The story narrator (not the reader) makes explanation for the confusion of the storyline. The author seemed to use that device as an excuse for not being able to write a coherent piece. I'm not sure why I stuck with it so long, except that I had hoped it would redeem itself. Perhaps I should rate the reader's performance more highly. What hope did he have with such a book to work with?
The gifted reader brought to life Sara's heartbreaking losses and unwillingness to absent herself from this world. I've only met one Holocaust survivor. Now I have an insight into her experience. So glad I listened.
I'm on a jag reading both fiction and non-fiction about WWII and the decades before and after. So, it was just dumb luck that I selected Outlander for a listen. It's a wealth of history, romance, and time travel all in one. Davina Porter's performance brings depth and nuance to an already fabulous book.
Thanks, Diana Gabaldon...now I have to read the entire series. Can't wait!
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