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(Outlander #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  223,739 ratings  ·  9,915 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 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…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 *Very Stable Genius*
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 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing

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
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
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
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
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Immer ein sehr monumentales Gefühl einen solchen Wälzer zu beenden 😍 und die Geschichte um Claire und Jamie ging so spannend weiter wie sie im zweiten Band endete. Man kann es nicht anders sagen: Diana Gabaldon kann einfach schreiben. In 'Ferne Ufer' besuchen wir zusammen mit Jamie und Claire so viele alte und bekannte aber auch neue und unbekannte Orte. Und dabei denkt man jedes Mal, dass man hautnah mit dabei ist, weil einem die Umgebung so toll geschildert wird, dass ich bei den Szenen auf Se ...more
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Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
El Librero de Valentina
No hay mucho que decir, ¡SOY MUY FAN!

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ! 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 books I'
Ashley Brooks
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't stop reading these damn books.
Review brought to you by OBS staff member Heidi

Beware of Spoilers

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
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***4.5 mis hormonas no tienen nada que ver STARS***

¿Quién ama a Jamie Fraser?

YOOOOO siii 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻😏

¡Que me haga mil hijos! 🤰🏻
Esste... digo, que es un maldito el Canijo!!!!

(Que mal pensadas eh! )

Mira que hacerle eso a mí Claire! No no no, Jamie Malo 😤😤😤

He durado meeeeeeses con este libro. Pero es por mis locuras solamente. Pues lo fui leyendo junto con la serie 🙃


Es que es imposible describir las sensaciones, emociones y demás que generó en
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!

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Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: begonnene-reihen
Ja das Buch war vielleicht hier und da länger gezogen aber bei dem dritten Buch konnte ich mich auch wieder darauf verlassen, das man zu den Höhepunkten mehr als entlohnt wird. Manche Geschichten nehmen eben mehr Raum ein als andere. Absolut packend und Süchtig machend. Ein Abenteuer voller interessanter Charaktere eingeschlossen vom Seelenband zwischen Jaime und Claire
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, books-i-own
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
Aug 02, 2009 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
Sep 02, 2015 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
Geo Marcovici
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O carte superba! Două perspective interesante, o reîntâlnire emoționantă și șocuri. Răsturnări de situație, emoții și temeri cât cuprinde, aventuri neașteptate. De toate astea am avut parte citind această carte! Claire și Jamie sunt o pereche deosebita!
Kimberly Carrington-Fox
Ha sido muy emocionante volver a revivir este libro, mi favorito de la serie junto a Forastera. Eso sí, releerlo en inglés ha sido como leer un libro nuevo, hay una gran diferencia con la traducción antigua.
He tenido momentos en los que no podía con mi vida de la emoción y otros en los que he recordado por qué siempre digo que la Gabaldon es una rollera, este libro podría ser menos pesado (literal y metafóricamente) si esta señora supiera resumir y evitarnos tanto detalle.
Pero no puedo bajarle l
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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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“It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach” 433 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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