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 have listened to this book twice and have loved all of the adventures of Jamie and Claire. It keeps you interested in it so that you don't want to miss one word.
The narration is amazing, the story is full of beautiful details and feelings; it is a bit too graphic, and the violent parts are at times moving to the point of you almost feeling the physical pain! Some of the reviews complain of the violence in the book - but if you liked Braveheart, you wouldn't mind. It is a little too long, though, and it is exhausting me to think about the many (also very long) sequels - but I am still eager to read them
This has to be one of my favorite books now, and the narrator was AMAZING. The book is long, but kept me rapt the entire way through, while still being a relaxing listen. Can't wait to get the others!
Diana Gabaldon has written a great series of books.The only problem is that book 5 and 6 are not available at audible.com in unabridged. I am disappointed that I cannot get them all.. Davina Porter is wonderful as the narrator... These are a must read....
I loved the book and considered listening to more by this author...the only problem I had was with how long it is.
I stumbled upon Outlander when Audible ran a "start a series" special. I had no idea when I chose Outlander that I would be responsible for turning on so many people to this incredible series. I listened to the entire series (so far) in a row and simply couldn't stop. In fact, I bought the books so I could read when I couldn't listen and vice-versa! It is unfortunate that Audible doesn't have all the books unabridged. I had to get those from the library.
These books are a perfect blend of romance, history, and time travel.
I found Diana Gabaldon by pure incident and can't stop listening to her books. Have just finished the last of the serie and am really sad that there is no more... Start now on her other books and hope they are as good as this serie. The narrator Davina Porter was just beautiful!
If you are looking for romance after marrage, adventure, a great male charactor and a bit of history mixed, this is the book series. I've read them all and axiously await the 7th in the fall. There is none of the syrupy love nonsece of the romance novel.
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