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What did you like best about The Outlandish Companion Volume Two? What did you like least?
What I liked best was it was about two of my favorite fictional characters. What I liked least was the miniscule amount of new information provided in 22 hours of running time.
What was most disappointing about Diana Gabaldon’s story?
What was the most disappointing about Diana Gabaldon's story was that there was no story. This book is a recap of each of the books included in this Volume 2. I bought a hard copy of Volume 1 and it was full of new and interesting tidbits applicable to the series. This volume has very little new information and is basically a synopsis of each of the later books which I have read at least twice and listened to at least twice. I truly do not know why this book was published. I am curious about the hard copy and will look at it at the bookstore to see if it is as pointless as the recorded book.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Do not let the author be part of the narration.
Did The Outlandish Companion Volume Two inspire you to do anything?
Yes. It inspired me to ask for a refund.
Any additional comments?
No, I don't think I do.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
This works decently as an audiobook, but would be much better read in book form. There are many lists, recipes, and blurbs (not to mention an abundance of footnotes) that don't make for exciting listening. Also, while I love Diana Gabaldon and appreciate the quirkiness of her voice, she takes some getting used to. And she reads VERY fast.
The upside is that they brought in Davina Porter to narrate and she is lovely as always (though I was thrown for a loop several times as she has changed her pronunciation of several words from when she narrated the big books.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful