Tarl has dedicated his life to ensuring that the Priest-Kings survive the harsh lands of Gor, but a savage tribe that closely guards its secrets has halted his quest. To continue it, Tarl must unravel the mysteries of this strange, private band of nomads called the Wagon People at risk of his life. He is the only man alive who has not trembled in the presence of this mysterious tribe.
Now he is embarking on the most perilous adventure of his time on the counter-world of Gor. Will he be accepted by the tribe and learn the secrets they guard with their lives - or will he die trying?
The saga continues: listen to more in the Gorean series.
©2010 John Norman (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
First of all, you either love or hate this series, but it has survived and has thousands of fans who love Norman's world and some who even incorporate elements of his philosophy into their lives. I read the series as a young man and have always loved it and perhaps it saved me from the ruins of feminism.
The books are well read and I hope you create audible versions of all twenty-six...I will buy them all and encourage others who love the Gorean saga to do the same.
HOWEVER...the female parts need to be voiced by a female....instead of sounding realistic, it sounds stupid to have female voices read by a male. I would pay extra for this and think it would be so much more enjoyable.
Have read all the books and am enjoying listening to them.
Thanks Audible for finally getting them in audible format.
You can not expect (hope but not expect) different from a 60's Sifi/Fantasy writer who makes very clear differences between the Dominent Male and the Submissive female. If this would bother you in a book; leave it alone.
Norman can make a world come to life. Although the main character is a bit 2 dimensional and again clicheed somehow the story line and description of the world still intriguies me. It may be the fact that i read this for the first time in the 60's or it may just be the clarity and simplicity of the story and characters but i liked it. So much so that i did get the following books and will continue to get them as quickly as Audibel get's them on line.
Handle with care but otherwise a good "take me away from this place" read!
John Norman's Tales of Gor are more fun to read now than they were 20 years ago. age gives perspective
Brilliant narration yet again lifting the emotional interactions beautifully. The story itself is a wonderful blend of adventure, thrill and fantasy. I particularly enjoyed the interaction between Tarl and his earthling slave turned Gorean 'Vella' towards the end.
I don't give spoilers
The Gorean series is basically Conan the barbarian meets a smut novel on another world. There's lots of violent battles and vicious giant man eaters with a dash BDSM. The series gets a little repetitive as the books go on but not to badly for a 20 plus book series. If you liked the John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars' series most likely you'll enjoy these books there very similar. I prefer the Gorean series myself, except the ones narrated by women which I haven't bought so don't know if there good or not I personal dislike women narrates.
Traveler, Reader, Political Blogger.
The Gor series has always been a balancing act for me between love of adventure and disgust regarding female rape and brutality. This volume has tipped the balance and the adventure begins to take a back seat. For others the line seems to come in the next couple of volumes I just have to leave it with this one. If I could, I would have given the story a 2 and a half as it was half good. The narration is great.
Poet, Writer, Novice Planetary Scientist, Musician, Hooligan, Former Audience Guy, Protector of Stupid Princesses.
I made an error in my review of Priest Kings, but other then forgetting which book the character Elizabeth comes in, it is still valid and really applies to this book too. I've known Tarl Cabot for most of my life. Ralph Lister is the perfect person to read him. This is my 3rd time through the first 5 books of the series, and this recording made it all new to me again. I really think Priest Kings and Nomads are one book. If you have problems with the subject matter in John Norman's book, the my review won't matter. Taken together, Priest Kings and Nomads make a five star book to me. It is funny, the first person in translation is brilliant, and I will always remember some of the characters I met during Tarl Cabot's struggles on the counter earth. Thank you for bringing it to life for me. I'd love to have audio recordings of all 26, even though I still haven't finished "Witness." I keep putting it off because I don't want it to end.
For me, having read them in book form, I feel listening to them in audio form gave me a better understanding of the story.
Love Ralph's reading style
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