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Voyager (Outlander #3)

4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  170,445 Ratings  ·  7,735 Reviews
     From the author of the breathtaking bestsellers Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber , the extraordinary saga continues. 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 centur ...more
Hardcover, 931 pages
Published 1995 by Delacorte Press (first published December 1st 1993)
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Susan Grant-suttie Above and beyond! I am now on book four and not only do I love the book, but I also adore the reader on my audio book, Davina Porter. Amazing talent…moreAbove and beyond! I am now on book four and not only do I love the book, but I also adore the reader on my audio book, Davina Porter. Amazing talent to deliver the edge of every moment.(less)
Christina Patrizio The nickname "Sassenach" is used throughout the first two books. I'm only on page 213 of Voyager, so there hasn't been any interaction between Claire…moreThe nickname "Sassenach" is used throughout the first two books. I'm only on page 213 of Voyager, so there hasn't been any interaction between Claire and Jamie yet. I have read other complaints about the overuse of this term, but I don't feel that way about it. It's a term of endearment that Jamie first uses with Claire in a teasing sort of way, to let her know that she is an outsider to the clan MacKenzie. However, as their relationship evolves and they get married, it's just a pet name, like "honey" or "sweetheart." I think it's more appropriate than a generic term because Claire is a unique character, as both an outlander and a time traveler. I think it also serves as a reminder to Jamie that he is so very fortunate to have ended up in a relationship with this unique woman; he worships her! Although the word appears very frequently on the pages of the book, I do not find it to be overused. If you watch the series on STARZ, and you hear and see Jamie each time he calls Claire "Sassenach," you might feel differently about it. (less)
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Apr 02, 2008 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Far-fetched, Eye-rolling, scoff-producing. But so stinkin' good.

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
Steph Sinclair
Everyone wants Jamie's body. Randall, Lord John Grey, Claire, that teen girl and... Me. XD
Just finished the third tale of Jamie and Claire in Voyager, I must admit it was my favorite so far.

……………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
Jun 25, 2007 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who love good historical fiction
The Outlander series is definitely one of my most recommencded series of books. I might even love these books more than Harry Potter - and that's saying something.

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
Jun 24, 2014 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was another five star read. I mean, how can it not be. The effort this author has put into the books is unbelievable. Not sure how long it takes her to do her research.

“It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach”

Twenty years have passed and Claire returns through the stones. I thought their first meeting fell a little bit flat for me! Maybe my expections were too high.

Plenty has happened in the twenty years that Claire and Jamie have been apart. Some of the things I wish didn’t happen
Jan 23, 2008 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who wouldn't ever read a romance novel, history buffs
Gabaldon's sex-ridden, hugely researched, academically adventurous, time travel/sci-fi meets historical romance novels qualify as trash novels for lit nerds -- they're absolutely a guilty pleasure. From clan warfare to herbal medicine to genealogy to British history to WWII, the books are packed with information (what little Gaelic I know started with these book). Bonus: the heroine gets to have many, many rolls in the hay with a handsome hard-bodied Highlander. Can't really go wrong.

The books w
Aug 28, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I'M ABSOLUTELY SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!! I don't even know where to begin with my review. I suppose I'll have to think on it a bit... JUST KNOW... there are not enough stars in the sky. As I work my way through this series.... I am just dumbfounded at the awesomeness before me. And this book, by far my favorite so far in the series... words cannot express my love for these characters, and this story. But again, it's one of those stories that enraptures those ONLY that it's meant to. And I am definitel ...more
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Jul 29, 2008 Alisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have to say that I was generally disappointed by this third book in the series. I was SO excited to read it, but the first half dragged and the second half was just ridiculous most of the time. I'm ok with SOME unlikely siuations (after all, the whole premise of the book is unlikely!) but this was just non-stop. She kept resurrecting characters from earlier in this book or previous books and it often made little sense as to why they suddenly appeared. I felt like the last 200 pages were the fo ...more
Crystal Starr Light
When we last saw Claire and Jaime and the gang, Claire had just finished telling her story about Jaime and Scotland to her daughter, Brianna, and a researcher, Roger. They decide to find out what happened to Jaime. Apparently, he did NOT die in the Battle of Culloden...but is he still alive in the 1760's? And does Claire want to leave behind her life in the 1960's--including her beloved daughter--to return to a man who may not love her anymore?

The Outlander series has been an emotional roller co
Aug 29, 2013 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: favorites

★★★★ ! Voyager, book 3. Claire and Jamie are finally reunited after twenty years apart. Has their love managed to survive the 20 year long separation?

"It has always been forever for me, sassenach."

Voyager is definitley my new favorite book in this series. It was pretty much perfection for me and it pains me not to give this 5 stars. I have absolutely no complaints about the first 50-60%. It was still good after that, but I significantly lost interest to my big dismay. But this is still one of th
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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
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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After finishing the audiobook for the previous book in this series, Dragonfly in Amber, I found it very hard to move on to something else. My mind was still with Jamie. Even though I had planned to take a bit of a break between books, I ended up waiting only a couple of weeks before starting Voyager. I remember falling in love with this book the first time I read it and I am happy to say that I still am in love.

My teenage daughter asked me wha
“Only you," he said, so softly I could barely hear him. "To worship ye with my body, give ye all the service of my hands. To give ye my name, and all my heart and soul with it. Only you. Because ye will not let me lie--and yet ye love me.”


This is without a doubt my all time favourite series!

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Natasha Polis
Sep 20, 2014 Natasha Polis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS BOOK WAS MASSIVE!!! The first half of the book was so good and made me so happy after the heart wrenching ending from Dragonfly in Amber. But then, the last half of the book was so slow. Even though it was super entertaining, the "Voyager" part of the book really dragged on. I feel like Diana could have moved things on a bit. The first book is still my favorite, it's nice to go on these adventure with Jamie and Claire, I just don't know how I'm going to relate to the characters now that the ...more
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Mar 23, 2012 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Outlander Fans
Not a true review...Random thoughts

- Jamie and Claire’s reunion
- Jamie’s third person POV, including what happened to him during the years of their separation
- Lord John Grey’s role in Jamie’s life
- The hunt for the hidden treasure
- Information about time-travel
- A prophecy is told
- A surprise character from Outlander returns.

The book had over-the-top angst with a series of coincidences, old acquaintances entering the story, and back-to-back obstacles. Jamie and Claire can’t see
Sep 21, 2010 Kristen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 02, 2009 Tatiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: "Outlander" fans
Well, I am back to rekindle my love for Jamie Alexander Fraser. The second book left me in such an emotional turmoil, I just had to know how the drama ends. I cheated and flipped through pages of "Voyager" to get closure some weeks ago but now it is finally time to read and enjoy the book in full...

Once again, Gabaldon doesn't disappoint. She has a talent for characterization and is a stellar storyteller, there is no doubt about it. Once again, she takes us on a fabulous adventure through times
Jan 16, 2015 Britany rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 500
Loved getting wrapped up in the world of Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall. Fast forward twenty years later after the last book, and Claire decides to go back through the stones to find her long lost love.

In the beginning I fell right in and never wanted it to end. However, this was the first book in the series where I began to feel it was all a little much. Over the top- constantly falling into situation after situation that all felt a little too convenient. I also (for the first time) felt that
Voyager is book 3 in Jamie and Claire series. It is one of my favorites!

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
4 - 4.5 stars.

So...I seem to always have the unpopular opinion.
For me, the previous book, Dragonfly in Amber was a much more interesting read for me. I preferred all the quiet, emotional moments in DIA than the seemingly over-the-top adventures in the second half of Voyager. Not to say I didn't still devour this book like a starving man.

As with the first book, I found myself being extremely frustrated with Claire throughout Voyager. Constantly doubting Jaime when he has proven himself time and
Sep 02, 2015 Beatriz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maravilloso. De los tres libros que llevo leídos de esta saga, éste es por lejos el mejor. Tiene absolutamente todo para ser una novela íntegra: aventuras, misterio, intrigas, momentos emotivos y sobrecogedores, descripciones históricas y de época impecables, nuevos personajes y el reencuentro con otros, donde, por supuesto, destaca el de Claire y Jamie (creo que ese capítulo lo leí como tres veces para no perder ni el más mínimo detalle), logrando un exquisito equilibro entre la timidez de volv ...more
Ashley Marsh
Feb 03, 2017 Ashley Marsh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, 2017
I don't know how she manages to fit so much into one novel. I love exploring this world with Claire and Jamie. There are so many twists and so many things to look forward to in the next five books. I'm just genuinely enjoying the journey these books are taking me on. I wholeheartedly recommend picking up Outlander and continuing on. With this one, I also suggest pushing through the first 250 pages or so, if they seem a little slow. It's all worth it in the end and it all fits together so nicely.
Katie Michaels
I think I may be one of the few readers of this series who made it this far… only to say I have now had enough. There is something intangibly wonderful about the relationship between Jamie and Claire. It has sustained me through all of the things I have found frustrating about these books. That dynamic is still there and this book gives us the reunion we didn’t get in the last story. But so much of the book either frustrated or upset me that in the end, I must conclude that it is time to part wa ...more
WARNING: First part of this review (if this could still be called a review) will sort of be a homage/ temple for worship to my beloved James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser, the most gorgeous and swoon worthy hero ever existing in literature!

♪♫♪ Ain’t no other man can stand up next to you
Ain’t no other man on the planet does what you do
You’re the kind of guy a girl finds on a blue moon
You got soul, you got class, you got style in your bad ass
Ain’t no other man, it’s true.
-Christina Aguilera
Jan 22, 2017 Hyggelig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diana, ¿cómo le explico a todos que me hiciste perder la poca cordura que me quedaba con este libro? La vida de Jamie y Claire sigue siendo algo digno y desesperante de leer, desesperante porque te encariñas tanto con sus personajes que al mínimo indicio de peligro quieres ponerlos a salvo.

Una vez más creaste un libro magistral, una historia que desde principio a fin te cautiva; en esta ocasión no nos das ni un respiro, todo lo que pasa es tan intenso que no puedes dejar pasar ni un día sin lee
Christine Spoors
Jul 10, 2015 Christine Spoors rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
I wasn't sure that I would like this book as much as the first two after seeing some spoilers, but I absolutely loved it. It makes me so happy to finally have found a book series set primarily in Scotland which isn't stereotypical and ridiculous about us Scots.
The character development in this series is brilliant and it's always great when characters from previous books appear. This book series has so many intertwining and shocking plots while also focusing on Claire and Jamie's relationship, wh
Oct 09, 2014 HeatherLovesReading rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
Book #3 Voyager, It was so fast paced and exciting in the first 2/3 of the book and I just loved it so much. The last little bit of the actual "Voyage" part could have speed up a bit or there could have less confusing parts.


My favorite part was of course when Claire finally traveled back to Scotland - although it was 20 years later!! That part I didn't like, those 20 years they will never get back and they seem the most important in their lives. I acutally really liked the begin
Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞
Well, another Jamie and Claire adventure and it's getting harder and harder to write these without spoilers so I'll try but beware there may be some!

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
Edee Fallon
I'm exhausted. That was quite a journey. I didn't know what to expect from Voyager and was pleasantly surprised (<--that's quite an understatement) at all the twists and turns and circles that came up full. DG is THE master of all master storytellers. I never expected to laugh so hard or to be put and kept on the edge of my seat the entire time.

There were loads of new characters as well plus deeper understanding of others. I am ridiculously intrigued with Lord John Grey and will definitely r
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Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and is of Mexican-American and English descent. She has earned three degrees: a B.S. in Zoology, a M.S. in Marine Biology, and a Ph.D in Ecology.

She currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona .
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  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
  • An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
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“It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach” 344 likes
“Do ye not understand?"he said, in near desparation. "I would lay the world at your feet, Claire-and I have nothing to give ye!"
He honestly thought it mattered.”
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