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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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Needs a female narrator.

I’m not sure why a book from a females perspective would be narrated by a man. But it seems kind of silly the first one was great to listen to she was fabulous with voices. Well voyager I just couldn’t get into with a male reading it.

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Excellent!

A fun exciting story with love, romance and endless adventure. Davina Porter is so great at conveying all the different characters and accents. This is book 3 of the Outlander series, and my favourite of the nine.

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Not that interesting

I enjoyed the first 2 more, this one didn't keep me interested enough to want to keep reading every day. finished it because I'm already invested into the first 2, I hope the next one is a bit more entertaining.

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Always a great listen

I loved listening to the next chapter in their life. Getting to know more of Claire's life in America and meeting their daughter Bree. I can't wait to see what America holds for them.

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The reader

Davina Porter deserves an Oscar. She makes this large diverse set of characters come alive, which adds greatly to this wonderful and much loved story

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Gripping!

Brilliantly narrated through the twists and turns of the story, involving chilling and lovable characters

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The book was overall good but I found the audio skips sometimes or lags. But the narrator was good.

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A Grand Achievement

Ms Porter brings the story to life with her range of character voices, even singing the tunes of the book rather than just reading them. She is magnificent. This book by Gabaldon may be my favorite. She achieves so much in one story. Without spoilers, its is safe to say this book will take you for a ride.

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IN LOVE WITH AUDIBLE

I love the Outlander series. The books, the TV Show.
I also love to read, but I find it hard to find the time to sit down for more than 10 minutes. It took me about a year to get to part 8 in the book. I found Audible, and listened to the book from beginning to end, and I just love Davina Porter narrating the book. It brings the book more to life than just reading.

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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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  • Patricia B Tripoli
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • carvanz
  • 2018-12-08

One thing really ticked me off!

Audio-book: Narrator – Davina Porter

Another excellent performance. However, this time I did struggle with some of the new accents/characters that were introduced. No matter how much I slowed the speed there were times I just could not understand what was being said. That’s one of the problems when listening rather than reading.


I was hesitant about continuing with the series, knowing that Jamie and Claire have been separated for twenty years. That kind of situation leads to circumstances that I’m not a fan of, and yes, that was exactly the case here and even worse! However, I trudged through the grime of it all – reminding myself that in “real” life this is pretty much what would happen…well, if anyone could travel two hundred years back in time. Once this couple are reunited and they struggle through the awkwardness of that reunion, I found myself to be a happy reader again. And oh my lord! This couple are still just as deeply involved in danger and intrigue as they ever were. When are they going to learn???

In the end, I was glad that I delved further into their story. However, I’m again in question as to whether or not to continue the next as I understand it to be Brianna’s story. Sigh. After all, I’m in this for Jamie and Claire, ya know?

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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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  • gaby
  • 2017-12-11

Disappointment.... drudgingly long

After the first 2 books, I had high hopes for the third and was sorely disappointed. The book honestly could have ended after Claire and Jamie reconnect and I would have enjoyed it more than listening to the author seemingly throw scenario crazy after crazy scenario at the characters in order to end at the same draatic conclusion. For a series with such a large fan base, I expected better.

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  • J. Everett
  • 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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  • 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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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2022-02-24

Imaginative and eventful

I liked Voyager. Until now, I haven't grown tired neither of Diana Gabaldon's characters nor of her style of writing. The twists and turns in the storyline are entertaining. I certainly prefer the historic settings and descriptions over her excursions into the supernatural or "spiritual" domain though. I rather disliked that.
Davina Porter does a wonderful job, as for the first two novels and I hope, the next one will be as good.

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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.