Please review the types of cookies we use below. These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features. Started a few times before I could get into it. Once I got past through the first few chapters, it got good and I will probably read the whole series now. I am already on the second book. The only criticism that I have is that the author could've better conveyed a sense of love and intimacy in other ways except detailed sex. To me, the multiple sex scenes were actually a distraction away from the intent to convey strong love and connection.
The narration was good. Easy to follow the characters via the narrator's skilled ability to switch between English and Scottish accents. Overall, I would highly recommend this audiobook. Will Claire find her way back to her own time, or is her destiny forever linked with Clan MacKenzie and the gallant James Fraser?
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Suspension of disbelief required. There were a couple historical errors which initially rubbed me the wrong way. However, if you can let that sort of thing go this is an amazing tale full of action and romance and adventure. It's a lot less gory than the Game of Thrones series, so a good alternative for people wanting some low-tech fantasy without the nihilism.
I now understand how this has become a classic. I'm generally not an audiobook listener, but there have been such rave reviews about Davina Porter's narration of Diana Gabaldon's books that, in addition to reading the book and watching the TV series and still feeling like I couldn't get enough, I thought I might enjoy yet another way to savor the Outlander experience.
And, boy, is it an experience distinct from reading! Porter is simply marvelous -- the voices, the accents, the way I became oblivious to the fact that the narrator was in actuality a single person. At times, I half expected to hear sound effects, as though I were watching a stage performance. The pace seems slower while listening, but I didn't mind. I attribute that to the reader more likely skimming long, descriptive passages, unconsciously or not, while the listener is aware of every word.