OutlanderDiana Gabaldon

Outlander

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Book Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES 

Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.

One of the top ten best-loved novels in America, as seen on PBS’s The Great American Read!

Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just 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 circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, the second novel in the Outlander series 
• An interview with Diana Gabaldon 
• An Outlander reader’s guide

Praise for Outlander

“Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News

Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) Book Reviews

Written. Art. Beautiful. Emotion.Jump with both feet into this indescribable-genre novel! Diana paints a visible story that will keep you thinking about these characters all day long! For years!!!!.Score: 5/5

Great book that stays with you!I just read this and it was great! Jamie is a strong character; right up there with Christian. The series on Stars is wonderful. They capture the story quite well. I have become obsessed..Score: 5/5

Love Love Love this bookIt was an amazing story.Score: 5/5

AmazingTruly enjoyed this book..Score: 5/5

OutlanderI had originally fallen in love with the first season of this show so I skipped the first book and started reading dragonfly in amber. I read through all the books in a matter of a few weeks because I just couldn’t put it down. During this droughtlander I decided to go back and read the first one. I am so happy I did there always so much more detail in books and I loved a few of the scenes in the book much better then the show. I highly recommend reading the series..Score: 5/5

Great readVery happy to have read. Great storyline and passionate romance..Score: 5/5

Outlander LoveExcellent book! Can't wait to read book #2!! 😊.Score: 5/5

My favorite seriesMy favorite series. I am just an empty husk waiting for the latest book now..Score: 5/5

OutlanderGreatedtest love story since Dr. Zhivago ! Watched full series 2x now and read the last 4 books in series, just now finishing 1. Thank you..Score: 5/5

OutlanderI hate this book. Had to read this book for my book club. It's the stupidest thing ever. It's not even worth proper criticism..Score: 1/5

The best book I have read in years!The depth of the characters in this novel is astonishing. I love that this novel is quite lengthy, and yet, because it's such a page-turner, it is read easily. I have fallen in love with the characters and I feel very much that they could exist! Galbadon gives life to the landscape of Scotland. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a thrill..Score: 5/5

Outstanding!!Diana Gabaldon writes good sex!!.Score: 5/5

Outlander series is unbelievable!I've read this series from the first time this book was published... That's about 20 years! It is the ONLY series I have in hard back! The stories are rich and intricate with characters you fall in love with or hate with a passion! I can honestly say it's the best series I have ever read, each book a masterpiece on its own and it all starts with Outlander!.Score: 5/5

Speechless......is my reaction after having completed this first book. Ms. Gabaldon's prose and eloquence has catapulted me into time with sites, sounds, and aromas that the characters experience demonstrating the ability of the author to draw empathy from her readers and swaddle them in 18th century Scotland. Bravo, Ms. Gabaldon, for sharing your brilliance to the world and for introducing me to The Outlander...!.Score: 5/5

Good stuffThis book is phenomenal. You’ll keep turning pages until it’s done and want more..Score: 5/5

Outlander❤️❤️❤️..Score: 5/5

Speechless!!!💕Omg!!! I love ❤️ this book is so great! It has a little bit of everything!!.Score: 5/5

FantasticI loved this book and I'm looking forward to the rest of this series. It felt good to read something of substance. I'm emotionally vested in these characters now and can't wait to "see" their story unfold.Score: 5/5

Love it!(:I’ve watched this show in tv and it’s amazing I love everything about it. It’s just very entertaining, basically it catches your attention. Honestly I just love it (:.Score: 5/5

I couldn’t put it downI’d never heard of this book before the Starz series. I feel as though I’ve been missing something over the past 20 years. Not being an avid reader _Outlander_ changed that. It was captivating. I grew quickly attached to the characters and can’t wait to read the rest of the series..Score: 5/5

Totally over the topIn 1945 twenty seven year old Claire is married to an older man and living a happy, quiet, life in England. By some sort of paranormal magic while on vacation in Scotland she is transported 200 years back to a primitive time in the Scottish Highlands. She encounters violence, unspeakable evil, and passionate love. Her adventures seemed totally over the top with improbable situations and unbelievable near death escapes. People shot full of holes recovered as good as new in a few days. Overlaying all of this is her passionate, numerous, and graphically described love trysts with Jamie — a caracture of the handsome, total hero. Presented with the opportunity to return to her former life and husband the question is — will she? I found the book to be entertaining,with interesting take outs on Scottish lore and customs, but weighed down by the many drawn out and tedious narratives and conversations that added little or nothing to the plot. The ending was an obvious set up for the sequel that did occur. While it was an intriquing time travel story, with lots of romance if you could call it that, it would have been a better book without so much depiction of degrading conduct and completely improbable situations. I give it 3 stars. — di pinto.Score: 3/5

The series is betterIf you are wanting more details after watching Outlander on STARZ then this is for you!! But honestly for me, I was looking for detailed sex scenes that absolutely did not happen in this book. While watching the steamy scenes in here he series, I could only imagine what would happen in the book BUTTTT that was exactly opposite!! The book leaves you hanging as far as details of the sex .. just watch the series and you will save your money!!.Score: 3/5

Trigger WarningIt’s a well written and thought out book but it goes too far. I stopped reading after a character was forgiven for spousal abuse. I tried to watch the show and stopped after the rape of a child scene. Too much..Score: 2/5

OutlanderONE-derful story telling, fantastic writing and a most Ahhhhh-mazing love story all wrapped up in the best historical fiction I’ve ever read!.Score: 5/5

OutlanderDeeply rich , in historical context. I love the romance and historical details ..Score: 5/5

Epic in Scope and Romance Unparalleled!!I am so glad I started reading this before the series aired on STARZ! This book was so amazing and transported me to 18th century Scotland. The beautiful rich history of Scotland and the romance against all odds of Claire and Jamie (a delicious Scot, if ever there was one)! I loved every second of it and plan to read Book 2 definitely before Season 2 starts in 2015! Read the book! Watch the series and dream of the beautiful Sassenach and her kilted red-headed Scot! I am in full agreement of the many others who have read it - A MUST-READ book!!.Score: 5/5

OutlanderA few years ago I opened this book expecting a cheap romance that would be read in a short time. The sun rose to me still reading this book because it kept me enthralled front to back. It's a time travel/historical with plenty of action and romance. A wife on her second honeymoon in Scotland gets dropped into the 1700's and mets her soul mate. Together they travel and fight and survive the brutal situations they keep landing in. Love it. Just bought copy in iBooks and keep getting caught reading at work..Score: 5/5

AmazingBest book series and television series of all time😍.Score: 5/5

OutlanderI’d started watching the show and loved it. But I knew the book would be a little different. I’ve been sucked in to the Outlander world and adore it. Diana Gabaldon is a wonderful writer. She give you a bit of everything and not once have I felt bored with it. Currently on the fifth book..Score: 5/5

Really?Read this book because so many recommended it....all I have to say is this was terrible!!!! I can't believe they made a TV series from this...I love historical fiction but this was just lame..Score: 1/5

Simply AmazingThis one of those books where you wonder how in the world someone could write this. All the historical parts and all the small details seem to make something impossible feel as if it were the truth. It's a long read but well worth it. This series will be my summer..Score: 5/5

OutlanderOMG!!!!!!! Is 12:52 am Monday the 28th of October and I just finish the 1 book,and will have to go to bed now since I have to get up in about 6 hours but it was worth it, a few weeks back my coworker who is reading the 4th book, lend me her copy of the first in paper back and since, don't like paper backs was reluctant to read it but I did and it took me a while to get started in about when she get to the castle I had to get my own copy and decided on the iBook version and it was worth it and it took me this weekend to finish the first in its entirety because I couldn't put it down of course I took restroom break and ate and sleep some for the most part I could not put down and will start this morning on the second at my lunch break at work. Don't give up on these books the are long but worth the story..Score: 5/5

Great Romantic Epic StoryLoved this first book can't wait to read all 8 in the series..Score: 5/5

UnbelievableI am an avid writer and reader. And this story is by far the best story I've ever read in my entire life. It's so well crafted. Wonderful! Wonderful job!!.Score: 5/5

OutlanderAn nonstop action novel!!! I saw the first series before reading the novel!!! The novel is pretty true to the series!!! The way that people put women into a lower class would get my blood going, but Claire puts men in their place. Highly recommend this book!!! Can't wait to read the next book in the series!!!.Score: 5/5

Love this bookI don't care what anyone says. I love this book.Score: 5/5

One of my favorites of all time!Just finished reading it for the third time. And it doesn’t get old! She’s a fabulous writer! Love the characters and descriptions of life in the 1700s..Score: 5/5

In loveI love everything about the outlander series. Big fan!!!.Score: 5/5

Loved this bookI started reading this after watching Outlander on Starz. Although there are some differences, they are small. The actors in the series bring the book to visual life. It is interesting, funny, sexy, sad, and exciting. Ready to start book 2..Score: 5/5

OUTLANDERSOMG, I love outlanders, I started watching the series and I loved it. I’ve always wanted to read the books and I love how they changed some stuff. Reading the book gave me a whole new perspective of Outlanders..Score: 5/5

LOVE this book!!One of the best books I've read in a long while. I cannot wait to read the entire series!!!.Score: 5/5

AMAZING!!Diana Gabaldon has ruined me! This book, this entire series, this story, I love it all. Diana has created such a strong female character in her stories. She's created a strong male character as a companion. Together you have such a passionate pair in Claire & Jamie, that create an incredible life and adventure together. I was hooked immediately& couldn't put the book down once I started it. I read every waking moment that I had..Score: 5/5

Excellent read!So glad I finally started this series! Love it!!!.Score: 5/5

Beautiful story of Love and Triumph !Love the way Diana writes and draws you in to Claire and Jamie’s body,soul,spirit, heart mind and will ☺️and incredible love for each other!.Score: 5/5

Everything i love in a book mixed togetherSuch a entertaining and good book😍😍😍👍🏼.Score: 5/5

OutlanderFabulous book! Be prepared to become obsessed with the characters, and never want the book to end..Score: 5/5

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Not worth the effortVery disappointed in this book, it had the setting to potentially be good, but was not even close. It dragged the storyline more than it needed to, I found myself flipping through pages to get the story rolling again. I only finished it because I was hoping the ending would be better, not in this case, infact, it was horrible and brutal. I won't be reading any of the other books in this series, I still can't believe it was picked up for TV..Score: 1/5

Outlander reviewBeautifully written love story. Just a bit too long for my tastes. I didn’t like the violent sex scene, and that is why I didn’t give it 5 stars..Score: 4/5

OutlanderI began the Outlander series as a way of understanding my partners fascination with the relationship between Jamie and Claire. After reading a few chapters I saw why she loved the book so much. While we both come from Scottish roots, Wallace and Davison, it was easy to fall into character and escape the days stressors with a distant adventure. I press upon book 2 with vigor and an eye for more..Score: 5/5

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Book Name:
Outlander
Book Language:
English
Book Category:
Books, Romance, Fiction & Literature, Historical
Book Size:
9562277 bytes.
Book ID:
418648691
Book Release Date:
1991-06-01
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