Outlander (Outlander Series #1) (Starz Tie-in Edition)

Outlander (Outlander Series #1) (Starz Tie-in Edition)

by Diana Gabaldon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553393705
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Outlander
Edition description: Media Tie-In Edition
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 67,950
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood—as well as the related Lord John Grey books Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion; and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.

Hometown:

Flagstaff, Arizona

Date of Birth:

January 11, 1952

Place of Birth:

Flagstaff, Arizona

Education:

B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1973; M.S., Scripps Oceanographic Institute; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, 1979

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Jamie made a fire in a sheltered spot, and sat down next to it. The rain had eased to a faint drizzle that misted the air and spangled my eyelashes with rainbows when I looked at the flames.
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Outlander (Outlander Series #1) (Starz Tie-in Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Dragonfairy2000 More than 1 year ago
I was working at Waldenbooks when this series came out and we were having a problem trying to figure out where to place it in the store . . Romance . . Science Fiction . . Fiction? So I read the book and fell in love with the series. Yes. It is a Romance which is where we ultimately shelved the series. But I still remember taking women over to the Romance section from the Science Fiction/Fantasy section to show them this book. You see, most Sci-Fi/Fantasy readers wouldn't be caught dead with a Romance. My only complaint is that Ms. Gabaldon doesn't write fast enough! I am constantly checking the "Soon to be Released" looking for my next fix and counting the days until it shows up on my Nook. Her books are the only ones I ever Pre-order so I can have it as soon as possible. So, even if you aren't into Romance but like Historical Fiction with perhaps a little Science Fiction thrown in on the side . . take a chance and read this series. I can pretty much guarantee you will join the ranks of readers eagerly awaiting the next installment in the lives of Claire and Jamie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book for a gift back in 1998 and it has been my favorite series ever since. Historical fiction is my favorite genre and the characters are so alive and real, none of my daughters have read it yet, but they know about Jaime and Claire. I refer to them as though they are flesh and blood people. I am an avid reader and this series is so detailed and vivid, it is more like an experience than just a good read. I had for many years hoped that this would become a movie, but since the Game of Thrones series I changed my mind and was wishing for a cable series instead. I am thrilled that Diana and the Starz series actors are going to be at Comic Con this week! I am most anxious for the show to begin!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After finding out that this book was going to become a series on STARZ, I decided to read it. I found that it was rather slow starting, but did improve as the story continued. I found myself not liking Claire until a little more than halfway through the book. Jamie was the more caring of the couple and he was ready to give his life for Claire. She cared for him but was stubborn and usually refused to do what he told her to do (that was one reason why she'd refuse---modern women differ so much from those 200 years before), which put them in danger time and time again. I had read so many positive reviews about Outlander and maybe that was why I was somewhat disappointed in the story as I read it---reviews were better than what I found the book to be. I don't regret having read it, but wasn't totally thrilled. But just remember, this is just MY opinion...you may like it a lot!! Anything by Diana Gabaldon and K S Michaels is going to be a big hit in my book shelf.
StoryseekerLS More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love the Outlander series and it all starts with this book 1.  Best book I've ever read in my 60 years.  Diana is brilliant and pulls the reader in as if you are experiencing every adventure.  You care deeply what happens to the characters and can't get enough.  I have lost track of how many copies of Outlander I've purchased and give away.  Read it, you won't be sorry.!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To use an overused word - amazing! Gabaldon pulls you into the story and you don't want it to end! I thoroughly love this series and have started over from the beginning several times when a new book came out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series of books. Great writing! They are full of history, fiction, sci-fi, action, and romance. The book is only the beginning of an adventure that makes me feel an abundance of emotions. There is humor and sadness. I laugh and cry. Make sure you have the next book in the series ready to go. You won't want to wait to continue the journey. I'm waiting for #9 in the series to be published. Can't wait to   dive back into Jamie and Claire's lives. So glad Startz made the T.V. series that introduced me to Diana's Outlander world.   
knobren More than 1 year ago
Trigger Warning! I decided to read the book after watching, and getting hooked on, the first half of season one of the Starz TV show.  I enjoyed the book up through that point, as well.  The TV show has been pretty close to the book, which doesn't always happen, but the author seems to be very involved in the production.  Since I saw the show before I read the book, I didn't have any notions of the actors not resembling my imagination of the characters. One big difference for the better, I think, is that the show doesn't have the actors jumping in bed every five minutes.  However, the book does take a very dark turn soon after the point in which the mid-season break occurred in the show.  There is graphic rape and torture, both physically and psychologically, with sadistic sexual intent.  I found this very difficult to read, and I even had a nightmare one night, while reading it.  And, as the book is told from Claire's point-of-view and she isn't the primary victim, the events are not told all at once, but incrementally, so you can't just gloss over that part; it keeps coming back to haunt our two main characters.  I have also read the second book, and we continue to learn more specifics of the horror there, as well.  This is more realism than I generally reading about.  The reader is really forced onto an emotional roller-coaster ride.  I felt drained by the end. I can't say too much without giving spoilers, but this book is also unusual in other ways.  For example, the sexy man isn't always the one saving the day.  Also, he is younger than the heroine.  There is also time travel involved, but it seems to be a sci-fi phenomenon, not magical fantasy.  The historical elements of both the 1940s and the 1760s seem to have been well-researched and provide fascinating aspects of the story in terms of culture, beliefs, medicine, politics, daily life, justice, priorities, honor, etc.
Katrink More than 1 year ago
I'll admit that I got bored with this book about halfway through and didn't finish it. Although I was willing to go along with the storyline that she fell through some standing stones and went back 200 years, I found it a little unbelievable that she cheerfully took up life two centuries before she was born without a hitch. Within a few weeks she was madly in love and married to another character. I love reading history, but I didn't really glean anything about the history of Scotland except the most rudimentary facts that anyone knows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As wonderful as the Starz film has been, the book turns out to be an exiting page turner. Gabaldon's descriptions are the very best writing. Her details are the core of what makes the scenes really live. The accents, vocabulary and Gaelic phrases create fantastic authenticity, It is truly a wonderful read. It is also a good suggestion for readers to continue with the rest of the Outlander series, which are all page turners!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IF YOU LOVED THE TV SERIES YOU DEFINATELY HAVE TO HAVE THIS BOOK.IT WILL KEEP YOU SATED TIL APRIL 2015,WHEN THE SERIES STARTS AGAIN.A MUST READ!
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pixie3 More than 1 year ago
I could read these books over and over again.I get a little bit more out of them each time.
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This book is definately for readers who love series books. I picked it up cause I don't have STARZ and the previews were interesting. I read the book in a week and devoured the next one just as fast. Give it a try, I bet you will love it too.
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She is a very exceptional author and I recommend her Outlander Series to everyone who is interested in Historical information on Scotland and the American revolution.  I have purchased all of the outlander books and look forward to seeing more in the future......   
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FloridaTripletMom More than 1 year ago
I read this book twice when I was on bed rest for my triplets. I eventually read most of the books in the series. I always knew it would be a terrific story on the screen. Thank goodness someone realized it. BTW - I named one of my daughters Claire!
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This is a wonderful series and is easy to get lost in! If you want a reading escape, this is a good one!
JuJu6 More than 1 year ago
I have read and re-read most of the Outlander series and thoroughly enjoyed them every time. Even went so far as to visit Scotland and looked for the stones. It was as if you were going through the journey with the characters.