I'm surprise that Will Patton didn't read himself to sleep with this one!
I enjoyed this eighth Outlander book tremendously and felt a bit of satisfaction and closure at the end. This book could serve as a satisfying and memorable end to the series. Since it's probably not the last one, though, in Book 9, I would like to see more of Jamie, Claire, Bree, Roger, and William and much, much less of Lord John. He has his own series, which I have no interest in following!
What started as an interesting, compelling trilogy with the first two volumes has ended in a flat, dull, confusing, and disappointing read. I cannot get through it, so I'm done with it.
This was my mistake... I should have noticed the short length of this audiobook... I won't fall for it again!
Disappointment... the reviews and promos were misleading. This book should be categorized as Christian Lit-- not a genre I enjoy reading unless I'm focused on Bible study.
Although this book grabbed me from the beginning, it took a weird and sinister turn about two-thirds into it. It's certainly an interesting idea for a story, but it led me down a trail that I just didn't want to go, so I turned it off and deleted it from my playlist. I'm sorry I wasted a credit on this one.
I've been a great fan of the Outlander series but Echo has left me cold. This book served to introduce a number of what could become interesting story lines, but none were adequately explored , much less developed. Let's face it, Ms. Gabaldon, Lord John is just not that interesting! I'm definitely not buying the Lord John-Claire marriage deal. Come on! The Claire I know and love would have chosen prison over marriage to that arrogant jerk any day! An imprisoned Claire would have been infinitely more interesting than the bedroom scene with Lord Milktoast! Ms. Gabaldon has let her readers down with this latest edition of the Jamie-Claire saga. The sudden ending with so many unresolved and unexplained issues left me sad, confused, and frustrated instead of wanting more.
The characters and places come alive with Burke's prose and Patton's many voices. I hope to enjoy more of Hack's and Pam's adventures!
I enjoyed this book tremendously. The narration is superb! I found the characters were interesting and believeable, and the story was compelling. I was sorry to hear of the author's untimely death--- kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?
Although I prefer unabridged books and don't want to miss one word of the Jamie-Claire story, I enjoyed this production. Ms. James has a fine voice and represents both Claire and Jamie very well.
The story line is not as strong as some of Burke's other novels, such as Tin Roof, but Will Patton's narration makes it interesting, entertaining and difficult to put down! Will's ability to give each character such a distinguishable voice, especially Clete, makes this a best seller in my book.
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