I enjoyed this book a bit more than the last one. It was long, though. It seems all her books keep getting longer and longer. Although, I enjoy very much every single thing that happens in every single one of her character’s lives, I’m not sure we need every single thought.
The problem is I am absolutely addicted to all of the characters in those books that I can’t help but keep going. I love Jamie Fraser and Claire in their oldish age, and reading about Bree getting her life started. I am so happy, so happy that one of my favorite little characters came back!! Woot!
I think the only thing that bothers me is the characters go through so many problems. I mean, I just don’t see that much bad happening to the same group of people as much as it does in these books. I swear, they never get a break. It’s always something and then ten more things on top of it. It’s crazy.
I have two more books to go until I sit around waiting like everyone else for the next one to come out.
The Outlander series is one of my all time favorites and Davina Porter is an excellent narrator.
Davina Porter has a way of making all the characters come to life but Jamie's Scottish burr is my favorite. The shift between male/female voices is subtle but distinguishable which makes it a joy to listen to one person talk for 55 hours.
The never ending interaction with characters from novel to novel
I think this series stands above a lot of them, the pairing of the story and the performance is a perfect "marriage".
Yes, in previous Gabeldon novels. I think she carries on the previous performances through this book and does an outstanding job!
Claire. What a strong bold character, and someone who you can easily look to for strength.
Yes, I purchased all 7 books in the series in paperbook a couple of years ago. I read books 1-4, got about 1/8 of the way through the 5th paperback and lost steam. It seemed to be taking forever and I just wasn't as interested. The characters didn't seem as interesting and the story seemed like it was dragging on and on and going nowhere.
It's now 2 years later and I still haven't finished reading the 5th paperback.
I wanted to get through the entire series so when I signed up for Audible (about a month ago), The Fiery Cross (unabridged) was my first selection. My interest has been renewed and I can hardly wait to get my next credit so that I can get book 6 on Audible. The book is narrated by Davina Porter and her voice and the way she reads the book make me feel like Claire, the main character in the book, is telling me the story. It has really personalized the book for me.
I don't know that I have a memorable moment. I'm just enjoying the entire story.
Her voice and just the way she reads the lines, I feel like I am hearing Claire. The narrator makes all the difference in my enjoyment and Davina Porter has "nailed" it.
No. It's over 55 hours.
I hesitated for a long time before I actually signed up at Audible. Now I'm wishing I had done this long time ago. I will get through more books and I don't have books laying everywhere that I have started and not finished.
I am still listening to the story, but yes I am sure I will listed to the audio book again. I am enjoying the look back at history and the way of life of the first colonist.
The reader does a great job of not just reading but showing emotion in her voice for her characters.
No favorite, loved it all
This story wasn't for me. I just couldn't get into it so have decided to return it and buy something else. I listened to most of part one and the story seemed to just trail, there is no way I could sit through 90 minutes of this story as the narration drones on.
I LOVED this series- till this book. It was so long and drawn out with no plot I just can't continue. I tried so hard to finish but this book is THAT awful, I just can't :(
great part of the series.enjoying being taken back to that time.
Love the discriptions from all the characters on how they see things from their perspective.
She is so good! Love the way she makes you feel what each character is thinking ,or saying.the way her voice changes and she even sings the songs or has the croaky voice when needed!
No ,I love they are so long.I want them to last.Its a good job there is more.
Started half the way through the series unaware there were others.Have kept going forward and will start at the begining when I reach the end.
The narrator was really good. The story was interesting.
This book is unlike any other I've come across.
Davina's understanding of the characters brought the book to life.
It is a saga for sure that I have to keep reading to see what happens next. I rank it in the top 10% overall.
The descriptions of the depth of love between Jamie and Claire and even Roger and Brianna make me so jealous!
Davina Porter can read to me anytime! Her characters come alive in a way that is not possible when just reading. Tone, inflection, and language specific detail are unmatched.