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Davina Porter

32 Hours 49 Minutes

Recorded Books

September 1997

Audio Book 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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  • Katherine D.

    The book itself is amazing. I was a fan of the show before the book and they go together very well. But the narrator makes the book so much better. She switches from English to Scottish accents for respective characters. Really enjoyed listening to her and the book!

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  • Shannon T

    Started a few times before I could get into it. Once I got past through the first few chapters, it got good and I will probably read the whole series now. I am already on the second book. The only criticism that I have is that the author could've better conveyed a sense of love and intimacy in other ways except detailed sex. To me, the multiple sex scenes were actually a distraction away from the intent to convey strong love and connection. The narration was good. Easy to follow the characters via the narrator's skilled ability to switch between English and Scottish accents. Only (minor) criticism regarding narration is that it sometimes sounded teasing/happy when the passage read didn't seem to fit the situation. Overall, I would highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Bobbie G

    the most enjoyable romantic adventure I have ever read

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  • p hagen

    Impossible to listen to....gaps , pauses, narrator sped up...slowed down....very disappointed with this book. I couldn't finish listening to it......frustrating!

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  • Chelsey M

    LOVE this!! Finished in just a couple days and starting book 2 now. Was one of my grandmothers favorites so I wanted to read it. (Ending is sexual and violent.. a little disturbing. I don’t think it needed to be so explicit to be a part of the story line. Beware!)

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  • Amy Witten

    Awesome book. Great narrator! Diana Gabaldon is one of my favorite authors and listening to outlander helped a very long road trip go quickly!

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  • 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!

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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