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Publisher's Summary

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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The Far Journey

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."

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Amazing! Just, wow!

The story is wonderful and so realistic that I can't help but imagine that a lot of research was done in preparation for this book. I was swept away and felt like I was discovering the past along with our main character.

I love time travel stories, but so often they are the rinse and repeat love stories we've all read, set in a distant time. This book is nothing like that. There is love in the story, but more than that, there is life!

Narration was beyond impressive. Santomasso portrays each character so distinctly that you never have to wonder who is speaking... which is incredible given the sheer number of people in the story. Not to mention how effortlessly she can adjust not only the voices but the speed and style of each character's speech. She had me convinced that she was a black man, an Indian chief, a small child, a teenage girl, and on and on. Spectacular!

I would love to read more stories of this caliber, Tom Reppert... hint, hint. :)

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This is an amazing story I wish there were more!

This author really needs to write more stories like this. It was wonderful. At first you think I’m not gonna like this but give it a chance. It really immerse see you in the time period.

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  • no.one
  • Keizer,Oregon
  • 03-26-18

Language is awful

The sample is clean, you think you're getting a good book. Perhaps the story is good, I skipped to Chapter 5 where the review starts...two more chapters of filth I couldn't take it. If you like a clean book, this isn't it.

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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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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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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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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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Time travel, Mystery, Suspense, Great Listen

If you could sum up The Far Journey in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, Entertaining, Suspenseful

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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.

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  • laura
  • Florence, AL, United States
  • 11-21-16

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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  • Read4Fun
  • 12-01-16

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.