Welcome to Gor, a parallel Earth, where social norms are exotic and the way of life is brutal. In the fifth book in the Gorean Series, the deadly assassin Kuurus is intent on a bloody mission of vengeance. His adventure takes him from the caste of the pleasure-slaves, which are rigorously trained in the rules and techniques of sexual ecstasy, to the brutal arenas where humans participate in deadly hand-to-hand combat. He witnesses violence, conflict and uncertainty, as the inhabitants of Counter-Earth are forced to confront their destinies…no matter how exalted or debased.
©1971 John Norman (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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The Gorean series is basically Conan the barbarian meets a smut novel on another world. There's lots of violent battles and vicious giant man eaters with a dash BDSM. The series gets a little repetitive as the books go on but not to badly for a 20 plus book series. If you liked the John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars' series most likely you'll enjoy these books there very similar. I prefer the Gorean series myself, except the ones narrated by women which I haven't bought so don't know if there good or not I personal dislike women narrates.
"Wow.. I mean... Wow"
I love this series. Thank you for bringing it to us. I am a a bit saddened that I only have one left to listen to.. Please complete the series for us!
"wow writing styles have changed..."
This was OK. This was my first book by John Norman I know this one is smack dab in the middle of a huge series but I didn't feel lost at all.
I did have a problem with the writing style, the I said she said back and forth got REALLY old. I also felt there was WAY too much description, don't get me wrong you need a good amount but it seems like the author would go off on tangents on descriptions of things that I didn't need to or care to know.
The love scenes, at least by today's standards, was non existent.
The narrator was ok but for the female voices he just sounded like a drag queen (nothing against drag queens) and so I had a hard time listening to the female voices, lucky it is told mostly in first person.
Overall an interesting read that I am not sad I purchased but would not purchase any more from John Norman, it's just not my cup of tea.
"Not the target audience!"
I love a good surprise, and I thought this book might be it, from the reviews; however, it was a drag...slow and meandering without much of a plot or point.
Another poor listening experience, the characters voices are terrible at bess. I bought this and won't listen to it ever again.
Ralph Lister does it again, my favourite of the series so far, much easier to follow when listening
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