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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (61,230 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:
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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 twenty 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 Reviews

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by Mandy Orth | 1/27/2014

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

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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 won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.