We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
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....
Regular Price:$34.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Audible Editor Reviews

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (17387 )
5 star
 (10934)
4 star
 (3155)
3 star
 (1544)
2 star
 (910)
1 star
 (844)
Overall
4.4 (11481 )
5 star
 (7662)
4 star
 (1816)
3 star
 (932)
2 star
 (537)
1 star
 (534)
Story
4.6 (11588 )
5 star
 (8658)
4 star
 (1742)
3 star
 (670)
2 star
 (264)
1 star
 (254)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Judy Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-15-09
    Judy Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-15-09 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    63
    2
    Overall
    "Judy"

    Just loved it. I've read the book 3 times and look foward to listening over and over again. Very entertaining. THanks Di

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    08-17-09
    08-17-09 Member Since 2007
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    "Outlander"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Maha Bali Egypt 08-01-09
    Maha Bali Egypt 08-01-09 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    103
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    100
    35
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    3
    Overall
    "beautiful and moving, but a little too long"

    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

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Whitney Los Angeles, CA 06-16-09
    Whitney Los Angeles, CA 06-16-09 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    122
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "Wonderful & Engaging"

    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!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Charlotte Brockport, NY, USA 06-14-09
    Charlotte Brockport, NY, USA 06-14-09 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "Great Series"

    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....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lori Ocala, FL, United States 05-27-09
    Lori Ocala, FL, United States 05-27-09 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    80
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "Good book, but long"

    I loved the book and considered listening to more by this author...the only problem I had was with how long it is.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ivy Sciandra New York 05-26-09
    Ivy Sciandra New York 05-26-09 Member Since 2008

    Ivy

    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "I am so hooked!"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christa RichterswilSwitzerland 05-15-09
    Christa RichterswilSwitzerland 05-15-09 Member Since 2008
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    "I'm an addict of this story"

    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!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda Rochester, NY, USA 04-01-09
    Linda Rochester, NY, USA 04-01-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Best book ever"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Judith 01-11-09
    Judith 01-11-09 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Read!!"

    What a delightful and imaginative book! I enjoyed every minute of it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1421-1430 of 1574 results PREVIOUS1142143144158NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.