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Outlander | [Diana Gabaldon]

Outlander

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....
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Why we think it's Essential: Mix equal parts historic fiction, adventure, and romance. Add a dash of time travel. Blend with pitch-perfect narration. And you'll understand why Outlander is an all-time favorite among Audible listeners. Whether she's giving voice to the former World War II nurse Claire or the 18th Century Scottish warrior Jamie, Davina Porter brings a magical intimacy to this epic tale. --Steve Feldberg

Publisher's Summary

This stunning blend of historical romance and time traveling adventure has captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world and catapulted author Diana Gabaldon to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    M. Maniei-khyavi Perth, Western Australia 03-30-10
    M. Maniei-khyavi Perth, Western Australia 03-30-10 Member Since 2008

    G'day from Down Undah!

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    "Are there more audio books similar like this?"

    I have loved this series and would really appreciate if anyone can tell me about any other books similar to the Outlander series.

    I loved the time travel/romance/fantasy in this series and would love to. Can't wait for the next installment

    Mazi

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Candice 03-30-10
    Candice 03-30-10 Listener Since 2008

    I drive truck for a living. My audible books keep my wheels turning.

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    "OH! Tell me more, Tell me more..."

    Wow! I purchased this book as one of the specials offered to tempt me into the series. I can't imagine not listening to the rest of this story...and Davina Porter brings this great book to life.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dana chuluota , FL, USA 03-27-10
    Dana chuluota , FL, USA 03-27-10
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    "Pleasantly Surprised, Compelling Listen"

    I am NOT a huge fan of either Romances or Time Travel, but I love a deal and picked this audio book up when it was on sale for a greatly reduced price. I AM a huge fan of the urban fantasy/paranormal genre and frequent Charlaine Harris' website. She gave this book a good review and Diana Gabaldon and this series have legions of fans on that site. So, why not give it a try --- worst that could happen, I waste $5.

    What I discovered was that I was soon enthralled by the tale and by the WONDERFUL narration of Davina Porter. This is perhaps the best narration I have ever heard, in fact. Ms. Porter's intonation and accents are enthralling and actually enhance the story, itself. I can't wait for the next installment.

    For lovers of Historical Romances, this is a MUST HAVE! And if you have already read & enjoyed the series, you should still check out the audio version. Davina Porter's narration really brings the story to life. She is adept at giving a voice to both male and female characters, whether they are English or Scottish, etc... In fact, I found myself thinking with a Scottish lilt/brogue for days after finishing this book.


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    Atticus North Carolina 03-21-10
    Atticus North Carolina 03-21-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Fun but more romance novel than historical fiction"

    This book was fun (it went on and on, however) but really more about the romance of the time-traveling heroine than history. There are sequels, but for me one was enough

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    Reda 03-16-10
    Reda 03-16-10 Listener Since 2009
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    "Honest review----To the best of my ability"

    To those of you thinking of getting this book---
    DO NOT get this book if...

    you want Scifi/Fantasy.It is not SF/F.
    you dont want to hear sex.Described & Implied.
    OR will be very disturbed by rape & violence.
    YOUVE BEEN WARNED!
    This is a long book.Its sets the stage for many to follow.I have read all but the last 2.They are all GREAT and BRUTAL.After listening to Outlander I realize what a great writer DG is and what a great narrator DP is.You meet characters in this book that come back in book 2,3,4 ect.Did she think the whole thing out before she wrote?She does describe alot,goes into detail of life in the 1700s.That was a violent time in history (rape,violence,sickness,murder,superstition,highlander politics...this book has all these) .BUT all and all THIS IS A HISTORICAL ROMANCE! Jamie and Claire.Claire and Jamie. WHAT they do and give up to be together! If this is your kind of book,Youll be hooked!

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    "Outlander Series"

    This is the first time I have listened to an Audio book. It has been an awesome experience. My problem with reading is I always feel like I should be doing something else. Now I can listen and get things done. I don't know who I am more impressed with. Diana Gabaldon for writing such wonderful series or Davina Porter for her narration. I am on the fourth book and I am so glad that Jamie and Clair are still the main characters but even more so I don't know if I could have enjoyed them as much if Davina Porter wasn't the narrator all the way through. I love her voice and the way she can differentiate between the characters. I also love it that it doesn't sound like she is reading. It sounds as if she is actually Clair and Jamie living the story. I have always heard of Diana Gabaldon from my daughters and my sister but this is the first time I have heard or read any of her books. Wow! She is really amazing. Where does she come up with the stuff she comes up with. It doesn't seem like she could possibly have enough life time to do all that research. Thank You Diana Gabaldon for such awesome stories. Thank You Davina Porter for a wonderful listening experience and Thank you Audible for giving me the chance to experience books in audible.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stein United States 03-06-10
    Stein United States 03-06-10
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    "LOVED IT"

    I love this entire series. I read all the books and then listend to book one again and picked-up a few things I missed while reading. Some of the violence challenged my way of thinking but I stuck with it and was glad I did. The sex scenes were equally provoking. The emotional rollercoaster ride was remarkable. I hope this book is made into a movie one day.

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    Nancy Chagrin Falls, OH, United States 03-06-10
    Nancy Chagrin Falls, OH, United States 03-06-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Good but too much gratuitous sex"

    thoroughly enjoyed the story, but it contained too much gratuitous and detailed sexual scenes. The ending was just an abrupt stop. I couldn't believe it was finished as there was no natural conclusion or ending. But alas, I will read the sequel because the story is compelling.

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    Susan Balch Springs, TX, United States 03-04-10
    Susan Balch Springs, TX, United States 03-04-10 Member Since 2009
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    "steamy love story warning to parents"

    well i liked the story lost in time kind of theme love sceans explisitely sexual violence fit to time period

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    TooSassy1 Oregon, USA 02-26-10
    TooSassy1 Oregon, USA 02-26-10 Listener Since 2008
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    "I'm on the 3rd book of the series"

    Time travel has always intrigued me. Scotland is part of my heritage. I love this story for many reasons, but mostly because the author and the narrator have done a great job of involving so many different personalities in it. I see great adventure, subtle humor, love, and compassion for others. I'm on the 3rd book of the series and don't want to see the story end.

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