It is about darn time!!!! Thank you sooo much for releasing the unabridged version! Now if we can just get The Fiery Cross it will be perfection!!! I love these books and to leave one iota of any of them out is sacrilege!
I have a long commute and I really enjoy Diana Gabaldon's books. They are long, but the stories are so detailed I get lost in them. Davina Porter is a superb narrator. One forgets it is just one person acting out all of the characters. Very enjoyable!
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
Usually good writing is what I crave, and this book has good writing, but the story just could not keep me. After 20 hours or so I gave up (which is really rare for me). If I were younger, inexperienced, and had different hormones, perhaps I would love this series, but while I found the writing superior, I found the story geared for readers more interested in romantic historical novels than I will ever be. If you like well written romantic historical novels and don???t mind there is only mild action and milder sex, this may be for you.
Diana Gabaldon is a genius! She is the most outstanding writer that I have ever had the privilage of reading. And Davina Porter is perfect! Perfect!!!! The most wonderful series of books ever and this one is no exception. Thank you Thank you thank you, for this UNABRIDGED version, (finally)
I started this series not expecting to like it - obviously, I was so wrong! Not only is it an engrossing story but the historical research appears to be quite thorough. The icing on the cake is the narration - Davina Porter really brings the characters to life!
Diana Gabaldon is a fantastic writer and brings the story to life. Davina Porter is absolutely fanstatic in narrating this story. Although I did enjoy this book, I was very frustrated with how Ms. Gabaldon starts a story line and then either waits half the book to finish it or doesn't finish it at all. This seems to be the prevailing issue with the past couple of books in this series. I found the first few books in the series to be much better in that the stories were continuing and completed and did not leave the reader/listener wondering what would happen next.
I will listen to the next book in the series as I am too absorbed with Jamie, Claire, Bree, Roger and wee Ian.
Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.
This book was much better than the last. It was too long though given what we learned but I have to give it 4 stars just because it was a better book.
By now, if you have read the other books in this series, you realize that Diana Gabaldon is a wonderfully descriptive writer who's books involve time travel. The enemies of the principal characters have changed, but the premise remains the same: bad guys, bad things happen, rescue occurs, problem happens resulting in time travel. The End, or tune in for next installment. Quite a franchise for a writer, but time to end it from this reader's point of view.
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I can’t really explain why, but this installment was the best in the series for me by far! (so far?)
Is it because by now at Book 6 I’m just so used the characters that I know what to expect and don’t get bored when the story drags? Or is it because it really is more interesting that the previous installments? When I read Book 5, I needed to take 6 breaks to read other books because I was getting too saturated. I never felt that way while reading this one.
My primary interest in this series is the Time Travel storyline and I was happy to see that it FINALY picked up in this volume; not as much as I would have liked, enough to compel me to pick up Book 7 right away!
I love to read. My life revolves around my current book. I need new authors. Feel free to make suggestions.
Everything. How can one person perform an entire saga of 7 books and make each character believable. I love this woman. She is a genius. Think of it this way. There are let's say at least 50 characters in this book ( I know there are many more) but she gives a voice, personality and life to each and every one. Who can do that?? She is absolutely one of the best readers that I have heard read an audio book.
Jamie Fraser. He is honest and forthright, loyal and loves with an intensity that only a made-up romantic character can. This guy doesn't exist but Lord I wish he did.
A must read!