Outlander

18 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 4,529 ratings

Summary

In the outstanding Outlander series, a 20th-century time traveler is caught up in events of the 18th century.

In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall is enjoying a holiday with her husband in the Scottish Highlands, until she passes through a mysterious portal and finds herself back in the thick of war - in 1743. Disoriented and stranded in the past as an outsider, Claire vows to find a way to return to her life in the present. But then, there’s Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior who continues to save her as dangerous events, from the Jacobite Rising to the American Revolution, bring them together. Listen as Claire not only struggles through life in the past, but also through her fraught relationships with her husband and her savior.

Narrator Davina Porter is practically synonymous with Outlander. Her versatile narration shifts easily between time periods and characters, capturing the feel of each scene in her voice. This creates a unique listening experience that combines fantasy, historical fiction, romance, adventure, and science fiction.

Diana Gabaldon’s adventures capture a heroine caught between two worlds - and torn between two men. Using a classic episode of Doctor Who as inspiration for her 1700’s Scottish setting, Gabaldon had originally planned to write a historical novel only for practice. Her idea developed into a fully fledged series after she began writing the sassy main character, Claire. First published in the early 1990s, Outlander is still a work in progress, with at least one more book for fans to eagerly await.

Outlander has sold over 25 million copies around the world, making it one of the best-selling book series of all time. Critics and audiences have embraced Gabaldon's books, with Publisher’s Weekly calling her work “absorbing and heartwarming”. Now, you can give this popular mixed-genre series a listen as you're transported to the turbulent world of 18th-century Scotland.

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