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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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  • 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!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-01-05

I read this book before

I read this book before when I was younger I had just got done reading hatchet and I needed more of gary Paulsens books to digest this is one of my favorites, I hope Mark makes it back to Meghan one day.

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  • Jordan hess
  • 2020-11-04

one of my favorites from school

really enjoyed this book. it's very well written. I happened upon this book in high school by chance and it easily was one of the most invested I've been with a character in a book. really enjoyed the whole thing period the ending was slightly disappointing but by no means takes away from the book I just wanted more of the story period as for the narrator he wasn't bad just maybe not my cup of tea period instead of used a little more difference in the voices for the characters but that's just me nitpicking. highly recommend.

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  • Michael Vasey
  • 2020-07-19

One of my favorite books of all time

loved the book and the narrator told it very well I would listen to it again