Sunday, January 11, 2009

2009 Outlander Challenge

I'm a little late in joining up, but for those of you that haven't heard of this challenge already, join the 2009 Outlander Challenge, which is a way to be sure you've read all of Diana Gabaldon's books in her Outlander series before the 7th book in the series, An Echo in the Bone comes out (hopefully) in Fall, 2009.

Join up here and leave a comment to let Michele, from A Reader's Respite know you are joining.

I hesitated about joining up myself, since I already listen to the unabridged recordings of the books (Davina Porter is Claire) in one never ending gigantic loop. I felt funny about joining a challenge of something I do anyway every day of my life! I have all the CD's and listen to them in my car. I've been doing this ever since I finished ABOSAA (Sept. 2005). At first, I got the recordings on cassette from my town library (they'd order them for me via interlibrary loan) and then I broke down and just bought them all myself since I wanted to continue listening to them over and over. I think I've gone through the whole loop about 3 or 4 times. I cannot recommend them enough! But, remember only get the unabridged recordings, the abridged recordings cannot even begin to cover the real thing.

Anyway, I'm starting over from scratch and popping the first of my Outlander CD's into my car tomorrow (today we're completely iced over and I will not be doing any driving, much less getting the car door open!) en route to my office and back.

Happy reading (or listening, as in my case)!


Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Glad you joined in, Julie! Don't you just love Davina Porter's voice????

Julie said...

Oh yes, I love her voice! I don't even think of her as a woman when she does the men's voices, she's so good at it. I'm so familiar with her voice now that when and if a movie comes out, it will be hard for me not to associate all the characters with her voice!

Renee said...

I listened to the entire series on audiobook, and they were my favorite production. I actually load the cd's to my iPod, and can take it wherever I go! I especially love listening to it while I cook.
Right now I've got my husband listening to Outlander, and he seems to be really enjoying it!
Davina Porter is so awesome, that I actually had a hard time listening to the Lord John audiobooks and had to hear that narrator (a man, of course) speak as Jamie. She was Jamie's voice for me! lol
I got used to it after a while, but that's when I realized what a powerful audiobook performance she gives.

Julie said...

Renee, I saw that on your blog that your guy was reading it. I got my husband to read it too a couple of years ago (he wanted to see just who this Jamie guy was). He thought it was pretty good, but he never read any more of the books (oh well.) He thought it was a little too girly for his sensibilities (he's more of a Stephen King fan, if you know what I mean.)

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