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.
While it does fill in some of the years after DIA, all you're really told is about Jamie's budding relationship, and the repair of his friendship with Lord John Gray. The rest of the story isn't terribly important to the whole series. And I understand that this is the best of the Lord John books. Not hopeful.
But I simply despise the two men who narrate this. Maybe I'm spoiled by Davina Porter. The voice they give Jamie is awful. He sounds completely blank, and lifeless. If the rest of the Lord John books sound like this I just will skip them and start Outlander again.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the audible books from the Outlander series. However this reading is awful, I am shocked that the author ever allowed this to be made public. Shame on Audible! Jamie Fraiser with a lisp and no Scottish accent. This was a difficult book to listen to, it hurt my ears. So my advice skip this audio book.
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)!