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Outlander Audiobook

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....
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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)

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    Lisa Shaver Lake, CA, United States 11-13-12
    Lisa Shaver Lake, CA, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely perfect."

    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!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Bucyrus, Ohio, United States 11-09-12
    Amazon Customer Bucyrus, Ohio, United States 11-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very enjoyable book!"
    Would you listen to Outlander again? Why?

    YES, suspenseful!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outlander?

    Claire's choice to remain with Jamie instead of returning to her life.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    She did a great job trying to separate characters within the story


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but that was impossible.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed it very much.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    PageyWagey Pacifica, CA USA 09-09-12
    PageyWagey Pacifica, CA USA 09-09-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Hybrid of romance & sci fi"

    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!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rosita United States 08-23-12
    Rosita United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!!"
    Would you listen to Outlander again? Why?

    Yes. It is a rich and engaging book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interaction of the characters. The friendship that builds to a romance.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer TUCSON, ARIZONA, United States 08-06-12
    Jennifer TUCSON, ARIZONA, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2013
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    "This book is the reason I signed up for audible."

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Cordova, TN, United States 06-29-12
    Jamie Cordova, TN, United States 06-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "OMG James Fraser I Love You"

    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.

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    JOHN CAHILL 06-29-12
    JOHN CAHILL 06-29-12
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    "Great series for any reader."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Outlander to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outlander?

    Interesting historical background and perspectives.


    Which character ??? as performed by Davina Porter ??? was your favorite?

    Each character is interesting and the main characters are well developed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Spokane, Wa, United States 06-20-12
    Kelly Spokane, Wa, United States 06-20-12
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    "LOVE!"
    Any additional comments?

    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?!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan 06-17-12
    Ryan 06-17-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Slowish start but amazing!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I couldn't put this book down!


    Any additional comments?

    A little slow at the beginning but an amazing read!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Fall River, MA, United States 03-12-12
    Cheryl Fall River, MA, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2015
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    "I felt like I was in scottland at that time"
    Would you listen to Outlander again? Why?

    I could not get enough of this book. Can't wait to start next book!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Claire of cause


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of the scenes seemed so real.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I giggled and dropped my jaw in shock at times.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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