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  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15522)
    Performance
    (9862)
    Story
    (9744)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "The beginning of a wonderful adventure!"
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    What did you love best about Outlander?

    It's been over a year since I read the last book in this series and still long for more. Diana Gabaldon has an extraordinary talent of combining history, romance and intrigue in a way to make one feel as if you are there, sharing the adventure with the characters. If you're a history buff, or even if you're not, you will find delight in the portrayals of the European life of the 1400 CE, from Scottish landlords and there tenants to the French aristocracy and a lot in between. Davina Porter narrates beautifully. Voices are consistent and distinct and her reading is at a perfect speed.I'll keep this series on my "shelf" for repeat consideration.


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • North and South

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (785)
    Performance
    (568)
    Story
    (570)

    Set in the context of Victorian social and medical debate, this novel is about rebellion, posing fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. This revised edition draws on recent theoretical work on gender and class.

    Sally says: "Delightful"
    "North & South Narrated by Juliet Stevenson"
    Overall

    Awesome narration. Felt like there was a full cast of characters at the mike. Story is not incredibly exciting but interesting.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Tara Road

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated By Katherine Borowitz
    Overall
    (754)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (253)

    When two unhappy women switch homes for the summer, there are extraordinary consequences, and each learns that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. At the end of the summer, when the women at last meet face-to-face, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.

    Monica says: "Great Story - Terrible Recording"
    "Tara Road"
    Overall

    Love the Author, Love the Book. Others have complained in their reviews of the poor quality of this one but I did not find that at all. I do much prefer Kate Binchy's narrations but Katherine Bowowitz does a fine job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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