I have read "Outlander," the first in these series many times, and adored Davina Porter's lively reading and amazingly varied accents so very much. This second book in the series is also a great read, and Porter is again amazing as the reader. I thought the beginning portions dragged a bit in location/plot/ narrative, (which I won't elaborate in fear of a spoiler), and was overjoyed when the story took us back to what I loved from Outlander. Warning: I was convinced I had accidentally downloaded the wrong book in the series for the first 25 minutes of listening; stick with it! it just seems as though you have skipped an entire book in the beginning.
I am in love with the Outlander Series, and the audio book is done so amazingly well with the genius of the narrator, Davina Porter. This book is my new favorite in the series. It is exciting and full of heart. These characters feel like walking breathing people to me, and the backdrop of the pre-REvolutionary war, with American settlers, is a great change of pace from previous settings.
Amy is genius, hilarious and fresh. As a lady, I totally appreciate her vulgarity and crassness, done with a sexy wink.
This is not even charming in an outdated, juvenile, sort of "teenage" way. I expected more of Doug Benson, who I normally enjoy!
If they enjoyed sci-fi
I liked the slow pace. The dialogue was stiff and too formal.
yes. It had some very interesting ideas about space and time and a future in which humans are exploring those concepts with adventure
I loved this book for the first half- it felt like a fabulous set-up for an adventure, and I was pumped! Then it just sort of fizzled out, and I felt as though nothing too exciting had happened. I cared about the characters less at the end than when I first met them. The relationships and characters don't evolve, and the interactions between them feel flat. I still enjoyed the overall experience somewhat, as it posed some cool ideas about the (fantastical) reality future explorations of space, and there are some interesting scenes. PS- I am not typically a sci-fi fan, I am more of a fantasy nerd.
Im not sure why the author chose to make the characters so unsympathetic at first- I really didn't feel any interest for them or their story at all and they annoyed me. The second half of the story takes on a more interesting turn; it introduces a new time and place, and some part of me was interested enough to listen through to the end. The story is somewhat redundant, and there is a big "reveal" which the reader sees coming for miles, so it is boring to listen to the characters muddling through the mystery. I found myself rolling my eyes at this book frequently.
Sort of a boring performance. Accents weren't great.
sigh. Don't think so.
If the book was entertaining or funny.
I have been a fan of Cross for years, seen him do stand-up, loved his stand-up CD "Shut up you F***in baby!" and listened to it many times.
But this book was absolutely boring! Didn't laugh once. And Im sad to say he came off as sort of obnoxious :(
Definitely- I will keep checking out his stand-up.
I am not in love with this book. While the male narrator is stupendous and breathes much life into one character and story, I find the other narrators lacking and even grating, and I was not engrossed with the main plot line, nor the characters, nor the writing style.
This was an outstanding and wonderful audible experience- my favorite audible book to date. The work is brilliant and interesting and engrossing and beautiful, each narrator is perfect, and I did not want this book to ever end. Absolutely amazing.
The narrator was outstanding. He brought such range, and passion to this work, that he kept me thoroughly engaged. I actually attempted to read this in paperback form several years ago and did not finish it, but with his narration I loved this book.
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