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Publisher's Summary

Diana Gabaldon's magnificent historical saga, begun with Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, continues with this New York Times best seller. Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind. It has been 20 years since she and Jamie were forced to separate. Can she risk everything, maybe even her life, on a gamble that their love has withstood the long, rigorous test of time?

Diana Gabaldon's powerful, witty, and heroic characters lend themselves well to the rich, melodic narration accorded them by Davina Porter. Under her spell, listeners find themselves transported back through time to exciting, faraway places alive with people they would enjoy knowing.

©1993 Diana Gabaldon (P)1998 Recorded Books

What the critics say

"Triumphant....Her use of historical detail and truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer." (Publishers Weekly)

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fantastic

Great history and romance...love the continuing story of Claire...but sometimes Gabaldon gets too long winded...like in all the novels...omitting the 1st Outlander....couldn't be better!

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Simply amazing.

The amazing historical epic romantic adventure continues with Clare returning to her time. The story is passionate, emotional and beyond romantic. The storyline flows quickly and smoothly and is an emotional rollercoaster that takes the reader on a adventure through time and the heart. It was a difficult book to put down as it captured my imagination. The writing is superb and the characters are so alive. I can hardly wait to read the next book. The performance added a great deal to the overall experience.

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Excellent in all aspects

Diana Gabaldon continues with Claire and Jamie’s Journey with excellence and excitement! I am hooked and notice new threads and clues to past and future story lines with awe and wonder! I am humbled and in awe at the complexity of what must be Ms Gabaldon’s brain - ! Oh that we could have a cup of tea and a chat! Davina Porter is WONDERFUL I cannot express enough how truly talented she is, her storytelling really brings these amazing characters to life! Thank you !

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Brilliant story enhanced by excellent narration!

While I enjoy the reunion of Jamie and Claire in Voyager, I also appreciate the humanity they acknowledge and embrace at every winding turn of their journey. Jamie's years without Claire make me weep. He stoicly forged on. In spite of the bleak absence of the physical Claire in his life, he continued to be joined by many others on his journey, offering him various life's platforms. I love how he never meekly bowed to life's challenges. He made conscious and conscientious choices in response. I love his honour and kindness. Love is many things to many people, The Outlander series provide a broad spectrum of love expressed by many of the main characters from purely self-serving to empathetic and selfless love and the myriad shades in between. After listening to the first 3 books, I am struck by how deeply the humanity in the stories touched me. Aside from Jamie and Claire, I feel for many other characters... they seem so real with their very human flaws and sometimes their inner brilliance. What a stunning tapestry you have woven, Diana Gabaldon! Thank you! I am moving onto Book 4 right after this.

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Excellent! Such a wonderful series!

Loved it! my second favorite book in the series :) wonderfully narrative! great listen! :)

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I never tire of these stories - Wonderful!

Diana Galbaldon's stories are wonderfully and lividly written. Davina Porter does a great job of both male as well as female roles and also of accents as well as different languages.

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the story just gets better!

This series just gets better book after book. the narrator is excellent as well. Great twists and the story evolves a lot in this book.

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Favorite of the series

I had read the Outlander series years ago and became enthralled then with the history of the time and my own personal Scottish history. I was excited to see that it was an Audible option. I loved hearing the Gaelic pronounciations and accents. Davina Porter did a great job! This series has a new life and vibrance for me and VOYAGER is my favorite. Again. ps - #Audible1

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Great story

#Audible 1. Enjoyed this book. Gives you lots of details about the story. Can't wait to read/listen to the next book in the series

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  • 2018-09-14

Loved it!

Loved this one. The reader is so dynamic and expressive, and the accents and voices are consistent and well done. #Audible1

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  • KB
  • 2009-12-09

My favorite Gabaldon book

This is my favorite book out of this series. You have to read Outlander to understand what is going on but trust me its well worth it. The characters become like friends and you find yourself caring about them and there story while learning a great deal about Scottish history. Outstanding book.

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  • Patti
  • 2010-12-13

I Agree

This was better than I expected. Let's face it, what a monumental task to write such a long book and then make it part of a series with all seven (?) of them being just as long ...and just as captivating!


The narration is outstanding as there is no question as to who is talking and what they are feeling!


I also must agree that there was just a little too much breathless sensuality in this one. I mean, I get it. They love each other, but every time (and pretty frequently for mature adults) is not like going over Niagara Falls!

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  • J Wentzel
  • 2007-06-11

7 Stars!! Brilliant!!

I now have my husband just as hooked on the saga of Jamie and Claire as I am (except I actually went out and bought the printed books to read because Audible only has the 1st three unabridged books). DO NOT try and make do with the abridged versions because they are awful. If you must wait-they will be worth it. The first 3 are for download here (about 40 hours each). They are long but you are still wanting more. My husband and I listen to a little bit every time we get in the car together (I've already listened to them all).
Davina Porter brings them all to life-you can tell who is talking without the "he said-she said" at the end of the sentances.

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  • Stacey Bailey
  • 2007-08-12

If you've read the other 2...

The first two books of this series enveloped the reader into the world of Claire and Jamie and the adventures they shared. If you've read the first two, this third installment is a must-read. Diana Gabaldon does an amazing job narrating, as always, and brings the personalities of each character to life. I definitely count myself a fan of the series.

However, it felt at times that the situations the characters encountered were a bit too numerous and over the top. (Kind of like a cartoon character that can't take 2 steps in a row without falling off a cliff or having a safe land on his head.) Also, I was expecting a bit more at the end, but don't want to say too much to spoil it for others.

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  • TartanCat
  • 2010-03-05

Couldn't love it any more

I'm not sure who I love more - Diana Gabaldon or Davina Porter.

They are perfectly suited for one another and the product of their collaboration is a treasure.

Voyager was not as enjoyable as Outlander, but I still enjoyed it immensely.

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  • Kathy
  • 2007-02-18

Hurry up! I want them all!

I LOVE these books! Davina Porter is AMAZING and brings all the characters to life in this series. I listen to them about once a year and cannot wait to have them ALL on my ipod (right now they are on tapes...ugh!) You will not be disappointed (as long as you get the UNABRIDGED version..you won't want to miss a minute of this story!)

Hurry up Audible...I already need the next one!

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  • Dallen Cameron
  • 2007-02-08

A Winner!

Diana Gabaldon is simply the best author there is. Her books are emotionally charged and have you wanting more and more. I was thrilled that Audible got the unabridged versions of Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. Do not EVER get the abridged versions. There is simply too much left out. I can't wait for the unabridged versions of Drums of Autumn, Fiery Cross and A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Give these books a try, you wont be sorry.

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  • J. Geiser
  • 2012-04-10

Necessary (but painful) chapter in the saga

Davina Porter is again fabulous and flawless in her reading of this book. The story itself is, however, painful for me and is my least favorite in the series. The main character falls from grace and in my opinion never recovers fully to his previous stature as a truly admirable character. I also felt that some of the plot points were contrived and several main characters were behaving in ways that were distinctly inconsistent with the characters the author had so faithfully and deeply developed in earlier books. Still, one has to endure this volume in order to get to the next one -- Drums of Autumn. And ultimately, it's worth it.

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  • S. C. Boggs
  • 2008-02-25

I love Jamie and Claire

I just finished listening to Voyager and was crushed to think my adventures with Jamie and Claire were over. To my pleasant surprise I found that there are three more books. To my consternation, they are abridged and narrated by someone other than Davina Porter. She is Jamie and Claire. In Ms. Porter's profile she won an award for her narration of "A Breath of Snow and Ashes" so I know it is out there. I hope the other two books are also out there, unabridged and narrated by Davina Porter.
On another note, I just recommended the Outlander series to my mom. This is definitely one of the best series I've come across in a long time.The pairing of Diana Gabaldon's writing and Davina Porter's narration is perfect. All the characters come to life. I found myself laughing out loud at some scenes and smiling wistfully at others. Do yourself a favor and listen to this book and the two that precede it.

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  • L. Robertson
  • 2020-10-26

Stereotypes and xenophobia run wild

This book is absolutely littered with grotesquely racist and otherwise offensive caricatures pretty much from start to finish. It’s one of the organizing principles of the book. I listened all the way through because I wanted to find out what happens, but also because I thought for sure Claire would undergo some sort of character development and realize the harm that can come from her xenophobic thinking... Well, surprise! Nope! Just as one example, Claire’s still saying/thinking things like “the little Chinese” instead of, say, “The little Chinese man.” See also the countless examples of Claire dehumanizing, belittling, and othering black people in her thoughts and actions. All. The. Way. Through. The ENTIRE. Book. And the gleeful way Davina Porter read these passages made the whole thing that much more cringe-y. If this book we’re written IN the 1760s (and not merely about the 1760s), that would be one thing. But it wasn’t. It was published in 1993. Shame on Diana Gabbaldon.

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  • Jackwood
  • 2019-08-23

As usual a wonderful adventure

Neither boring, it's always a pleasure to listen to Diana Gabaldon's stories. The reader is great.