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 Audible version was excellent! I loved hearing the narrator with perfect "Claire" English accent.
The storyline was on par with other novels in the series. I loved this. The brutality of the sex scenes poor me off. I understand that rape is brutal and as such the description fit. I just don't want to read about it, and couldn't bring myself to support the book.
Amazing book the imagination and detail gives me goosebumps. I find myself making excuses to put chores aside just so I can listen to Sabina read more to me.
I loved this book. in the first couple of chapters I had to adjust the fact that the setting was not continuing in the Highlands, but it had to progress the way it did. And it continues the story moving artfully towards the events that end in Culloden. My favorite scene would result in a spoiler so I will not give that, but let's just that say it's at the end of the book. It brought me to tears and I won't reveal whether they were tears of joy or tears of sadness... you have a lot of good listening ahead of you so get to it! I'm on to Voyager!
Loved the first two books and knowing I will enjoy the next book in line. I recommend this series to all and the narrator of these books did a fantastic job!! Now onto the next great book!!!!!!!!!
"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
"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
"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.
"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!
"Really good book"
Shame about the slight background noise as I really liked the story hence four stars.
"great book reading"
I loved this book, it was well detailed and made me go back to France and Scotland. looking forward to Voyager
"Great book poor recording"
Engaging and vivid story. Unfortunately let down by a background noise of chatter or echo, noticeable when listening on phone but less so if listening in car.
"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.
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