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.
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"Compulsively readable." (Publishers Weekly)
"A winning combination of vivid imagination and good common sense." (Kirkus)
"Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller." (Arizona Republic)
Davina Porter is a wonderful reader. Brings the characters ALIVE in an already entrancing story. Listen time well spent.
I have read all of the author's books when they were just publish. Each book was a great read. It is even better with the audible book because it makes you wonder how did I miss that particular episode in the book and makes you actually remember it after you have finish the book!
I don't know, I just really have a thing for these books. It's just like, my thing. And I seriously can't get enough. So, if you like historic romance novels with a touch of fantasy(seriously just a touch), that don't seem to ever get boring... Read this series. That is all.
Yes as soon as I have a spare 40 something hours haha!
Not really possible but yes.
I liked best the narration of Davina Porter. The text includes too much tiny details
Too long&detailed . Made me hop between chapters
Yes. Only because even after some very long 3 days of recordings the story did not conclude
I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible
Book two starts off with Clair back in her time and she's with her daughter. Twenty years later after Frank has passed away she wants to let her daughter know her real dad. Now its time to go back on the journey with her daughter to learn the past and maybe change the past. At times the book was long and boring so I hope book three is a little better.
"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.
"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.
"Excellent 2nd part to the series."
Hard to put down. Credible even though incredible. Wonderfully drawn relationships. Must go now to start book 3.
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