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.
Outlander will always be my favorite series. Claire and Jamie have become family. If I need to escape my day to day life, I know Claire and Jamie have a place for me to hang out for awhile. I've read The Fiery Cross 7 times.
The book is worth listening to. Skipped over the major sex scenes. But the frustrating part is the recording would stop frequently. Checked my device so it wasn't that. Very inconvenient when listening to it during a work out. To have to stop every so often to restart. It wasn't even consistent in how often it would stop. Sometimes it would be 15 minutes other times 5 minutes once it was just 30 seconds! If the story wasn't worth listening to I would have cancelled my account all together.
I am a fan of science, skepticism, and (oddly enough) fantasy. I love thought provoking ideas and intricate character development!
Wonderful story from Diana Gabeldon, and wonderful performance from Devina Porter! I love the characters who are real and complex, a perfect combo of romance, history, humor, love, and drama!
The narrator is excellent at doing the different voices.
Claire and Jaime are always my favorite. Though as time goes on I find that I loose a bit of love for Jaime's character. In this book I lost a lot of love for Roger. But before this I loved Roger and Brianna together too.
She's just awesome.
Maybe I just get caught up on the details but it seems that as the series progresses the men get less respectful of their relationships. I can't tell you how frustrated I was that the writer made such a big deal about Roger kissing another woman only to completely avoid any explanation of Brianna's reaction or his reasons for doing it. I am married so I do realize that no marriage is perfect. However, if my husband had kissed another woman there would be hell to pay and not just from the other woman's husband. I don't know why it was made into such a big deal only to have Brianna completely ignore it. That was a small part of the overall picture but I thought it made the story a bit unrealistic to have Brianna just ignore his infidelity.
Overall it is a great story. But I stopped routing for Brianna and Roger to make it as a couple. I started thinking that maybe she could do better. Just a thought.
I find I'm committed to "reading" them all now that I've come this far, but I do find the heavy, recurrent sex scenes are becoming increasingly ludicrous. It is as if the author runs out of material to fill in the story, so, here we go again! And also the depictions of daily life - in between shootings, hangings and other crises, of course - are so rosy as to be almost comical. It was a very tediously difficult life I feel certain, but it seems the Frasier clan works 16+ grueling hours a day, at the most menial and backbreaking chores, and LOVES it. And then they all have sex.
It goes on and on about fertility, birth control, and people who are pregnant, want to be pregnant, and can't get pregnant. If you want to avoid talk of babies, I'd suggest skipping this one.