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)
I kept imagining Mel Gibson making this as a film.
I tried to enjoy this a light bawdy entertainment, but by the end I felt assaulted by Catholic allegory.
The Outlander series first came to my notice after someone had written a review of another similar style of story. I decided to look for the book and I am hooked. I am now on Book 4 and I am totally obsessed with Claire and Jamie. Diana Gabaldon weaves so much history through her plot ... so interesting and Davina Porter's narration and gift with accents makes these books truly memorable. I would recommend them to anyone who loves a good, spicy historical romance, So glad I found these books. Please hurry up with books 5 & 6 ... I don't want to skip straight to book 7.
Romance means sex I think. This book is NOT fantasy!!! But the story is good enough to enjoy and I don't give bad reviews if I pick a book outside my taste.. Davina is one of the best readers you will find.
I love this book. The story was so good I could't stop listening. Even though it was quite a long book it never was boring. After reading, I think about it all the time. It really sticks with you.
This is my first audible book.
It is also my first review.
The book is fantastic. I've read it many times over. I can not say enough wonderful things about this author or her book.
I sew for a living and listen to this audible while working. Ms. Porter does a very good job. I love the changes in voices and accents.
Buy this. You won't be sorry.
I am new to audiobooks, having listened to maybe 5 all together. this is the 2nd best, behind
the accents. it was great hearing the different accents. davina porter did a wonderful job in that regard.
at 34 hours, I would say
it was a great listen, very engaging, but after reading the book myself, there is that disconnect in my interpretation and the professional reader. inflection, tone... these help shape the story for me, and i thought they were off. my impression is that claire is a force of nature, and the readers voicing of her makes her seem a bit more hesitant. other than that, it was great. LOVE the accents, which is why i bought it in the first place. the reader did a great job with the various accents. will probably buy another.
Just gross sex scenes...also narrarator is great but too old sounding for someone talking the sex descripts.
I don't know
Like Ann Desche
Yes, I prefer audio.
She can make the voices I hear in my head. She brings the story alive.
Retired veterinarian. Living the good life - ranching on the river!
Absolutely, it is a fantastic story and Ms Porter brings the characters to life. It has something for everyone. It is a fantasy but so well done you forget it as she carries you along. It is a love story but not a soapy one. It is an historical account of the period but is more interesting than any history course you ever studied. It has mystery, intrigue, violence and much more.
There are so many it is hard to choose one. It starts with a very memorable one as she is transported back in time. Perhaps one of the most memorable is when Claire chose not to return to her real time but to stay with Jamie.
This was a first for me, as far as I know and I think I would remember.
That would have been nice but I couldn't do that, but I always came back to it ASAP.
I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.
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