The story was well written, as full of historical detail and imagery as the rest of the series. It was more ....rambling than was completely necessary but that may depend on personal preferences.
What I liked the least was the narration. Davina Porter did a great job with the accents and languages, which was important in this book, but it sounded a bit like Mary Poppins was narrating.
Any of her books
Amazing. No one else could perform like she does
If I could have
On to the next book
book and audio are stunning as usual, no whispersync, so you cant do immersion reading with it, had I known that, I would not have spent a credit on it, it was of no use to me so it gets a one star for overall, not purchasing the rest of the audio books in this series due to this fact
Davinia's voice is so soothing, she is a pleasure to listen to. I I appreciate the accuracy of medical and historical facts presented by Gabaldon. She makes history come alive.
If you've liked the earlier stories in the series, this one won't disappoint. I laughed and cried, became angry and felt blessed, Just as if the story was about my own people. Living in the Piedmont of North Carolina myself, I've particularly enjoyed the history. If you're looking for efficiency of words, then this isn't a book for you, but lovers of good story-telling in lush detail will fall head-first.
Yes- the series is amazing- author and narrator are hands down my favorite
Love the series- Can't get enough of these books
Ms. Porter continues to do a wonderful job with all the voices. Can't wait for the next book.
Author of Five (Maor Series)
The American revolution looms before the Frasers. Jamie walks the tight-rope between the crown and freedom, but will soon have to jump, plunging his entire family into war. Many decisions will have to be made, and consequences faced as Jamie’s time-travelling family adjust to life in these harsh times and make the ultimate decision - stay or go?
Every time I close an Outlander novel, I think: what more could these people live through? I am astounded at the extent of Gabaldon’s imagination. Claire and Jamie have lived through every possible adventure, tragedy and joy - and yet I know that Ms Gabaldon will find even more amazing adventures for them in the next book. Never have I felt as invested in the lives of character as I do with the Frasers.
The first part of this installment was charming in it’s descriptions of life in the times. I thoroughly enjoyed the politics and ebb and flow of life on Frasers Ridge. Just when I thought I’d reached a point where the story was starting to slow, Gabaldon threw Claire into a new adventure that Jamie had to rescue her from, and the rest, was a tumultuous race to the end.
There was a wonderful sense of family and the purity of a simple life on Fraser’s ridge. The Mackenzies added depth, variety and freshness to the story, without detracting from Claire and Jamie’s stories. Gabaldon very cleverly played with the questions of morality and predestination once again, with particular use of Roger’s character.
The end was quite a shocker, unravelling the carefully laid foundations of the last few novels. I feel as though I’ve been thrown back into the beginning with Claire and Jamie - and I’m excited to find out what they are going to make of their new and uncertain future.
Once again, I LOVED the narration!