There were definitely good and bad parts to this story. It took me quite a while to adjust to this reader, she was probably not the best choice for the voices of the vampires. The story itself was a bit slow in spots, not sure I buy the story lines and found myself trying to figure out how the characters interacted. I think there could've been a chunk removed from the story and nothing would've been missed. "Love" scene was cheesy and ridiculous.
Ok, yes, there were slow periods.... but this is an incredibly long book and odds are pretty good that they will occur. But, once it picks up again, you forget you were ever a bit bored with the story. Some people may forward through a bit to skip some of it, but I'm too scared to miss a critical point Gabaldon may be trying to establish for a future link so I don't have the heart to do it. I've highly recommended this to everyone I know that loves a good book. Again, major kudos to Davina Porter for an excellent listen! She's one of the best narrators I've ever listened to.
Brianna did get a bit annoying and I hated that it took so long for Roger to come around - I was angry at the two of them and I hope they come together in the next book for me. As always, Jamie and Clair are wonderful and I love them. I hope Ian is back in The Fiery Cross with more of what happens with his life... I miss him.
This series has quickly become one of my favorites! Definitely Top 3! Jamie and Claire are two characters that just come to life for me. This book does frustrate me a bit before they meet up again... but it's only because my heart aches for them to be together once again. Highly recommend this series and can't imagine it without the highly skilled Davina Porter telling me the story.
OK, not as great as the first book, Outlander, but darn close! I did find my mind wander here and there in a few slow spots, but Gabaldon always made me fall right back into the story. Jamie and Clair are near and dear to my heart now and I sobbed for them and all the Scots that suffered a horrible end at Culloden.
I find myself researching history about the events in the book and am so impressed with the amount of Gabaldon's work put into this amazing story.
I just had to write this review to encourage folks to give it a listen. Davina Porter is one of my two favorite narrators and I'm just so into this story, I've got to go and download book three right now!
I really enjoy vampire romance for whatever reason. This series is enjoyable enough - I do have trouble sometimes with the narrator and sometimes find myself thinking more about her errors and giggling about them. I do wish/hope they change narrator as the series continues. I will keep going through the series with the thought that Christine Feehan's adverbs and adjectives get a bit more diverse. If I hear "white hot" one more time, I'm just gonna explode. But, on the good side, I want to see what happens with some of the other characters, especially Gregori, so I'm gonna keep going with the series. I've got my fingers crossed that little changes will make the series better and better.....
I loved, I mean LOOOVVVVVVED this book. I couldn't stop listening - I even listened at work while doing mundane stuff. This is by far the best book I've heard since Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. Davina Porter is now one of my top narrators - she does a spectacular job reading with accent and enthusiasm.
The story of Clair and Jamie is heart wrenching and joyous. These two are in my mind all the time and I am downloading the 2nd book today! Highly recommend giving this a listen or two or three!
I like Keri Arthur's writing, just not sure how much I liked this particular story. Felt it was a bit slow in spots and not sure I'd listen to this again. It was a predictable ending and no real surprises.
I hesitated downloading this book since I wasn't thrilled with the one before this... but highly recommend giving this a listen. I do like the narrator and found I laughed out loud several times on my way to work. Will listen to again and again. I like how the characters have evolved in this series. Love the dynamics between Sophie and Anatoly.
This book really makes you think about what happens when someone is not conscious... Can we really comprehend what is going on around us? I liked the story line very much and narrator did a pretty good job of going from character to character. I recommend giving it a listen - probably not one I'll listen to repeatedly, but worth it nonetheless.
It was about time that Carrie figured out how much she and Nathan loved each other. Good grief, it was a long journey, but I did enjoy the ride. The story was a tad long in spots, but overall I liked the book.
I enjoyed this book very much. The narrator did a great job and I liked Sophie's overall outlook on life. It was a bit slow in spots, but I never had the urge to fast forward - I toughed it out and am glad I did. Enjoyed all the characters very much and the plot of the story kept me interested and wondering to the end. Definitely give it a listen.
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