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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.

  • 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!

  • Sussan Carlson

    I loved this story so much I listened to it twice. The characters came alive by the way the narrator read the story. I just recently visited Scotland and I wished I had listened to this before hand. Now I want to go back and visit more of the historical sites with some extra meaning. Diana Gabaldon has a very unique descriptive style of writing which makes each character loved or hated. I can\'t say enough about this book and recommend it to anyone who loves history combined with romance.

  • Andrea Vivas

    This is such a fantastic and wonderfully written book. When I first got the book as a gift from my boyfriend I was contemplating reading it because it's such an elaborate saga. I am so glad that I took the chance and went with curiosity. I can't put this book down. It is filled with rich details and has a way of making you feel as if you were there living in flesh and blood every scenario. I highly recommend for anyone who loves history and great heroines, who stand up for themselves and for those they love.

  • Ashlea Johnson

    The writing was very interesting and the history was week researched. Kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happened. The ending was satisfying but felt very rushed. That is the reason for the lowered star grade. When the book is already so long, why rush the ending? Other than that, I really enjoyed it. The narration was pretty flawless. There were a few times I felt I could hear ambient noise in the recording, but that didn't bother me at all. I enjoyed it. May not go into the rest of the series, but this was a very nice novel and a solid work of historical fiction.

  • Hilary Morrow

    phenomenal book--time travel, magic, love, lust, war, sadness, joy, honor, betrayal. everything needed for the perfect book! the narrator does a beautiful job, as well!