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Outlander : (also published as Cross Stitch) - Diana Gabaldon

Outlander

(also published as Cross Stitch)

Paperback

Published: 2nd June 1992
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This title has also been published as Cross Stitch

Book Description

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another...
In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach-- an " outlander" -- in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743.
Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

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Outlander
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (2)

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100%

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Pros

  • Engaging story (9)
  • Interesting characters (9)
  • Original plot (8)
  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Well written (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift (8)
    • Travel reading (6)
    • Older readers (5)
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    5.0

    All good, thankyou

    By Skilz

    from New Zealand

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    Pros

    • Engaging Story

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Outlander:

        Arrived in time for relaxing holiday reading.

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        5.0

        Loved it smart women love stroy

        By apple

        from melbourne

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        Pros

        • Interesting Characters
        • Sexy
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Readers

          Comments about Outlander:

          listern to your heart or your head? Loved this book love the fact there are more than one......just hope there is a happy ending

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          5.0

          A Must Read for All Diana Gabaldon Fans

          By TigerlillyHoudini

          from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging Story
          • Interesting Characters
          • Original Plot
          • Sexy
          • Tear Jerker
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about Outlander:

            I read books all the time and love having one in my hand or in my bag to take on the bus with me.

            I loved Outlander/Cross Stitch the very first time I picked it up and read it close to nine years ago and I still love it now after many, many repeated re-reads.

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            4.0

            Great Indulgent Read

            By Austen lover

            from NSW

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Engaging Story
            • Interesting Characters
            • Original Plot
            • Sexy

            Cons

            • Far-fetched

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about Outlander:

            I'm not really sure what I expected, but it was definitely different to what I just experienced! Firstly, it grabbed me straight away - a strong female British nurse, only just returned from WW2 is hurtled back in time to 1743 Scotland - yes please! I love time travel, and historical fiction even more. What I didn't expect was a mixture of history, fantasy, romance, brutality, erotica, and pure heart-wrenching drama. There were a few moments where I felt a little sick to the stomach, and others where I wanted to cry. The language and grammar is a little hard to follow at first as well, but you get used to it, and kudos to the writer for the authenticity. You'll be disgusted, horrified, amused, uncomfortable, happy, intrigued and always wanting more. Highly recommended for anyone who's looking for an indulgent escape from reality ;)

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            5.0

            Excelent book

            By Piticondrio01

            from Queensland

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Engaging Story
            • Interesting Characters
            • Original Plot
            • Sexy
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Older Readers

              Comments about Outlander:

              Very creative writing, so descriptive and emotional. I can't stop reading it.

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              5.0

              Outlander - Great read,

              By Brenda

              from Whyalla SA

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              Pros

              • Engaging Story
              • Interesting Characters
              • Original Plot
              • Tear Jerker
              • Too Much Sexual Referenc
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Mature reader
                • Travel Reading

                Comments about Outlander:

                Great read good subject, hope it has a good ending, when series finished

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                5.0

                Brilliant

                By JJ

                from Melbourne

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                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Engaging Story
                • Interesting Characters
                • Original Plot

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Older Readers
                  • Travel Reading

                  Comments about Outlander:

                  Great story. Enjoyable from beginning to end

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Addictive

                  By Veno

                  from Wollongong Australia

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                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Engaging Story
                  • Interesting Characters
                  • Original Plot
                  • Sexy
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Older Readers
                    • Travel Reading
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about Outlander:

                    I'm not much of a reader but it was recommend so I decided to give it a go. It started an addiction that I had to get my next fix in the series. I couldn't put them down. The characters are so well written you have such a need to find out what happens to them. I have since followed the authors website and have a whole new family of readers to enjoy them with. It has scifi, romance,history and intrigue, everything you want in a good read. Highly recommend this book and the other 6 that follow.

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                    4.0

                    Great series

                    By elaine

                    from Tweed Heads NSW

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                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Engaging Story
                    • Interesting Characters
                    • Original Plot
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Older Readers
                      • Travel Reading
                      • Younger Readers

                      Comments about Outlander:

                      I've read this book twice (plus the rest of the series) and bought this copy for my Grandson's wife for her birthday, as she is a reader too

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The most fantastic book I've ever read

                      By Bookworm38

                      from Tenterfield. Australia.

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                      Pros

                      • Deserves Multiple Readings
                      • Engaging Story
                      • Interesting Characters
                      • Original Plot
                      • Sexy
                      • Tear Jerker
                      • Well Written

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift

                        Comments about Outlander:

                        This is the first in a wonderful series. I have read the lot three times and can't wait for the next book. Absolutely intriguing full of exciting, larger than life characters. The historical background is spot-on - full of romance - incredible plots and it's simply too breathtaking in scope to put down. Totally immersed in the whole set-up.

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                        Praise for Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels "Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading."--"San Francisco Chronicle"," " on "Outlander"" " "History comes deliciously alive on the page."--New York "Daily News"," on Outlander" "Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves."--"The Arizona Republic"," "on" Dragonfly in Amber"" " "Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer."--"Publishers Weekly"," "on "Voyager"" " "Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail."--"The Cincinnati Post"," "on "Drums of Autumn"" " "A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries]."--CNN, on "The Fiery Cross" "The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters."--"Booklist"," " on "A Breath of Snow and Ashes"" " "Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect."--"People"," "on" Written in My Own Heart's Blood" "From the Hardcover edition."

                        ISBN: 9780440212560
                        ISBN-10: 0440212561
                        Series: Outlander (Paperback)
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 850
                        Published: 2nd June 1992
                        Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8  x 3.8
                        Weight (kg): 0.39