DG never disappoints with her intricately researched and described story of Claire and Jamie. DP never disappoints either making the characters come alive and keeping us interested in those details where other narrators would have put us into a droning sleep.
How can an author keep up this level of excellence book after book? I don't have the answer. I can only say that I'm grateful!
Probably not. I'm enjoying working through this series but this book is much more slow moving with a lot more dialogue.
I think she does a great job with Mrs. Bug.
I'm truly impressed with the narrators ability to handle so many different accents in this series. Every character jumps to life so clearly with the voice and accent she gives them. With one very notable exception: Brianna. For some reason she talks like a tipsy, old timey, world-weary, Wild-Western barkeep... or something along those lines. Not a young woman who grew up in Boston... or even an American from the 1960s... its really very disconcerting. But truly she's the only character performance that strikes me as "wrong."
For some reason the chapters in the recording as listed did not break correctly with the book. So.. you could never effectively judge the length or number of chapters or the amount of time left until the true end of a chapter because on the audible listing the chapter would flip from on chapter number to the next in mid sentence or paragraph. This was both annoying and confusing. plus it hadn't happened with any of the previous books. My lower performance rating is no reflection on Davina Porter who was fantastic as usual... but just on the fragmented download structure from Audible
Loved how the story ended, and excited for what comes next. But, omg, did the author take a long, boring road to get there. If not for loving the characters and overall storyline, I'm not sure how I'd feel about the book.
Love, love, love the narration, tho. :-)
It got good at the end, but dragged on for about 35 hours of the book. this one wasn't the best of the series :-(
<----That was my first time listening.
The second time listening to the book, I had a MUUUUUCH greater appreciation. The last line got me. I had a better familiar with the characters and didn't get so antsy for the action parts. I appreciated get to know them further.