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.....
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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!
I love Diana and Davina together. Wouldn't miss them especially together. Diana's books are so gripping. Jamie and Claire become a part of you along with all the rest of the characters. Davina does such a great job with all the voices. She draws you in.
Diana has had me from the very beginning of Outlander.
There are too many to pick just one.
It is and they are already cast!! ;)
The fact the the audio is not synced to the text on my kindle is a major pain in the arse. I really hate that. I found the same issue with Echo in the Bone. Not cool at all.
Without a doubt one of the best series I have ever had the pleasure of finding. The blending of all the varied aspects is seamless, if one can imagine time travel, war, romance, and a dash of Ancient Magic to be something one could blend.
Honestly I've found nothing that holds a candle to compare this or the other Outlander books too.
Beautifully done, As with the others, She has that rare gift of being able to alter pitch, tone and accent to the point you know who is speaking clearly in each line. Not to mention her ability to show emotion in word is wonderful! The story is captivating on its own, but with her voice driving the different colorful and lively characters, I've laughed and cried my way through 100s of hours of story. Just a side note here... They way she did the voice of Fergus' eldest son when he was very small, was so cute, so sweet .. that I just don't have words, except, .. It gave me flash backs to being a small child and watching Tom and Jerry.. the ones with the small French Mouse..
No... but it was spaced over several very enjoyable sittings..
Not to give anything away... but watching the way the story evolves with Clare and Jamie from their 20s on through is beautiful. At last a series that shows just as much heat, danger and romance in a shall we say +40 setting as in young romance.
I have read the otehr books in the outlander series I wouldn't say I'm addcted to it or the author, but I definitely enjoy the myriad back and subplots found in A Breath of Snow and Ashes. I enjoy the time travel component of this series especially, I am not a fan of the romantical elements but I know that they are necessary. I'm definitely glad that that has been dialed back a bit from book 1's perspective.
I continue to be very impressed with the performance by Davina Porter though sometimes, accents get a bit confused i.e. Briana's accent waves from and American to a Scotish like accent. I can overlook this however as her portrayals of Gaelic and Scotish brogue is well-done, and that's an understatement. It would be difficult to read this, especially if you are reading this book as a blind person using text to speech. This is why Audible books like this are in my opinion necessary because they add some wonderful layers to the story.
This book's plot moved pretty quickly, and though at 57 hours long, it was ... long, I didn't really notice it as I was definitely sucked in more than I thought I would at first.
Though I am in the minority as a guy reading this book, I enjoyed the historical fiction and Claire's inventiveness when it comes to medical adventures and challenges. I will read the rest of the books in this series.
Yes, I love the story. The narrator is the best I have ever heard in an audio book. I will listen to books just to hear Davina Porter
Gabaldon captures my interest in history as well a creating an intriguing story
Of course, Claire Fraser.
Jamie and Claire Fraser
I have listened to the entire series. I can't imagine reading the book would be as exciting. The narrator, Davina Porter is superb!
Love to listen on my commute
I was intimidated by the length of these books when I started the series. Now there aren't enough pages! The characters are wonderfully complex and the story makes you want to know...what's next!
The book is too long to listen to in one sitting. But I have been known to take extra time commuting to listen for just a little longer