Outlander

By Diana Gabaldon
Read by Davina Porter

The Outlander Series: Book 1

32.63 Hours 06/01/1991 unabridged
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The thrilling and romantic tale of a WWII combat nurse who steps through an ancient stone circle and is thrown back in time to 1743 Scotland. First in the series. "Richly textured... an unusual and compelling love story."Library Journal

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the 1992 RITA Award for Best Romance Novel

A USA Today Bestseller

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

An iTunes Top Seller

A Doubleday Book Club Main Selection

A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

The thrilling and romantic tale of a WWII combat nurse who steps through an ancient stone circle and is thrown back in time to 1743 Scotland. First in the series. "Richly textured... an unusual and compelling love story."<#151>Library Journal

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Don’t let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It’s one of the fastest reads you’ll have in your library…Gabaldon creates characters that you’ll remember.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“It is a large canvas that Gabaldon paints, filled with strong passions and derring-do. Strong willed and sensual, Claire is an engaging modern heroine plopped down in a simpler, more primitive time….Great fun…marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex…perfect escape reading.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Stunning!…Gabaldon is a born storyteller.” Los Angeles Daily News
“Gabaldon shows not only a talent with factual detail but also a flair for creating memorable characters and some striking sex scenes.” Locus
“Highly imaginative and suspenseful…Gabldon’s ambitious first novel gives the reader a well-researched view of eighteenth-century life as seen through the eyes of a twentieth-century woman.” Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“Marvelously entertaining…A page-turner of the highest order and a good read from start to finish.” Chattanooga Times
“An old-fashioned page-turner…A mix of history, romance, and adventure.” Cincinnati Post
“This is escape fiction at its best.” Booklist (starred review)
“Absorbing and heartwarming, this first novel lavishly evokes the land and lore of Scotland, quickening both with realistic characters and a feisty, likable heroine…Scenes of the Highlanders’ daily life blend poignant emotions with Scottish wit and humor…Claire’s resourcefulness and intelligent sensitivity make the love-conquers-all, happily-ever-after ending seem a just reward.”  Publishers Weekly
“Though first novelist Gabaldon uses time travel primarily to allow a modern heroine, this is basically a richly textured historical novel with an unusual and compelling love story.” Library Journal
“Once-in-a-lifetime romantic passion and graphically depicted torture sessions are only the two extremes of this lively time-travel romance set in eighteenth-century Scotland—an imaginative and lighthearted debut by a promising newcomer…A satisfying treat, with extra scoops of excitement and romance that make up for certain lapses in credibility.”  Kirkus Reviews
“Gabaldon’s genre-crossing classic of romance, fantasy, and historical fiction…achieves a new dimension in the audio format. Davina Porter maintains the distinct voices she creates for each character throughout the lengthy narration. Her delivery of eighteenth-century language sounds authentic and is easily understandable. The hot sex and graphic violence, integral to the story, are far more vivid [in audio] than they are on paper.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon is the beloved author of seven New York Times bestselling novels in the series that began with Outlander, including Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and An Echo in the Bone. In 1997 she received the RT Award for Innovative Historical Romance.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 32.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English