Voyager (Outlander #3)
Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear...more
……………Spoilers…………………………………..can’t write these and not have them………………………
Awe damn, not again. “Hello Claire, nice to see you yet again.”
“Stephanie? How did you end up here? I don’t see that strange vehicle you usually use to time travel.”
“I had to return the time mower. The owner was not amused by my ‘borrowing’ it. He mumbled something about a restraining order, hooligans and red heads; I must h...more
The Outlander books are set in the 1700s. They start off in Scotland, but later travel to Paris, Jamaica and the American Colonies.
Claire and Jamie, the book's two main characters are fantastic. They're deep, smart and action-oriented, yet very real. As their relationship evolves over the series of books, it evolves realistically. They...more
Seriously, these books are so D!@# good. Mostly because she's such a detailed writer and she's really good at grabbing your attention and taking it for an adventurous ride. In fact, the cover of the book had a review on the cover that said, "Adventurous escapism at it's finest." Amen. Once you're in, it's so hard to think of anything else until it's over.
But at the same time... these books are entirely too ridiculous. So much happen...more
With the help of Roger and Brea doing historical research, they think they have found Jamie alive in Scotland and working as a printer.
And so this book takes Claire through the stones once again and back to Jamie (at long last!). It also gives us insight to some of the events that happened to them during their 20 year seperation;
Jamie after the war held up in a cave for 7 years, him being a prisoner at Ardsmuir and then a...more
The books w...more
At the end of Dragonfly in Amber, Claire realizes that Jamie didn't die at Culloden so Claire, Roger and Brianna decide to research and see what information they can come up with. I loved all this part - the different POV's, the interactions between Claire and Bree, Bree and Roger and Roger and Claire and just how it all played out. (I really hope...more
Voyager is the third book in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. It finds Claire and Jamie reunited in Scotland and off on an adventure to the new world when Jamie's nephew, Young Ian, is kidnapped by pirates. They make it to Jamaica and Haiti, encounter a serial killer and some voodoo and there's a surprise appearance by a character from the first book who was presumed dead. This was better than the second book, Dragonfly In Amber.
These things are literary crack!...more
b) it's harder to ident...more
Divina Porter's rendition of John Grey is a bit pompous. It's kind of funny. Rating stays at 4.
This is the best of the first three I've read in th...more
Sigh. Swoon. Thud.
Jamie is in his forties now, but so am I. He and Claire have overcome incredible obstacles to be together across space and time, and their passion takes my breath away.
In addiction to the Red Hot Whooppee-Making, there's humor, adventure, a bit of magic and mystery, some interesting new characters and a couple of unexpected reunions with old friends.
Oh, and there are pirates. And a pelican. And a kinky little Ch...more
The second half was spectacular. I loved the scene's the author painted with the new locations. I sometimes could feel the sway of the boat, or see the West Indie's beaches and mountain...more
Voyager is the third installment in the Outlander series. After the roller coaster ride that was Dragonfly in Amber, I was excited/nervous/happy to get to this one. Diana Gabaldon didn't let me down! I am so attached to these characters that I actually got sick to my stomach while reading. We have such a long way to go (book 8 is coming out this fall) that I know any "Happily Ever After" is far down the road.
No plot summary - it would be impossible...more
I HAVE A NEW FAVOURITE BROMANCE IN THIS SERIES: (view spoiler)[Jamie + John Grey. Omg. My feels. Just "NOPE!" (hide spoiler)]
Got really excited in my Tax Law lecture because the case, Lindsey v IRC, is about taxing the proceeds derived from smuggling whiskey out of Scotland. Books are relevant to real life!
Funny how what is bothering me most is the American author's botched attempts at conveying how British people pr...more
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Voyager is the third installment in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Voyager picks up where Dragonfly in Amber left off. Jamie and Claire have just parted ways…him to go back and face his grisly death on Culloden field and her to go back through the stones at Craigh na Dun so she can bring her and Jamie’s child safely into the world.
The book then takes us through the next twenty years, telling us what exactly happened to the sepa...more
?th read: Feb, 5 2012
I can't believe I didn't write a review of this book, but it looks as if I didn't!
This is my 2nd favorite book in the series, just after the 1st book Outlander. I really enjoy learning about Jamie's history after Claire left him in Dragonfly in Amber. I wasn't even irritated that the story bounced back and forth for awhile, between Bree-Roger-Claire and Jamie. In fact, I enjoyed the "hunt" and the tidbits of information that Roger, Bree, and Claire pic...more
In this book Clare and Jamie find their way back to each other after being 20years apart. They have changed, have their secrets, but are closer than ever. When little Ian is kidnapped, they go after him. So many things happen (killings, smuggling, pirates, shipwrecks, slavery, voodoo and euthanasia), the characters are thrown from one adventure into another and...more
The first time I read Voyager, I didn't like it. The second time I read it, I realized that I actually did like it, and wasn't sure what the deal was with past-Sarah that didn't enjoy it very much. And now on my third time reading it, I have to agree that it actually is one of the best in the series... it's at least as awesome as books 1 & 2.
So at the end of Dragonfly in Amber, Claire, Brianna, and Roger (in 1968) realize that Jamie didn't die at Culloden like they all thought...more
Narrated By: Davina Porter
Book 3 of The Outlander series
Diana Gabaldon’s magnificent historical saga, begun with Outlander (RB# 95132) and Dragonfly in Amber (RB# 95466), 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 mo...more
Claire - ♥♥♥♥
Jamie - ♥♥
Plot - ♥♥
Setting - ♥♥♥♥
Writing - ♥♥♥♥
1st Half - ♥♥♥♥♥
2nd Half - ♥
Ending - ♥♥
Mean rating - ♥♥♥
I am very very disappointed with this book. I love this series and the setting and the characters, but Voyager has left me with a horribly sour feeling. I really don't like the direction that Claire and Jamies' story has taken. Never thought the day would come when I would actually come to despise some parts of Jamie's character, even a little. It'll...more
It's one of those... there is no other way to describe it but to say "Oh" and shake your head because there are no words that come to mind.
To have loved and lost and then to be given that love back, it's something you think about or contemplate what it must be like - I assure you that you will fall short in your attempts compared to what Gabaldon does in this bo...more
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