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)
This is my second time through the outlander series. I am constantly amazed by Davina Porter who is an outstanding narrator. Wonderful!!
50 something female, not a bibliophile by any stretch of the imagination. Don't have time to sit. I love history and biographies.
I am catching on to this series rather late and enjoying the stories. Gabaldon's character development is strong. Sometimes the story is a bit predictable. Porter is spot on with every type of accent with the possible exception of American. Still, she deserves 5 stars.
Davina Porter does a great job. And Diana Gabaldon's writing is excellent. But the story is just getting ridiculous. So many adventures and yet all the people encountered just follow them all over the world and wind in and out of the story? I was really getting bored.
This is a great series. It sounds pretty cheesy when you try to describe it: time travel, love, warfare, friendship... but it is actually a fun series. You admittedly have to just accept some of the themes and happenings rather than approaching it with a rational mind, but if you do, you'll be glad you're along for the ride.
Diana Gabaldon continues to bring Jamie and Claire alive in this, the third book in the Outlander series. The narration by Davina Porter is outstanding. You feel as though you are part of their story with its intelligently balanced humor, loss, passion, and triumph over adversity. Another amazing adventure. Anyone who has read Outlander will love this book. If you have never read anything by Diana Gabaldon before, you will not only love this book but you will want to find Outlander and A Dragonfly In Amber so that you can start from the beginning. Then you will re-read Voyager just for the pleasure of it.
How is it that editors stop bothering when the third novel in a series comes around? The first two, while long, were well edited and told a story I wanted to hear.
Voyager was over 40 hours of bafflement. How are there only 14 people in all of 18th century Scotland, Jamaica and Cuba? And those same 18th century people are conveniently related to the 7 people who exist in the 20th century. Yes it's fantasy, but this is hard to believe!
My name is Devyn, I am a mother, wife and blogger. Love to read.
Enlightening, Closure, superstitious
When Claire found Jamie.
She has a remarkable way of really helping you to feel what the character is feeling and describing their appearance and scenery to a T.
For me there wasn't one character that stuck out so much as the introduction of so many new characters.
Voyager was great in the fact that it introduced Roger, Brianna and young Ian.
Once I got into the first book (which admittedly took some time) I became thoroughly engrossed with the series. The second book had a bit more momentum in the beginning, but this one had me completely engaged from beginning to end. I love how she weaves tiny details into significant and central elements of the plot!
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