Episode 47: Welcome back, Porter

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements, and welcome back the delightful Davina Porter, the voice actor behind the recording of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.

SPOILER ALERT: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood is discussed in some detail in this episode.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page to read about our latest giveaway, and follow Recorded Books on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Episode 46: Womb to grow

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements and complete our read-along of Outlander, with chapter 41: “From the Womb of the Earth.” Friend of the show, Lanae (@naeroozoo) joins us.

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There’s something about Starz’ Apothecary Cabinet

'Outlander' Starz poster with key art

‘Outlander’ Starz poster with key art

As fans who have followed the development of the Starz original series, Outlander, Summer and I have had a most exciting year.  With each picture released, each character cast, we began to build the image in our minds of this new iteration of our beloved series. With Ron D. Moore at the helm, a magnificent production team, and author Diana Gabaldon as series consultant, Starz has already captured the hearts of thousands.

Months before its August 9th premiere was even announced, Outlander already had a tremendous Web presence. With Starz’ Outlander Newsletter, and its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, fans can read the latest series announcements and see behind-the-scenes photos.  Starz has even created a Community Directory, which provides fans a one-stop shop to discover popular fan blogs and groups.

But wait… there’s more!

Apothecary Cabinet

Claire’s Apothecary Cabinet

Enter OutlanderCommunity.com, a site that aggregates the latest Outlander content across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, fan blogs, and more. Since its launch on May 2, 2014, with the #WhereIsClaire activity, which allowed fans to spread the word about the disappearance of main character Claire Randall, and the trailer, it has continued to provide unique opportunities for people to share their love of the story and spread the word about Outlander. Starz has also included exclusive Bonus Content, including a downloadable version of the promotional poster with key art, and most recently, its Apothecary Cabinet.

Claire's Apothecary Cabinet

Claire’s Apothecary Cabinet

Ramsons - Allium ursinum

Ramsons – Allium ursinum

Outlander is a story told from Claire’s point of view; the point of view of a healer, a woman quite literally of two centuries. Having fallen through time some 200 years, she must make use of what is available in the 18th century. The Apothecary Cabinet features 14 different plants used to treat everything from indigestion to cramps, and heart attacks to infection. These plants and herbs play a big role throughout the series; this Activity can help explain their properties and uses.

Be sure to visit OutlanderCommunity.com each day, as more activities and quizzes will be rolled out in the coming weeks!

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Episode 45: All about AudioGals

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements, and interview Lea Hensley of AudioGals.net about the site, its book reviews, and interviews. Be sure to check out AudioGals.net for an exciting week of Outlander!


About the AudioGals

We’re three Gals who love to listen to audiobooks—romance in particular. Hence, AudioGals is dedicated to all things romance audio—reviews, special events, opinion and commentary pieces, wish lists, giveaways, narrator friends, talk of upcoming releases, and written and recorded interviews or multi-person chats with authors, narrators, and publishers. Eleven audio reviewers provide their thoughts on their latest listens while we also feature general trends and happenings in the audio industry.

Brenda, our tech guru, adds technical advice and tutorials to make your listening easier. Occasionally, we feature other genres such as women’s fiction, urban fantasy, suspense, and mystery. We celebrate the excellence in romance audio and look forward to discovering audio treasures together. We hope you will join us in our journey!

Lea Hensley has written the Speaking of Audiobooks column since 2009, and in 2012, co-founded AudioGals, a site dedicated to audiobooks in general, and romance in particular. An advocate for quality audiobooks, Lea writes from the listener’s perspective and takes particular interest in converting print readers to audio listeners. She started the Romance Audiobooks Goodreads group in 2010 and remains as moderator. Lea regularly interviews authors and narrators as well as hosts themed romance audiobook events at AudioGals and Speaking of Audiobooks.

Check out the exciting week that AudioGals.net has planned!

Monday, July 7th: The Outlander Podcast Interviews Lea; Giveaway of Outlander Goodies Begins

Tuesday, July 8th: “A Romance Lover’s Guide to the Outlander Series”

Wednesday, July 9th: Lea Interviews Ginger & Summer from The Outlander Podcast

Thursday, July 10th: “The World of Diana Gabaldon and Outlander”

Friday, July 11th: Review of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood;  Giveaway Ends

Contact AudioGals  

Website: http://www.audiogals.net

Facebook AudioGals Community Page

Twitter: @AudioGals

A note from Lea: In my interview with Outlander Podcast (it was so much fun visiting with Ginger and Summer!), I stated something about An Echo in the Bone that was incorrect. I stated that the unabridged version was unavailable for purchase by consumers for a while after it was released, just as is the case with The Fiery Cross and A Breath of Snow and Ashes. That is true of the unabridged versions of TFC and ABOSAA—both were unavailable for years to consumers after their release in audio format (they may have been released in cassette or CD versions initially, but were considered hard-to-finds as consumers were unable to buy new hard copies). However, AEITB was available for purchase in unabridged format as soon as it was released in late 2009. Unless one purchased a used copy, new unabridged versions of TFC and ABOSAA were not available for purchase by consumers until 2011 although they were published in audio format in 2002 and 2005 respectively.

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Episode 44: “When in doubt, eat”

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements and continue our read-along with Chapter 40: Absolution. We discuss the yumminess that is posset, and Summer gives warnings about future episodes and #MOBY. (There are no #MOBY spoilers in this episode.)


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Episode 43: Summons

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements, and continue our read-along with Chapter 39: “To Ransom a Man’s Soul.” Audio clips of Outlander courtesy of Recorded Books (@recordedbooks).

International Phonetic Alphabet (Wikipedia)

International Phonetic Association

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OUTLANDER’S coming-out party

Starz will host red carpet event during San Diego Comic Con, Friday, July 25th.

Stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, and Lotte Verbeek, along with series creator Ronald D. Moore and author Diana Gabaldon will be present.

Outlander premieres Saturday, August 9th, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on STARZ.



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