Yes, It's a must have for Outlander fans. However, if you are used to Davina Porter's excellent narration, you might be better off getting this book in print.
Jeff Woodman's narration of Lord John has always struck me as lacking in personality, but I can deal with him. Rick Holmes's performance of Jamie made me cringe every time he opened his mouth and butchered Jamie's lines. His accent was atrocious, his voice entirely too high pitched, and to make it even worse, he added an actual lisp (!) to Jamie's lovely Scottish accent. Whoever hired this guy as narrator should be fired.
To those who are die hard Outlander Series fans, you'll want and need the additional history of things Jamie did while Claire was gone. However, I advise you to save yourself the pain of this narration and get it in print form!
It is a testament to how much I've been enjoying the Repairman Jack series that I would not skip the two narrated by Dick Hill. A Pox on whoever made the choice to use him as a replacement!! So many other choices out there if Mr. Price wasn't available. WHY did you pick this hideous voice actor?? As a rule I avoid ANY books narrated by him, but how can I miss out on 2 whole books in a series? I need to know what happens! I may have to give up and take the time to physically read the books. *sigh*
Oh, let me count the ways.... He's overly dramatic, his accents are awful. He's too nasal. His female characters all sound like stupid whiny twits. He can't pronounce entirely too many words, and comes across as sooo smugly superior, I want to reach through my earbuds and smack him! I cannot imagine how this man has won any narration awards!
Yes, anger,sadness, disappointment-- it's all about the horrible narration. I resent having to struggle through this gawdawful production to get to the real story hidden in there, somewhere!
I have been enjoying Repairman Jack's Stories. It's well written and not the same ol' stuff. He's a likable, though not too perfect character. I'll be happy to get back to the Christopher Price versions so I can relax and enjoy again.
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