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The Far Journey Audiobook

The Far Journey: A Timeslip Novel of Survival on the Oregon Trail

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Young, sharp-tongued Paula Masters, used to her cell phones, cherry lattes and designer jeans, suddenly finds herself thrust back in time to 1848 and the Oregon Trail. In modern life, she rebels against the curfews and restrictions of her day, seeing them as unfair hardships. But now in this alien world with its buffalo stampedes, wild Indians, and deadly pestilence, she is about to find out what real hardships are. To get home, she must set aside her rude girl persona and learn how to survive.

On the trek, Paula meets young Daniel Langdon, hunter and part-time scout, and an infatuation quickly becomes a great passion. She realizes this is the love of her life and to get home she will have to leave him behind.

In the tradition of Outlander, The Far Journey is a grand epic of love and tragedy, loyalty and betrayal, peril and survival. Throughout, Paula Masters is tested in body and soul and must discover the strength and toughness inside her.

©2015 Robert Thomas Reppert (P)2016 Robert Thomas Reppert

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    April H. Kansas 10-28-16
    April H. Kansas 10-28-16 Member Since 2010
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    The Far Journey: A Timeslip Novel of Survival on the Oregon Trail
    : Tom Reppert

    A self absorbed sixteen year old girl finds herself flung back in history, 1880's Oregon Trail traveling from the East to West . A wonderful tale with time travel, historical fiction, romance, hardships, Indian attacks, buffalo stampede, illness, injury and many other emotional events. I was drawn into the journey and felt many of the things Paula felt. I hope to find more by this author in the same genre.


    The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Patricia Santomasso brings these characters to life.



    "I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marla 01-06-17
    Marla 01-06-17 Member Since 2016

    I love fiction, with an occasional autobiograpy. I try to read 3 books a week but sometimes I only get around to 2.

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    "great way to teach history through fiction"
    If you could sum up The Far Journey in three words, what would they be?

    Good western story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paula was my favorite character because she had sass.


    Which character – as performed by Patricia Santomasso – was your favorite?

    Paula, she performed her with the sass that she had.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Time Travel to the west.


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    Amazon Customer 12-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Started out slow, but be patience"
    Would you listen to The Far Journey again? Why?

    I usually do not listen to books twice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was very interesting once you got past the first couple of chapters. I like history and this was great.


    What does Patricia Santomasso bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like audio books, because they are easier to read as I drive. So I would not have even thought about reading this.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


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    Lori 11-29-16
    Lori 11-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Really Enjoyable Story"
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    If you like historical time-travel stories this is a really good one. Interesting ,engaging and entertaining. A unique, well written and very enjoyable story that completely pulls you into the 19th century and what life was like for the time period.

    A self centered, bratty 16 year old is transported back in time to the year 1848. She finds herself inhabiting the body of another teenager Libby Quarles, who's family is part of a wagon train heading to Oregon. Her looks are changed but her mind and personality are the same. A 21st century girl thrown into the 19th century and a completely different world has to adjust to her surroundings while searching for way home. Through her journey with her "new" family and the wagon train her life is forever altered.

    It did about an hour for the story to get really interesting, at the point where she is transported through time.
    The "time-slip" is never quite explained.
    Interesting concept of when one life ends another is restored.
    The ending was unexpected but perfect.

    Paula/Libby learning how hard life really used to be is a lesson many of today's generation could use.

    Patricia Santomasso did a great job with the narration. Pleasant voice, easy on the ears. Clearly spoken. Smooth narration with perfect pacing. Really good character voices. She was able to convey all the characters emotions and bring them to life. Very enjoyable. I would definitely listen to other books she narrates.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

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    Hilly Rose 11-24-16
    Hilly Rose 11-24-16 Member Since 2015

    I am just starting out. I hope to build up a Library of reviews. I love stories that take me out of my head into someone elses.

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    "I like this Story a lot."

    I received this book as a promotional item so I did not pay for it. But I tell you, I would have if I had known just how good of a story it is. I love Time Travel. I am not interested in the science as much as seeing a fish out of water story. And Tom Reppert sends his character Paula Masters, a stuck up valley girl teenager to the past on the Oregon Trail where she learns just how hard life really is. I did not know where the story was going to go, now how the main character is going to deal with the dilemma of the guy who proposes to her. Get this book. You will love it.

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    livetodream 11-24-16
    livetodream 11-24-16
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    "Time travel, Mystery, Suspense, Great Listen"
    If you could sum up The Far Journey in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Entertaining, Suspenseful


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely loved the time travel of this listen. It was well written, executed down to the last detail. I would recommend if you enjoy suspense, sci-fi, time travel, and exciting. I never knew what was next. I love this story of a woman being strong when in the time she was thrown into she was suppose to be weak. I will listen again and again. Thank you.

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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    laura Florence, AL, United States 11-21-16
    laura Florence, AL, United States 11-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Unique and touching"

    I received a copy of the audio book free of charge from the author in exchange for an
    honest review. Now that is done, so I can tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I thought at first I was going to be disappointed, but I was so wrong! It is a very intriguing tale of time travel, and being a huge Outlander fan, I am a bit picky! I have read some horrible ones, but this was well written, interesting and very emotional. I enjoyed it greatly. The narration was well done, too. Recommended!!

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    Kindle Customer Nampa, ID 11-15-16
    Kindle Customer Nampa, ID 11-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Best new read I've had in quite a while"

    The Far Journey is an amazing first person narrative of a 16 year old girl that lives an incredibly amazing life… twice. Paula Masters is a typical 21st century teenager that has the “I don’t care attitude” because of things that have happened in her life. She has been dealing with sudden headaches recently but hasn’t mentioned it to anyone. At a family get together Paula gets a blinding headache and passes out.

    When she wakes up she is in the 1800’s on the Oregon Trail. She convinces herself that she is in a “Tough Love” camp and proceeds to treat everyone accordingly. As you can imagine it takes her awhile to accept what has happened to her. We get to follow her all the way to Oregon through many trials and troubles as she proceeds to turn herself around and become the woman we know she can be.

    I found this to be a very engaging novel that was well written and read. The characters were personable and believable. On rare occasions I questioned the author’s choices but nothing that really sticks with me. I will definitely look for more from this author and expect to enjoy those as well.


    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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    cafurg 11-04-16
    cafurg 11-04-16

    Cindy: An Eclectic Listener

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    "Very Good Story"
    Would you listen to The Far Journey again? Why?

    I would listen again, just because both the story AND the narration were THAT good!!!
    Thoroughly enjoyed this one.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Libby / Paula - best character. She was sent back in time and made the very best of it once she realized the situation was most likely permanent. In present time, she was rude and self absorbed, but that was only for show. Deep down she was a good person even without being transported into history.


    Have you listened to any of Patricia Santomasso’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never listened to this narrator before. She did a superb job. Emotions and different characters seemed to come to her so easily.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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    Eric Reeves Raleigh, NC 11-03-16
    Eric Reeves Raleigh, NC 11-03-16
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    "Absolutely loved this book!!!"

    There aren't many books I read/listen to that make me sad to see it end. This is one of them. In fact, there aren't many books I read/listen to twice. This will definitely be one of those as well. To be honest, at the very beginning I thought this might be a little too ditzy for me. Paula Masters was a real brat and right from the beginning, I didn't like her. But as the story progressed, the character development was outstanding and I fell in love with her (figuratively speaking of course). I felt like I was there with the characters suffering and prevailing on their journey. Tom Reppert did a great job creating and developing this story, the characters, and the feelings and emotions one would expect to encounter back in the mid-1800's. The dialogue was very good. There weren't many times when grammar or syntax made me think twice about a sentence which was refreshing given some other books I've listened to recently.

    The narration was stunning. Patricia Santomasso did such a wonderful job with this book. She gave it a life of it's own and brought each character to life with her different voices. Each character was easily discernible and the dialogue flowed smoothly. There wasn't ever any doubt who was speaking. The only thing I wasn't fond of was the song. Patricia has a great singing voice, but it just felt weird.

    I have one slight reservation about the book, but I don't think it's avoidable, and it's certainly not important to the story as a whole. When you really think about time travel, the situation laid out in the book seems paradoxical to me. If Libby had been a real girl, then Paula's actions would have to have had an effect on the future. That is evidenced by Libby's journal. Logically, had Paula happened upon Libby's journal before her trip back through time, it would have been completely different. Possibly no journal would have existed so that a museum could house it. But when Paula did go back and became Libby, the journal would have changed. See how complicated this is starting to get? Many nuances exist within the theoretical realm of time travel. But back to the book.

    Overall, I loved this book and really hope there is another one from Tom coming soon. His writing is exemplary.

    I received a free copy of this audio book for an honest review.

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    12/1/16
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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to The Far Journey the most enjoyable?

    Everything made this listening experience enjoyable. Great story, historically accurate, well presented by an engaging narrator. I was riveted from start to finish. A book for young and old. alike. I have to wonder if the author is a teacher because he has captured the teen of today very well. It was fascinating to see the chinks in her armor and how those were revealed more and more as her challenge goes on. We all think our lives are so hard at times but this novel brings it home that we have no idea what hard really is.


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