Series: Outlander #3
Narrator: Davina Porter
Published by Recorded Books on January 1, 1999
Genres: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Time Travel
Length: 43 hours, 51 minutes
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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.
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T READ DRAGONFLY IN AMBER
At the end of Dragonfly, Claire discovers that Jamie didn’t die at Culloden. She makes a courageous choice to return to the 18th century.
There are three segments to the story.
- The first is Claire’s research with her daughter, Brianna, and Roger Wakefield. We learn a lot about Claire’s life since her return to the 20th century.
- The second segment chronicles Claire’s return and her reunion with Jamie. We also learn of events in his life during Claire’s absence.
- The third segment involves Claire and Jamie’s journeys together once they’ve reunited.
I loved the first two segments! There were tough moments, though the reunion eclipsed everything else. I found it all pretty fascinating with insights into both Claire and Jamie’s lives apart. The third segment, however, was frustrating as it was one calamity after another and it just got tedious.
I switched to the audiobook format for the first time in this series and I’m now hooked. Davina Porter takes this story to another level with her perfect Scottish and character perceptions. I enjoyed the first two books but this was a special reading/listening experience. I’ll be listening to the rest of the series.