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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.

  • Ami Johnson

    A beautifully written story told against the backdrop of post war Great Britain and 18th century Scotland, itself on the brink of the second Jacobite Rising. While on a second honeymoon following the end of WWII, Claire Randall 'falls through time' while picking flowers near a circle of standing stones. Finding herself suddenly and inexplicably thrust into a time and place completely foreign to her, she must rely on her extraordinary intelligence, wits, a lot of luck, and an unlikely friend she finds in Jamie Fraser. A Highland Scot, who also happens to be an outlaw and wanted for various crimes by a sadistic Captain of Dragoons, one Black Jack Randall, who also happens to be her husbands several times great grandfather. Don't let the time travel element through you off, DG's writing is so brilliant that not only does it make perfect sense, you also experience both time periods as though you are truly there, you can hear the sounds, smell the scents (well almost, and thankfully because many are quite unpleasant indeed), see the people and scenery, and best of all, you experience the range of Claire's emotions, despair, joy, heartbreak, anger, and best of all, an utter and complete love that fills you so entirely you could almost burst. I cannot say enough great things about this book. Find a copy, open it to any page, read 10 pages and I guarantee you will be a fan for life...and that's great because there are 7 more books out now, and there will be at least one more! Read. This. Book.

  • Anonymous

    This book starts slow but stick with it. After the first 1/4 it builds and becomes thoroughly captivating. I love the Outlander series and the narrator is really good.

  • linda bennett

    Read the books 3 times. Must listen to them now. These books made me spend 2month in Scotland.

  • Jade Web Richards

    This audiobook is like an old friend. When I hear Porters voice as Claire and Jaimie... I get caught up in their saga. No matter the chapter I start listening at, the characters are brought to life with the combination of Porter's narration and Gabaldon's uncanny story telling ability.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent book - can't wait put it down and can't wait for the next one in the series.

  • Anonymous

    This is one of the best books I have ever listened to. I did not want it to end and ended up listening to all the sequels.