Outlander Review

May 2, 2013 Reviews 3

Outlander ReviewOutlander by Diana Gabaldon
Series: Outlander Series #1
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Date Published: July 1991
Genres: Historical Fiction
Format: Audiobook
Audiobook Length: 33 hrs and 8 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Davina Porter
Description: The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles.  Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart.  For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.


My book club has decided to read the entire Outlander Series. We started reading this series in February 2013. Feel free to read along with us!  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this series.


Rose review avatar   Rose’s Review       

I always find it difficult to write a review for a book that I absolutely love.  So I decided to make my review of Outlander as direct and to the point as possible.  The review is as follows:

Jamie Fraser. Enough said.

What? That isn’t enough? Well I can say that this is the only book in my library of which I have 7 copies.  I have the audio book on 28 cds, the audible.com downloaded file on my phone, the trade paperback, the trade paperback reissue, the hard cover 20th anniversary edition, the copy shown in the picture below, and the graphic novel.  I also have the Outlandish Companion book which I find simply fascinating. I quite honestly do not have a clue how to describe this book.  It is amazing!  I can’t even give you the genre this book falls into.  If you like epic love stories set against a tumultuous historical backdrop, then do yourself a favor and read this book!  I will allow the book’s author, Diana Gabaldon herself to describe this book:

Diana Gabaldon

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3 Responses to “Outlander Review”

  1. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

    I realize you wrote this review a while ago, but I just had to laugh… because when The Scottish Prisoner came out, my review basically just said “Jamie Fraser” and that was it. What more needs to be said? I’m so happy to find another devoted fan! (I’m in the midst of rereading (via audio) A Breath of Snow and Ashes AND rereading An Echo in the Bone so I’ll be ready for the new book in June). Sigh… thanks for giving me an Outlander moment in the middle of a busy day!
    Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies recently posted…Book Review: The Opposite of Maybe

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