Everyone I've talked to about this book says they loved it. The reviews here are good. But... I just can not get into it! I'm halfway through and this is the longest it's taken me to get through a book. Ever. Even if the story itself is good, I can't tell. The narration is mindblowingly BORING!! *!bold, underline!*. I can't listen to it for long, because it literally puts me to sleep. Maybe this is one of those rare times reading the hardcopy would have been better.
I just finished this book. I can honestly say I'm not sure if I liked it or not! I know I did not enjoy the narrator; I've listened to books wIth British narrators before and they were great. This one had an unpleasant accent though, putting emphasis on the wrong words in a sentence and making statements sound like questions. Was also not much variety in intonation.
The ending left me wanting, as well.
The story itself was quite good though. I enjoyed it quite a lot and often found myself not wanting to turn it off. Maybe it is one you are better off reading, not listening to.
I liked this book, I can't say I didn't. I think my problem was that it was just a little too long... and that's coming from someone who looks for the longest books possible! I started to get bored 3/4 of the way through - maybe it was too repetitive, maybe it was 'the voice' I couldn't handle anymore. I don't know. I stopped reading it and read another book, then went back to finish it.
I didn't read this book before listening to it, so I don't know if I would have felt differently if I had. I know I had heard of it before and all indications were that it was a great book. It was good; just not great.
I would have rated 5 stars but for the ending... I LOVED this book but when I was listening I didn't know it was the first in a series. There is a way to 'wrap up' certain things even if it is the first in a series, just read the Outlander series by Dianna Gaboldon. They are fantastic, and none leave you absolutely hanging at the end. This one doesn't wrap up anything!
The sequel can't come fast enough. I'm not a fan of reading something I can't finish, and this is how I feel now about this book.
Ok, so the main character is not your typical 'leading man'. But you know that before you buy the book! I loved this epic story and couldn't put it down. Long read but never got bored with it.
I have never written a review here before, but this book was so bad I felt compelled to write. I've read Christopher Moore books before and they were funny and light, and really good. This book is not one of those. It is not only not funny, but it's BORING. I couldn't get into the story at all and I don't think I ever will bother to finish it. Truly disappointing. Don't waste your time or money.
These books are new to me, although they have been around for a while. The love story of Claire and Jamie is so compelling, so heart-wrenching, and the narrator makes every character come to life no matter where they are. I am almost finshed this book already and I don't think I can wait for my next credits to get the next book!!
I have never written a review before, but I can't stop thinking about this book . I started it on a Thursday and was finished by Saturday afternoon. I was sad when it was over, because I wanted to keep listening to these characters and what happens in their lives. The book was truly amazing, the narrators were perfect for the characters they portrayed, and their voices are still echoing in my head. It was the best audiobook I've ever listened to, and I've been a member for over two years. I fell in love with these characters and felt every emotion right along with them. I can't say enough about this book; I will be recommending it to everyone I know.
This could be a good book, but the narrator ruins it. He makes the entire book sound like a news story - dry, monotone, uninteresting.
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