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(Outlander #3)

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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 century to bear

Paperback, 870 pages
Published August 7th 2001 by Delta (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 t…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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Steph Sinclair
Everyone wants Jamie's body. Randall, Lord John Grey, Claire, that teen girl and... Me. XD
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
These books are becoming some of my favorite books of all time. I can't say for the rest of the series yet, but so far they are wonderful!


For a good bit of the story we are told about what Jamie and Claire had been doing during their years apart. Not every little thing is told right away and I'm sure there is going to be some things later on down the road that might be brought up in other books. That seems to be the way it has been going.

I thought I would going to keel over until Jamie and Cla
Stephanie *Eff your feelings*
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
Ahmad Sharabiani
Voyager (Outlander #3), Diana Gabaldon

Voyager (published 1993) is the third book in the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Voyager centered on time travelling 20th century doctor Claire Randall and her 18th century Scottish Highlander warrior husband Jamie Fraser, the books contain elements of historical fiction, romance, adventure and science fiction/fantasy. Voyager opens on the battlefield at Culloden, where Jamie Fraser finds himself gravely wounded and his rival Jack Randall dead
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 07, 2022 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wish I had never read this book and destroyed the image of Jamie and the storyline as a whole. For a 1000+ page book this was an utter disappointment. I know that there are people who love this book and series a lot, but sadly this is the last one for me. I won't continue with the series.

Also, this book could have easily been 600 pages, I can't seem to understand why the author likes to write unnecessary big books. That too super slow paced.

While Diana Gabaldon have been accurate about viole
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite

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 happ
Jun 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 29, 2008 rated it it was ok
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
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Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Ashley DiNorcia
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sff, smut-club
I can't stop reading these damn books. ...more
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ! 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 the best book
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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
Sep 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
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It was even better second time around. I had missed so many details first time I read it.

“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!

To read my reviews of previous books, click on pic:
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So in May I made the decision that in between my ARCs and other TBR desires, I would make an effort to also re-read a few of my favorite books/series that I enjoyed before my Goodreads days and review them. Now my paperback copy is 1,059 pages and I have read Voyager quite a few times and it is still my #1 favorite in the series.


Why? Well, when I was a rather unobservant 19 year old, I purchased this book at my local bookshop not realizing it was actually book 3. Now, I wouldn
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
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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
Francesca Stubbs
Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites
3.5 Stars

Maybe a little bit spoilery?? Idk, just a little. It's the third book so I kinda have to?

I feel like I should have taken notes while reading VOYAGER because this book was Kinda like this review will be because seriously, it's EVERYWHERE.

If I weren't so invested in Jamie and Claire I can say with certainty that the third installment in Gabaldon's time-traveling-trash-romance-for-lit-nerds-history-beast-of-a-book almost had me calling it quits on this series. And that
Natasha Polis
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Jen Davis
Aug 11, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Mar 23, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though I’ve had the benefit of knowing what happens in this volume of Outlander by having seen Series 3 the previous year, I still feel that these books are so incredibly well written and structured that any reader can slowly take their time with them and flip between this and other books intermittently.
It’s a good job to as this edition had 1,000+ pages and the new few in the series appear even longer!

I love where Gabaldon takes her characters in both their life time’s experience and forth
Jan 16, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 500, audiobook
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
Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
Originally posted on A Frolic Through Fiction

DNFed approx 230 pages in.

Why why why why why?

Why did all the books just go downhill for me? UGH.

Outlander was a favourite book for me. Since then it’s just not been going well.

So here’s the story of how the first 200 pages of this book went for me.

First off, I was just bored. It started with a complete implausible situation for me, which wasn’t great. But it switches between two perspectives: neither of which I found interesting for the most part. B
Aug 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: "Outlander" fans
Shelves: 2010, historical
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
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
Ashley Marsh
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Diana, Diana— you’re killing me! Misogyny in your first book and now racism in your third? I do love the storyline, it’s thrilling and intense and wonderful, but can we please stop with the damaging stereotypes?

Let’s be serious for a second.

Is calling an integral character “the little Chinese” really necessary to the plot? Is it appropriate to depict him as utterly inhuman, animal-like in his movements and character, and horrifically perverted? And is it acceptable to stereotype and mock an enti
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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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