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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now the sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel. Still longing to know the fate of her beloved warrior, she recounts the story of her stay with him in the intrigue-ridden court of Charles Stuart and their attempt to avert the doomed Highlands uprising at Culloden. As her story unfolds, it reveals implications more far-reaching than even Claire could have guessed.

Narrator Davina Porter's gift for expression captures the history and flavor of a harsh place and time, and gives it the polish of a warm and engaging love story.

©1992 Diana Gabaldon (P)1998 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Compulsively readable." (Publishers Weekly) "A winning combination of vivid imagination and good common sense." (Kirkus) "Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller." (Arizona Republic)

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Gabaldon wins again

As a feminist with a certain expectation from 2016 reading lists, it's sometimes a struggle to deal with moments from the Outlander series. Some moments can be so hard to get through you never want to pick the book back up again. But as she closes with a strong second half, Gabaldon somehow leaves you missing her well written characters, wanting her song-like prose, and desperate for more.

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fantastic

Love these books, they capture you into the characters, the places and make you feel

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Mesmerizing! Captivating!

Love this series. I am transported back in time with the words so carefully crafted.

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FANTASTIC

I love this series I can't get enough of it what a fantastic performance by the narrator wow

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do not waste your money

im not a third of the way through and im done bored to tears .

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enjoyed it much

Very much entertaining, enjoyed it all the way through. I will continue the series to next book.

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Fantastic Story Well Read, but there's an unceasing echo

Well written, well read, addictive story. But the audible book, as I listen to it on iPhone, has an echo of the words just read all the way through the book. It's mostly ignorable, except when there are moments of silence after the words are read.

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great book

this book took me many many miles
was great to find out it was used as a mini series

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Great read!

The second in a great series. I highly recommend this book and am glad there are more in the series.

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Hours fly by

What can I say that others have not already said?? I am absolutely in awe of Davina Porter. I am one of those fussy readers who HATES when narrators mispronounce a word, or use bad accents, or sound muddled. After all the hours I have spent with this wonderful series, I want to speak like Davina does. Absolute clarity, beautiful modulation, perfect syntax -- Ah, an audiophiles dream.

Beyond that, the books are absorbing and continue, at least to this point, to add to the story of these two lovers who are as star-crossed as Romeo and Juliet, as deeply in love as Rose and Jack, and as real as me and my hubby. They argue, they disagree, they fight, they love, they grow and grieve together. Can I identify?? You bet I can. I am not a fan of bodice rippers and would never have gotten past the sample of the story but this has depth and development enough to keep me interested. The next installment will be mine in a few more days with my next credit!!!