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Voyager

by Diana Gabaldon

Doubleday Canada | October 9, 2001 | Mass Market Paperbound

Voyager is rated 4.7778 out of 5 by 18.
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 his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.

Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her...the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite—or forever doom—her timeless love.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Published: October 9, 2001

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0770428789

ISBN - 13: 9780770428785

Found in: Historical

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jamie - I swoon (again!) Another wonderful installment in this saga about Jamie and Claire. The book for me read in 2 parts - the first part about Claire's journey in modern time and efforts at reuniting with Jamie; and part 2 about their reunion. Swoon, their reunion! As to the adventures in this particular book, there are many, almost too many and they roll rather too rapidly from one to the next. There's barely time for our couple to breathe. The too eventful course of their lives that this book covers was a bit much and completely improbably. This is the reason I'm giving it 4 instead of 5 stars. Claire and Jamie cannot catch a break! That said, this is a love story for the ages, and I've yet to read a hero better written than Jamie Fraser. Cannot wait to read book #4!!
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What. A. Ride. Reviewed at Another Look Book Reviews This was a re-read for me. I think I've read Voyager about four times now but I've never reviewed before. So this is my first time with pen to paper (so to speak) on my thoughts of Voyager. Outlander (book 1) will always have that special place in my heart as being one of my all time favourite books. After all that is the book that started it all and was my introduction to Jamie and Claire's world. However out of the Outlander books, I think Voyager is my favourite of the series. Voyager is one adventure after another and just when you think your palms can be dry for a second, something else happens. As I said at the beginning, what a ride. There is this one little line in Voyager that perfectly outlines Jamie and Claire for me. It gives me the biggest grin every single time I read it. "Damn ye, woman! Will ye never do as you're told?" "Probably not," I said meekly. One of the reasons I adore Claire is that she is so amazingly smart, clever and has unbreakable loyalty to Jamie. However, there are times where even I want to ring her neck. I think Voyager had me wanting to ring her neck a few times. I completely understood every single decision she made, but it I still could not understand why she went through with them. Now tell me, does that sentence even make sense?? I was even arguing with myself. Ha! Having said that, what a boring book it would be if Claire wasn't Claire. I simply just adore her. There are not enough words to capture my love of Jamie. He is sensible, calm, brave and not shy about his devotion to Claire. The man is the package. Oh he has his flaws, but those imperfections actually perfect him. The thing is, I am seriously smitten with Jamie but I love him to be with Claire. They are my fiction super couple. Voyager takes us on a journey starting at present day Scotland through to 1746 Edinburgh and then on to Lallybrook (sigh, oh Lallybrook), off to Paris, aboard a ship to the West Indies, Jamaica & other various tropical islands to the final exciting resting stop on a wee bit of a cliffhanger at the end of Voyager. Which is why although I have read the series many times over, I'm off to start Drums of Autumn. Although I don't think Voyager is the most emotional book of the series, my heart experienced heaviness quite a few times. I had a lump in my throat here: "He gave you to me," she said, so low I could hardly hear her. "Now I have to give you back to him, Mama." and here: "It isn't Geordie," I said. My voice was higher than usual. "It's me," I said. "Claire" ...and I can't quite put to words what I was experiencing with the acts of of the English soldiers following Culloden, the outrage with Frank wanting to take Bree from Claire, my mouth dropped open when Jamie was flogged again in prison, the nervousness of when Jamie was hiding in closet right after Ian was born. At this point in the book I am not even half way. I haven't even touched on the kidnapping of Ian or the shock of a certain wedding. A super duper roller coaster I tell you. A true voyage of emotions. It wasn't all sad and distraught by no means. Just the sheer fact of Jamie and Claire's reunion and togetherness was paralleled above and beyond anything bad that could happen. There were some extreme highs too. *grins* "I must have ye, or die." I was not expecting one of the return of a certain character from Outlander nor do I wish to spoil if you are first time reader. Blew_me_ away. Even knowing it is coming, it still does not contain my feelings. Voyager is not a stand alone book. I would not recommend anyone reading it before Outlander or Dragonfly in Amber. I would recommend if you haven't read the books, you get going and start. They are not light reads. They are not romances. They are emotional roller coaster rides that will never let you forget the characters Jamie, Claire and the country, Scotland. I think Diana Gabaldon should get some sort of shares for how many visitors a year Scotland receives due to this series. So tell me, have you read any of the books? Have I made you slightly curious?
Date published: 2012-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful read! ***SPOILERS ALERT!!!*** You may recall me bemoaning Diana Gabaldon’s previous book in this series, Dragonfly in Amber, because it was long, boring, and took me FOREVER to read. Of course, once I finished reading that book, I just had to start reading Voyager, the third book in the series. Voyager starts with Claire researching (with the help of her daughter Brianna and friend Roger) whatever happened to Jamie – the love she had to leave after Culloden in order to save her and their daughter’s life. Twenty years have passed and lo and behold, it is revealed that Jamie did not die at Culloden like she thought he did. The problem is that a lot can happen over the course of twenty years. With Roger’s expertise in research and Claire’s never-give-up attitude, they find out approximately where Jamie would have been twenty years past the day when Claire was forced to go back through the stone circle to her present day. So what’s a girl to do when she finds out the love of her life is still alive, 200 years before her time? Go back, of course. Maybe it was because this book was so similar to Outlander, the first book in the series, but I absolutely devoured it. There wasn’t a lot of political jargon that mussed up the pages of Dragonfly in Amber, nor were there endless fight scenes long enough to make even the most caffeine-addicted man fall asleep. Claire goes back and is reunited with Jamie and they have to learn to live with what happened in the last twenty years. None of it was innocent, considering each thought the other was dead. Frank takes Claire back after learning she was with child when she returns “home”, thus making Brianna (“Bree”) believe that Frank is her father. And Jamie is shipped all over the place, thrown in jail a few times, has a CHILD WITH ANOTHER WOMAN (unbeknownst to anyone but him and another person), and ends up remarrying not just another woman, but Laoghaire, the girl Claire saw him canoodling with prior to their wedding 20+ years ago. Somehow, most things work out. But not everything. Claire’s return isn’t received as she would have liked by Jamie’s sister, and there’s the mystery of who-exactly-is-the-little-Chinaman-Jamie-keeps-calling-Mr.-Willoughby? When Laoghaire enters the picture (and then leaves the picture after shooting Jamie in the arm), the lawyer, Ned, comes in to settle the matter of First Wife vs. Second Wife. As usual, Jamie has to pay. But wait! One time when Jamie was in jail, he learned of a story of a treasure on an island. Of course he manages to escape said jail and SWIMS to the island to find a treasure that doesn’t match the description originally provided, but a treasure nonetheless. And now that he has to pay up to Laoghaire for the “divorce”, Jamie, Claire, Jenny’s son Ian, the Chinaman, and some Scottish smugglers are all en route to obtain said treasure (since who has the kind of money to pay for a divorce?). On the way, Ian is kidnapped and the gang must band forth to rescue him. But from whom, you ask? Well, from Geilis Duncan – the WITCH we thought was burned at the stake! From the looks of it, Ian was her sacrifice, and her slave people were all too happy to relay this information to Claire and Jamie. In the end, Ian is rescued and Claire and Jamie are in hot debate over where they should live since Jamie is a smuggler – nay, a WANTED smuggler – and many of the places he called home are now off-limits. Fortunately, their boat was being followed by the same ship that kidnapped Ian, which forces them to head out to sea. They’re hit by a storm and wind up in … America. Du, du, du … ! Unfortunately for Diana Gabaldon, I’m putting the reading of the 4th book on hold until I read other books that are on my To-Read list. However, I was pleasantly pleased with this book – it held my attention, had just the right amounts of love and action (though I could do without the very detailed “love” scenes) and still kept my intrigue to read farther into the series. And instead of taking a whopping 2 months to read book, this one only took 11 days. I know, I’m a machine. (LOL!)
Date published: 2012-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Great book. Excellent must read series. I cannot put them down. Wonderfully written, all action very little filler, Do not be afraid of the page count, you will be finished far to soon!
Date published: 2010-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read series! In this third book we see Claire trying to get back to Jamie after 20 years apart. Claire indeed had Jamie’s child, Brianna, something that might not have happened if she were not back in her time. Throughout the book we hear of how Jamie and Claire has survived for the last 20 years, but neither has really lived since they separated. Claire takes a chance to find her heart again by going back to Jamie. With all the trepidation and years apart, the two begin their relationship again. Loved it. This is a must read series. I can’t say enough to bring across just how good these books are.
Date published: 2009-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked this a lot Of the 3 of Gabaldon's books that I have read so far, this is definitely in the same league as the first - Outlander. It is very adventurous, and she keeps us moving in the story, winding it all together in the end. I enjoyed reading this very much, better than the 2nd book, which I thought was a bit slower in the pace. I recommend this highly, and now look forward to the next one.
Date published: 2008-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing storyline Gabaldon did it again, that is all I have to say!
Date published: 2007-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This book kept me on the edge of my seat, just like the two books that came before it. What a great series of books so far!
Date published: 2006-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!!!!! Oh my gosh!!! I have read 3 of her books so far and i am currently on Drums of Autumn! She has not disappointed me yet!! It will keep you on the edge of your seat. You will be reading it all day long and when you go to bed at night you will say to yourself... just one more chapter then i will go to sleep... but you end up reading so much more than that one chapter! I love the way she writes .. i have now become one of her biggest fans.. Thanks to my Aunt and someone else... I found outlander in my closet and decided that i wanted to read it... so i did... i did not know that there were books that continue the story until my aunt told me and lent me dragonfly in amber and Voyager. Then i went to chapters and bought Drums of autumn. Diana is truely a SUPER Writer.! I will give no complaints about her stories. I just hope that she continues to write more and more! She has a God given talent and i am glad she is putting it to use! SO ... if you want a good read... pick up any of her b
Date published: 2002-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All 4 Excellent These books are not just for women. They are often mis-placed in the Romance Section when they are among the BEST written Adventure books i have ever had the pleasure of reading. They are even more General Fiction or Sci-fi [for the brief time travel element] or Historical Fiction or even Fantasy than Romance.... you have really missed something if you do not read and savour every word in this series.
Date published: 2002-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Loved it!
Date published: 2002-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from all four books by Diane Gabaldon I found out about Voyager through a co worker,he had said that his wife was all gaga over a man named Jamie in a book so I bought it also. The first book was truly wonderful and I could not put it down. I laughted and cried through all four books and can't wait for her new book to come out. I passed my books on to my two daughters and now we all wish we had our own Jamie. Great books.
Date published: 2001-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely addictive ! While I had to force myself to bear through Dragonfly in amber's political storyline (and all those names!), it was well worth it. Voyager is of the same caliber as Outlander, you just can't put it down. Adventure, romance, sex and a storyline that leaves you wondering what's next whenever you have to stop reading, (for those essentials like sleep and food). Highly recomended.
Date published: 2000-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Voyager I am now reading the third book of the series. It is a very good series. I am not a person who reads a lot but,I find it hard to put these books down. It really takes you to a different place. Anyone who wants to get away in a book, this is the series to get in to. I can't wait to get into the 4th book. I do hope there will be more to this series. Jamie and Claire are so good together.
Date published: 2000-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from where are the stones? I started the series by purchasing a second hand copy of Dragonflys in Amber, on Hornby Island. I was unaware there were other books before and after this one but I thought perhaps there was. One day I walked into a book store in search of an answer and found all four. I bought them and now have read them all twice. They are for sure going in my book collection. I love these books.
Date published: 2000-09-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better..... Well this 3rd book in the outlander series is better then the 2nd, but still doesn't compare to Diane's first book. I would still recommend this book to fans of the character Jamie and Claire.....
Date published: 2000-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maddening I was terribly upset at Jamie in this book his betrayals of Claire echoed in my own heart. This book took me in, and made me it's spellbound prisoner. Though I hated every moment of it, I love the series.
Date published: 1999-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from get this series! a very good sequel to the series! i liked this better than the second one. this is a book every romance reader should keep on their shelves to read again and again! Can't wait for #4.
Date published: 1999-07-16

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Voyager

by Diana Gabaldon

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Published: October 9, 2001

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0770428789

ISBN - 13: 9780770428785

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"It''s no what ye think, Ian," Jamie said shortly. "Oh, it''s not, aye? And Jenny worrying that ye''d make yourself ill, living without a woman so long!" Ian snorted. "I''ll tell her she needna concern herself wi'' your welfare. And where''s my son, then, down the hall with another o'' the harlots?" "Your son?" Jamie''s surprise was evident. "Which one?" Ian stared at Jamie, the anger on his long, half-homely face fading into alarm. "Ye havena got him? Wee Ian''s not here?" "Young Ian? Christ, man, d''ye think I''d bring a fourteen-year-old lad into a brothel?" Ian opened his mouth, then shut it, and sat down on the stool. "Tell ye the truth, Jamie, I canna say what ye''d do anymore," he said levelly. He looked up at his brother-in-law, jaw set. "Once I could. But not now." "And what the hell d''ye mean by that?" I could see the angry flush rising in Jamie''s face. Ian glanced at the bed, and away again. The red flush didn''t recede from Jamie''s face, but I saw a small quiver at the corner of his mouth. He bowed elaborately to his brother-in-law. "Your pardon, Ian, I was forgettin'' my manners. Allow me to introduce ye to my companion." He stepped to the side of the bed and pulled back the quilts. "No!" Ian cried, jumping to his feet and looking frantically at the floor, the wardrobe, anywhere but at the bed. "What, will ye no give your regards to my w
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From the Publisher

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 his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.

Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her...the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite—or forever doom—her timeless love.

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon holds a master''s degree in marine biology and a Ph.D. in ecology, and spent a dozen years as a university professor before turning to write fiction full-time. Her previous publishing history includes scholarly articles and comic book stories for Walt Disney, as well as the award-winning novels Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, and Voyager. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, three children, and a large number of animals.

Editorial Reviews

"Triumphant ...her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer."—Publishers Weekly
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