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)
I love to read but love audio books even more cause I can listen to them when I can't read. I always have at least one book downloaded at a time.
Top three right now cause I've only doenload loaded the first three books in this series but I have read them all and can't wait for my next credit in a few days to get the next book
It's hard to pick one cause you can't have Jamie without Claire and you can't have Claire without Jamie.
Yes, she does in fact when I read the books I hear her voice in my head.
Yes, even after having listened to this book before I still get caught up in to it like its my first time listening. I have people always ask what I'm listening to cause of the expresions on my face.
I can't wait for the next book in this series to come out
It is a favourite for sure. Some chuckles along the way. Diana knows how to keep us interested.
Would compare tothe others in the series only, and a must read to hear the entire story.
Claire, just to hear everyting all over again. And Jamie too of course, as I would love to hear his side of the story. Although I know there is a book with him narrating I just haven't gotten to it yet
Although I don't want this story to end, I can't wait to get to the next book.
The History and story
I love Claire and Jamie
Claire and Jamie
Love it and need to clear more reading time
Amazing series. I am in such love with these books and can't stop. Yes, there are parts I wish I could skim over as they are redundant, but I love the books nonetheless.
If you love Highlander/time travel/historical books then this series is for you.
I think I'm a bit late on this band wagon, but oh so glad I've found them.
Beautiful writing of a fictional story laced with historical facts
The relationship between Clair and Jamie is always growing and learning
She has the characters down pat.
Consumed by the story in general
My all time favorite series
Davina Porter as Narator cannot be beaten
The best part was the reunion of Claire and Jamie after 20 years
Her ability to make the story come alive. As if you are listening to a radio show of the story
Tops! I've only recently started listening to audiobooks. I've already read all of the Outlander series, but in anticipation of her upcoming novel, have decided to listen to them as well (I spend a large part of my day in the car). Davina Porter is an EXCELLENT narrator..and, of course, the books are perfection!
The print shop...hands down :-)
Not better or worse. Sometimes the voice animation is different than I would of interpreted it, but that is what you get with a recording.
So much inflection and originality with each character.
I have enjoyed this series so much the story line, performance all of it is excellent. I am looking forward to the next 3 books of the series.
I'm not sure it is better, but it was interesting to hear the accents by Davina Porter, She has done an excellent job, more so in the latter books. I did listen to a portion of an Audio book in the Lord John Series and was very disappointed in his portrayal of Lord John and Jamie Frasier after reading Davina Porter's portrayals...so I would recommend the Narrated Audio books 'Outlander Series', but not the Lord John (that was better in print.)
See above: 'The Lord John Series'.
Jamie Frazier hands down. He is lovable, devilish, handsome, faithful,humorous,(love his dry humor) however, he has been injured so many times I don't know how he can get up in the morning.
Love the books; have re-read them, and also audio listen to them, and will buy the 8th as soon as it comes out in(hopefully) fall of 2013.
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.
"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'.
"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.
"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.
"An entertaining yarn"
Easy to listen to with an engaging story. Excellent narrator that carries you through the story.
love transends time
The change in direction and building in new characters
This is as strong as all the others I've read so far.
I just could not put the book down , the touching romantic story that have a sense of humus , that one cannot wait for the next kiss from Jamie for Claire .
"loved every minute."
well written grabbing story and superbly read. page turner, unable to stop reading it
"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.
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