use of the Name of Christ was most offensive and unnecessary. I did find it humorous, however, when Roger (a minister) slipped up and did it and then immediately apologized to the Lord. Most of the time, however, I would have much preferred that it would have been left out.
I usually like long books, but I must confess that towards the end, I was ready for this book to be over with. I had made up my mind about half way through that I would finish the book, but that it would be the only one of the series that I would purchase. At the conclusion of the book, that opinion still remained.
If the Audio output was in SYNC with the book
Yes, I will not buy another audio book as I enjoy reading while I listen and I cannot do this easily as there are more chapters in the audio book than there are in the real book.........
Davina Porter has an amazing voice and I do like listening to her but not if the book cannot keep up and I have to turn the pages myself as I cannot loose myself in the story as I have to make sure I have turned the page to keep up.
this is unacceptable. I paid a lot of money for an AudioBook that makes me angry every time play it and cannot follow along in the book. I want my money back.................
All the other books I purchased Synced with not problem at all. Why on this one would they read you the book flaps as a chapter and then the Prologue as the 2nd Chapter. So now you are 2 chapters off from the book they whole way through. I am so far beyond Angry that I cannot even express my feeling without using language not appropriate to print. You have lost a customer that would have probably spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars as I was very happy with the 1st 4 books. Will not take the change to spend any more of my hard earned money on this trash.....
Traveler, Reader, Political Blogger.
One can't agrgue with the story telling skills of Gabaldon and the intense historical accuracy and character details she brings to each book.It took me two weeks to listen to every morsel of the Outlander story constantly backing up to insure I missed nothing. However as the books went by I began to find that as a male, the constant " Perils of Paulene" weak female in danger being abused and later saved by her strong man became very predictible. Further. It could be said that the amount of attention being placed on a womans feelings of being mated with, impregnated, lactating and breast feeding and giving birth was far more information than I needed, and almost every femlae character in the book seemed to involve many or all of these situations. However having said that there are many great action scenes in the series as well, but not exactly enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. The naration is fantastic. Great female read, ok male read would be my comment.
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Way too much description of characters feelings and thoughts in every scene. Made the book very slow.
Shorten the book.
This was my first audiobook
Claire is my favorite character as hers is the perspective from which the story is told
ABOSAA is full of great scenes. I have been sitting here trying to choose and am unable to. There are too many moments I loved in this book.
Malva Christi. If I answer this too in depth it will give away plot points!
Another fantastic book from Gabaldon, delivered beautifully by Davina Porter! I am never disappointed!