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4.00021599647353 out of 54.00021599647353 out of 54.00021599647353 out of 54.00021599647353 out of 54.00021599647353 out of 5 4.00 (61,251 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: October 2001 ISBN: 9781440788536
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Diana Gabaldon's Voyager is a New York Times bestseller and the third book in her bestselling Outlander series. Gabaldon uses her superior writing skills to weave historical details into this beautifully told love story, giving it life and depth. Her characters are strong, intelligent, and brave, and their story is one that ensnares you throughout the novel.

Voyager continues the story of Claire, the time-traveling doctor from the 20th century, and Jamie, her Scottish husband from the 1700s. It's been 20 years since the Jamie sent Claire back to her own time, pregnant and alone, while he went off to die defending Culloden. Claire never thought she'd see Jamie again, or that their daughter would know her father, but news comes that changes everything.

After all this time, Claire has discovered that Jamie did not die in the massacre and is in fact still alive. The revelation forces her to make a hard choice, leave her and Jamie's daughter in the present to travel back in time and find Jamie, or let him go. Claire isn't even sure that Jamie still loves her, and the long, strenuous years have been hard on both of them. Has their love survived it? Will he forgive her for being gone so long?

Diana Gabaldon is an American author best known for her Outlander series. Born and raised in Arizona, she is part English, part Mexican-American, and has been writing novels since 1988. Before taking up writing, Gabaldon earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Northern Arizona University in the early 1970s.

After receiving her bachelors degree, she continued her education obtaining a Master of Science in Marine Biology from the University of California, and a PhD from Northern Arizona University in Ecology. She worked as a faculty member at Arizona State University, but resigned after her first book deal. She currently lives with her husband in Arizona and has three grown children.

Diana Gabaldon’s magnificent historical saga, begun with Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, continues with this New York Times bestseller. 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An amazing read.”

    Arizona Tribune

  • “Triumphant…her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gabaldon handles the time-travel elements competently but subordinates them to classic historical romance—a big one, luxuriantly detailed and featuring highly appealing characters and an authentic feel to the background that speaks well of her research and writing.”

    Booklist

  • “The third in a time-travel trilogy that again creates a vivid sense of daily life in eighteenth-century Europe.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Gabaldon handles the time-travel elements competently but subordinates them to classic historical romance—[This is] a big one, luxuriantly detailed and featuring highly appealing characters and an authentic feel to the background that speaks well of her research and writing. Recommended wherever Outlander and A Dragonfly in Amber found an audience.”

    Roland J. Green, science-fiction and fantasy writer and editor

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Literary Guild Main Selection

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Selina | 7/16/2017

    " This story is full of the stuff many are looking for: adventure, love, etc.... I am totally amazed at how the narrator can make you forget that it is one person speaking the entire book! She is fabulous! Taking a break from the series for now - there is only so much 'star struck love' I can take at one time....lol. "

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Jade | 5/21/2017

    " This series is hard to put down, you have to have more! A great Love story. "

  • 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, I had to continue this wonderful saga with her Book 3 – Voyager. 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 Jenny | 5/23/2016

    " After the devastatingly emotional ending of Dragonfly in Amber, I was anxious to get back to this world to find out what happened to Clare and Jamie. I was not disappointed!! Voyager brought me back to many of the things that I loved in Outlander and moved the plot and characters lovingly forward with humor and adventure and respect that they deserve. Two Thumbs Up!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maybelline Cui | 2/20/2014

    " 4.5 stars! Holy shikeys! This book was long! I still love the series... definitely one of my fave. "

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

    " My favorite is still the first one but this one was great as well and I love the history and details to the herbal remedies you learn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 2/2/2014

    " Ok, so it was very obvious when I reread this that I had swine flu when I read this the first time, because there were huge chunks that I did not remember at ALL and I am going to blame it on the fever. Anyway, I love Voyager SO MUCH. I mean, come on, reunions are great, especially when the couple being reunited are crossing centuries to do it. Not gonna lie, I cried a little when Claire came back. This is probably my favorite Outlander book, I think, because it's kind of the beginning of everything that gets explored later in the series. For example, I completely forgot that John was the kid whose arm got broken in Dragonfly in Amber. I knew they went way back, but not THAT far back. I thought that whole bit started at Ardsmuir. And Young Ian is introduced too, and he's just such a wonderful character. *sigh* There's too much love for this book (and series) to contain it in a review. So yea, I loved it a lot and if you're reading this to decide if you should read Voyager, DO IT! But go back to Outlander and Dragonfly In Amber first, no matter what Diana's website says about the stand-alone ability of each book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy Orth | 1/27/2014

    " Not my favorite in the series, but how can you not love Jamie? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Machardy | 1/21/2014

    " Just finished the audio of this and though I read it first many years ago, I enjoyed it as much as I did last time! Such a fun fun series! The reader was superb! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brent | 1/12/2014

    " Still entertaining, but I started to lose interest in the series, at this point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Em | 12/22/2013

    " I wouldn't say I'm getting tired of the series, exactly, but the novelty is wearing off a bit. I still enjoyed it very much, though. Voyager strays a bit further from the original premise--there's much more magic in this book, and also a serial killer and some Pirates of the Caribbean. Despite being set 20 years after Dragonfly in Amber, very few of the characters' personalities have grown or changed at all (only one changed a lot). While I understand that the author doesn't want to meddle with much-loved characters, it just seemed strange to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 12/22/2013

    " enjoyed a lot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubrey | 12/7/2013

    " Favorite so far- perfect blend of adventure, romance, and history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 12/7/2013

    " Coincidences are getting stretched pretty thin as the series progresses, but I'm suspending believe for now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 11/11/2013

    " I'm still loving this series, but am starting to get a little confused with who, exactly, is whom. So far I am 3,000+ pages into this story and am having a little trouble keeping track. It is still great fun, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Goddeeris | 11/8/2013

    " A good book, not as good as Outlander 1 and 2 but still enjoyable. It is long, but goes quickly. It has a nice ending that makes it easy to put the series down for a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Maggio | 11/3/2013

    " I think it was this book in the series that once I finished reading it I had to go out and immediately buy the next one so that I'd know what happened next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norelle Done | 10/30/2013

    " I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of times in this book, and the surprising twists - people whom you thought were dead came back! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisha Dangerfield | 10/9/2013

    " Simply put? Exquisite!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 9/12/2013

    " This might be my favorite book in the entire Outlander series, although it is hard to beat the first book. It was hard to put down and the action just kept coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 7/18/2013

    " I still think that the first book in the series, Outlander, has been my favorite so far, but this was still great. Just when I thought things were settling down, total plot twist. Love the story and the characters and their unbelievable travails! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger | 7/1/2013

    " Best one of the series! Loved this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 3/19/2013

    " I am totally sucked into this series now. it's BAAAADDDD!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sapphire | 3/15/2013

    " Even love his wife "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 12/23/2012

    " I must love these books because I literally cannot put it down. The story is completely fascinating, it is fast-moving, adventure, scenery, history... the whole package. I am not fond of all of the 'romance' but it comes with the author. I have already ordered the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora Urquhart-rudisill | 12/11/2012

    " After the beginning started off slow I got more and more into it..I can't wait to read the last book now... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Long | 7/25/2012

    " One more! "

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

    " This series continues to be a guilty pleasure ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terric853 | 6/19/2012

    " Claire and Jamie's reunion. The zombies and pirates are a bit over-the-top, but still a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula B | 5/26/2012

    " adventure adventure adventure...and a little bit of romance. Love this series...onward to book four! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 4/11/2012

    " Third book in the Outlander series. Ahhhhh, in love with Jamie and Claire's story. You must read this series. I promise you won't be disappointed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 11/30/2011

    " off to America! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina Harvey | 11/29/2011

    " Ditto! Loved every Gabaldon book! You really need to do yourself a favor and read these!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 11/15/2011

    " Over 1,000 pages and I wish there are more. Luckily this is only book 3 in a series in which book 11 will be soon be released. Very compelling and adventurous reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dodie | 7/1/2011

    " I usually do not read this type of book - or haven't in a long time. This book however will bring me back - GREAT! I loved it, couldn't put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Handy | 6/30/2011

    " I picked up this book because I wanted some escapism (with maybe a little bit of romance). I had also heard that it was well-written. I just couldn't get into it! A couple hundred pages in it stalled--too much sex and not enough action. I sent it back to the library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 6/29/2011

    " My favorite of a fantastic series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 6/28/2011

    " I loved this book. It is a deeply involving story. The people are so real, I felt like I knew them personnaly. I have read and re-read this book so many times that I had to buy another copy - the first one had just worn out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 6/27/2011

    " My moms book I read when I was bored and actually really enjoyed it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jemgirlie | 6/27/2011

    " I didn't really care for the beginning and the end sort of fizzles out. I did enjoy the middle part of the book. Good adventure story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ali | 6/25/2011

    " Time travel, romance, and Scotland -- what more could you want?? Actually, quite a lot it turns out. What started as a promisingly interesting and well-written story turned gross, gory, and way too graphic. Even the protagonist being called Claire couldn't turn this one around! "

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

    " raw, but probably realistic view of life in 18th C Scotland. sort of like the old Alistair MacLeans, where they go from one disaster to another in the space of but a page or two. Very likable characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 6/25/2011

    " too much sexual deviance that distracts from the story and really not necessary...turned me off from reading any of the others even though the author has a really good style. "

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

    " VERY difficult to digest the first 300 or so pages, but once you do, you're hooked into one of the most epic love stories of all time ... this book is LONG ... about 1000 pages and so are the other 6 in the series, but well worth your time if you love romantic historical fiction :) "

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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. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.