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The Transall Saga Audiobook

The Transall Saga

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Publisher's Summary

Thirteen-year-old Mark Harrison has a week to hike across the desert. He will meet his parents on the other side. By his fourth day, he’s made good time. As he settles in for the night, he gazes up at the stars, feeling completely content. Suddenly, a blue light streams from the sky, jolting Mark into another dimension. Now, in a land filled with strange jungle animals and primitive tribes, Mark desperately battles hunger, armed enemies, and superhuman powers. To find the way back to his own world, Mark will need to find greater resources and strength—but time is running out.

Gary Paulsen has written dozens of books for young people. His tales of adventure and survival have won the enthusiastic praise of young adults across the country and many awards, including three Newbery Honors and a Golden Spur award. In this imaginative story, Johnny Heller’s narration keeps you close by the resourceful young teenager’s side.

©1998 Gary Paulsen (P)1999 Recorded Books

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    Ye hao 09-05-15
    Ye hao 09-05-15
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    "A sequel is much needed!"

    I've read this book 3 times and now I've listened to it. This is the best sci-fi story I've ever heard. Mr. Paulsen, a sequel will prove to be of high artistic production value. You have die hard fans for Transal Saga.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sam Zanders Jr. 08-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read!"

    This book brought back nostalgic feelings of when I read it as a kid. The ET Tarzan of the apes.

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    marc-jean 12-04-16
    marc-jean 12-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing book. highly recommended.
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    amazing book. highly recommended. action packed and very well written , just as the Brian series was.

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    M4D_SC13NT1ST Midwest 11-26-16
    M4D_SC13NT1ST Midwest 11-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great children's story, a great twist on adventure"

    I loved Paulsen's book, "The Hatchet" when I was a kid, and the Transall Saga sounded like a cool sci-fi version of the same story. I wasn't disappointed. A cheerful tale, a quick read, and lots of interesting characters and creatures that were invented for this story. I recommend!

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    paula 09-19-16
    paula 09-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "No disappointments here"
    Would you listen to The Transall Saga again? Why?

    Transall Saga is a story of personal grit. I like to think I have grit in tough situations.


    What other book might you compare The Transall Saga to and why?

    I would compare the Outsiders to Transall Saga. In both stories a young teen boy finds themselves in situations both unexpected and challenging. They learn they have strength and can handle the outcomes.


    Which character – as performed by Johnny Heller – was your favorite?

    J. H. does a great job portraying Mark. I especially like the way he plays out the humorous self-talk Mark is carrying on in the first days and weeks in the new place.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Although this book did not cause strong "feels", I did relate to the elements of loyalty and commitment as displayed through Gary Paulsen's characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Kids where I work do not have many opportunities to try their mettle. Cleary Gary Paulsen tested his personal grit and drive in the Iditarod races. Like Joseph Campbell talks about, I think teens need a coming of age event to center their later years and to draw upon in times of difficulty.

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    Amazon Customer 09-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book. Horrible narration."

    This is one of my favorite books. The story is great. However, the narrator isn't that great.

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    Cody 05-29-16
    Cody 05-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book"

    Read this as a kid in High school. thoroughly enjoyed listening too it again. Awesome

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    Jessie M. 05-17-16
    Jessie M. 05-17-16
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    "You will want a sequel!!!!"

    Excellent story! Exactly what you would expect from Mr.Paulson ! Definitely worth the money!
    Worst thing I could say about this novel is it had to end!

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    Brenda 04-13-16
    Brenda 04-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    Read this when I was younger. It was just a freak now as the first time I read it.

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    Kevin 03-07-16
    Kevin 03-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Favorite book as a kid."

    Fsv bedtime story.. Still fall asleep to it sometimes.. Very easy reading meant for kids that would enjoy a differrnt time machinesque like twist on the survival books

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