For some reason this book read almost like a movie. I could picture each of the characters and even the places they visited and the circumstances of each of their lives. One of my favorite Audible choices. I read audible when I ride in the car or walk. This book inspired me to drive and walk.
Davina Porter is truly a story-reader. Diana Gabaldon is a wordsmithing story teller. Each book of the Outlander series has brought me to tears in places, tears of joy and tears of sorrow. Having read the first and second book before discovering the Audible version, I truly believe that Davina Porter added something very special to Gabaldon's beatifully written works. What a team!!
The humorous perspective that was brought into the first person narration. The number of times I was so drawn in to the story that I cried - both for joy and for sorrow.
This is a difficult question. Davina portrayed them all so beautifully. Of course Claire has always been my favorite - but Jamie is sexy and rugged - and well they all come to life for me. I see them fresh and anew with each new book. Even grow old with them.
Yes it was - I even got blue tooth earbuds so I could listen while cleaning house and doing laundry and of course while running errands.
This whole series is not only a beautiful ongoing saga but also very informative and educational in its presentation. I am currently watching the STARZ series. While it appears that I will enjoy it. - it is like the Readers Digest version of an epic story that simply cannot be reduced to a 60 minute series of episodes. I hope that the television series invites those who have not read the series to do so.
I did not read the print version - but judging from the way it was performed, I don't think I need to read the print version!
Sue Monk Kidd has a way with word. She sets the stage and introduces you to the characters in such a way that you can envision it all. I was particularly impressed by her discussion at the end of the book about the truth behind the story.
Yes - the Secret Life of Bees and I read the Dance of the Dissident Daughter both of which were equally as spell binding
Yes and one I did not want to end!!
A beautiful performance or a very talented author's story.
I am not sure it would ever work for me. Very dark and violent and I could not get past the first couple chapeters
a variety of possibilities
Poor Mr Andrews - I do not rate his performance I think he probably is a great narrator. I just did not like the story or overall style
All of them
Just not my style - am not big into violence.
WOW - this was a great listen. Stephen King is sometimes too gory for my sensibility. However, this was a great what-if.......
It was deep, romantic, comical and suspenseful. Set in the era of the 50's and 60's, I found myself thinking -
Everything - particularly his ability to give each character his or her own voice. It was not at all difficult to keep the characters straight.
As a Seattle native, I truly identified with this book. It was hard fro me to turn off the car and the Ipod. I cried, I laffed and my heart filled with joy when the book ended. It was a book that ended so beautifully that I did not desire a sequel. It is a well researched and great listen.
Stieg Larsson has done it again and whomever the translator is does an amazing job of bringing forth visions of the characters.
Since reading the series, I have seen the movie version and I must say that the cast if characters are very much like I imagined then to be.
I hope that I have more opportunity to follow the adventures and mis-adventures of Elizbeth Sallinger.
For some reason, I was not fond of the narration of this story. It was a bit sing-song and flat for me. I did not feel it did justice to the way the novel was written and Allende's wonderful and expressive descriptions.
I feel compelled to purchase the written version of the book to see how the vision unfolds for me. I truly think it is a well written story.
Funny, sad, ridiculous, true in so many ways. A Hiaasen character is as unique as his story lines. He is one of my all time favorite fun and satirical writers!!
I have read everything Carl Hiaasen has written. He is a master of satire in my opinion. Being a Florida resident, I love how he spins the story with political undertones. It's almost time for me to go back to the books I have "read" and listen to them being read. This story line is far out and believable all at the same time. Such fun to read!!
This story was not particularly memorable although when I hear the title I remember it with a smile. So I enjoyed it but it's a playful book for in the moment - a light and fun way to pass a few hours on the road.
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