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)
This is one of my top three all-time Audible picks. It wonderfully balances historical fiction, action adventure, and a truly believable love story, with a tiny bit of science fiction. The performance is compelling and playful despite the fact that the reader has to constantly switch between English and Scottish accents, both of which she renders beautifully. Love it!
Claire's choice to remain with Jamie instead of returning to her life.
She did a great job trying to separate characters within the story
Yes, but that was impossible.
Enjoyed it very much.
Time travel, romance, political intrigue, and sexy Scottish highlanders... Add them all together and you have Outlander! I stumbled upon this great book and was HOOKED! I loved the relationship between the modern Claire and the highland hunk Jamie. Their interactions were often funny, poignant, steamy, or a combination. Diana Gabaldon really crafts a story where you feel like you really get to know these characters and care what happens to them. I do recommend this book, with the warning that you will likely get hooked on her series and want them all!
Yes. It is a rich and engaging book.
The interaction of the characters. The friendship that builds to a romance.
Davina Porter is wonderful in giving each character a rich and believable voice. This is her series I doubt anyone could do as good as job. It would be a tragedy if she didn't continue the series.
I purchased Outlander during one of Audibles sales and forgot about it. What a mistake.
This is one of the best series ever. When I was done I had to listen to the whole series. I laughed and cried. Davina Porter is wonderful in narrating the series. It is well worth your credits.
Flat out I love this book! I have read the the entire print series several times and can now add the audio version to my collection. I am a truck driver and needed something to listen to so I purchased this collection. I had never done audio books before, and with one of my favorite books I was a little leery. However I was not disappointed. Although at first I had a hard time getting used to Davina Porter's narration of the male characters ( I thought she made them all sound like crotchety old women ) in time I got used to it. I even found my husband waking up and getting into the action. I know a lot of people cannot get over the sex and rape scenes, but as with any book and author you have to take them for what they are, a part of the book. And I challenge anyone to take the same time and devotion and write a best seller. As a truck driver I love the length and wish there were more good novels out there of this length, so of course I definitely recommend the unabridged version, even though yes at times the author can seem a bit long winded.
This was my very first audio book and to be honest I actually put off listening or reading this book due to length. At first I had thought about reading it leisurely however I am such an impatient reader that I didn't want to voluntary skip over the good parts so I then decided to listen to the book. OMG have I not ever made a better decision. I was going to write a review immediately following reading the book but I was too excited to stop and write so I decided to continue on and now that I am six books into the series. THIS IS MY FAVORITE. I am so hooked on Davina Porter she does an absolutely wonderful job playing James Fraser. I didn't think I would be able to really appreciate a male character narrated by a female narrator but boy was I wrong. This was a great first read and I definitely recommend it to the world.
Have not read the print version.
Interesting historical background and perspectives.
Each character is interesting and the main characters are well developed.
I could not put it down and made sure that the next book in the series was downloaded before I finished each one. The reader is nearly hypnotic and the voice addicting.
My wife was amazed that I was listening to a "romance" novel. I suppose we all tend to focus on those parts that are individually most interesting. I told her I was amazed she was listening to a sci-fi / historical novel.
I love this sieres, but I had to stop... I was starting to talk with a british accent... no I think I made it to book 5? I have them all but I just needed a break. So umm don't do a Kelly and try to listen to them one after the other you will get burnt out... and some are like 50 hours... call me crazy I fell in love with their love. And the time travel! Come on you got to love a little time travel in your romance right?!
I couldn't put this book down!
A little slow at the beginning but an amazing read!
I could not get enough of this book. Can't wait to start next book!
Claire of cause
All of the scenes seemed so real.
I giggled and dropped my jaw in shock at times.
Report Inappropriate Content