My wonderful SP Robin sent me the audio version of Voyager from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I have been listening to this since last Friday, it seems like none stop and finally finished the book yesterday afternoon. This is a wonderful series, and while I don’t like some of the language (cursing profusely to be exact) the overall story will sweep you away into Scotland and beyond during the 1700’s. I stumbled across Outlander sometime around 2000 and read the novel over and over. I finally got a copy of the second book, Dragonfly in Amber and my progress came to a slow but steady halt. I skipped around the book and then finally straight to the back. My interest waned and I had mentioned this to Robin almost a year ago, that I loved the first book but found the second one to be a bit draggy. Well she remembered and sent me the next wonderful audiobook, Voyager narrated by Davina Porter.
Davina does a wonderful job of mastering the character’s voices, as well as having a pleasant voice to listen to herself. I wanted to get the next books in the series on audiobook too just so I could listen to Davina recount this wonderful tail, however it seems that these are only available in the UK or EU – not the US. So I went ahead and purchased the paperback books from Amazon and should receive these next week. This is somewhat inconvenient because I was free to knit as I listened, but I will find away to do both – I must! 😉
After having lived in England for just over a year and visiting Scotland twice while there, I love reading historical romance novels set in the UK. My grandmother has traced both mine and Caveman’s genealogy back to Scotland and when you are there you feel like you have come home. It’s like you finally found what you were looking for, only you didn’t even know you were looking for it. There is so much history there and it is very peaceful too.