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Unabridged Audiobook

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Narrated By: Davina Porter

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: September 1997

Duration: 32 hours 49 minutes


Outlander, Diana Gabaldon's landmark novel of Scottish lore has captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world and catapulted her to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. Intrigue, danger and desire merge in this lush novel of loyalty and time travel. In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon. Their blissful reunion is shattered when she touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone ruins and is instantly transported to a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans … in 1743. Will Claire find her way back to her own time, or is her destiny forever linked with Clan MacKenzie and the gallant James Fraser? Davina Porter's lyrical narration will launch listeners into an exhilarating world of heroism, pulse-pounding adventure, and breathtaking romance as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love.


  • koelke

    I first heard about this book from my sister, who had heard about it from her husbands cousin way up in northern Canada. I was very skeptical when she told me this was the best book she had ever read. She explained a little bit about the book to me, and I thought to myself.... no way am I going to be able to get through this book. It just didn't seem like a book I'd read. Boy was I wrong. Its full of adventure, romance, sadness, everything you would ever want out of a book. Now I'm on my 4th time reading the series while I wait for book 8 to come out.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic story, both interesting from a historical perspective and great character development. I really felt I got to know the characters, and "miss" them now. Very realistic, and interesting relationship dynamics. A bit too much into the bedroom details now and then, these parts got fast forwarded without missing too much. Narrator was fantastic, very good accents, and many different voices for all the characters. Both my husband and I enjoyed picked this as our favorite audio book series so far.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    it was a very delicate way of telling someones tribulation and triumph in rebellion the narrator could do a little better she start a little weak but then it got better I love this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Amy

    I love, love, love historical fiction and this took it to a whole new level. Started out a bit slow, but when Claire "landed" in Scotland, I was hooked. With the accents and pronunciations of places/names, I'm SO glad I listened to this book! The narrator did an excellent job. Turned out to be a bit more graphic and gory than I expected, but well worth it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Carie Shinn

    I can't believe it took me so long to find out about this book. I've already started #2. It's just wonderful!

  • Kelli Cessna

    I loved this book. The descriptions in the writing and the narrators voicing made for a "movie in my head" kind of book. So excellent.

  • Sabra Gore

    Listened every chance I got. Personally, I could do without so much sex detail, but the story is good and long. The narrator plays every role with excellence and brings it to life.

  • Andrea Maranduik

    Wonderfully addictive! Rich storytelling, descriptive in a way that makes you feel the story. Narration has a way of seeping into the story, accents have subtlety and nuance and do nothing but enhance this worthwile adventure. Bought the next book immediately after the first was done. Not even sure I want to watch the TV series because I loved the audiobook so much.

  • Caroline Thornhill

    I used to choose books by the storyline but Diana made me realize what I was missing! I now choose more by authors and she is definitely my #1!!!!??

  • Tiffany Wallace

    Fantasy you can get lost in and long enough that you really feel like you become a participant in the story.