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Outlander

Unabridged Audiobook

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Narrated By: Davina Porter

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: September 1997

Duration: 32 hours 49 minutes

Summary:

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.

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  • 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.

  • Darla Becht

    Fabulous loved every second of it . Love audiobooks !

  • Becca Eller

    I got this book on a whim after it was recommended on a podcast I listen to. I am over the moon thrilled that this book is as good as it is. I love the historical accuracy and the attention to detail! The narrator is very good as well

  • Shannon Fath

    I loved this book. I love the historical fiction aspect and how accurate the details are. I also enjoy the medical knowledge that is described as well as the constant action and adventure.

  • Samie Sauls

    LOVE THIS BOOK!! And the way Davina Porter brings each character to life is simply amazing. Highly recommended!! But be warned, it can cause one to become obsessed with the series.

  • Susan Remaly

    I chose this book on the recommendation of a friend. I enjoy history and I think the author does a great job of taking you back in time to another century. The characters are fascinating!

  • Candyce Morgan

    I started this backwards and learned about the Outlander tv series on a trip to Scotland. When I returned back to the States I began watching the Starz tv series and I was instantly hooked. After googling the show I found out that it was a book series and I just had to check it out. I am so glad I did because while the show is phenomenal, the book is a million times better. I got through the book in just a couple of weeks. Couldn't stop listening! I also love that the narrator uses accents for different characters! Highly recommend for anyone who loves a bit of romance, mystical mystery and adventure!