Narrator Davina Porter's gift for expression captures the history and flavor of a harsh place and time, and gives it the polish of a warm and engaging love story.
©1992 Diana Gabaldon; (P)1998 Recorded Books
"Compulsively readable." (Publishers Weekly)
"A winning combination of vivid imagination and good common sense." (Kirkus)
"Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller." (Arizona Republic)
This book, along with Outlander are so entertaining with love, death, revenge and I didn't want to stop!!
I can't wait to start the 3rd book in the series, The Voyager!!
A must listen!
I read all the books when they first came out 25 years ago I watch the show I'm going through and reading the books over and over again and now the audio Divina really makes the characters come alive and real she does a fabulous job reading the story it's great with audio you hear things differently than the way you read them and it comes across as almost to different stories don't add some parts there's a few things I missed even after reading the book more than once that I heard in the audio great just love it!
I find this series very enjoyable and it keeps my interest. I love well written books that peeks my interests and has actual history facts . I can't wait to hear the next book!.......an excellent book!......now I would love to visit Ireland some day.
I started listening to these books on audible after watching the tv series because I wanted to know what happened next. It's been great because as usual there are some things that are not in the tv series that are in the book. But, surprisingly, there are some things on the series that are not in the book. It's the best of both worlds having them both. I love the narrator, she does a great job and keeps me interested, which is no easy task. The sex scenes in the book were many, but great. I must say I definitely liked them, but caught myself saying aloud one time, "oh geez not again." I can only think I must have been having an off day as that is very unlike me. But, they are tasteful and the writer is excellent as she really makes me feel like I am right in the scene along with the great narrator of course that brings those words to life. My girlfriend just prompted me to get the third book so we can see what happens next as we just finished the series finale. I don't know if I would have gotten into these books so much without watching the series, but I am hooked now and I am very glad I have discovered them. I will probably end up listening to them all. Kudos to Miss Gabaldon for her creativity and excellent writing and to Miss Porter for narrating them so well. I am off to listen to the third now. :)
I'm an audible junky. I work in construction and listen to audible books all day long, it makes my days fly by. I'm pretty eclectic, listen to many different genre including audibles free offering and news, science and poetry. I seldom find something I don't like at least a little but often find the narrators bland if not outright irritating. Really, some of the authors should listen to who they pick for narrators in advance. Obviously Diana Gabaldon listened because not only did she write an amazing story but she chose a narrator that brings the story to life in a way that I cannot get enough of. All I can say is I find that my heart is deeply touched by both the story and the narration. To me, the narration for this series could not be any better. It is absolutely the best of the best.
Loved the basic story. Didnt quite like the beginning but overall liked the book. I was expecting to see better flow from last book between stories. Good narrator with all the voices and changes.
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