Diana Gabaldon's powerful, witty, and heroic characters lend themselves well to the rich, melodic narration accorded them by Davina Porter. Under her spell, listeners find themselves transported back through time to exciting, faraway places alive with people they would enjoy knowing.
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"Triumphant....Her use of historical detail and truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer." (Publishers Weekly)
Voyager is right up there with Outlander for my top two books in the series. Jamie and Claire are even more compelling characters as they unite 20 years after Culloden. And the adventure is more perilous and full of surprises.
This historical fiction story of Jaime and Claire Fraser is riveting. adventure after adventure the storyline and depth of its characters keep every reader on the edge of their seats!
This series is getting better. Just when I wonder where on earth the story can go to keep it going, the location moves and the story is off again. The character development is excellent and the complete cast of characters old and new very exciting. I marvel at Davina Porter. She reads these stories brilliantly and tirelessly, managing to bring, men, women and children of all accents and Nationalities to life. I thought this book might be the best so far. Impatiently waiting for my next credit for the next book!
There is nothing I love to do more than reading. I love all genres.
"Voyager" is my favorite of the series & that's saying a lot as I love the entire series. In this book, we learn more about J &C's life during the more than two decades they have spent apart. Do they still have that special feeling between them? Of course, but it is different. Not better, just different, given their experiences while they are apart.. There is a great deal of humor, action and of course, PASSION. Davinia Porter is extraordinary and makes you feel you are there, in the story. Finally, last but not least, Diana Gabaldon writes beautiful stories.
I can see why the books became a mini series. I can't wait to listen to book 4.
Voyager is a fun read. Lots of action and intrigue. I enjoyed the story and especially the surprise appearance of a character thought dead.
Diana Gabaldon is a master story teller. Her characters breathe. Davina Porter is the perfect vehicle for the story to breathe as well.
Good story in a series of good stories, (although I found some of the love scenes going on a bit and fast-forwarded here and there but thats probably just me ;o) )and I really did enjoy lisening to it in the car. Looking forward to the next in the series. Have to make special mention of the narration - I listen to a LOT of audio books and Davina Porter is exceptionally good, easy on the ear and really captures the characters.
"A roller-coaster ride"
Gosh you do get your money's worth out of Diana Gabaldon's books. Over 45 hours of listening - phew! This book is a roller-coaster ride - always something happening. Jamie and Clare don't know what boring is and neither does the reader/listener. Davina Porter does another wonderful job at narrating this story. This being book 3 of the Outlander series, I did find the sex scenes a bit tiresome and wish the author would just set the scene and stop at the bedroom door although often have a chuckle at picturing the narrator sat in a recording booth expressing all this passion. I listen while walking my dog around the local park and really look forward to this hour everyday. Looking forward to book 4. By the way, I am female although my name on the review says Mr.
"Diana Gabaldon in audiobook format"
What a boon to have these great books in audiobook format. I have read each of the books in the series and am loving them even more in this format. The book are the best and the narrator just adds to the pleasure.
I am currently listening to voyager and I can't wait to get into the car so that I can listen to some more.
These audiobooks are definetly worth buying. There are hours of enjoyment awaiting the 'reader'.
"One of the best"
Don't start this book unless you are prepared to want to read the whole series. It is wonderfully read and a real page-turner. Strong characters that you will love. Beware also when you get to book 5 because the one available at audible (as at Aug 09)is abridged and has a different narrator. A bitter disappointment.
"A wonderful immersion into the past..."
Addictive, facinating, enjoyable
I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the great detail that Diana Gabaldon writes in this fourth instalment of the Outlander series. I feel transported back to a time, of which though much is known about, I will never experience first hand. I enjoyed the different points of view of the main characters. Nothing disappoints in this story and I love the continuing tale Jamie and Claire's love and the development of Briana and Roger.
Davina Porter does a wonderful job with all aspects of the narration, from accents, to singing, to a variety of foreign languages and difficult pronunciations. I greatly appreciate the time and effort that goes into the creation of the performances and I never feel, at any point, in the 55+ hours of narration, that the performance is tired.
"Just as good, if not better!"
I am so hooked on this story, and so in love with the characters so brilliantly portrayed by Diane's voice. Next one loaded ready to go.
"Great series of books"
I love listening to these audio books as much as I loved reading them - Diana Gabaldon is a wonderful author, and Davina Porter reads them superbly. Escapism at its best
"Another great part in this series"
Yes, only after reading the first 2 books in the series though. It was narrated beautifully.
Knowing what happened next in the Outlander series and the Narrator, who made the characters come to life.
I feel that Davina Porter has given each character such thought for the way the characters would have said the words, that she made the story come to life and feel completely real.
I'd happily listen to her narrating all sorts of books - the best by far!
Yep! Although I don't think I could sit down for 47hrs!
I loved it the book was so captivating I had all emotions whilst listening to this book.
My favourite of all the books (so far). Loved it so much. Great job Davina.
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