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1441842985
Author:
Ralph Lister,John Norman
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Science Fiction
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English
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Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (June 15, 2010)
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John Norman, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1931, is the creator of the Gorean Saga, the longest-running series of adventure novels in science fiction history.

John Norman, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1931, is the creator of the Gorean Saga, the longest-running series of adventure novels in science fiction history.

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Written by John Norman, Audiobook narrated by Ralph Lister. Gorean Saga, Book 1. By: John Norman

Written by John Norman, Audiobook narrated by Ralph Lister. By: John Norman. Narrated by: Ralph Lister. Series: Gorean Saga, Book 1. Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins. 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.

Narrated by Ralph Lister. 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 plane.

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 twenty-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.


  • Obong
A few years ago I decided to revisit the Gorean Saga. I had read a handful of the early Gor books from the sixties and seventies when I was a teenager, starting with book one and reading them in order. After reading many of the reviews online I purchased ten of the Gorean Saga books. I didn’t read them all back to back so it took me a few years to read them all. I mixed them in with other books I wanted to read. I read a wide variety of stuff each year, everything from nonfiction to westerns. About half of what I read is sci-fi and fantasy, averaging 50-60 books a year.

These are the Gor books I read. After each book I’ve included how many stars I gave the story. Notice how the page count increases as the series goes on. This is not a good thing as I explain below.

Book 1 – Tarnsman of Gor (1966) p166 – 4 stars
Book 2 – Outlaw of Gor (1967) p220 – 2 stars
Book 3 – Priest-Kings of Gor (1968) p328 – 4 stars
Book 4 – Nomads of Gor (1969) p372 – 3 stars
Book 5 – Assassin of Gor (1971) p392 – 5 stars
Book 6 – Raiders of Gor (1971) p332 – 4 stars
I skipped Book 7 because the POV character changes from Tarl Cabot to Elinor Brinton.
Book 8 – Hunters of Gor (1974) p372 – 2 stars
Book 9 – Marauders of Gor (1975) p313 – 3 stars
Book 10 – Tribesman of Gor (1976) p449 – 1 stars
Book 33 – Rebels of Gor (2013) p654 – 2 stars

I found some of the stories good. But many of the books are bloated bores, lectures on the wonderments of female slavery instead of adventure stories. I read for adventure, not boring slave lectures. The stories I rated the highest are the ones with a high adventure to lecture ratio. Most of the books could be cut in half without losing any of the story. I’ll use Book 33, Rebels of Gor, as an example. It’s a 200-300 page adventure wrapped up in a long, repetitious, boring, slave lecture. The same information and dialogue are repeated over, and over, and over, and over, and . . . (Get the idea?)

If I revisit the Gorean Saga I’ll probably only read a few of the books that I found interesting this time around. In the meantime I’ll be spending more time with some of my favorite sci-fi and fantasy writers, Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Paolo Bacigalupi, Ray Bradbury, Orson Scott Card, Jack Campbell, Arthur C. Clarke, Earnest Cline, Suzanne Collins, Abe Evergreen, Diana Gabaldon, Joe Haldeman, Robert A. Heinlein, Hugh Howey, George Martin, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, George Orwell, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, John Scalzi, J.R.R. Tolkien and Andy Weir.

Starship Troopers (1959) (not like the movie) by Robert A. Heinlein is the book that got me started in sci-fi adventures, and has remained one of my top five favorite military science fiction adventure stories for decades. The Forever War (1974) by Joe Haldeman, Armor (1984) by John Steakley, Ender’s Game (1985) by Orson Scott Card and Old Man’s War (2005) by John Scalzi, round out my top five military sci-fi adventure stories.
  • Rare
Read these when I was a kid, back in the sixties. Wanted to see if they were as good as I remembered. They are. Tarl Cabot has long been a favorite, and remains so. I don't usually mix my Science with Sword & Sorcery, but Mr. Norman does a pretty good job at making his Science . . . Sorcery.
  • Tamesya
Basically the Borrughs Martian series with some technoloical twists. Which doesn't make it bad, it's entertaining to read the early series books (up to 12? I'm ot sure it's been awhile).

The book would admittedly be considered sexest by today's standards. However, truth be told, I've known some women like the ones in the book, although I'd add they have a more Xena side too :)

Your mileage might vary.
  • Jugami
I first encountered Norman's Got series in the late seventies and eagerly consumed them all, though or perhaps because, my ex-wife hated them and hated my appreciation of them simultaneously.
I had forgotten how well Norman wrote. The imagery and the phrasing in these bits of brain candy is just as pleasing now as it was almost fifty years ago. Whether Uber-feminists like it or not.
  • Kata
Very very well written book. I'm making my son read it. It doesn't go into the bdsm world as previously thought and posted on www boards. Excellent read. Precursor to many popular stories like conan the barbarian.
  • Sirara
This is a book/series I think best suited to the young reader. I have been reading sci fi/fantasy my whole life and if I had found this series in junior high/high school, I think I would have found it wonderful. As it is, I'm a 35 year old (old) lady that found the books entertaining, but not enthralling and since I'd recently rewatched "John Carter" it seemed a bit of a remake to me. I would recommend this book, maybe not some of the subsequent ones for young adults, as the series goes on it becomes more and more about the weakness and sexualization of the female characters.
  • Kirizius
In the world of non-vanilla psycho-sexual behavior and social allegory encouraging those who are not necessarily the boy and girl next door to accept and embrace their natures, Norman's books while not literary masterpieces supply an oasis to the like minded.
John Norman's Gor series was avid reading for me a few decades ago and I'm just returning to re-read it. The later novels deal way too much w/ submissive sexual issues, at least in comparison to the science fiction/fantasy adventure plot issues. It's not that I disagreed per se w/ the sexual slavery themes, it's just that I'd rather have read more action and adventure plotlines instead of long dialogues on the merits of female slavery. However in Tarnsman of Gor, it was all action and adventure, and very well done. In real life John Norman was John Frederick Lange Jr., a philosophy professor, so he certainly had the educational background to expound upon his personal belief systems. I just wish he'd have stuck to simply writing a good action story

This book however, and the first few entries into the series are exceptionally good. I especially loved the giant Hawk like tarns!