Having listened the other books in this series I found this one a little slow to get into what the story was about. Perhaps it was due to listening to other 5 one after the other then having to wait for the unabridged version of book 5. That being said, it was still an entertaining book and the tale of Jamie and Clare continues to to enthrall. As always, Davina Porter,s reading and characterisations are brilliant. She brings every charater to life, Eagerly awaiting the unabidged book 6.
Absolutely, fantastic story, lots of detail
Roger, because of the adversity he faced
When it was discovered that Jemmie had the gift for Time Travel
It certainly made me feel like crying in parts
Roger clawing his way back from death
I like them all for different reasons, but if I must choose, it would have to be Clair.
Davina Porter sets the book on fire, her narration is quite enchanting. Davina makes me forget that it is she who does all the voices.
I dont want the story to ever end...
There's been a fairly steady decline in this series. The first book or two were good guilty pleasures, but it's gotten a bit stale since then, and this book was probably the low point so far. They're too old for the steamy sex now, I guess. Diana seemed so inspired early on, but this story really dragged. It feels like she out of ideas. The pacing is too slow.
One specific dislike: her writing loses its way when she switches to other character's points of view. When she writes as Claire in the first person, that seems to work. When she writes as Roger, etc., it's much less absorbing, for me at least.
Davina Porter, however, is still fantastic.
This is one of my top 10 favorites and one I will listen to again.
I have many favorite characters in this entire series but if I had to pick one I think it would have to be Young Ian Murray.
When Jamie rescues Claire and explains why he does this for her.
Claire, I have many questions for her.
When I finish one of these books there is a certain sadness or loss. Similar to saying goodbye (for now) to a dear friend. The story grabs you and pulls you in with the other characters. Great detail allows me to see hear and smell the things the characters experience during their journeys.
Davina Porter brings this world to life. Diana Gabaldon has created a rich and inviting world and Ms. Porter, the color that gives it life. I look forward to the time of day when I can turn the book on and sit back to llisten.
I absolutely would and do recommend it quite often. This is the B-E-S-T long series I've ever read. This is the first review I've ever considered writing. Diana Gabaldon's use of language and written dialoge astounds me. I sometimes picture myself as Claire and find myself thinking as she would in challenging situations while I am reading DG's books. Sublimation? Perhaps... but I think DG just has the knack of speaking to and through a woman's heart.
My favorite character is the "we-two-have-become-one" of Jamie-and-Claire. You cannot separate them. Alone, they are only half of what they become when together.
Davina Porter's ability to elasticize her voice into that of a small child (Jemmy: "Hot, Mama, hot!!!") to the ROAR of an enraged Scotsman (Jamie: "Sassenach!") astounds me. Out of sheer desperation, I purchased the abridged version of "The Fiery Cross" and I was totally put off by the narration of the 'substitute.' Davina Porter simply IS the voice behind all those characters I've come to love (and hate) in DG's works of art.
"Flesh of my flesh, Bone of my bone."
Just gimme some more Jamie/Claire before I DIE of starvation!
I was so happy to see that Audible came out with the unabridged version of the Fiery Cross. Diana Gabaldon is such an amazing writer & I was not disappointed with this book at all. I have heard all of the Outlander series & am very excited for book eight to come out next year! You will not be waste your credit listening to this book! Davina Porter does a wonderful job bringing the characters to life! Love it! Love it! Love it!
I have read the book three times and I listened on audible and I must say it touches my heart just like reading it does. Diana Gabaldon has a way of telling a story like no other and the characters Jamie and Claire have a love that binds them like no other. Davina Porter's telling of the story makes it almost real.... It's by far the best book and series I have ever read and I have read alot. I give it an A+++++ :)
Ms Gabaldon's style of writing, her use of language and the subject matter of this historical romance are all terribly refreshing in this day and age of fluff. Her characters have depth of soul, moral and ethical fiber. This series is my very favorite and she is a remarkable author!
Davina Porter is also one of my very favorite narrators. Her interpretation of various characters and voice changes to indicate them are extremely well done. A very talented lady!!