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4.00007191527074 out of 54.00007191527074 out of 54.00007191527074 out of 54.00007191527074 out of 54.00007191527074 out of 5 4.00 (68,831 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Gabaldon Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Outlander Series Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781440788529
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Set in 18th century Scotland, Gabaldon's thrilling historical saga Outlander, has bewitched fans worldwide. This sequel hurdles the audience back into Claire's past as she details the difficult journey she must endure with James Fraser, her Scottish warrior husband.

Now, twenty years after the strange sojourn back in time, Claire brings her daughter with her to Scotland, and this time she will reveal her secret kept hidden since her time travel. She longs to learn the fate of her dear husband and retells the story of her time with him in the court of Charles Stuart and their attempt to sidestep the Highlands uprising at Culloden. Yet, as she weaves this yarn of her past, she unravels implications which are much wider spread than she could have ever imagined.

A combination of earthy wisdom and electric imagination ground this tale, and for the audiobook retelling, the harsh setting is given even more warmth by the narration of Davina Porter.

Diana Gabaldon was born in Arizona in 1952. Her novels are a blend of the romantic, historical, mystery, adventure and science fiction genres. Her degrees, including a Ph.D. are all in the biological sciences. She served as a full-time assistant professor at Arizona State in the Center for Environmental Studies, where she performed research and became an expert in scientific computing and databases, while also teaching university courses on anatomy. She has written multiple articles for computer science publications. With the finalization of her first book deal, she resigned as staff at the university. She lives with her husband in Arizona and has three adult children.

Claire Randall returns to Scotland with her grown daughter to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth. A legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful daughter as Claire's journey propels her into a race to thwart a doomed Highlan Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A triumph! A powerful tale layered in history and myth. I loved every page.”

    Nora Roberts

  • “Compulsively readable.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Davina] Porter brings Gabaldon’s world to life, complete with sounds, smells, and not a little blood. The adventures will continue to echo in your mind long after this tale ends.”

    AudioFile

  • “This time-traveling romantic adventure will please fans who have been waiting for the further adventures of Dr. Claire Beauchamp Randall.”

    Library Journal

  • “An engaging time-travel romance...A most entertaining mix of history and fantasy whose author, like its heroine, exhibits a winning combination of vivid imagination and good common sense.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • An iTunes Top Seller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 rebecca | 10/31/2017

    " I have to say Diana Gabaldon is one of the best writers. She keep you on you seat and so excited to hear what is going to happen next. Also the sex in this series will make you hot and blush! I love to hear how all the they are in the USA. And that they are all together and just download the next book. The fiery cross can’t wait to start it. "

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Selina | 7/16/2017

    " I have to say I was not as interested in this story. There was just so much history that I felt lost at times - glazing over until the story went back to the characters. But for anyone who likes history stuff, you will love this one. I really just wanted to get to Voyager. If you think this will be anything like the TV series...you are wrong, there are way to many changes to the story in the show from the book that you cannot compare them. But still a worthy listen. "

  • 1.666666 out of 51.666666 out of 51.666666 out of 51.666666 out of 51.666666 out of 5 kelly | 3/9/2017

    " This series is completely addicting! Such strong characters and a compelling story line. You can't wait to find out what is going to happen and just when it seems like everything has worked itself out, BOOM another twist of fate. I have listened to the first 7 books in audiobook format, one right after the other and have not tired of them at all. I listen on my commute which is an hour each way, it takes me a good 3 weeks or so to get through one of the books in this series. And Davinia Porter, the narrator is perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/29/2017

    " History tied with fantasy! Anyone who reads this will be wanting to hop the next flight to Scotland and ram their head into a stone circle. Someone needs to figure out this time travel and quick!! LOVE!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 5/2/2016

    " While I did not like this book as much as I liked Outlander (which I LOVED!) it definitely caught my interest and kept the amazing story of Jamie and Clare moving forward. Davina Porter is phenomemal as a narrator and effectively portrays all of the beloved and new characters effectively. her accent work really should be applauded! If you like Diana Gabaldon and Outlander, stick with Dragonfly in Amber and you will be rewarded. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/17/2014

    " Really interesting history again. Also found the healing herb information fascinating. Sex goes with the territory and again the author goes overboard in my opinion--but it's her book not mine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tameka | 2/7/2014

    " These books are super long, but if you want to escape to a different time, place or era then it's a definite thumbs up. On to book 3 in the series. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 1/31/2014

    " Too long, much too wordy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Newton | 1/22/2014

    " One of my favorite series in the 1990's when it came out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanna | 1/16/2014

    " If I ever get it in my head that I might want to continue this series, please remind me that I skipped over a solid 250 pages and didn't miss anything, and with eight hundred pages to fill, the author still left it on a cliffhanger. THERE IS NO REASON to fill eight hundred pages for a story that would have filled 150 with an actual ending. Waste of time and energy reading these stupid books. EDIT!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/14/2014

    " --see my review of Outlander. also so moved by Culloden story--I think it was this one, totally changed my view of the 'noble' English--I realized after reading these books, I think, that it's the English who wrote the history books that were our texts in elementary and secondary school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/13/2014

    " Okay. I'm officially in love with Jamie. Couldn't wait to start the 3rd book with the cliffhanger of an ending this one left me with! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joamrah | 1/10/2014

    " I love this series. Bring them on! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 1/10/2014

    " Jamie and Claire are two of my all-time favourite characters. I am excited whenI begin a new book, and always sad when it ends. One of the great love stories in historical fictional writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/3/2014

    " Much slower than the first but picks up toward the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/31/2013

    " 2nd in the Outlander series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 12/8/2013

    " Of course nothing compares to the first book of anything (usually). But she does a DANG good job of keeping you hooked! The way an English-major friend puts it: well-written smut. I'm in love with this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 11/29/2013

    " Great storytelling with loads of historical facts and situations in the 18th and 20th century. I care about the characters. The opening and closing chapters of this book stunned me! It takes time to process info and also to remember what happens in such a long tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra Beckman | 11/28/2013

    " Favorite series. Love reading this series overland over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 11/23/2013

    " I prefer to skip the smutty sex scenes in this book. Other than those pages, it's great historical fiction brain candy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 7/26/2013

    " I loved it! I have read this 5 times also! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elbert | 6/19/2013

    " Enjoy Diana Gabaldon's novels immensely. It took 600 pages to set the stage for the Bonnie Prince's return and the Battle of Culloden, but the last 140 pages were well worth it! Looking forward to reading Voyager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel Howard | 12/24/2012

    " Read the whole series of eight books so far and waiting not so patiently for the next book on this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce Buchholtz | 11/6/2012

    " Good. Looking forward to the net but I need a break for a short while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 10/15/2012

    " I love Jaime and so will you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 7/5/2012

    " Once again fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Kohse | 5/25/2012

    " I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to tracking down and starting the next book, Voyageur "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 4/10/2012

    " Not as fast paced as Outlander, but still verra verra enjoyable! Loved it, loved it, canna wait to start the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley Lord | 11/27/2011

    " It took me a year to read this book. The story is good but long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 9/16/2011

    " Entertainment plus. Enjoy this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genevieve Sharon | 7/30/2011

    " DIANA GABALDON never disappoints ; how can she these long, complicated books over and over again? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 6/30/2011

    " I'm just getting into it and loving it! An absolute treat, just for pleasure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 6/30/2011

    " This one is harder to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Marie | 6/25/2011

    " OK, but not as good as Outlander. A bit slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney | 6/25/2011

    " Second in the series ... amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 6/22/2011

    " Great follow up to Outlander. Jamie is still hot, hot, hot & Claire is still in the 18th century for most of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennise | 6/20/2011

    " am reminded how long her descriptions can be...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ap | 6/17/2011

    " loved all but the first book in the series
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adriane | 6/14/2011

    " This book was better than the first (Outlander)! I didn't want to put it down. Sometimes Gabaldon can go into a bit too much detail in her descriptions, but it's effective and you can imagine being in France in the 1700's! Great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 6/14/2011

    " While very well written, this book pissed me off royally. There was too much that happened that left a bad taste in my mouth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 6/13/2011

    " Didn't want to put this book down. Such a good story. Jamie and Claire are amazing characters and you just want them to succeed and sometimes it seems like all of history is against them. "

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About the Author
Author Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon is the beloved author of seven New York Times bestselling novels in the series that began with Outlander, including Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and An Echo in the Bone. In 1997 she received the RT Award for Innovative Historical Romance.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration.She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and The Square One Theater, among others.