In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. Their blissful reunion is shattered when she touches a boulder in an ancient stone ruin and is instantly transported to 1743 Scotland, a place torn by war and raiding border clans. Will Claire find her way back to her own time, or is her destiny forever linked with Clan MacKenzie and the gallant James Fraser?
©1991 Diana Gabaldon; (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC.
"Davina Porter maintains the distinct voices she creates for each character throughout the lengthy narration. Her delivery of 18th-century language sounds authentic and is easily understandable." (AudioFile)
Couldn't Stop Listening !
Love, tragedy, war, romance, and so many surprises ... Twists and turns .... This Series has everything! I purchased and listen to a great deal of books ... This has to be the best of them all ....
Davina Porter is an incredible narrator .. She draws you into the story with her wide range of accents that sounds perfect and speaks French beautifully .... I am looking forward to listening to more of the books she has narrated !
How Wonderfully Entertaining!
There were quite a few. But I think the time leading up the marriage of Jamie and Claire was my favorite. I kept wondering how she was going to explain her situation.
She was excellent! Made the characters come alive.
No, it just kept getting better as time went on. Besides there were times when I had to listen in small amounts because of the graphic violence.
Great listen, learned a lot about the period.
Definitely a romance novel. The story's good and there are some exciting, adventurous parts. Davina Porter is outstanding.
I've read the book years ago and fell on love with the series, however to hear the scottish & british dialect is fantastic, along with the correct pronunciations. I feel as if I'm there in the midst of it all. Wonderful narrator!!!. I'm now listening to "Dragonfly in Amber" and I've recently purchased "Voyager". Love it!!!!!
The historical ties to the story line.
When Claire helps Jamie battle his demons.
Jamie's description of the torture he endured at the hands of Jack Randall had me crying.
It's a great audiobook that will transform you back ot the 18th century.
the Narrator really made the story come alive.
Jamie and Roger
Laughed and nearly cried
Great series so far! I can't wait to listen to the rest!
Absolutely, the transition from one period in time to another and the storytelling is super and believable characters from one generation to the next.
The prision break beginning with Clair entering finally freeing Jaime getting him to safety and nursing him back to health.
The use of different voices in their personas is brilliant and very high quality.
Neither. It is a great and listen.
Going to listen to the other installments.
Adulation, Exciting, Education.
When and there after wedding and love between Jamie and Clare.
An ability for language and dialects.
There are so many I cannot choose one.
Read the entire series then read it again.
A business professional with a voracious reading habit. My favorites are crime dramas and sci-fi/fantasy, but the occasional romance or history read is great too.
Outlander is at the top of the list! This story has it all; romance, suspense, violence, terror, and disgust. If you don't love this story and hate this story you're not alive. Diana is a superior author, painting a 3D picture of her characters. The vivid portrayal of the characters is brought to life by Davina Porter's performance. The book is long but you'll never know it. The story grabs you and holds you down til the very end. You wont be disapointed!!
The setting in 18th century Scottish highlands. You can just imagine you're standing in the fields of the highlands. Such literary vision is rare, and very welcome.
Two rank together: her decision to stay and her punishment. One absolute love and devotion, the other absolute brutality and pain. Both amazingly vivid and breathtaking.
Yes, I loathed shutting it off when necessary. I listened to it for hours at a time.
Only that I will listen to it again because the story is amazing and Davina Porter is a talented narrator who I love listening to. Her voice is fun and wonderful to hear.
I am enjoying this audible listen very much. I was not sure about it, but it had some good reviews and they were right. It is a great story to listen to. I love the characters and the narrator is great. I love time travel stories and this is a good one. It is a love story too, which I thought would put me off, but it has not.
Davina Porter brings each character to life.
Jamie and Claire's relationship!
When they first were married.
Although I love the whole story, I am particularly fond of Jamie and Claire.
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