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.
©1993 Diana Gabaldon; (P)1998 Recorded Books
"Triumphant....Her use of historical detail and truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer." (Publishers Weekly)
Although I have read all of the Outlander books at least twice, I wanted to experience hearing the words. I have truly enjoyed the first three on audio, and plan to continue with the series.
I freaking love the Outlander series. I thank Ms Gabaldon for giving life to Claire & Jamie. I cried , I laughed, I dusted off my vibrator. Jamie & Claire have super hot sex making up for 20 year absence. Like the other books in the series the writer is detailed. The details don't move the characters or plot forward. Davina Porter gets the accents most of the time. Her Frencjh often sounds like weird Scottish. Her pronunciation of chaise lounge makes me laugh to my belly hurts. If you're an Outlander fan you'll love Voyager,
I liked voyager overall. It dragged in parts it even got a little weird. I love how she (author) takes you all over the world practically. I'm pretty impressed by how physical and active the main characters are even though they are in their 60s now. I have to keep reminding myself about how old they are.
Very creative story telling mixed with fascinating historical information. The best part is the performance by Davina Porter! She makes the characters come Alive!! Can't wait for the next book.
I love to read, but never have time anymore to read them! I'm excited find a new way to enjoy literature.
Davina Porter reads the Outland series books so perfectly with her inflection and volleying between voices. I love listening to her as she draws the perfect picture of Jamie and Clare's story! I can't wait for Drums of Autumn!
Yes I would. Very entertaining
There was so many things it would be hard to pick.
Loved the how he reads
Jamie he is got so many sides to his characters.
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.
Very long winded, had some good adventure just wish the author would stop stalling and on with it! Honestly could have been 20 hours shorter!
this book was wonderful on to book 4 now for me .these book are addictive as is the TV series.it is easy to become invested in each of the characters.
"Fantastic can't wait for it to be aired on tv !"
Brilliant lots of twists and turns ! Great follow-up from outlander season 2 hurry up we want to watch it now !
"A wave of emotions"
Gripping, Sad, Relief
You forget you are listening to a women's voice sometimes when she is talking in Jamie or Fergus's voice
It made me laugh and cry
I couldn't stop listening to it! So compelling and exciting. I would completely loose myself in the story. I didn't know if it would be as good being away from Scotland, but it was just as good, if not better. Jamie and Claire could not be more unlucky if they tried, but they always find there way back to each other.
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