I usually love Diana Galbaldons work (with the exception of the Lord Gray book), I have read the hardback books of the series and then listened to the unabridged audiobooks twice and loved them. What a disappointment this book was and that it wasn't read by Davina Porter was an even bigger disappointment. The accents are off and it makes it very distracting. You get used to hearing Jamie's voice in a certain tone and accent and then you get this guy. Awful. I truly hope the next book ties up the Brianna, Jem, Roger, Jamie and Claire sagas that the last one ended with.
The accents were awful and his range is too narrow. He doesn't do female or children voices well which is typical for men but Davina Porter was able to make you believe she was each voice. This guy sounds like someone trying to sound like someone.
All of them.
Diana Gabaldon is brilliant. This was not.
I couldn't believe the negative reviews for the narration of this book. The two narrators worked well together. I love Davina Porter, who narrated all of the Outlander series and thought her performance couldn't be improved upon. The Scottish Prisoner has changed my mind. Jamie's accent in this is wonderful. John Gray's voice sounded great as well. Having men do male voices gives each character more depth. I especially like how the two narrators worked together and were able to do the 'other' voice within their own chapters. There were enough similarities in their voices that the transition didn't stand out too much. I hope that these narrators will be used again. Some people just don't like any changes.
As for the story, I am always happy to learn more details about all of the Outlander character's lives. I especially liked learning more about Hal, Lord John's brother and the small bit about Nessie and Rabbie McNabb. I think they would be interesting characters on their own.
PLEASE give these narrators a chance. Don't let any negative reviews stop you from listening. Ms. Gabaldon creates such loyalty in her readers (I am one) that sometimes any variation at all is hard to get used to. I would like to see these narrators brought in on the Outlander series as well. Davina Porter being the main narrator, of course, and always Claire's voice.
Hmmmm, I would prefer to sit down to a family dinner with the entire Grey family, kids included.
Diana Gabaldon can't possibly write a bad book or, thank God, a short book. This is another fantastic read.
I had to take a break from this audio book as if felt like it just went on and on. It wasn't terrible; I think they narrator being so good with his Scotttish Brogue contributed to the character.
Too long. I don't really care about the character even though I should.
Davina Porter is so good at her job that Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes sound flat. I am so used to Jamie Frazer and Lord John in her voice that I just cannot get used to the voices of these two men. I really have to listen well to remember just who is talking.
Having said that, the story is good.
I love the variation in the voices between English and Scottish and Irish accents. I love all of Diana Gabaldon's books so when this came out mostly about Jamie, I jumped to get it. I first bought the hard copy and devoured it. Then when I saw it on audible.com I bought it to listen to. I am new to audible so have started with all of her books. It was enjoyable to be able to hear the characters while visualizing them and the scenes.
I compare it to the other Outlander books. Same characters and same story line. I have read many books over the years but this series is by far my favorite.
No. This was my first experience. I will listen to others now that I have heard them perform.
See Red Jamie at his most vulnerable....his honor is alive and well!
I LOVE Diana Gabaldon but I think this series is getting to the end of its life. Outlander was such a great new concept and through the book Diana found unique ways to keep the plot fresh, but I think there???s not much left to dig from.
Oh, any of the books with Lord John in them, though he???s not my favorite character.
Have read all the John Grey books, and just love them. They are such a great addition to the Outlander series, that all of them must be read, or listened to. I love the narration, although Davina Porter is my first choice for Jamie's voice. At any rate, is really worth a listen, and I hope there are more to come.
The narrator wasn't terrible but it wasn't Davina Porter. She truly brings Gabaldon's writing to life and Lord John's books could use it. I enjoyed this book and it was credit worthy, it wasn't as addictive as the Outlander series though.