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!
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 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.
I am a 60-something streak reader. I like classic literature as well as mysteries, but blood and gore are not my "cup of tea."
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.
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!
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.
I love books!
Whew, this book was a long one, almost 58 hours to listen to but it was worth it. This is book #6 in the Outlander series and was set in North Carolina in years 17724-1776, right before and during the start of the Revolutionary War. This series has a bit of everything you would want in a book, rich characters which after 6 books shouldn't be a surprise. But, the author does a great job of describing what life might have been really like during these times; botany, medicine, the what seems to us as a primitive way of living but in the end it's about the characters and their lives; you get so caught up in the travails of Jamie, Claire, Breanna, Roger, Ian, the list goes on. it took me a month to listen to this book and that alone was intimidating but it is so good I never got tired of it and wanted to get to another book. I do recommend that if you might be considering this series to start with book #1, "Outlander". I have recently learned that some part of this series is going to be made into a TV series on the Starz cable TV channel. It will be interesting to see how that's done. But, before then it will be on to book #7, "Echo in the Bones", after a short break from the series first! Enjoy
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
The narrator, Davina Porter! Someone please give this lady an award! I could never actually read thiis series because the audio version, with Porter, brings this story to life!
There’s so much action, scandal and drama in this book that it makes it hard to put down. I’m so glad Diana Gabaldon gives us different POV’s from the characters. The humorous and touching dialogue keeps you sucked in.
When Roger and Brianna realize that little Jemmy IS indeed Roger's son. *tear*
Jamie and Claire. It's their story.
Diana Gabaldon’s last 3 books have actually been way too long and contained a lot of unnecessary stories. Many people find the last few books too long and boring. So with that in mind, you should only continue with the series if you are a true “Outlander series” fan and enjoy the characters. Being a huge Outlander fan I myself enjoyed the book.
After listening to the previous books, I can't see ever READING a Gabaldon again. Davina Porter's narration is so wonderful. I actually put off listening to two of the series because they were not yet available in unabridged version in this country and to read an abridged version I would have had to have a different narrator. I bought BOTH the day I found they were finally available in unabridged version, with Porter narrating.
How can you separate Claire and Jamie? I love their relationship, love how it has grown and matured over the years, love how they are so clearly distinct characters in the narration.
So hard to choose just one. I love how Porter is able to create such recognizable characters, whether male or female, Scottish or British, adult or child. I do love her child accents, but my favorite characters are always Claire and Jamie.
No. I like to savor these books and only listen to them when driving in the car, thus each take several months to finish, but there are points where I have to bring the recorder into the house and just listen to an engrossing part.
I was so sad at this book coming to and end--and no new Gabaldons on the immediate horizon--that I went and bought Outlander, the first book of the series, which I read in book form about 20 years ago. I had to have my Davina Porter fix!