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Voyager

byDiana Gabaldon

Mass Market Paperback | October 9, 2001

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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 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.
Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels, as well as the related Lord John Grey books, one work of nonfiction, and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Title:VoyagerFormat:Mass Market PaperbackPublished:October 9, 2001Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous story! I loved Voyager maybe even more than Book 2!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read, interesting series Well written and a good story line. Do have to admit I read the whole series once, but not a series I will read a second time as I do no feel it worth a second read but well worth a first read. Much better than the show so recommend reading before viewing.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent series Awesome continuation of an emotional series.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This was my favourite installment in the whole series. It was just breathtaking! Not only do Claire and Jamie eventually reunite but the author changes settings and introduces us to some new and important characters. If you were thinking about giving up on the series after Dragonfly in Amber I suggest you don't. Reading this book is completely worth it and will compel you to read the others.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eh, Lack Luster. More Excited for the TV Show than continuing these novels. I always forget how long it takes me read these novels...they are not only long, but the writing is super teeny tiny. This book was really underwhelming for me after the first two novels. I loved the first bit of the book before Claire travels back through the stones. I really wanted to see more of the battle, because it has been such an integral part within this series. I was also hoping for more Roger and Bree. I really enjoy Roger as a character. After Claire travels back through the Stones I was expecting certain things to happen...and they didn't. This story takes a much different turn than I was anticipating. That made it more intriguing for me to read, but most of if I really wasn't interested in. I WANT MORE FERGUS !!! I'm really excited to see what the TV show does with this material, because I think it could make some very cliff hanging episodes. I think my main problem with this novel, and it was the same with the second...is when the characters are not in Scotland, it just doesn't feel right for me. I will say that Jamie is swoon-worthy as always, and he is what will keep me coming back for more. Bring on Season 3 !!!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This book is another great work of Gabaldon. She is an amazing author, and I am impatient to read all the series!
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking A big rollocoster of emotions.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best I think this is the best book in the outlander series so far, so full of adventure! It's hard to stop reading!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Another one so worth your time!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Voyager The third book in the series takes the beloved characters on a Voyage that tests their limits. The writing is so detailed it feels like you are taking the trip with them.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another joy to read I can hardly believe how much I am enjoying these books. The characters seem so real and I feel so involved in their happiness and crisis. Book 4 here I come
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I found this book the hardest to get going with of the series. But once you get through the first half its great and gets back to the same level as the first two books
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I love this series. Diana Gabaldon is an amazing writer!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, but different This book seemed slightly different from the first two. It is written from both first and third person in different chapters which kind of threw me off. Although I found it to be different from the others, I still very much enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading the other books in this series.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of My Favourites It's too hard to pick just one in this series that is my favourite, but if I had to make a list, Voyager would be near the top that's for sure! Make sure to read (or reread) ahead of watching the show!
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Read it because of the show, and I'm so glad I did!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing! I love the storyline and characters!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I am constantly amazed at the level of detail, and the research that goes into these books just brings them them a whole other level. I've re-read the series many times
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second favourite to Outlander This book made me sad, angry, jealous, frustrated, so unbelievably happy, angry again, and just amazed. It was a roller coaster and a good one at that.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cool really good story and believable!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from :) This series is amazing... my mom reads it over and over
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommend to everyone I've loved Jaime and Claire and their story since we first "met" about 20 years ago. I recommend this series to everyone. An epic love and adventure story with fantastic characters.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great follow up to Outlander. I love the characters and the development that happens with the storyline.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is the point in the series in which you begin to wonder is Jamie and Claire ever have a slow day, but Gabaldon continues to keep you interested and wanting more. An Amazing series!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The journey continues I really enjoyed reading the third installment of the Outlander series. I always love where the author will take Jamie and Claire next. I really enjoyed this one more than the second one. There seemed to be more action in this one. I highly recommend this to everyone.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily my favorite of the series! Voyager is 1,000+ pages of non-stop adventure and absolutely breath-taking moments. There were times I had to stop, force myself to set the book aside, and catch my breath before I could continue reading. Diana Gabaldon's writing is powerful, moving, and unforgettable.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from INCREDIBLE! I've been reading this book and series everyday on my bus ride to school. It's such an interesting and easy read that keeps you hooked on every word. I can't seem to put it down.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this series! As a person who is an avid reader, it took me awhile to get through the outlander series. The books do drag on a bit but makes up for the fact that they do contain a lot of history!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Good read. Enjoy her writing.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent read, but my least favorite so far 3.5 stars. i was really underwhelmed about this book. Diana Gabaldon excels in the description heavy prose, but i found my mind wandering with this one. I really enjoyed about half of this book and it started feeling less like her other books and i found my attention wandering.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from couldn't put this down great adventure after adventure.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really a 3.5 This is the book that made me have to take a little wee break from the Frasers. The book rather goes downhill when they set sail to rescue a certain someone. I did like getting out of Claire's head and into Jamie's. That was a pleasant change. Gabaldon does a fine job of examining the trickiness of reuniting two characters after twenty years apart. (Surely that's not a spoiler. Of course, they must reunite!) I also feel there are some loose ends in Voyager that are not taken up in Drums so I wonder if they are going to crop up later in the series. Anyway, if you've read the first two, you might as well read this one, too. Enjoy!
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from exciting adventure A trip out of time, out of the norm, an exciting adventure for escaping whatever reality bogs you down...
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I adore this series. I was thinking when Claire return to frank and she couldn't love him the way she love Jamie. That is because of what jack did to them to much resemblance. this is the one of my fave series and it my 5th time reading it and i enjoy it every time
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Voyageur Yet another great book in the Outlander series. The series is still gripping and highly entertaining. I recommend this book to absolutely everyone :)
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable and one of the best Treasure, kidnapping, serial murders, smuggling, voodoo, adventure on the high seas, and reunited love. Pretty much the perfect book.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read, but least fav of series To Continue their story you must read this book, but if you find it a bit slow don't give up! The book picks up at parts that will pull you in.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but not the best of the series Good, but not the best of the series. I liked it more than enough to keep reading though!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest series!! Great series. I highly recommend it
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite of the series Probably my favourite of the series. Certain parts of the book are extremely re-readable. Loved!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! Great series. I highly recommend it
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond love Love this series. The author transports you - you feel that the characters are going through. Love it, love it, love it!
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Diana does not disappoint me in any of her books. Fantastic writer and amazing series! #plumrewards
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Diana Gabaldon does not disappoint and Voyageur is no exception!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite in the Series I love this series, and I'd go so far as to say this is my favourite. A must read! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved I found this book very hard to put down. Great love story from start to finish #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Very different from the first two books, but I loved it! I got a little bored with the setting taking place on a ship, but it was worth it all just for that scene at the print shop...you know the one...oh lord help me. <3
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite so far! This was my favourite book in the series so far! It was so hard to put down and made me excited to start the next one right away.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! Great Book! Great writing! Very hard to put down.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outlander delivers !! I thought this might be too much of a love story but I was so pleasantly surprised. Two courageous people find each other when they never should have met...love, yes but also friendship, loyalty, happiness, tragedy, faith and fate all mixed seamlessly with real history and a lost culture. The Outlanders series by Diana Gabaldon is such a winning combination! You won't be able to put it down. I have read and reread these books over and over. They never disappoint...I can't wait for more about Jamie & Claire, Brianna, Roger, Fergus and Ian!!
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best An amazing carry on to a wonderful story. Diana Gabaldon's books are my favourite. I've reread them all dozens of times.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VOYAGER This is one of y favourites in the OUTLANDER SERIES. I have read it 3 0r 4 times and everytime I read it I get more out of it. I still cry when Jamie a d Claire reunite. I feel tbeir love and fear after 20 years, how hae they changed hat secrets re there. But in the end LOVE DOES TRIUMPH.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Galloping adventure! I love how the book travels from one continent to another via some grand adventures, tall ships, time travel, all the fast paced action and a very wonderful Scottish accent!
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Voyager A great read that continues the love story between Claire and Jamie! Can't wait to read the next book!
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've this over and over! Each new day, each new plot, it's a delight! I love this series of books and have them all, over and over!
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read While I believe she over does the sex scenes (they become tiresome) the character development and storyline keep me reading and that's all any author wants.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great one! Another hit! As with the whole series...I loved it!!! Each & every book leaves you looking forward to the next one!
Date published: 2015-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Diana's series keeps on delivering the plot twists, heartache and laughter that we've come to expect by this point!
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new culture. Apart from the adventures of Claire and Jamie, Diana Gabaldon introduces a complete new culture with weather, vegetation, housing, clothing, food, drinks, fauna and rites so alien to what our characters are used to!!! It is hard to put down the book.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I was skeptical how this series was going to keep going when I first started reading this book.. Not anymore!
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love. Reading this series again for the umpteenth time. Can't wait for the 8th book!!
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love. Love it, excellent blend of courage, love, loss, history and happiness.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outlander - voyager Great read as always Diana.
Date published: 2013-08-27
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 Awesome read! Was sincerely bewildered when it ended that it was already over. Can't wait to dive into the next in the series!!
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outlander series An incredible series.
Date published: 2013-03-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Outlander series An incredible series.
Date published: 2013-03-30
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 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 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 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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"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 wife, Ian?" Jamie said."Wife?" Forgetting to look away, Ian goggled at Jamie in horror. "Ye've marrit a whore?" he croaked."I wouldn't call it that, exactly," I said. Hearing my voice, Ian jerked his head in my direction."Hullo," I said, waving cheerily at him from my nest of bedclothes. "Been a long time, hasn't it?"I'd always thought the descriptions of what people did when seeing ghosts rather exaggerated, but had been forced to revise my opinions in light of the responses I had been getting since my return to the past. Jamie had fainted dead away, and if Ian's hair was not literally standing on end, he assuredly looked as though he had been scared out of his wits.Eyes bugging out, he opened and closed his mouth, making a small gobbling noise that seemed to entertain Jamie quite a lot."That'll teach ye to go about thinkin' the worst of my character," he said, with apparent satisfaction. Taking pity on his quivering brother-in-law, Jamie poured out a tot of brandy and handed him the glass. "Judge not, and ye'll no be judged, eh?"I thought Ian was going to spill the drink on his breeches, but he managed to get the glass to his mouth and swallow."What — ?" He wheezed, eyes watering as he stared at me. "How — ?""It's a long story," I said, with a glance at Jamie. He nodded briefly. We had had other things to think about in the last twenty-four hours besides how to explain me to people, and under the circumstances, I rather thought explanations could wait."I don't believe I know Young Ian. Is he missing?" I asked politely.Ian nodded mechanically, not taking his eyes off me."He stole away from home last Friday week," he said, sounding rather dazed. "Left a note that he'd gone to his uncle." He took another swig of brandy, coughed and blinked several times, then wiped his eyes and sat up straighter, looking at me."It'll no be the first time, ye see," he said to me. He seemed to be regaining his self-confidence, seeing that I appeared to be flesh and blood, and showed no signs either of getting out of bed or of putting my head under my arm and strolling round without it, in the accepted fashion of Highland ghosts.Jamie sat down on the bed next to me, taking my hand in his."I've not seen Young Ian since I sent him home wi' Fergus six months ago," he said. He was beginning to look as worried as Ian. "You're sure he said he was coming to me?""Well, he hasna got any other uncles that I know of," Ian said, rather acerbically. He tossed back the rest of the brandy and set the cup down."Fergus?" I interrupted. "Is Fergus all right, then?" I felt a surge of joy at the mention of the French orphan whom Jamie had once hired in Paris as a pickpocket, and brought back to Scotland as a servant lad.Distracted from his thoughts, Jamie looked down at me."Oh, aye, Fergus is a bonny man now. A bit changed, of course." A shadow seemed to cross his face, but it cleared as he smiled, pressing my hand. "He'll be fair daft at seein' you once more, Sassenach."Uninterested in Fergus, Ian had risen and was pacing back and forth across the polished plank floor."He didna take a horse," he muttered. "So he'd have nothing anyone would rob him for." He swung round to Jamie. "How did ye come, last time ye brought the lad here? By the land round the Firth, or did ye cross by boat?"Jamie rubbed his chin, frowning as he thought. "I didna come to Lallybroch for him. He and Fergus crossed through the Carryarrick Pass and met me just above Loch Laggan. Then we came down through Struan and Weem and ... aye, now I remember. We didna want to cross the Campbell lands, so we came to the east, and crossed the Forth at Donibristle.""D'ye think he'd do that again?" Ian asked. "If it's the only way he knows?"Jamie shook his head doubtfully. "He might. But he kens the coast is dangerous."

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