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4.00014168629298 out of 54.00014168629298 out of 54.00014168629298 out of 54.00014168629298 out of 54.00014168629298 out of 5 4.00 (53,075 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: November 1997 ISBN: 9781440788543
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Set in 18th century Scotland, Gabaldon's thrilling historical saga Outlander has bewitched fans worldwide. In this fourth installment of the Outlander series, we once again share the stories of Jamie and Clare as their romance travels across time into pre-Revolutionary America, where they attempt to build a new life together on the frontier of American soil.

This is the third time Claire has used the ancient stone to travel to the 18th century. First was when she fell in love and almost lost it in order to save their unborn child. The second, she reunited with her love but had to leave her daughter that would always feel fatherless. Now, Brianna, who is living in the 1960's, just might discover an obituary which will change her mind about her and her parents' history.

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.

Enjoy an exciting adventure in the 18th century. Cast ashore in the New World, Jamie and Claire try to build a new life among exiled Scottish Highlanders on the eve of the American Revolution. Fourth in the series. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 1/24/2017

    " Having seen the TV Series of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Books 1 & 2, and the audiobook of Book 3, I had to continue this wonderful saga with her Book 4 – Drums of Autumn. I love the way Diana's Scottish/ C18th English/Colonial American humour, intrigue, pathos & empathy is brought to life in Davina's audio performance. I find the story enthralling & enchanting as Diana's web-like connections both within & between Chapters, Sections & Books both fill-out & surprise me from the Plot Summaries that I have already read of all the Books (up to No. 8). This confirmed my decision of how much I needed to get these audiobooks in order to find some approximation of the TV Series' version of Book 1 & 2. I both can't wait & dearly hope that the visualisations of Books 3-8 will encompass the settings, characters, actions & emotions revealed in the audiobooks in their TV series that drew me in so inextricably with the first 2 Books' TV series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri Shafer | 11/16/2016

    " I love the narrator's ability to draw you into the Outlander series of books by using accents, and her ability to speak foreign languages with ease. The books are full of detail and while that detail is what makes them beautiful, it can also create the necessity to reread them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 10/10/2015

    " Magical and beautifully read. Attention to detail. Simply lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 2/20/2014

    " Oh dear...another good Claire & Jamie book! No complaints here...gonna keep reading this series! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 2/19/2014

    " Started of slow I thought but definitely picked up. Over all a very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 2/13/2014

    " This series just keeps getting better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/3/2014

    " While I really enjoyed this book, it wasn't one of my favorites. It became a little tedious at times. One of the things I did love was the growing relationship between Bree & Jamie, but I felt this eclipsed the original love story a bit. I love Claire and Jamie, so not seeing them together and having them supplanted by Bree & Roger is a little disheartening. But I still liked it and will continue the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/27/2014

    " I liked this one although it started to drag on for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 1/26/2014

    " See review of Outlander, as this is the fourth in the series, and really you won't want to read it if you haven't read the last. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/23/2014

    " This and Voyager were my two favorite in the Outlander series. I just love the journey that Jamie and Claire go through throughout the whole book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Adams | 1/17/2014

    " Currently reading this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/5/2014

    " Loved the first few but this one was a bit too much. Think I will take a break from Outlander. May go back and re-read the first one but not really interested enough in the characters at thi spoint to continue with the rest of the series (and the 1000's of pages). "

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

    " I could stop reading this series now and be happy...but I still have questions. I was afraid that I wouldn't care about brianna and roger as characters (and I have to admit they are still slightly two dementional) but I was not disappointed. loved them like I loved all the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 12/31/2013

    " This one took me forever to finish. Not as well written as the first three. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/26/2013

    " The whole series is great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 12/25/2013

    " And great story of the Fraser Clan. Already downloaded book five and reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia Bisnar | 12/18/2013

    " Couldn't put this book down and have recommended it all of my friends. Great historical fiction and love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Weir | 12/13/2013

    " I love this series. This one was hard to get into the second time. I stopped myself when Stephen Bonnet shows up. I'll eventually read it again though. It's too good not to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 12/9/2013

    " This one took me awhile to get through. Diana keeps making the books longer and longer...but as always I love Jamie and Claire and this one had much more of Bree and Roger. It was filled with so much adventure, love, and history all wrapped between the tiny cover. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christianne | 10/9/2013

    " I love this series and will continue until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helena | 10/7/2013

    " A good read. Many characters that I like made appearences in this book. Jamie was finally reunited with his children and Lord John with measles was priceless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 5/21/2013

    " 3.5 - not quite as good as the previous 3, but still a great read! Onto the next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/3/2013

    " I swear every book gets better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette Bilello | 3/24/2013

    " This was a detailed and slow moving book. But, it is an interesting progression to Gabaldon's Highland series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Kittelson | 1/15/2013

    " Probably my favorite since the first. Read it in ten days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela F. | 7/14/2012

    " This author has a real talent for perfectly blending historical fiction, romance, fantasy and science fiction into a truly enthralling story. This book kept me transfixed throughout which was no small feat given the immense length of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally N. | 7/3/2012

    " This an extremely long book but well worth the time investment. If you can set aside the time you'll be rewarded with a magnificently crafted story. I truly enjoy the author manages to weave such a complex tapestry of well-developed characters and rich history. A truly stellar achievement that's worthy of 5 stars! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecilia | 6/25/2012

    " I liked this book the most of the series. It really was well done and fluid and I cannot wait for the next one to be available from the library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric B. | 6/5/2012

    " The first half of this book was somewhat slow-paced, but once it got going in the last half it more than made up for the slow start. Another winner from Diana Gabaldon! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey G. | 5/21/2012

    " I've been a faithful reader of the previous Outlander books but this one really didn't hold my interest. Too many details that weighed down the actual story and WAY too long. Seriously this book could have been much improved by trimming nearly half of its length. This book is only for the most die-hard fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita C. | 5/9/2012

    " This book was responsible for many nearly sleepless nights as I could not bring myself to turn off my iPod and stop listening. The story was absolutely fascinating and I kept wanting to find out what would happen next. I can't wait to start the next book in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica S. | 4/28/2012

    " I love historical fiction so this series is just my thing. Once you get past the slow start this book offers a great story and it's a worthy addition to the Outlander series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/1/2012

    " I love this series.....it's just as good as the first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice Williams | 11/25/2011

    " I loved this book, as well as books 1 and 2 in the Outlander series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 5/10/2011

    " I liked this one a bit more than the last two. One thing after another continues to happen in the lives of Jamie and Claire, and I enjoyed reading more about Brianna and Roger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Stegman | 8/22/2010

    " The Outlander saga continues in colonial America! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelli | 3/21/2010

    " I cannot believe that Brianna is in the time with her mother and father...and then for Roger to follow her...Amazing plot and storyline...have to read more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Stanley | 10/24/2009

    " This one is again worth your time and starving your kids. The setting has completely changed from the previous books and feels like a reset in the series. It also brings in new characters that continue to keep you engaged. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 6/23/2009

    " Awesome as expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan Bell | 6/11/2008

    " As per the earlier books in the series, this. book is still a good read, but much slower paced. Persevere though, as the development of Brianna's character and that of Rodger add some new life to the saga and and interesting twist. "

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About the Author
Author Diana GabaldonEdited and introduced by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and stories by Sandra Brown, C.J. Box, Val McDermid, Peter James, Kathy Reichs, Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, Karin Slaughter, Michael Koryta, Charlaine Harris, Andrew Gross, Lisa Jackson, John Sandford, Lara Adrian, Christopher Rice, Lisa Scottoline, Nelson DeMille, J.A. Jance, and Eric Van Lustbader.
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. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.