It brought Me to a deeper connection between the characters JGrey and J Frasier. And of course "Willie". Also brought enough interest to read books on J Grey. "Personal. matter".
Listening to books is very different than reading books. I have listened to the entire Outlander series and am used to the voice of Davina Porter. I couldn't get interested in this book because to me, the voices made the characters seem very weak. Lird ?Jihn and Jamie Fraser are anything but weak. I was dudappiunted.
I tried. I really did. I tried to listen to this book, but after an hour I gave up. I don't know if it was the narrator or the book itself that just couldn't hold my attention, but I just couldn't keep going. Ug. So disappointed.
I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must
Diana Gabaldon is just a truly OUTSTANDING writer. I may be one of the only people who is NOT a big fan of Lord John Grey, BUT I felt like I HAD to listen to this particular book so I could get a better understanding of Jamie and his relationship.
Halfway through Voyager (Outlander series) I stopped and got this book and listened. Claire is not IN the book, but YES she is because Jamie can't forget her.
It cleared up some issues I wondered about and was well worth the listen. I started back up with Voyager and was glad to have the insight.
Is it a MUST....NO. But I did need the additional info.
The story is a great adventure with great characters and dialogue.
There is a homosexual love relationship. I suspected for a little bit which way it was heading, but got part way through the story before I found out for sure. I did not finish. I would have never bothered. What a waste of my time. I found nothing mentioned in the description or the reviews. To each his own, but I would prefer not.
I work in a library, so you would think I read a lot, but I feel really guilty if I sit just to read. That is why audio books are great!
Rick Holmes. Having 2 narrators was bad enough. But the guy doing Jaime's part was horrible. His Scots accent was bearable at best. He would drift into Irish occasionally. Even that was muffled and garbled. He would have been better playing Lord John because he was entirely too effeminate for Jaime. Wish I would have purchased print instead
Lord John - This shows a much more fun loving and personable character than the Outlander books. He is great in those as well, but this is nice. Comfortable
Only 1 narrator - Jeff Woodman
Not really. The story itself was worth it. The narration was too distracting. I nearly gave up on it because of that.
Buy it in print.
Somewhat. It filled some of time/experience gaps from the Outlander series. It's not really information necessary to enjoy the series, just nice to know.
Certainly. I love her writing. She is one of my all time favorites. This one just seemed a bit lacking.
There isn't one that stands out.
Maybe it's that I am so used to Davina Porter's outstanding delivery of Jamie, but he seemed so flat in this book. The tone and cadence seemed off to me.
The story line never engaged me. I was glad to have finished it, which is not typical for me. Usually, I can't get enough and will listen to her books over again. Not this time.
Say something about yourself!
I was so dismayed to hear the narrator for Jamie to give him a lisped high pitched voice. The background (sort of) of gay men was uncomfortable. The story was somewhat confusing. I really had a hard time getting into it, and honestly never did. The story provided a distraction from my rather raucous thoughts. I didn't like this book and plan to return it.