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)
The sequel is as good as the first book, which is a rarity. LOVED IT!! So glad they have made a TV series out if it and I sure hope they complete all 8 books.
Not wanting to ruin the plot, I will just say this: This book was like a journey and a warm companion. It took me on highs and lows and everywhere in between.. Extremely well-written, it's one of those books that makes you sit up a little straighter and desire to live a little more fully. It's a worthy read,.. and something you never quite forget.
Thank you, Diana Gabaldon
Loved the reader and this consistency and relationship with chars tar building. The Story is so in depth I can say I learns history , though wars and battles are not my favorite part of the book. Sometime this part seemed to much but it always led towards feelings and mood that would follow. Looking now to get the next in the series.
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I think I might just listen to the audiobooks than reading the books because I felt like I was watching everything as the narrator was telling me to story. Every scene was so freaking vivid in my mind that it was surreal!
The same narrator as the last, I had absolutely no regrets about the hefty $$$ I slapped down for this one. well worth it. I can't wait to read the final book, though I do intend to read it - I may audio book it as well.
I love the characters in this story! The reader is fantastic! I know who she is talking about by her unique voice for each character! I can't get enough!
I have read most of this series of books (the big ones) but have never finished, as the newer ones came out years after I had read the last. Now I'm re-reading in preparation to finish the series (or at least to catch up) Ms. porter does an incredible job with catching all the different languages, Gaelic, English, and French and inflicting each character so perfectly it's hard to believe there is only one person reading.
"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.
"Wow, another 10/10"
What can I say? Another beautifully written story, amazingly narrated by Davina!! I'm absolutely hooked and have been on a rollercoaster of emotions (again!!) listening to this audiobook... I'm just in love with everything about it!
"dragon fly in amber"
loved it ! Wonderful dynamic descriptive dialogue from Diana Gabeldon. story
line throughout the series is gripping and definitely one of those series that you will read time and time again.
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
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