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)
A wonderful compliment to the first book, that feels like a worthy conclusion to the story arc created by the first. Usually very thoughtful and in no rush, with great care in character development, but at times very intense. Some great twists too. The reader is fantastic, her accents always adding to the story (except maybe the American one).
Great writing and a wonderful performance! Definitely recommend for anyone that enjoys historical fiction. The details make the story come alive and give a sense of connection to Claire and her family.
Audible listener for MANY years. I love mysteries and spy novels, biographies, historical fiction, and many other things in between.
I've been told by friends who have read the whole series that this book was one of the slower ones. With Divina Porter reading, I found myself immersed in the book and was happy to listen to every line. I'm not sure I have ever heard a better reader, she really makes everything come alive. These books are not to be rushed through, but savored for the beautiful writing, imagery, and story. I can't wait to start the next book, even though I know it is 45 hours long – yikes! I'm hooked!
I am a single mother of two boys, Josef who is 8 and Gabriel who is 1. I am so busy I am unable to sit and read. So having audible is great!
I love the audio because it allows me to better visualize what is going on. I am able to pay attention to details better. I am also able to listen more than I would if I were to read it myself. So I would definitely say it is better than the print version.
I love this series. I usually read Stephen King and like authors. So, this is very different than that. My friend introduced me to the series and I was hooked. I would have never picked up this book if it wasn't for my friend. I am glad I did and hope to venture out of my comfort zone more. I read the first book, Outlander. It's silly to compare the two, but that would be my only available comparison. They are great!
There is a scene when Claire is in France with Jamie. They are at their home entertaining guests. Claire sees someone in the distance.
This scene was great! As I was listening I kept thinking, "OMG who is it? It's not Black Jack Randall! He should be dead! OMG" The intensity of that scene was great.
If I could have I would have! But 39 hours is a long time to sit and listen. I did listen to it on my way to work and on my way home. I also slipped in my ear piece at work and listened. I listened as often as I could.
Love this series! I can't say that enough.
I found the extended term of the character of Gillie to be somewhat of a distraction from an otherwise fast moving plot.
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