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Voyager | [Diana Gabaldon]

Voyager

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.
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Publisher's Summary

Diana Gabaldon's magnificent historical saga, begun with Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, continues with this New York Times best seller. Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind. It has been 20 years since she and Jamie were forced to separate. Can she risk everything, maybe even her life, on a gamble that their love has withstood the long, rigorous test of time?

Diana Gabaldon's powerful, witty, and heroic characters lend themselves well to the rich, melodic narration accorded them by Davina Porter. Under her spell, listeners find themselves transported back through time to exciting, faraway places alive with people they would enjoy knowing.

©1993 Diana Gabaldon; (P)1998 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Triumphant....Her use of historical detail and truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Lynne Charlotte, NC, USA 07-26-09
    Lynne Charlotte, NC, USA 07-26-09
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    "Another winner by Diana Gabaldon!"

    This series has quickly become one of my favorites! Definitely Top 3! Jamie and Claire are two characters that just come to life for me. This book does frustrate me a bit before they meet up again... but it's only because my heart aches for them to be together once again. Highly recommend this series and can't imagine it without the highly skilled Davina Porter telling me the story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Koppel, PA, USA 01-17-09
    Heather Koppel, PA, USA 01-17-09
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    "Voyager (unabridged)"

    Again I really loved this book You just have to keep going to find out what happens. Some parts seemed to go on and you wanted to know quicker what happen to people and things like the pictures of Brianna, but as you find out it is worth the wait. I would tell anyone who whats to get in to a good story to get all these books. I hope that the next two will be coming out unabridged and they have the same person reading them. (she is Clare) to me anywhy. I am on the next book don't know what I will do when I am done.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie A. Foote Monterey CA 06-12-08
    Leslie A. Foote Monterey CA 06-12-08 Member Since 2006

    hospice doc

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    "More adventures and time travel"

    Just when you thought you couldn't think of more to add to the story, the story of Claire and Jaime takes a few more turns. The narrator for this book is outstanding and I hope that she does the whole series (6 books). These books are so rich in detail that an abridged version is unthinkable. Highly recommended for those that want to do the whole series of the "outlander".

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Vallejo, CA, USA 08-20-07
    Kathleen Vallejo, CA, USA 08-20-07 Member Since 2003
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    "A great series"

    This is the third of the series I've listened to, and it just keeps getting better and better. Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. I can't wait for Audible to get the rest of the series in unabridged versions. The stories are so rich, I wouldn't want to list to a cut down version. Davina Porter is one of the best narators I've heard.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sirees Anwar Northern CA 04-19-07
    Sirees Anwar Northern CA 04-19-07 Listener Since 2007

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    "Okay I'm totally obsessed..."

    The obsession Diana Gabaldon can create for those who read or listen to her books is insane. I mean I can barely stand not being able to listen or read her books about Jamie and Claire and after Dragonfly it was like torture awaiting that point where everything is righted for us loving fans.

    I've already looked. The next book isn't on the site in it's unabridge form. I recommend starting over with Outlander and continuing all the way back to this title.

    You won't be disappointed by this series... I assure you!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 03-05-07
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 03-05-07 Member Since 2005
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    "loved this book"

    can I just say that this has been my favorite of the books so far, I could not put this down in the car doing laundry around the house, I was lost in this book, It is long but worth it my husband started it because of me and he got hooked he took it on a bisness trip and said it helps the time on the planes go quicker, I hope that you enjoy you will love the ending!!!! Have a good read
    Heather

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    ann beautiful Colorado 02-13-13
    ann beautiful Colorado 02-13-13 Member Since 2007
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    "FANTASTIC!!"

    I listen to an average of 100 books a year, and the Outlander books are some of my most favorite! I find myself going back and listening (they have to be fantastic for me to want to re-listen) time and again. Davina Porter does a brilliant job with the narration!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie United States 10-08-12
    Leslie United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Story line fine but cut back on the sex please"
    If you could sum up Voyager in three words, what would they be?

    very nice listen


    Would you be willing to try another book from Diana Gabaldon? Why or why not?

    yes, but I find the sex scenes to becoming a little much.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    she handles the characters very well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did have a couple of chuckle moments


    Any additional comments?

    Claire can be infuriating at times and jeez louise cut back on the sex please. It was titilating in the beginning, but now is just becoming eye rolling. Please....

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 10-21-11
    Lia Sutton, Australia 10-21-11 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Another great imstallment"

    I am addicted to her entire series and this installment is as spellbinding as the rest. I have just finished my recent book and now have to find something to do before I drift off to sleep since I've accomplished Jamie and Clair for so long. Facinating because of its historical detail

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Decatur, TX, United States 11-13-12
    Vicki Decatur, TX, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Davina Porter"

    I love this series, and I love to read. However, I enjoy Davina Porter SO MUCH that I can't even imagine reading these books now. She is probably the best Narrator that I have EVER listened to. Man she's good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • kerbhugger
    Belfast
    10/22/08
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    "Excellent Narration"

    Good story in a series of good stories, (although I found some of the love scenes going on a bit and fast-forwarded here and there but thats probably just me ;o) )and I really did enjoy lisening to it in the car. Looking forward to the next in the series. Have to make special mention of the narration - I listen to a LOT of audio books and Davina Porter is exceptionally good, easy on the ear and really captures the characters.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Elaine
    Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
    3/22/07
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    "Diana Gabaldon in audiobook format"

    What a boon to have these great books in audiobook format. I have read each of the books in the series and am loving them even more in this format. The book are the best and the narrator just adds to the pleasure.

    I am currently listening to voyager and I can't wait to get into the car so that I can listen to some more.

    These audiobooks are definetly worth buying. There are hours of enjoyment awaiting the 'reader'.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A.G.Raynor-Krill
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    3/10/13
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    "A roller-coaster ride"

    Gosh you do get your money's worth out of Diana Gabaldon's books. Over 45 hours of listening - phew! This book is a roller-coaster ride - always something happening. Jamie and Clare don't know what boring is and neither does the reader/listener. Davina Porter does another wonderful job at narrating this story. This being book 3 of the Outlander series, I did find the sex scenes a bit tiresome and wish the author would just set the scene and stop at the bedroom door although often have a chuckle at picturing the narrator sat in a recording booth expressing all this passion. I listen while walking my dog around the local park and really look forward to this hour everyday. Looking forward to book 4. By the way, I am female although my name on the review says Mr.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Frances
    Shipham, United Kingdom
    8/27/09
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    "One of the best"

    Don't start this book unless you are prepared to want to read the whole series. It is wonderfully read and a real page-turner. Strong characters that you will love. Beware also when you get to book 5 because the one available at audible (as at Aug 09)is abridged and has a different narrator. A bitter disappointment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beth
    Haddington, United Kingdom
    12/9/13
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    "A wonderful immersion into the past..."
    If you could sum up Voyager in three words, what would they be?

    Addictive, facinating, enjoyable


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the great detail that Diana Gabaldon writes in this fourth instalment of the Outlander series. I feel transported back to a time, of which though much is known about, I will never experience first hand. I enjoyed the different points of view of the main characters. Nothing disappoints in this story and I love the continuing tale Jamie and Claire's love and the development of Briana and Roger.


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

    Davina Porter does a wonderful job with all aspects of the narration, from accents, to singing, to a variety of foreign languages and difficult pronunciations. I greatly appreciate the time and effort that goes into the creation of the performances and I never feel, at any point, in the 55+ hours of narration, that the performance is tired.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cornelia
    Eichstätt, Deutschland
    6/17/14
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    "Scotland, the Caribbean, Voodoo and a Voyage"

    So I guess you've read/listened to the first two books? So you KNOW how seasick Jamie gets, right? One teeny tiny channel-crossing and he's half-dead. So how does he manage a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean? (I'm not telling, just teasing!)
    Following is a rough description of the book's onset, but there won't be any spoilers!

    Voyager begins where book two (Dragonfly in Amber, also available here, read as well, thank goodness, by Davina Porter) has left us: right on the battlefield of Culloden. Claire is gone, and Jamie has to go on without her. The book then describes how their lives continue, and that is done in a very, very beautiful way, partly in retrospect, partly in first person's narration and partly developing.

    This book is, together with book one, my favorite of all the Outlander books. It has everything: adventure, loyalty, love, drama (oh, the drama!), the incredibly detailed description of countries, sceneries and people and, yes, there may be a hint of sex here and there (turtle-soup, anyone?) and of course, there's time-travel. In no other book DG has managed to portray what is involved in traveling through space and time: The costs, but also the merits. Where in later books she loses herself in side characters, military details or rambling dialogues DG here brilliantly pushes the story, develops the characters and uses language in a way that is seriously awesome. She never loses the threads of the many story-lines, interweaves them as best as is possible and allows the reader to keep all main characters in view at all times.

    And if a male readers stumbles across this review: Give it a try, why don't you? It's historically well researched, there are weapons, wars, witty bantering and it is adventurous rather than romantic. I have convinced a few male acquaintances to read it, and they were not sorry to have done so.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mrs j v david
    new cross, london United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Thrilling adventure"

    Absolutely love this series. The detailing of the time is outstanding that you can really loose yourself in the book. The audio reader is a joy to listen to you. I find the series gripping and thrilling to listen to. At times very funny. Can't wait to start the the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jean
    Xagħra Gozo Malta
    4/13/13
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    "Unashamed pleasure!"

    I have already read the whole series to date and was eagerly waiting until I upgraded my phone to get these books from Audible. It is such a pleasure to be able to listen to this wonderful story told so brilliantly by Davinia Porter.I can now listen anytime on my laptop and mobile phone when out for a walk its a wonderful thanks to Audible for this experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Launie
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    4/13/13
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    "Gabaldon at her best"

    The saga of Jamie and Claire continues in book three of the Outlander series. Gripping, entertaining, and addictive in general, this series truly comes alive when read by Davina Porter. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Siobhan
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "A FIVE STAR ripping yarn"

    Fans of historical fiction will love this magical adventure story, ranging far and wide. I wanted to give five stars but for some reason the website will only accept four!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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