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)
My name is Devyn, I am a mother, wife and blogger. Love to read.
The story itself is going to grab hold of you from the beginning. throw in the history are the good narrative and you are really hooked!
I have a serious issue with the author's seemingly obsession with rape and pedophilia. I whisked past these parts and enjoyed the historic nature of the story.
Yes! Because the book is so long, it's fantastic to be able to "read" this book while on my morning commute.
Great narrator who really helps bring the world alive.
Wish I could but WAY too long. But that's a good thing because it was a little treat each day.
I have never enjoyed a series as much as these books, I am going to listen to them again later down the track as they were so good. What talent this author has, also such a lovely voice of Davina, I felt like I could see the things I was listening to, Thank you so much for the series
Diana Gabaldon's second in the series was enjoyable because of the story as well as the details about a past age and culture. The story goes sometimes go too slow when it feels like too much detail is being packed in, but I did enjoy the story and will definitely go on to book 3.
Davina Porter does such a good job narrating, I know who is speaking before the text announces the speaker's name. The only challenge was her weakness in using an American accent. It was the only accent that I did not enjoy her rendition of, although I was able to follow the story well enough.
So much do I enjoy the books, I am planning to see the Starz series as well. I know I will be comparing Davina's portrayal to everything I see - her portrayal of Diana's world is the standard in my mind.
"Can't put it down"
No really I'm losing sleep as I must know what happens. After reading the first, I am now half way through this book and still have all the others to catch up on. Davina Porter is an amazing narrator. You honestly believe in all the characters and their different voices; how does she do it? I would never have enjoyed these books if I had read them myself. I couldn't have switched from voice to voice in my head the way it is narrated.
Oh just one other thing; A plead to reviewers; you are giving too much away and this spoils it for those who haven't yet read or finished each novel.
"This series of books are amazing"
absolutely, They are absolutely wonderfully narrated by Davina Porter. She makes these books as amazing as they are. Without her reading them I don't know if I would love them as much as I do.
It has to be Clare. She's witty, kind, loving and calm.
Jamie, Davina's character voices are impeccable.
Love at its deepest
as you can see I just adore the outlander series (so far..) wonderfully amazing
"A brilliant follow up"
This lived up to the brilliance of the first book, and I finished it in five days. Plenty of laughs and tears, and a gripping plot.
"enthrawling story worst american accent ever!"
fantastic story very well performed (ignoring the worst American accent I've ever heard, it was more west country than anything!) thoroughly enjoyable highland /time travel romp! definitely purchasing book 3
"I was caught in amber too"
A wonderful, wonderful story ! Painful, touching, exciting, I know it's a cliche, but I didn't want it to end, and when it did.......downloaded the next one ! I commend this to the House.
The continuing story of Claire and Jamie.. Fascinating, compelling, intoxicating!... A romp through history... traveling in two centuries, full of wonderful characters, who both engage and repel. Epic battles..heartbreaking, as the narrative speaks of the futility of war. Love portrayed timelessly as truth. Funny, affectionate and unputdownable...thank goodness for audible narration by Davina Porter, (who deserves an award!) that brings vividly to life every character and scene with such dramatic flair. As I said ...Wonderful!
"more sex than history"
I love historical novels, but this really is more of a romance novel with a bit of history thrown it as filler. If you are looking for a book with lots of sex scenes set in a 'period' ambiance this is your book, if you are looking for more history than slightly vulgar sex than this one isn't for you.
As with the first book I was absolutely hooked.
I enjoyed reading and learning more about the characters.
The story flowed beautifully and the attention to detail was second to none, the author has clearly done her homework.
Would recommend readers read the book before seeing the series on tv .
I am now starting on book three
"Superb follow up"
This book is marvellously plotted and the historical details really paint a glowing picture of the dirt, gore, relationships, politics, even fashion of the times both in the 18th and 20th centuries. Davina Porter is a very talented voice actress
"Super audio book"
Brilliant!! Wonderfully written and beautifully read. A joy to listen to. I recommend to others.
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