Putting books on the back burner.
"The Fiery Cross" is the fifth book in the series and this is a mix review from me. Although I like the Outlander series thus far and want to catch up by the end of the year, I just think that Diana Gabaldon missed the stone on this one. I still think that Ms. Gabaldon is an awesome writer, but in "The Fiery Cross", she goes on too much of a tangent, where I felt lost in the story.
In this book, it became a murder mystery and it got too far fetch from its center. The author lost focus of the Homestead and went on going on a mouse chase. The Homestead part was excellent. I really liked listening to about the hardship with the settlers, but I just couldn't get over Claire being a doctor, mother, grandmother, wife, definitely a lover and now a detective? It's getting to be a tad bit ridiculous and I really hope that the author will scale back to the story in the next book.
There is no time travel in this book. Very disappointing. Mother, daughter, father and son in-law is a nuclear family. I kinda got tired of hearing about them altogether. They need to separate and use the stone a lot more.
Here is something to think about. 1771, American Revolution. 1776, George Washington. It would been fun if Claire and Jamie cross paths with the General.
Also, how come Brianna is the only child when Claire and Jamie constantly FUN-icating? I know that Brianna is on birth control because of her mom, but is Claire on the herbal medicine too?
It doesn't makes sense. Claire is not too old to give birth and Jamie is a stud. Why only one kid?
Like I mentioned before, I hope to be caught up with the series before the year ends. I just think that "The Fiery Cross" was out of sync from the rest of the previous books. My biggest disappointment that none of them used the stone. Instead of having two different timelines, this one became only one.
I'm hoping that my review will change as I catch up to the leaders. I got trapped in the middle of the pack and couldn't see the front runners.
The last few hours in the audiobook is pretty painful. Diana Gabaldon tries to fix too many loose ends. The end just ruined #5 for me. She should had saved it for #6.
Seriously, rolling tongues?
Randee and Dan
Maybe I would listen again, sometime in the future.
The rest of the series.
She is a great narrator. One of the best I've heard
I love the Outlander series, but I need to take a break now and then to enjoy so many other good books. I am disappointed the last chapters are unavailable in my download. Luckily a friend has a paperback version, so I'll finish the book by reading it.
I agree with someone's review from an earlier book. I can't even imagine reading these books myself now. I believe Davina Porter is THE BEST Narrator I have EVER listened too!
The love affair between Clare and Jamie.
The continuous action.
She is wonderful; such talent!
I'm looking forward to more in the series.
Audio cuts out mid way thru chapter 4
By fixing the playback
Please fix the file so i can re-download it
I was weary of the constant threats to my characters. I had begun calling it "the perils of Pauline.". this story allowed me to see my characters to live a life and be happy for a while.
Roger Mackenzie. He has proven to be as strong a man as strong as Jamie.
No. I can't explain it exactly, but I felt the narrator was getting bored.
I would. I am not a person to re-read a book, but this series is so wonderful I think I might. I do not want it to end!
The entire Outlander series is top notch in my book!
Claire of course!
Must be Jamie!
I do believe this is the most epic love story ever!!!!