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)
Tell you about myself? Well I am a book lover, of course, my husband says I have a book addiction :) it might be true...
Brilliant, Funny, Beautiful
Claire and Jaime's Wedding Ceremony
My Favorite scene will always be when Claire realizes she does love Jamie and Cant leave him
Of Course! But its very long and if you dont take breaks you wouldnt get anything done.
I also own this book and the rest of this series and it is my favorite set of books. Diana Gabaldon's Story telling style is epic and Davina Porter tells it with such passion and so many different voices I never would have know that she was only one person!
Gabaldon is the writes with such detail and imagery that I often here the voices of the characters in the back of my head for days after finishing a book. When I finish reading or listening the entire series (again) I am always at a loss trying to find someone who writes as well.
She does an amazing job making each character sound so unique.
I have laughed and cried throughout the books.
There are very few books I opt to read more than once, but I have listened to this one several times. It is one of those books I didn't want to put down - it is one of my all time favorites and definitely my favorite in the Outlander series. Davina Porter is an outstanding narrator and I have actually gone looking for other books she narrates because she is so enjoyable.
If you like historical romance, I would definitely recommend it. As the series has continued, although Galbaldon has included romantic themes, I have found that the adventure and historical details have taken over more. So if you are looking for a historical fiction series to get into, I would recommend it as well. There is a bit of time travel involved, but it doesn't go anywhere near being a fantasy book - it is just a premise and makes the heroine & her interactions with everyone else interesting.
I introduced my sister to the series and she is as addicted as I am (and she is a tough sell on any book). I don't want to spoil anything, but I will say that she took issue with some of the more violent/mature content involving black Jack Randall. So be aware of that if you tend to like happy go lucky books.
Ohh Davina's narration is PERFECT! Her portrayal of each character and the lovely accent in which she talks is amazing.
Davina brings the story to life! It's so wonderful to hear the characters instead of just picturing them in my head.
I am SO addicted to this story. I have fallen in love with Claire and Jamie. Diana is an amazing writer bringing such feeling into the words. She paints such a vivid picture with her words and Davina captures the most perfect narrative of one of my favorite novels.
Love, love, love!!!
Yes. If you love historical romance you will love this series. The narrator did a fantastic job.
Jamie Frazer of course. I loved everything about him.
I really don't have a favorite, there are to many.
I have read this series two other times but thought I would try the audible. I really enjoyed it and looking forward to book 2.
This was one of the few books that could hold my attention in every situation- traffic, work, you name it. The story was excellent, narration was incredible, and I hated to hear it end. (which is why I'm already listening to Dragonfly in Amber) I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series. I tried to read it straight from the Kindle but the audiobook truly captures the accents and lends an ear of authenticity to the story that text just could not provide. I highly recommend this one!
This was my first foray into this genre.
This was my first listen of Davina Porter
Yes, but there was no way- it was too long!
I have listened to this series again and again.
cant wait to see what happens next.
I love both the audio and print equally but I cannot read and drive at the same time.
The story just takes you in. I love the history and the growing love between the main characters.
I kept hearing voices and at one point coughing in the background of the performance. It came and went but was verra aggravating when present.
Claire because she was so resilient
Loved the narrator
Very entertaining, smartly written, love the mix in genre.
I have read this entire series in paperback, and always wondered how some of the Gaelic words and names were pronounced. Thanks to Davina Porter, I have an answer! She does a great job of bringing the characters alive. I decided to listen to this series on audible in preparation for Diana Gabaldon's next book in the series, and also for the upcoming tv show on Starz next spring!
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