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 didn't read the book
I really can't compare another to this as audible is so different than actually reading the printed word.
No, I have not but it came VERY highly recommended to me
I'm not really done with this book as yet but it's all been very good.... thus far though, I would like to say, I like the fact that love scenes are done so discretely
The only thing I might like to add (and I'm more than half done with the book) is the fact that I do feel a little bit less detail might be better. It can be boring listening to how "material feels" or how a leaf looks, etc. etc. when it really isn't important to the storyline. I could do with a little less and yes, the book would not be as many hours listening but it's a bit too descriptive in quite a few areas for me. That's just my taste however so don't "not" read it because of my opinion on that small point. It's a great story and honestly, the presentation is phenomenal!
What a wonderful story full of history, time travel, adventure, romance, and FUN!! This book was just a random purchase, I just happened upon it when I was searching audible essentials. I am SOOOO glad I decided to get it on a whimsy! Imust also say that I've picked up some Gaelic along the way and my Scottish impersonation has improved. I never knew much about Scotland or the history but since Outlander I've become more interested in their history and culture. Fascinating indeed! The characters in the story are just so realistic and you can't help but want to find out more. Rumor has it that HBO will be presenting a television series pretty soon.
There's something here for everyone; time travel; history; romance; adventure and mystery! Aside from all of that it is well written with characters you will fall in love with.
The twists and turns that intertwine Gabaldon's characters with historical figures. Her take on early medical treatments is facinating too. This book just has SO much heart, brought to life via terrific and fully drawn characters.
I loved Davina Porter's performance. I generally read and listen to a book, however, listening to this book has added a great deal to the story. Trying to read a foriegn language that you're unfamilliar with is tough, but hearing the Gaelic in this book so beautifully spoken is like listening to music.
History that will make you believe in destiny...
I listened and read this entire series of seven books (each book around 1300 pages) over the course of the summer, while attending college 1/2 time (lots of reading for my English Major too) and working full-time and now I am LOST without these people who have been a part of my every day for months now...so I began again! =) Truly great books.
Yes, I love the accents that I can't even put in my mind.
When Jamie realizes he loves Claire.
The way she can do the Scottish accent.
I did both laugh and cry. The book had a sad ending but knowing what was to come in the next one it wasn't to bad.
I have already read the series and when I got my Kindle I decided that in listening to it would hear more than when I read. I am now on the forth and have enjoyed every single one of them.
Absolutely!! What a fantastic story... And, whereas I would normally get somewhat frustrated listening to someone else read to me, the narration of this story is absolutely brilliant!!
really enjoyed this....took me a bit to get into it, but then couldn't put it down...hope there are more in the series.
This is the best series I have ever read or listened to in all my years of listening to Audible.
I loved the story and the detail in Diana Galbaldon's writing. You feel like you are there in Scotland with Claire and Jamie. AND...of course the incrible love story.
There are so many it is hard to choose, but I loved the talk they had before they were married.
You will fall in love with the charters in this series of books.
yes. The accent was amazing
This was a wonderful love story. The accent of the reader is wonderful.
Wonderful accent and very easy to listen to. Held me captivated
No but I could not quit listening to this book.
Could not quit listening to this book. Immediately started book two. This audiobook was excellent.
I love the timeless romance between Jamie and claire. Their love knows no bounds.
Outlander is a unique book in and of itself. There aren't many other books like it.
There were too many to count.
The part where they said the vows in gaelic.
Some portions of this book may be hard to read. There is gratuitous sex, violence, rape, alcohol, torture, and lot of cursing. Younger listeners should tread carefully with this book.
I rate this book among my favorites. The voices really made the story come alive. Now reading Book 2.
The voices and the real feeling.
Have not heard before.
When she decided not to go back to Frank.
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