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By BookwormDownUnder on 01-31-17


I started my journey to read the series way back in 2004 and eagerly awaited each new book. I love the books and wanted to give audible a try. I wasn't disappointed my only bug bear is that the narrator, Davina, at times, sounded a little to "listen with mother" in the way she spoke. Her Scottish accent was god though.

This series is brilliant if you are in doubt, don't go by the BBC tv series currently out, as usual the transfer from book to tv is poor.

Our Jamie Fraser is a bear of a man, big, strong, with reddish blonde hair and if swooning was still a thing, I'd be doing a lot of it!

Claire is tall and confident and a five years older than him.

Do yourself a favour, either buy the books or download them here. I am using my monthly subscription to buy them all on audio although not sure if I can wait till next month, might have to get two a month. 😎

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

By Anneka on 11-02-16

Narrator's voice does not match the character

What didn’t you like about Davina Porter’s performance?

I couldn't pair the narrator's voice with the character - the narrator's voice felt too old and stuffy to be the young, headstrong Claire. I couldn't keep on with this audiobook after the first 3 hours. I have now read the book in its normal written format and loved it, but still cannot bring myself to return to the audiobook version as narrated by Davina Porter. Sorry Davina, it's not you, it's me!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

By Deanna on 09-11-15

couldn't handle the voice actor

I found it unbelievable the voice actor sounded much older than the main people's perspective and it just kept me back from sinking in to the book. she had a lovely voice and it was pleasant to listen to. I just couldn't merge the book and the voice. But it did sound like a good story, what I got through. so listen to the sample and if you like her voice give it a try!

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11 of 13 people found this review helpful

By wendy on 10-08-14

bodice ripper posing as historical fiction

What would have made Outlander better?

not sure there was anything that would make it better, i just didn't like the interminable sex (yeah i get it, they were hot for each other) unbelievable close scrapes and escapes for Claire, and Jamie the superhero surviving beating after beating. just toooooooo much.

What could Diana Gabaldon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

obviously lots of people really like it and the series … why should she change it for me?

What didn’t you like about Davina Porter’s performance?

Davina was fine, is was the content

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Outlander?

most of them…but particularly the escape of Claire from the prison only to land in a pit full of bodies, then get attacked by wolves, which she kills single handed (NO weapon) then gets picked up by some dude who wanted to marry Jamies mother way back when… oh dear, REALLY?!?!?!

Any additional comments?

obviously I accidentally chose a genre that i really don't like, but i did go on the many many previous reviews….almost 100% positive … so maybe its just me….

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13 of 16 people found this review helpful

By Denise on 11-10-16

A powerful story beautifully narrated.

The story alone is a wonderful mix of drama and romance, with characters that develop and grow as the story unfolds. The dialogue is rich and descriptive and down-to-earth, so the reader feels almost a part of the world Diana Gabaldon has created. I can't praise the narration by Davina Porter highly enough! She brings each individual character to life, taking on their personas, characteristics and emotions. She's not just narrating: she's performing, fleshing the characters out, enhancing their personalities and adding a whole new dimension to the story.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

By Sandra on 07-01-14

Great Story.........great Narration

What did you like most about Outlander?

I absolutely love the story and I can't wait to get into the next book in the series. I also love the Narration by Davina she is very believable with all the various characters.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the time traveling and of course the love story between Claire & Jamie,

Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is my first Performance by her but after this series, I will be looking at other stories.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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