This is absolutely the WORST performance by a narrator I have ever heard. Though I love Gabaldon's books I could barely make it through this book. Please Diana don't let them use this horrible narrator for any of your other books
The journey between LJG & Jamie. I had to remind myself Jamie SHOULD be as angry as he was. This is not the romantic Jamie from the Outlander series; this is the angry prisoner. Still, he is our Jamie and therefore smart, calculated, honorable and sensible. He and LJG come around to the understanding needed to connect them to the place we find them in Voyager.
LJG & Jamie, of course.
Yes, but separately. I didn't like the combo of the two. I'm not sure why it was done, but it just didn't flow for me. There are enough accents (which I love) but to have two different voices for LJG and two for Jamie (JW & RH read them both) didn't make sense. I get it JW was from LJG's perspective and RH was from Jamie's (which is why we heard two diff accents); I didn't like it. I preferred RH's Jamie but JW's LJG.
Honor, duty, prisoner.
I don't want it to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I found the dual narration distracting. Maybe I just didn't like the gentleman voicing Jamie. I realize the book is written from dual points of view, so they thought to use two voice actors. I would have enjoyed it more with just Jeff Woodman doing both and all the voices like in the other Lord John books. It's my least favorite audio book of the whole "Outlander" series.
I would compare it with the other Outlander books, rather than the Lord John books, because you get more insight into Jamie's thoughts along with Lord John's.
Individually yes, but not together.
Not really. Like I wrote above too much back and forth between narrators.
I think I would consider buying the audio book again if offered by a single narrator, say either Davina Porter, or Jeff Woodman. :)
It was a Diana Gabaldon book! She is my all time favorite author. She does such a great job with character development, you can't help but love them. Jamie is a main character in the Outlander Series that I can't get enough of. The fact that he is a main character in this book too made it all the more pleasurable to listen to.
It brings together "missing" pieces of the Outlander Series and other perspectives.
All the books run together to me and I'm writing this review several months after reading it, but I can tell you I thoroughly enjoyed it!
All of her books make me laugh, they are so witty!
Davina Porter narrated her Outlander Series and she does an amazing job! I can't tell you how much she adds to the enjoy-ability of Gabaldon's other books. Unfortunately, she did not narrate this one. I found Jamies's accent to be terrible with whomever did his voice! It was so annoying, especially since I love the character and am so used to Porter's narrations. If they could only re-do this book using Davina Porter! Having said that, this book was still awesome to listen to (that says a lot about Diana Gabaldon's crazy talent for writing)!
I really like this story,. While shorter than Gabaldon ' s Jamie & Claire tomes , the colorful historical detail and character relationships shine in full force . If you've wondered what happened to Jamie while Claire was in med school, this book tells us some of the events that shaped him, and why Lord John and he were friends . We first met Jamie in his early 20's and Lord John when he was in his mid-teens. In this book Jamie is in his thirties and has suffered war, imprisonment and much loss while
Lord John, now a seasoned soldier his late twenties , has suffered his own losses They are forced to pursue a mission together and find more common ground than either realized . The book also gives a more detailed description of Jamie's history with his son, William, If you like the charecters & historical aspect of Gabledon's work this is a good read. if you're interested only in the Jamie/Claire ssga and not the supernatural and historical asoects, you'll get to meet and know so much more about characters that appear in the larger novels
Having read the full Outlander series, I am working my way through side stories. The Scottish Prisoner is excellent and fills in details of Lord John's friendship with Jamie. I would recommend reading this novel between Voyager and Drums of Autumn.