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Voyager

Written by: Diana Gabaldon
Narrated by: Davina Porter
Length: 43 hrs and 46 mins
5 out of 5 stars (179 ratings)
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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.

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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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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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  • VKP
  • 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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Excellent

Loved it so much, love all the books in the outlander series! Each is special on its own!

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Engaging

Diana Gabaldon’s characters are brought to life by Davina Porter. I have read all of Diana Gabaldon’s books and now that the series is being made for tv I like to re-“read” the books before each tv season begins. I listen to the books when driving and doing housework and yardwork. Sometimes I wish my trips lasted longer or I had more chores to do so I could keep listening! #Audible1

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Hooked on this series

Flying through this series it's so good!! The narrator is AMAZING! I highly recommend this series. #Audible1

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My favourite in the series

Absolutely fantastic book.... Diana Gabaldon is a true master of story telling. Her books are so well researched and beautifully written, she engulfs you in the action.
Davina Porter is a true genius at narration.
My favourite quotes from the book...

“It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach.”

“Faith is as powerful a force as science- but far more dangerous.”

“I trust you won’t take this the wrong way but why aren’t you dead?”

If your interested , please, read the whole series.... it’s life changing

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Loved ir

The narrator makes the book! I Can't wait to get the next in the series.

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  • Karen
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • 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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  • AudioAddict
  • 2017-04-08

So good...I just love this series

STORY (historical fiction) - Voyager is Book 3 in the massive Outlander series (yes, the basis of the TV series). It's the story of Claire, a nurse in the 1960's, who passes through a magical stone and emerges in Scotland in 1743. It is NOT sci-fi. It is wonderful historical fiction, which is generally not one of my favorite genres. I'm surprised at how fascinating it is to hear details of everyday life from that period and the violent political climate between England and the Scottish highlanders. There is something for everyone in this book, including a wonderful love story.

PERFORMANCE - Lovely. That's the word that comes to mind. Davina Porter has a beautiful voice and a melodic presentation. I absolutely love it when a narrator can present decent-sounding characters of both sexes without one or the other sounding weird. Her performance is absolute perfection.

OVERALL - There are numerous sex scenes in the book, but they're not overly explicit and they only last a minute or two. There is a moderate amount of cursing and violence. This series is wonderful, but consider the time investment. There are, I believe, eight books in the series, and they're all around 40 hours long. So far I don't regret a single minute of listening and absolutely plan to continue the series till the end. You should listen to the books in order, as each one picks up from the end of the last one, but each ends satisfactorily as opposed to a cliffhanger ending. Highly recommended for adults, particularly females because of the romantic element.

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  • Jeff
  • 2012-06-08

IM FLYING THROUGH THIS SERIES!

The quality of the writing is still maintained in this utterly absorbing and addictive time travel epic. I doubt the story would be half as good if it wasn't for DAVINA PORTER'S astounding performance .
In this book and the next, The time travel aspect is increased in its proportion in the story, which broadens and deepens the dimensions of the story , new places around the world come into play and important new characters come in and out, all of which keeps the story fresh and interesting.
I hope she keeps writing for this series and Davina Porter is able to continue narrating because Im utterly hooked
I wish Davina narrated classic works like Jane Austens works for instance because her reading pace is slower, which would make the language of 19th century works easier to follow and digest. She is a true professional and this material is utterly perfect for her.

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  • Heather
  • 2009-01-17

Voyager (unabridged)

Again I really loved this book You just have to keep going to find out what happens. Some parts seemed to go on and you wanted to know quicker what happen to people and things like the pictures of Brianna, but as you find out it is worth the wait. I would tell anyone who whats to get in to a good story to get all these books. I hope that the next two will be coming out unabridged and they have the same person reading them. (she is Clare) to me anywhy. I am on the next book don't know what I will do when I am done.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • w.a.m.
  • 2007-03-29

SUPERB

Another GREAT book, this third volume. Nice and long.
Narrator couldn't be better.
Really looking forward to buy and read the other 3 books, when available at Audible, with the same narrator!!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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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