The fourth ook had me completely absorbed in the little details and fascinating plot, the thirteenth book made me angry by the huge jump in time and then made me happy, while the secon book continued to hold my interest.
The seventh book made me wish for all that time spent listening back again because really, however many pages an author should devote to homesteading, Ms. Gabaldon surpassed it at least ten-fold.
If the last two books have been less-than-ideal and even somewhat of a waste of time, why did I continue the series and move on to A Breath of Snow and Ashes?
I was sucked into the Outlander world, and I can ’ t seem to get out.In the beginning of the series, the sex scenes were so unusual in a romance novel because they were actually vital to the tale.
While Stephanie is clearly an ass man given his many lascivious ( and slightly disturbing) comments about the state of Clare ’ s derrière, I ’ m beginning to think Ms. Gabaldon is a breast woman herself.
As for Bree, she is just now thinking of the fears of going back in time 200 years to the Revolutionary War – after the war has started.
It goes without saying that their removal from the story would also eliminate a good number of pages in this very bloated series.The problem is that at an average audiobook length of 50+ hours, I have spent way too much time devoted to Jamie and Clare to quit the series now.
Ms. Gabaldon has not yet written her stories to provide closure, and so I am stuck in this world of time travelers.
Until then, there will be more yelling and eye-rolling and general frustration at the slow pacing, repetitive syntax, unnecessary narrative shifts, and completely unnecessary sex scenes.