I don't mind BDSM but this was total degradation!
And just how many times can you use the word "ignominious" in a conversation....apparently...no offense to Anne Rice...but she never thought to use the words humiliating or degrading....everything was IGNOMINIOUS!
Anne Rice is so much better than this....I was expecting excellent writing as per her other books. This was a total let down!
I don't think I have listened to either before, but not bad narration.
The whole book should have been tossed and rethought.
Total disappointment....don't waste your credit on this unless you are into "ignominious" situations. Sorry...it could not be helped.
I can't really say it's better than the printed version, I've not actually read the book. However I love Davina Porter's portrayal of the characters.
At first I didn't particularly care for the narrator, she sounded too old to be the Claire I was imagining (Ms. Porter, no offense intended). However as I began listening to the book and seeing in my minds eye the person that Ms. Gabaldon describes in such vivid detail everything fell into place. Davina Porter portrays all characters with such vitality and you never have to wonder who the voice she is portraying belongs to...you know the character by their voice. And I also love how Ms. Porter conveys emotion in her reading, it isn't just flat emotionless reading....it's narrating at it's best.
I think the most moving part for me was when Lord John, as his final act of love toward Jamie, proposes to Claire. Two people who have loved Jamie for so many years come together to share in the love of the one man. Very touching.
No....sorry the narrator seemed like she was just reading the book. Anyone can read a book but narration is another story. Will definitely be sure she's not the narrator for any other books I download.
However the stories themselves were pretty good.
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