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The Transall Saga

Narrated by: Johnny Heller
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (188 ratings)

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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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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.

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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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My favorite book

This book is just fun from beginning to end. I have now read/ listened to it 3 times. Every time it's as fun as the first. Please give it a try. It will grab you from the first chapter!

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only book I ever read 4 times. enough said

i didn't like the narrators voice, and his interpretation of dialect is horrible he made everyone sound Spanish.

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Amazon twist

loved it excellent pace. the twist in the story will hit you hard. give this book a listen.

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Great Read!!!

It was a little predictable but it was a great story. I love alternate history reads.

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Great

Just as good as the first time i read it! Well worth the credit! K.

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slightly cliche in my taste but I did enjoy it :)

It was fine. Etertaining story. I thought it was a bit inaccurate when he does certain things it's just not super realistic but I do understand its just a story.

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wonderful book!

loved it! would like to see a movie of this storyit was a great read

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Transcended Expectations

This is my favorite book of all time; Mostly nostalgia I know, but being a heavy reader growing up. Out of all the books I read, this one was always vivid in my mind. I was afraid that after going so long without reading it, that it wouldnt hold up, or it would come off childish. but it was still as memorable as I remembered. Paulsons a great author and if you like adventure, you will definitely find quite the exodus here.