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Outlander (Outlander, Bk 1)
Outlander - Outlander, Bk 1
Author: Diana Gabaldon
The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is 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 stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach -- an "outlander" -- in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clan...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780440212560
ISBN-10: 0440212561
Publication Date: 7/1/1992
Pages: 850
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 1441 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This is probably the best series I have EVER read-and I've read a lot. I think I read the entire series (all six, 900 page books) in under 2 weeks. While I was working and going to school-that's how awesome they are, I could not put them down, I HAD to find out what would happen. I agree with what others have said that these are not romance novels-they really focus on the heroine and the realities of what it would be like to be stuck in another time. Her writing and storytelling is very believable, and the sub-plot of what plays out between Jamie (swoon!) and Claire, is just a the icing on the cake. What a great read-two thumbs way, way up. I ended up buying all the books after because I want to make sure I can find them when I want to read them again. I've already reread bits and pieces of them, and I only read them for the first time a few months ago. Awesome, awesome writing.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I'm not a fan of time-travel/science fiction/fantasy/series, but this novel defies being categorized. Yes, it is time-travel, yes, it is romance, yes, it is historical fiction. Overall, it is phenomenal! I happened to pick up Outlander at a garage sale for 25 cents -- and then couldn't stop until I read the rest of the series, plus the Lord John novel spin-off. I can't wait to see how Gabaldon picks up with the next book in the series. FANTASTIC!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Had a hard time with the first couple chapters cuz I thought they were kinda boring. But, once she reaches Jamie, I couldn't put it down. Very intense.

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  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Diana Gabaldon's Outlander is the first book in a series that is historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction, action and adventure, and romance all rolled up into one book. I enjoyed the book for many reasons particularly a strong female lead character. Really, I enjoyed all aspects of the book except for the graphic physical descriptions. Those I can do without.

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  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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I had always assumed this was just a romance novel, but there really isn't one genre this book fits into. It really does have everything in it. I was a little worried it would just blabber on about nothing (like so many other large books), but it pretty much gets right to the point. I loved all the politics in it. There are a few really disturbing parts in it. I highly recommend this one.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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This is a great book that is the beginning of a fantastic adventure! It's got a bit of everything - adventure, romance, time travel.

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