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Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed Outlander series blends rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story. Now, with this convenient seven-volume eBook bundle, discover the novels that have won Gabaldon millions of fans and introduced readers to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser.

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Published October 29th 2012 by Dell (first published January 1st 2012)
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Teri
I down loaded this series June 27th. I have just finished reading it. My health may or may not have suffered during this time, but surely my housekeeping, acquaintances and any other (relatively) ancillary aspects of life have suffered greatly from inattention during the intervening time. I fell into these books as much as Claire fell through the stones. Even when I didn't have my e-reader at hand, my mind was on the world of the Outlanders, wondering how, when, what for each of the many chief c ...more
Karen
The series began well; the first 3 books, imo, are must reads if a reader likes romance (oh get over it, Gabaldon, it's fucking romance), or historical novels, or time travel or any combination of those. while there are some tiresome tropes--Gabaldon has some issues with ensuring that every character in the series gets raped or nearly killed at least twice, and you don't want to make "nipple" a drinking game if you're going to go on a marathon read of the series--it's fun, interesting and you mo ...more
Littleirish
There are very few authors that come close to Mrs. Gabaldon in skill. The breadth of the series is hard to describe. Historical fiction, mystical adventure, romance... It's a shame that many mistakenly assume it to be just romance and therefore simplistic drivel. I could go on about female authors and their works not being taken seriously but I won't. Only to point out that historical fiction by, say Ken Follett is much more formulatic and romancey.
The historical research and rich detail of the
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Diana
This is my favorite book series! Each hefty/weighty/lengthy book, flies by and leaves you bereft, mourning the loss of your friends. The characters are so well-developed, their personalities so "real" that you feel you know them and they would be your friends.

The storyline is complex. Through a series of accidents Clair finds herself married to two men. One from modern day, and one (Jamie) from the time she traveled back to. Jamie is a fierce, beautiful, loyal, strong, sensuous, Scottish Highla
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Pat
Hands down Outlander is the best series I've ever read. Diana Gabaldon's writing style is awesome and you can't help but fall in love with Jamie and Claire.
Marjorie Pfister
I started this series out of curiosity, having never heard anything about it..( yeah..yeah where have I been the last 20 years..in 13th century Scotland..haha)
What makes them appealing to me is that they're historically engaging..but let's face it..England wasn't a peaceful nor enlightened at this time in history. Very few places were at this time in history. It was a brutal, ruthless time, compassion and mercy were the exception in both individuals and the countries that ruled over them.
What'
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Dianna
Jan 05, 2015 Dianna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of fantasy who don't shy at a little romance
In the opening chapters (view spoiler) I was skeptical that the series was for me. I thought it was a time travel fantasy, but it's really more of a historic highlander romance. I didn't want to like or even read a historic highlander romance - I enjoy making fun of them too much! Still, I had (foolishly?) purchased the 7-book series, so there's no way I was going to a ...more
Bon
The audible is so fantastic. Jamie's brogue, Clare's English accent. Talk to my husband like Clare, Jamie, Ian, Brianna, etc like they are neighbors down the street. Hate that I finished. Am going to start to listen to John Gray books as I go through withdrawal. Best, classiest sex scenes ever. So loving. Of course I'm in love with Jamie and how he touches, looks, and says the perfectly romantic next thing with lots of humor. Clare is epically strong heroine. Since I'm a nurse I loved all the me ...more
Brenda
Sometimes reading a book becomes a long term commitment, in this case, a commitment of 23 years and counting! When I read Outlander, the first book in this series in the early 1990’s I was hooked by the characters, the great love story and it’s historical authenticity and I couldn’t wait till the next one came out. Now after finishing the eighth book in this series, Written In My Heart’s Own Blood, I still resonate with the characters and enjoy the historical context and insights that these book ...more
Marie Hilton
I haven't read a series of books that made me stay up past my bedtime since Patrick O'Brien's series. I'm writing a review about the entire series, because although I liked some slightly more--wait, not more; differently--than others, the series as a whole is just wonderful--I mean, how can you stop eating after the appetizer? These books are a satisfying banquet that leaves you wanting more. Diana Gabaldon has an ability to tell a rousing yarn, weaving in just enough erotica, humor, pathos, phi ...more
Laurel Klein
I'm reviewing the Drums of Autumn here, and I give that book 3 stars.

Basically, if you've gotten this far in the series, you've developed a relationship of sorts with the characters, and are invested in their journeys. (Personally, I find each of the main characters but Brianna relatable to a point. I just don't understand her and her motivations for most things.)

I've enjoyed the plotting in the earlier books, and how each time I thought about closing the book for a rest, I couldn't--the cliff
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Teresa Reaves
I began reading the series after season 1'of the Starz tv program ended and I wanted to know what happens. I was hooked from the beginning and can say became obsessed with reading. Although the books can be difficult to understand and follow due to the use of Gaelic and vocabulary appropriate for the culture and time of the characters, it is well translated and adds a flair to the characters. Apparently there is a Gaelic saying appropriate for any occasion. I did not think that the books were su ...more
Jessika Powell
Loved the whole series all 7 plus the Scottish prisoner 3 and the lord john series 3 out of 13 books i loved every one of them the plot is wonderful the love story amazing the history and drama fantastic the characters inthralling to the very end..... Well not end yet thank goodness FUN read yes the author recaps in her books they are 900 pages she prob just wants to make sure you remember! some read slower then others while some blow through them like a kid in a candy store i know some people p ...more
Eileen
I have really loved this series and in fact have read books 1-7 three times. I flew through the books the first time, I just couldn't wait to read the next page, the next book. I have not, surprisingly, read book 8 yet.

I subscribed to STARZ for the Outlander TV series. I like it very much. I am amazed and disappointed that the producers (or who ever it is that makes such decisions) chose to wait so long before beginning the second season. Really too long. For those less familiar with the story,
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Arlene
I have been a fan of this series almost since the first novel was written. I have eagerly awaited each new addition. Thanks to renewed interest from the STARZ series, I undertook to read the whole series once again. A daunting task, for each novel is quite large. However, it was a pleasure. Although there is a lot of romance, some would even say graphic romance, there is so much more to the books. The author brings you into the everyday intimate lives of the characters while telling a compelling ...more
Debbie
I read these as individual books (7 in the series). I started in June of 2002 and sadly, finished in March of 2010. Probably the best series I have ever read! I'm usually not into time travel. I get confused, but this sucked me in and I couldn't stop reading.
I thought I'd write the review now, since the "Outlander" series will begin on the Starz network in Aug. 2014.
Oh my, oh my oh my. Loved the characters, loved the romance, loved the damsel in distress, loved the ongoing saga and the experie
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Lindsey
My all-time favorite book collection. I am a sucker for series because I get so attached to the characters. These books have it all...history, romance, intrigue, drama, time travel, mystery, wars, you name it! Definitely a must read!
Lorene
Okay - the 4 stars are for my personal bias toward time travel books and the fact that I was totally taken along for the ride on these books. Yes, there's lots of violence (very descriptive violence, including domestic) and a good amount of sex (very descriptive, also) with good reason to question the political correctness in a lot of places - is it ok when placed in the context of the 18th Century?. There were places, especially after the first book where things lagged, but overall, I had to ke ...more
Lesli Mayhew-driver
I am currently re-reading this series and found this bundle for my Kindle. I love having them all in one place. Of course I will continue to buy the hardback books because sometimes we just need the smell of a wonderful book!!
Leanne
This is a wonderful action packed series good for everyone. A little romance, action, suspense and fantasy. Who doesn't love a time traveling nurse and a handsome Highlander!!
Sara Bastedo
Yep I totally LOVE this series. I think this may be my absolute favorites. I cannot get enough. Books are super long but so worth it.
Petra
This is one of my favorite historical/paranormal/romance series. I love the characters and its like you are really there
Gena
Best series I've read to date! Probably the best books I've ever read.
Connie
Jan 15, 2015 Connie added it

Loved it. Can't wait for the next one!
Dina Keratsis
This is my second time through the series -- prepping for the 2014 release and the television adaptation (finally!). Love the whole series but Drums of Autumn can't be topped. Cannot wait to see it brought to life onscreen. Gabaldon's descriptions of the Colonies, the Scottish settlements there, and the Mohawks are just brilliant. Complex characters -- I found myself liking Stephen Bonnet for just a moment -- and complex relationships: Brianna and Jamie, Jamie and Frank, Claire in the role of a ...more
Karen
I love this entire series! My mother recommended it to me, and I was able to start at the first book and read them all the way through. Claire and Jamie and their family are great characters as well as Lord John. I grew up and live in Appalachia, and I loved reading their story of coming to America and "settling." I appreciate Ms. Gabaldon's research and efforts to make the story as real to life as it could have been. I look forward to continuing to read more about this family's adventures in th ...more
Aliena
Probably more like 3.5 stars. See each book to find out my individual rating.

I love the Outlander Series. It's certainly my favorite series of all times. I love Jamie and Claire and their love and devotion for each other. That said, the series takes a turn for the worse the farther you get into it. There was a time when I thought The Fiery Cross was the worst book in the series. Turns out it could get even worse. An Echo in the Bone is so far the lowest point in the series in my opinion. I can
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Rachel
I was a drone. It was a slow start, admittedly- and I complained at first, but I soon forgot what I had to complain about, and now am just in awe. I finished it this morning. I literally jumped hearing 'The End'. I was not expecting that ending. I do hope that leaves room for maybe a little more on the story of Jamie, Clare, Roger, Brianna...or the kiddos. I have not decided to embark on the other books yet- I am gonna take a small break and visit my family, who have missed me, I am sure!
Jennifer
Mar 24, 2014 Jennifer rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone on earth.
If Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter didn't exist, this would be the best book (series) ever written. As it is, it will have to be third, but that is some good company. I adore everything about this. I can't talk about it long enough and recommend it to enough people. It is delicious in every way. And Jamie is totally MY boyfriend, so don't get any bright ideas once you fall in love with him. The first book is the greatest, and the second book the slowest, but after that it is all just beautifu ...more
Lauren Grimley
My Irish Eyes are Smiling When Scottish Kilts are Flying!: A writer’s review of the first five books of the Outlander series (Outlander, Dragonfly In Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross) by Diana Gabaldon

Flashplot: Let’s make this clear from the start: these books are mammoth. Micro-summarizing them successfully is impossible. Instead I’ll merely explain the general premise and move on to the review.

Claire walks though a Scottish stone circle in her own time, just after WWI, and fi
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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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Outlander (Outlander, #1) Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) Voyager (Outlander, #3) Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

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