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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
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...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
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...more
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'...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
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
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...more
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!
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!!
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.
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
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...more
Katherine Mc
I love these books for the history -both Scotland, England, and US (they have taught me a lot more than high school ever did), the complexity of the relationships and characters. I love how the author makes you feel that you can smell the air the characters are breathing or feel the dew on the grass, the stickiness of the humid air. I know a lot of people say they are full of sex. For me that would be a turn off in a book - so I counted the pages in book 1. Of 500 pages-there were 10 pages of se...more
Maureen aka The Scribbly Bark Poet Clifford
A fabulous series that sees me hot footing it to the bookshops the minute she releases a new novel.

Her books are huge - literally huge - most over 1000 pages long - I get RSI reading them they weigh so much, hence have bought a Tablet to make things easier - but this lady can write, and the stories of Claire and her red headed Jamie, and Bree and Roger have provided me with endless hours of escapism and wonder as she weaves and interlinks her magic touch through the culture of the American India...more
Jennifer Donovan
I found this series very often a compelling read, more often frustrating. The author has spun an engaging time travel tale over many generations and continents with several wars flung in the mix. The heart of the tale is Claire and Jamie, their family, their love, and, of course, their sex life. Despite this, the books were often too long and would repeat stories and situations. Too much rape, sexual violence without consequence for the victim or the perpetrator. I found her characterizations of...more
Vivian Breier
These books make you a part of the characters lives. They are seamless. I feel like I can never be without Jamie and Claire. I learned history of Scotland that I never knew. I was able to view American history from the perspective of the British. Most importantly, is the clever dialogue that takes place between Jamie and Claire and the timeless love they have for each other that envelopes you as a reader. Jamie is intelligent, strikingly handsome, strong and brave. He speaks and reads several la...more
Athena Nagel
I can without a doubt say that Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series is the best series I have ever read or listened to. And since I have read them several times and listened to them several times - I know what I am talking about (LOL). I have also gotten so many friends hooked on this series (as did a friend of mine). There is such anticipation waiting for each book in the series. What are Jamie and Claire up to? I also love the historical aspects of this series. I learned more about Scotland and I...more
Dagney
From the very start, this series was so unique that I was drawn into its incredibly complex web of inter-related story lines, and find myself anxiously awaiting (for years, along with all the other fans) for the next installment. The heroine is one of the most unique women in fiction, and her love interest and family members are also far outside the "romance fiction" norm - smart, independent, funny, determined, professional, yet imperfect. I'm also a sucker for anything involving time travel. T...more
Christie
I am reading them again. I was captivated when I read them the first time and it seems that when I want peace and quiet so that I can let my imagination drift I pick up these beautifully crafted books again. I am in college so when I have my breaks books are my refuge. Can't wait for more to be added.
Annemai Berchtold
Simple , Just Great !! I could not stop reading !! Now years later I am listening to the audiobooks ,have my head in a cloud ! My hb just looks at me and know that I am not presant ! I just can't wait to see them on the screen !! Sometimes I Wonder if they know what is expected of this series !
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Kirsty
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these books I love them soo much I am reading them again. These are my favourite series of books and the story of Clare and Jamie stays with me wherever I go. I love Scotland and am yet to discover the highlands for myself and would love to do a tour of the places in the books. Diana Gabaldon has a passion for her stories that you can feel as you read through them and the story comes to life in front of your eyes. I have spend days with my nose stuck in these books and...more
Koni Briggs
This series is always a staple by my favorite chair. I always travel with one of them & of course have special pages dog-eared for quick reference. Who doesn't?
I've been fortunate enough to meet Diana Gabaldon twice. The first time, I was working at Waldenbooks in San Bernardino, CA many years ago where we hosted a book signing for her. The lines were long, there were very tall kilted young men, & the fans (mostly women, but occasionally there was an enlightened man) were gushing. I star...more
Nancy Coviello
This series has captivated me for the past few months. I have literally devoured them. They are smart beautifully written historical romance with medicine,time travel and a beautiful love story with an amazing hero and heroine. Cannot wait for written in my own hearts blood!
Linda Nichols
OUTSTANDING! I'm on pins and needles waiting for the next book in the fall. Oh, how I hate it when I get started on a series and then run out of books to read, and it's especially awful when there are more books coming and I have to wait for them! This is such fun and so informative -- Claire Randall was a nurse during WWII, which has recently ended, and she and her husband are becoming reacquainted when she falls through a cleft between two stones in a circle and finds herself in 18th century S...more
Ellenrothenberg
I'm just starting An Echo In The Bone, the last in the series. I'm loving it! It has taken me from 1740 in Scotland and the war with Stephen the Pretender trying to get his throne back to colonial America and the revolutionary war. It was so well researched that I've gotten books on the history of Scottish highlanders in the 1700's and the revolutionary war.I don't know whether I'll get through them.........depends on how dry these history books are. Now, mind you, I love large books so the stor...more
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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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