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Publisher's Summary

In this second volume of the Gorean Series, Tarl Cabot finds himself transported back to Counter-Earth from the sedate life he has known as a history professor on Earth. He is glad to be back in his role as a dominant warrior and back in the arms of his true love.

Yet, Tarl finds that his name on Gor has been tainted, his city defiled, and all those he loves have been made into outcasts. He is no longer in the position of a proud warrior, but an outlaw for whom the simplest answers must come at a high price. He wonders why the Priest Kings have called him back to Gor, and whether it is only to render him powerless.

©2010 John Norman (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Fun adventure, but Lots of naked women

I like John Norman's books from an adventure standpoint, however, I must admit that knowing that every woman at some point is going to lose her clothes becomes at a point quite tedious. For some the master slave relationships might get on your nerves as well, but happily there is enough adventure to move the story along and keep most readers entertained. This volume tends to lag a bit, but it is important to lead into the next.

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A Romance for Men

I first read this series years ago in paperback form. I decided to try these audiobooks as a new alternative. I have been extremely pleased with the reading by Ralph Lister. Excellent voices, good read, and brilliant retelling. I have read mixed reviews regarding the Gor series over the years. For my part they are a brilliant creation of a new world. I started by calling this a "romance for men." But it is far more than that in my opinion. It is a wonderful, well told story told with hints of political and social analysis, an enlightening look into the heart of men and women. If I had a final recommendation I would say that all young men should read at least one of these at some point in their early transition into manhood. A wonderful story of one young man's journey into what makes a man and hero, it might really guide a wise young man into an honorable life.

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Outlaw of Gor

I read these books years ago before they were removed from the stores. Listening to them now just makes the story seem more alive.

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book 2, strong start, cheat ending

If your reading this, then you have probably already read book one Tarnsman of Gor, so I don't need to go on about John Norman's world where women are property and that is the way they like it. In this book our hero ends up in a city where women rule, so of course love his illegal. It turns out women secretly want to be slaves to men, even when the men don' want to be there masters. I like to visit used book stores and through the years I kept seeing this series of Gor books, which seem to be very popular in paperback, but never made it to hardback. Was this an underground movement? It helped that the covers usually had scantly clad women on them, usually tied up. If you are a teenage boy, hoping for some sex scenes, forget it. The book is full of women who are naked and the author will usually say something like she was beautiful, but that is the extent of it.

This story started out strong, I enjoyed the world that JN created and was getting lost in the action. I also found that the author is not a hack, he can write, (I bet he writes more acceptable books under a different name.) Then in chapter fourteen he starts to cheat and that starts to ruin the rest of the story. Our hero is in an arena and is suppose to be devoured by one of the more feared animals on the planet, when low and behold it's just happens to be his Tarn from six years before. The animal not only remembers him, but goes out of it's way to protect and help him escape. Up to this point this was a five star book. The author does redeem himself later in a underground mining captive scene that I liked. Then we get some more really lucky coincidences. Overall I liked this book slightly more then the first and if you haven't read the first, you really don't need to start there. I am hoping the author grows in his abilities in the rest of the series, as I do want to continue with it.

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Brilliant

This is a lovely follow up to the first book, Tarnsman of Gor. I can't wait to start the next book! While the author spends a lot of time repeating definitions and concepts from the first book, I understand that other readers may not start at the beginning.

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book 2

story is getting good, no spiders though... which makes me sad, but I'm sure they'll be back.

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Love the Gorean saga.

Just discovered this series and love it. John Norman writes about honor and aspects of human nature in scifi form. Highly entertaining.

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Gor is like junkfood. Good, but not good for you.

Trying to get through the Gor series. Ugh. kind of fun, like stuffing your face with Hostess cupcakes and Cheetoes. You end up regretting it. Still, kind of fun.

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loved it.

can't wait to start the next book. one of my flavors. hope it is good.

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Enjoyed this book

I have read two volumes of this story already anxious for more. narrator does it well

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  • Me At Home
  • 05-08-14

Too much waffle

Would you try another book written by John Norman or narrated by Ralph Lister?

No. Too much lecturing on the ways and whys of Gor and not enough story telling.

Has Outlaw of Gor put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The blokes voice is irritating to me and his range of voices is limited.

Do you think Outlaw of Gor needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I know there are many.

Any additional comments?

Can't be bothered with all the descriptions of slavery and such. The story itself is ok, when you get it.

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  • Justique
  • 03-21-16

its gor

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

this is the book that sadist`s and machosist will enjoy. as well as those who wish slave and master realionship. anyone who is into bdsm and master/slave will like this. thought masters and dominant men more then submissive slaves.
as a side note all the women are slaves ina historic setting and less realistic settings.

Has Outlaw of Gor put you off other books in this genre?

it hassent as i knew what i was getting myself into and this is just one of many books.

Which character – as performed by Ralph Lister – was your favourite?

non cant say there are people i like at all in the gor books

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Outlaw of Gor?

lol the views of woman but thats all.

Any additional comments?

not really i said what i wanted to say. if you can get past the bad story and you enjoy this setting its a book for you.

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  • Traffic
  • 12-17-15

Gor - Book 2

What made the experience of listening to Outlaw of Gor the most enjoyable?

Ralph Lister's superb reading of a great novel.

What other book might you compare Outlaw of Gor to, and why?

Would have to be the other Gor books

What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?

He read vary well and clearly. I think the British accent made it more listenable.

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

No. I just enjoyed it.

Any additional comments?

Great book in the Gor series

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  • James
  • 12-10-12

Reader made it more bearable...

I have read it twice before and struggled to finish it, so thank you Audible and Ralph Lister, MORE GOR SAGA PLEASE!!

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  • Craig Robinson
  • 09-10-17

Pretty average, early teen at best.

Stops short of really getting stuck in. Characters are hard to care about and very light.
Narration is OK but even that doesn't inspire.