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Tarnsman of Gor Audiobook

Tarnsman of Gor: Gorean Saga, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Tarl Cabot has always believed himself to be a citizen of Earth. He has no inkling that his destiny is far greater than the small planet he has inhabited for the first 20-odd years of his life. One frosty winter night in the New England woods, he finds himself transported to the planet of Gor, also known as Counter-Earth, where everything is dramatically different from anything he has ever experienced. It emerges that Tarl is to be trained as a Tarnsman, one of the most honored positions in the rigid, caste-bound Gorean society. He is disciplined by the best teachers and warriors that Gor has to offer...but to what end?

This is the first book of John Norman's popular and controversial Gorean Saga, a series of novels the author began in 1967 with Tarnsman of Gor and are now considered cult classics. This audiobook is based on the definitive edition recently published by E-Books.

©2007 John Norman (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Captain 02-25-17
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    "Boring cliche blatant copy of the princess of mars"

    Typical cliche story: 1 amazing guy, some how unites every one, bumps into princess but is so goody goody he'll pass up sex because good guys don't do that

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    William M. Wotawa 02-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I read these books on my youth. I still love them"

    I read these books on my youth. I still love them. On to the second book of the series.

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    Amazon Customer 02-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book!"

    I loved this book! it's very descriptive and easy to enjoy John Norman is awesome.

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    Thomas 09-30-16
    Thomas 09-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Tarnsman Flashback"
    Where does Tarnsman of Gor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As far as fantasy novels go, it's good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tarnsman of Gor?

    I had read these books years ago, when I was in my late teens early 20's, and I wanted to see if they held up.


    What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?

    It took me awhile to get used to his style, but once I acclimated I quite liked his voice, a bit clipped, but easily understandable, and a good Tarl Cabot.


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    Ben 06-28-16
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    "terrible writing, hands down"

    I thought this series might be good because it is controversial and it seems to have a following. I expected to be offended, but I expected to at least be interested! The writing is so poor, the plot so thin, I forced myself through half of it but I couldn't bear it anymore. after the main character defies certain death for the hundredth time, by sheer luck or by somehow winning a sword fight against the best soldier in a group that have been training with swords their entire lives, I realized I no longer cared if the author was going to find some way to make it make some semblance of sense.

    Waste of my valuable reading time.

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    Anvil 06-23-16
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    "Beyond captivating"

    This is the FIRST book I have ever read to completely draw me in like this. I don't doubt I will have all 35 books read by the end of next month.

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    Kevin 04-21-16
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    "Great books, bad narration"

    love the series, but the narrator gives all of the characters a "cartoonish" sound..dtracting from how good the books really are. Scott Brick would have been a much more suitable choice.

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    Andreaisqueen 01-28-16
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    Loved it! ready for the next and next and next! get in this series and hold on.

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    wingedhorse73 Arlington Wa. 01-03-16
    wingedhorse73 Arlington Wa. 01-03-16
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    "becoming a Gorean"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes the book is funny


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

    the whole seirse is good


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

    the Ubar's daughter


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

    watch your back


    Any additional comments?

    once you start to read this book its hard to put down

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    Amazon Customer 12-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "a long way from home"

    very different imaginative thought
    provoking is there a place out there somewhere,I would love to visit.



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