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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.  The year is 1946. Claire Randall is a BriDiana 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.  The year is 1946. Claire Randall is a British ex-combat nurse on a postwar second honeymoon with her husband in the Scottish Highlands. Walking alone one afternoon, she passes through a circle of standing stones and is hurled back in time to a Scotland simmering with war in the year of our Lord 1743. Catapulted into an intrigue of rival clans and rising armies that threatens her life, she’s obliged to wed James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, as the only way to survive. Thus begins a series of unrivaled storytelling that has become a modern classic. This bundle includes:  OUTLANDERDRAGONFLY IN AMBERVOYAGERDRUMS OF AUTUMNTHE FIERY CROSSA BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHESAN ECHO IN THE BONE...

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The Outlander Series Reviews

  • Teri
    2019-04-09 17:32

    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 characters. And now that I have reached the end of this eight (or is it seven with the eighth due out?) book set, I want the next one immediately! No spoilers here, but it is going to be a difficult wait. Unfortunately, or perhaps for my social well-being, fortunately, it doesn't come out until March 2014. To whom these books may appeal: history buffs (though I am most certainly NOT one), nurses, PAs, Physicians, warriors, romantics, Science fiction aficionados, fans of mystery, and folks, like myself, who merely want to escape for a while. Boy, it did the trick for me with escaping! Enjoy!

  • Beth
    2019-04-06 14:15

    This is the collection of the 1st 7 books in this series. I purchased this bundle as a deal and couldn't pass it up. I saw other's love it but it had a lot of things I normally don't pick out in a book.1. Huge books, rather wordy but after reading it I wouldn't miss it for the world. The story is amazing. 2. You are dragged back in forth between the past and more recent present, which I normally couldn't stand but I absolutely loved it. 3. You are also given multiple view points, again not a favorite of mine, but I was so riveted to each and every word I couldn't put it down.Talk about a must read, this series is amazing. Everything I try to stay away from in my reading choices, which would explain what took me so long to read it, BUT, I LOVED IT. I can also guarantee that I will be spending time re-reading this series again and again.

  • Karen
    2019-04-18 15:25

    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 mostly care about Claire and Jamie.Drums of Autum begins a long (loooooong) slow decline. The Fiery Cross continued it. A Breath of Snow and Ashes was interminable. Seriously, I kept looking to see what page I was on because it was SUCH a long slow drag of "How I spent My Summer Vacation in Colonial North Carolina and Got Raped". (Michener could give Gabaldon a lesson in brevity, just sayin...) An Echo in the Bone was better than Snow and Ashes, but good God, anything would be. So why would I buy Echo after Snow and Ashes? Good question; I asked that myself. And Echo had been published for months before I ponied up the cash for it. And then a month later, ditched the book and paid an obscene amount of money for an e-version of it, but at least the e-reader is easier to lug around than the hard copy. Mostly, after investing so many years and so much time (and so much money) i this series, I'd just like to know how it end.But I suspect it never will. More's the pity.

  • Diana
    2019-04-20 19:19

    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 Highlander and every woman's dream. He is also her true love. We follow them through wars, famine, births, deaths, kidnappings, rapes, sea voyages, celebrations, heartbreak and some super steamy stuff! I had the good fortune to meet the author, Diana Gabaldon, at a book signing. I found her, like her books, witty, charming, and full of humor. The long awaited next book is due out in the beginning of 2013! I am anxiously awaiting it. The title of this book is : Written in My Own Heart's Blood.There is discussion on her website that her books are being made into a television series similar to "True Blood" or "Game of Thrones."

  • Littleirish
    2019-04-07 13:19

    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 Outlander books brings the past to life in a personal visceral way. In the process I've learned a lot about historical events I'd never even heard of. I can't really rate the individual books as they tend to run together in my mind. This isn't a fault in the writing, only an eagerness on my part to know what happens next. I'm aware many feel the series has slow or less enjoyable books. But in following Jamie and Claire in their journeys together and apart I feel it's just part of the realism of the story to have some less pleasant and or less extraordinary periods. I've also read The Lord John stories. You don't have to read these but they are very entertaining and help you piece together more of the happenings in the Outlander timeline. These are pretty hefty reads so if you get hooked prepare to spend a good amount of time in the 1700's. This isn't much of a review I guess. Honestly you can't describe it without giving away plot points. So just trust me, give it a read. If you wait you'll find yourself in the position of all the newbie Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) fans, playing catch up to stay ahead of the show. Starz has approved a 16 episode season adaption, presumably the first book. Now lets hope they do it justice. Oh the worries of a fan girl.

  • ¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★•°**★
    2019-03-31 16:42

    4 Phenomenal Characterization Stars! And Lord John...and his world are my everything!Lord John, just wow * swoon* worthy for sure~Jamie was ADORABLE & Clair was awesomeAnd, so many SC that bring this book alive. I love them all. This was a phenomenal read. Everytime I walk into Barnes & Noble I want to pet this book. I love it, I gravitate towards it. * shrug* it just that well written. The books as a whole.....Mischief and mayhem throughout. Dual husbands and unrequited love. Plus.....Parts of this book that stole my breath away. Parts of this book that is BRILLIANT in word.Parts of this book that grabs at the heartAnd...parts of this book that tickles the soul. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. The stories are pretty much the same mayhem and mischief. The unrequited love of zjohn to Fraser was aweful.The what happen to the first husband .....the way it was written not nicely written it felt fast and easy. * updated 2016 to add pic's.

  • Pat
    2019-03-31 13:22

    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
    2019-04-04 21:43

    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's made this series so compelling to me is the truth in which the characters are drawn. Where easy outcomes.. the one the reader is really hoping for..presents itself with a very rewarding storybook solution..the happily ever after so to speak..the author with skill and integrity to her story and characters..doesn't take the easy win..which when good things happen..make them so much more rewarding in light of the struggles endured to have earned the happiness. And the characters are full of failings, and fallibility. They don't always to the right things. Which makes them complex..and fascinating. The premise seems so far fetched..but the story is crafted so well, if Clare was telling you her story over coffee..you'd be hard pressed to call her crazy or a liar..There is mature content..and if it's too descriptive..it's easy enough to skip over and return to the story. I find myself rooting for Clare and Jaime to have some peace and quiet..but it's a extensive series..so I guess it should be health and happiness.

  • Marie
    2019-04-24 13:37

    I haven't read a series of books that made me stay up past my bedtime since Patrick O'Brien's series. I'm writing a review about the entire series, because although I liked some slightly more--wait, not more; differently--than others, the series as a whole is just wonderful--I mean, how can you stop eating after the appetizer? These books are a satisfying banquet that leaves you wanting more. Diana Gabaldon has an ability to tell a rousing yarn, weaving in just enough erotica, humor, pathos, philosophy, medicine, history, linguistics, and the gamut of human emotions without overwhelming the reader with unnecessary trivia for the sake of trivia. I'm so glad I came to this series late so I could gorge on all 7 volumes. Looking forward to reading the mini-novels, John Grey books, etc., and I'm enjoying the TV series very much even thought I didn't think I would. Brava!

  • Beth F.
    2019-04-24 13:31

    My mom mailed me the first five books in this series in 2004 and urged me to read them. I finally got around to picking them up in 2006 and was reminded yet again that mother knows best. I tore through the first four books like it was my job and in retrospect, it’s a wonder that I wasn’t fired during that time because I was barely sleeping at night and kept sneaking chapters under my desk when nobody was looking. I’m not an especially fast reader but have been an avid reader since childhood and will happily put off most every activity in favor of sitting in a quiet corner with my nose in a book. Knowing that, it took only three weeks to read the first four books which clock-in at a combined 3,300 pages.I started book five with the same passion but quickly lost steam in the book’s minutiae and it took me a month to get through those 1,400 pages. I hadn’t loved it but liked it well enough to seek out a few books from the related Lord John series and eventually pick up the sixth book in the Outlander series as well, but by then, enough time had passed from my initial reading that my memory was no longer so invested in the plot and I’d forgotten a lot (a likely side effect of the limited sleep and frenzied pace that I’d read the first books in the series). I realized that to maximize my enjoyment I’d probably need to reread the series from the beginning before trying to start any of the author’s new books. I’d meant to do just that when the seventh book was published in 2009; however, I got distracted by having my first baby and never got around to it. I tried to do it again in 2014 when the eighth book was published but couldn’t manage the burden of having a brick-like book in my possession when I was surrounded by three small children whose physical demands on my time and my body were so overwhelming. I didn’t have the mental energy to spend in the author’s universe, and not only that, but in between the nearly constant interruptions from family, my small children had developed the irritating habit of moving and/or stealing my bookmark so I could never keep track of what page I was on. I gave up in frustration.At the time I’m writing this it is 2017 and I’ve spent most of the year in a terrible reading slump. I reread the third book in conjunction with the airing of series three of the television adaptation and after finishing, realized that I wasn’t ready to be done with Outlander world and decided now might be the right time to give it another go from the start.

  • Dianna
    2019-04-23 20:15

    In the opening chapters (view spoiler)[when a perfectly happy married woman marries a second man, then has very enthusiastic intimate sex with said man (hide spoiler)] I was skeptical that the series was for me. I thought it was a time travel fantasy, but it's really more of a historic highlander romance. I didn't want to like or even read a historic highlander romance - I enjoy making fun of them too much! Still, I had (foolishly?) purchased the 7-book series, so there's no way I was going to abandon it less than 1% of the way through! It took a couple of books for me to forgive the main character for her actions in the opening chapters of the first book, but I did eventually. I think she paid penance, and then some.And as you go on, the time travel starts to creep back into the books. In the end, they're still not time travel fantasies. They're definitely romances, but romances for fans of fantasy, I think.I'm not sure if I'd buy a 7-book fantasy series all together again. I know I COULD have theoretically stopped between the books (Kindle did let me know when I was moving between books), but I couldn't really! It would be like abandoning some friends in the wilderness! I even jumped and (this time borrowed from the library) the 8th book as soon as finishing this.

  • Arlene
    2019-04-10 20:21

    I have been a fan of this series almost since the first novel was written. I have eagerly awaited each new addition. Thanks to renewed interest from the STARZ series, I undertook to read the whole series once again. A daunting task, for each novel is quite large. However, it was a pleasure. Although there is a lot of romance, some would even say graphic romance, there is so much more to the books. The author brings you into the everyday intimate lives of the characters while telling a compelling large story of their lives intertwined with an historically based background. The books are filled with insights into human nature, various odd facts and tidbits to intrigue your mind. You won't regret reading this series.

  • Lisa James
    2019-04-04 14:41

    Outstanding series. Has it all, detail, time travel, a dashing hero & a gritty heroine, love, war, peace, reflection, family.....

  • Brenda
    2019-04-02 17:28

    Sometimes reading a book becomes a long term commitment, in this case, a commitment of 23 years and counting! When I read Outlander, the first book in this series in the early 1990’s I was hooked by the characters, the great love story and it’s historical authenticity and I couldn’t wait till the next one came out. Now after finishing the eighth book in this series, Written In My Heart’s Own Blood, I still resonate with the characters and enjoy the historical context and insights that these books offer. Somehow Diana Gabaldon manages to create story lines that are compelling, characters who are interesting and grounds both in well researched times and places and still manages to sustain her reader’s interest even after two decades!The original book in the series, Outlander, introduces Claire Randall, a combat nurse who has recently returned from the battle fields of WWII to reunite with her husband, Frank, for a second honeymoon. While visiting one of the ancient stone circles which dot the countryside of Great Britain, she inadvertently touches one of the stones and is hurled back through time to Scotland of 1743. There she meets Jamie Fraser one of the leaders of the Mackenzie clan and there, in the midst of clan rivalry and war, they begin to feel an attraction and love that is complicated and hard to deny. The next books in the series follow Claire, Frank and Jamie and numerous other characters both in the 20th century and in the 18th century, traveling from Scotland, England and on to America and beyond as war and the pursuit of peace compel them.The duality of time is, of course, one the major themes in these books, but instead of it being a gimmick, Gabaldon uses it to give us deeper insight into how people lived during those times. Claire’s nursing skills become vital as she faces illness and injury in the 17oo’s and we see the limits of medical knowledge at the time and the value of various advances like using antiseptic or penicillin. It is these very scenes of Claire combating illness and disease which are so compelling and where we realize in sharp clarity the fragility of life that in our more advanced and protected 21 century we seem to have forgotten.Starz will be be broadcasting a TV series based on the books beginning on August 2, which I will be watching with interest, but I encourage you to read the books so you don’t miss out on anything!Here is the Outlander series in order:Outlander (1991) (published in the UK and Australia as Cross Stitch)Dragonfly in Amber (1992)Voyager (1994)Drums of Autumn (1997)The Fiery Cross (2001)A Breath of Snow and Ashes (2005)An Echo in the Bone (2009)Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (2014)Brenda’s Rating ****(4 Stars out of 5)

  • Resonnant
    2019-04-10 16:17

    This book is so good. So well written and the era that I love. It paints a great romantic picture but leaves enough to the imagination. I love the history and can only imagine what it would be like to be transported back to another time where there is no electricity - to say the least. I believe in magic and things in our world that are either lost, beyond our knowledge but still residing in hidden places. I definitely recommend this series so far.

  • Silvia Cattaneo
    2019-04-05 18:34

    I did NOT like this series, to the point that, despite my love for long, historical sagas with tortuous plots, I could not even get to the end of it. It was already hard enough to get to the end of each of the four books I forced myself to finish.To me, this is a (badly realized) "high-end" version of cheap romantic books that feature ridiculous drawings of muscly men with open shirts embracing voluptuous redheads on the cover. Cheap beach literature with better language, if you will. The main characters, especially Claire, are annoying; the "romantic scenes" are too many and, frankly, uselessly descriptive (and no, I am not easily shocked by sex talk); there is a fixation with sexual violence that is disturbing; and ultimately, the books are soooo long and there is no reason for it. Using 20 pages to write something you could write in 2 does not make you an artist. Deeply disappointed.

  • Donna Arcara
    2019-04-08 17:38

    This is not a series of books; it is crack cocaine for readers. I have never in my life been a re-reader, but as soon as I finished this series the first time through, I started back on Book 1, and read back through Book 5 until I finally FORCED myself to go read something else for awhile... in the meantime I'm itching to get back to re-reading the last few books. The characters are the most rounded, flawed, perfect, beautiful, heroic, infuriating, strong, real stars of any novel I've ever read. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind some detail, pacing, and adult content. It does not fit a genre, which is fun because as you are reading it, you don't have a formulaic end in your head... the story can meander along and take you to unexpected places. Strictly technically speaking, the writing is probably not as clean as some authors would like (describing body language too much, lots of adverbs, etc), but WHO CARES! The stories are magic. Yay Diana Gabaldon!

  • Bon
    2019-04-17 18:31

    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 medical challenges of the 1700's. Some great philosophical conversations like discussion of the world not being fair and what would a fair world be like. Also learned lots of history in my favorite way, from the inside out.

  • Rhondatruitt
    2019-04-06 17:16

    I really tried to like this series...it came highly rated, and recommended by friends. But I found myself wanting to strangle the main character. She's an idiot imho and keeps making very simplistic mistakes...for example: anyone who gets thrown back in time and *doesn't* consider that they will be seen as a witch, etc.. based upon their more superior knowledge of germs, etc?? I got so annoyed that I didn't finish the series...

  • Sandy
    2019-04-05 14:37

    The first book was quite violent but engaging. I mostly read it because of a friend's recommendation. She loved the character of Jamie years before it became a STARZ series. Wee bit too much violent sex for my usual tastes but dinna fash there is somewhat less in subsequent books. I liked the mix of historical fiction and the magic of time travel between the stones. I do remember changing the font on my Kindle to a smaller size when reading certain chapters in public places. ;)

  • Tracy Stinson
    2019-04-05 19:43

    Such a great series. I have not met one person who read them and hated it. I tell all my friends that this is the one series that is worth your time and money. I bought the 1-7 bundle in my Kindle. I now want the hardback books for my book shelf. Not going to lie there are some parts that drags. She is a great storyteller and weaver.

  • Genny
    2019-04-16 17:32

    I started with book two, as I had read the first one previously. It is likely going to take some time to work through the 6 remaining books as a I also work on other books in between, but I am excited to return to this world and the characters. Slow but sure I will read about Claire and Jamie's adventures!

  • Lindsey
    2019-04-06 20:29

    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!

  • Dee Snyder
    2019-04-23 15:15

    Fantastic! I fell in love with the characters and with Scotland! Watched the TV show and enjoyed it very much but the book gave me a better insight into the characters and history of the time. Really made the TV show even better. Ordered volume 2 and can't wait to read it.

  • Lesli Mayhew-driver
    2019-04-14 20:22

    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!!

  • Paula
    2019-04-20 14:17

    Claire finds herself transported from 1945 to 1745 in the Scottish Highlands. She chooses to stay with her new husband Jamie instead of trying to return to Frank.

  • Brette
    2019-03-31 19:45

    It took me 5 months to read all 8 books, but this series is so well written, and filled with tons of history!

  • Leanne
    2019-04-13 21:15

    This is a wonderful action packed series good for everyone. A little romance, action, suspense and fantasy. Who doesn't love a time traveling nurse and a handsome Highlander!!

  • Debbie Mosley
    2019-04-01 14:27

    I am on book #7 and hate to put it down to do anything else... keeps me wondering what is going to happen next!

  • Pam Warner
    2019-04-17 20:17

    Will read when I have more time v