I am always quite impressed with the number of accents and voices that Davina lends to each character so as that by hearing their words, I know just who is saying them.
The story itself is amazing, but the reader, Ms. Porter delivery is just phenomenal. She brings all the character to life in such a way that you feel like you have also stepped
into the stone circle and out of your own time....
great mix of Scottish and American history, romance, peace, war, morale and religious struggles. love series! great reader!!!
I have already listened to the full series but came back to this one for a second listen. there are so many elements of the full story that are introduced in this book. Diana is a incredible writer. the history is so well researched. Additionally, it is remarkable how adept Davina Porter is at creating distinct voices and interesting voices for both male and female characters.
Dianna Gabaldon has got to be the premier story teller of our time. She weaves history with characters so rich in humanity, that one feels a sense of loss when dealing with any other author's characters. Davina Porter then adds to this rich tapestry, the textures of accents, and colours of emotion, that are stunning in her portrayal of not one, but ALL of the inhabitants of the world and time of this Fraser clan. Astounding.
I did not like the book broken into small books. The chapters start renumbering at one with each smaller segment. The breaks and timing did not always match with the chapters as listed.
I understand that breaking the book into smaller sub-books hastened downloading but I would much prefer a slower download and a book whose chapters match those of the hard copy.
I hope Audible stops this practice! TY!
loved it, again! Dianna Gabaldon transports you to the 18th century in complete believability. while Davina Porter magically represents each character as their own person. somehow never suspending disbelief.
Davina Porter once again does an amazing performance of Gabaldon's 5th book! A Must Listen!
Diana Gabldon is very wordy and I'm ok with that. But this time, it was over the top for how little story advancement took place. This book felt like filler and fluff. There were a few good moments, but I felt like I was just pushing through to get it over with. I'll need to take a break from this series for awhile to recover. Reviews suggest the next books in the series are better, so I'm not put off completely... but I was really disappointed with this book. And for goodness sakes, stop using the word "alacrity".