No, the recording quality was too poor. The narrator made a mess of the accents. It was frustrating, as though Rick Holmes was completely unfamiliar with the character. Very flat and annoying performance.
The guy that reads Jamie's lines has apparently never heard a Scottish accent in his life. If you're used to Davina Porter, you'll find it terribly irritating. They need to scrap this recording and re-do it with Davina or an actual Scot.
A wonderful background story for my favorite character, TSP gives a glimpse of Jamie's growing love for his son and respect and friendship with Lord John.
Love Lord John. He has come to the aid of so many. The list starts with Jamie, Claire, Brianna, Isabel, Geneveve, Lord and Lady Dunsonay, William, Hal and Minnie, the list goes on. Oh Harry Quarry... Well you get the idea. Read it... Listen to it or do both! Every character is so memorable.
Loved how Diana once again showed us the beautiful, proud and vulnerable side of Jamie Fraser, as well as the heartbreak of romantic love that can be shared but not expressed between men. Eye-opening, for sure!
The Scottish Prisoner was my favorite of The Lord John books. I especially thought the changing of narrators for Jaime and Lord John a clear and highly effective method of distinguishing the two men and their internal monologues.
I enjoyed this book the best out of the John Gray series. I do like John Gray, but I do not believe the writing is the same as the Outlander series in which I love. But I do have to find a new author to love, since I have read all of Diana's books and the 9th book does not have a release date.
Great book to show more detail of Jamie Fraser's life while at Hellwater. Consistent with the other stories. would like to have seen more on his reuniting with Rab.
Diana Gabaldon pulls off another wonderful story, but as most of the other reviews say, what a waste not to have Davina Porter read. Jeff Woodman does alright as Lord John, but Rick Holmes' Jamie is, in a word, horrendous. As in, horrendous to the point of distraction. If you have the time to pick up the book, probably the better choice. Great continuing backstory to support the Outlander series.
Could not read the print after listening to these books - would never hold a candle to the interpretation.
The altercation between Jamie and Lord John.
Those with his son.