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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4 out of 5 stars
By Fantasy Gamer on 24-02-15

60s fantasy still fresh

I read this book 20 years ago, and it sets up the series beautifully. Yes, some rampant sexism but all good fun. Certainly better than 50 shades of crap. The world of Gor is well realised and feasible, and the pacing and story kept me interested again. Well worth a listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Beverley on 30-01-11

Enjoyable read

I hadn't read the Tarnsman of Gor for about 40 years, so I was delighted to see it is now available for download. And I wasn't disappointed - the narration is excellent, and the story itself was as good as I remembered it. The book has a strong plot, lots of humour and is a fun listen! I'm off to download the next in the series.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 10-12-13

Um, OK?

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration is good. However, it was hard to get into the book because I couldn't get into the story.

Any additional comments?

It's a book about love (somewhat) and lots of "This is how men and women should behave towards each other." If you're into the master-slave relationship then this is the book for you. For me, not so much. I could have got over that, however, if there was more story to support the "this is how Lara (sp?) fell in love with Tol (sp?)" part but there is a lot of "quickening" through the story. i.e. at one minute in the reading the two people hate each other, the next minute of the story a day or month may go by and they're madly in love with each other because the main character is the uber-warrior. I prefer more in-depth reasons for why people want to be with each other.I've listened to the first two books and it was pretty transparent as to what was going to happen in the second book after listening to the first book.On a side note, I think the series could be quite good if there was more time dedicated to the adventure, the politics, and the emotional development between the main character and the main love interest of the book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 28-09-15

Hemingway of Fantasy

The detail in which the story was written immerses you into the world of Gor. Powerful character development and underlying social themes we struggle with even today will keep the reader coming back for more.

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