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  • The Transall Saga

  • Written by: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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The Transall Saga

Written by: Gary Paulsen
Narrated by: Johnny Heller
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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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  • Ye hao
  • 2015-09-05

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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  • Dylan William Hughes
  • 2017-03-10

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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  • Sam Zanders Jr.
  • 2016-08-21

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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  • Chad Schulz
  • 2022-09-16

Uninspired/Derivative

This a a very basic John Carter derivative. No character development, worldbuilding through palette swaps, overly predictable plot. An unfortunate, but luckily brief, slog of a book.

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  • The devil's avacado
  • 2022-07-09

So good I had to listen to it

This is one of those books I loved as a kid and into my teen years. I saw this on here and just had to listen to it. it's a great book if you like sci-fi, adventure, survival and more.

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  • Tyner
  • 2022-05-28

Great book

I just wish there was a part 2 I mean it has it all ready for a part 2 and with covid sill around I’m pretty sure everyone would read it

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  • michael ketcher
  • 2021-08-13

Childhood Favorite!

I'll start by saying this book was my absolute favorite book in Middle School a few decades ago. Prior to being an adult I'd read the book a handful of times. Now as an adult I can see the clear Young Adult theme of the book but I still enjoyed it thoroughly. The narrator does a fine job and the story has a good flow and does well to keep your attention the whole time.

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  • JC
  • 2021-07-01

Loved it

I’m a Gary Paulson fanatic but this was different than most of his stories. It was cool to get style combined with scifi

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-06-29

Fantastic Story

read as a kid now I can "read" again! Great story and fantastic author! would recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-05-12

As good as I remember when I was a child...

Such a great book, really wished it would be adapted into a movie of some sorts. Such a great story line characters, and just a great listen! Thanks Gary for an amazing book and flooding me with memories!