The Far Journey

A Timeslip Novel of Survival on the Oregon Trail
Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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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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Swearing is distasteful, adult material

Really didn’t like the swearing, was unnecessary. The story would’ve been just as good without all the swearing and other adult references. The ending was the most powerful part of the book.

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Don’t give up on it

The book started out like a YA story & there was some foul language/action in the beginning. I was ready to give up on it but for some reason I didn’t. This was needed to set the characters & scene so you could fully grasp what was coming. To truly see the difference in a child today & one in the 1800’s. It was a great story. I couldn’t figure out how it would end & not be devastating but Mr. Reppert did an excellent job. I wish there was a sequel.

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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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Fun Oregon Trail Realities with Time Travel Twist

Found the details of the Oregon Trail journey and also the growth of the time transplanted teenager very engaging. The end wrapped up pretty quick, but brought nice closure as did the creative epilogue. Do wish there was a sequel. Narration was excellent and flowed really well for a pleasant listen. Although about a teenager, any age reader can enjoy and appreciate the journey.

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Wonderful, amazing story, don't miss out!!!

I highly recommend for any age!! I'm in my forties and since I enjoyed the authors last book, I thought ehh I'll give this one a go. I am extremely glad I did!! Beautifully told, at first I thought " What did I get" but as the story unfolded, I truly couldn't stop listening. such amazing depth, emotion, and strength. I'm so glad I got to enjoy the journey.

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Slow start, but an enjoyable story!

Started out slow, but I kept listening because other reviewers said it was a really good story. I'm glad I didn't give up. I really enjoyed this book. It has a really unique plot. It's definitely not an intensely deep story, but it is intriguing with good character development. I loved how the epilogue tied everything together. I definitely recommend this book!

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Amazing!

I can’t imagine a better story! It was amazing! Left me in awe hated to have to pause it. Where has a story like this been my whole life??! I recomend it 1billion percent. Narration was also perfectly done.

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Feels like you are there!

Book so filled with detail that you feel as though you are there. The ending was a bit weak. Wish there was a sequel.

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This book is ok if you’re a teenager. Not adult literature. Even the performance (which is good) is the voice of a 18 year old. I couldn’t get past the first hour.

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  • 08-29-18

Amazing take on history

This is an interesting take history. It take something that happened and tells it in a different more interesting way. This is a young adult novel but it doesn’t take away from the story or my enjoyment. I believe the authors intent was to introduce this piece of history to a younger audience with a sci fi spin to keep our interests

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  • 10-13-20

A book worth reading or listening too.

A beautifully told story, history & landscapes come to life, mixed with the most fascinating characters, Paula/Libby takes us on her journey from present to past and back, the ending is a good ending but for me I wonder why she’s not interested in checking out where Libby’s family are in the present. I would recommend this book, and I’m going to check out some of the authors other books.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 10-16-18

We are the hardship generation.

After reading the opening chapters of The Far Journey, this reader thought she had made a mistake in selecting the book. How wrong! It continued to become an emotional roller coaster, a presentation of an historical period which threw the reader into the place and time like no other. And it was because of the main character's unique view - the past, experienced by a very modern young girl. It's time travel with a difference. Paula Masters, sixteen, was a rich kid. She used to be a grade A student and was already getting recognition for her riding prowess. Then her horse died, her parents divorced, and she became a self pitying, unkind, attention seeking, self satisfying lazy teen, a liar and manipulator whose only saving grace was her love for her little Downs Syndrome brother. Saved from school expulsion only by the threats to sue by her lawyer mother, she knows that she can still expect parental punishment, so, when she passes out at her little brother's birthday party and wakes up, in considerable pain in what looks like a reinactment camp for wayward kids, she's not surprised. Just horrified that her mother would do this to her. It's horrible. No hospitals, no conurbations, no doctors, no medicines, no communications, no WiFi , no T.V., no railway, no roads - just wagons travelling through open land, the constant fear of, well, everything, from storms and mud, heat and cold, injury, disease and hunger. And Indians. A modern day girl stuck in the 1800s on a 2000+ mile journey through constantly hostile lands. The narration by Patricia Santomasso has good pacing, individually voiced protagonists and she really becomes Paula, later to be Libby, the main protagonist and story teller. So much so, this reader forgot that she was listening to a narration and simply became absorbed into the book. A fine performance. This book is fantastic, vital, alive and often heartbreaking, a picture of real people patiently trying to find a new life, all seen through the eyes of someone who had everything then had it all taken away to become one of them. I don't have words to give sufficient praise. A must for everyone if only to show how very lucky we all are.

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  • 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.