• Slave Girl of Gor

  • Gorean Saga, Book 11
  • By: John Norman
  • Narrated by: Joy Learner
  • Length: 26 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (154 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tarl Cabot must prove his final loyalty to the harsh and caste-bound planet known as Counter Earth. “Surrender Gor,” reads a message sent from the Others, a mysterious people from the worlds of steel. Either the proud rulers of Gor must submit or be destroyed.

Now Tarl is leaving the decadent city of Port Kar to wander in the wilds of Gor, taking up the sword to defend his rulers and enemies, the Priest-Kings, for he knows that the fate of his home planet, Earth, is inextricably tied to the fate of Gor.

Rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire.

©1977 John Norman (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Surprised at insight into woman's feelings!

What did you like best about Slave Girl of Gor? What did you like least?

I truly started reading it with the intention of writing the answering "woman's point of view" to the whole thing, but was pleasantly surprised to see the author truly had a handle on it already!

What did you like best about this story?

The emotional power struggle between man and woman which has been going on since we were kicked out of the Garden!

Was Slave Girl of Gor worth the listening time?

Most definitely, and is one of those that I will probably re-read! :)

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If submission is your thing

Where does Slave Girl of Gor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Since my marriage has turned D/s, I looked for this book. Yes, it's kind of cheesy fantasy, and really -- Goreans have the ability of interplanetary space travel, but they ride around on birds and fight with swords and knives? But don't let pesky details clutter your guilty pleasures here. John Norman (aka Lange) has some pretty good psychological insights on submissive's emotions and libido (I know I'm not supposed to think that, the Cambridge thought police are on their way, no worries). I've bookmarked a number of great quotes.

What did you like best about this story?

The psychological insights regarding female submission. The guilty erotic pleasure.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Most of the performance was okay, but there are a number of places that feel chopped up or overdubbed and disturb the flow.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Who cares?

Any additional comments?

Who needs 50 Shades?

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Worst Book in the Series

So here's a quiz. You're a college age woman, well-off, intelligent, and you wake up one day to find yourself chained naked to a rock. What's the first thing you do:
A. Scream.
B. Tell yourself it's all a dream and try to wake up.
C. Have an internal dialogue about air pollution on planet earth caused by male weakness and female role problems and decide you must be on another planet cause the air is clean. Then spend a lot of time remembering how beautiful you are and thinking your college rival is not as pretty as you.

If you picked C this book is for you.

It takes both repetitiveness and unrealistic reactions to a new level. Within 6 months the female narrator is fought for, collared, sexually used repeatedly - sometimes in gang situations, she goes through about 5 Masters, learns fluent Gorean in a few weeks, falls in love, has a shipwreck, delivers a message that is going to save/ruin the world. She makes it across most of Gor from Glorious Ar all the way to the Northern lands, then back to the south. What does she do doing the whirlwind? Talks a lot about how pretty she is, how her college rival is NOT as pretty, and other petty concerns. The book has the same pitfalls as the others - long passages about slave psychology, women need to be slaves, collars are important, - and a meandering journey disguised as a plot. But the character is unlikeable and such a stereotype she might was well be in a cartoon.

It is by far the most boring, repetitive book in the saga where Norman (Lange) attempts to write in in the female voice and shows all he thinks is in a woman's head is "1. Am I pretty 2. Am I prettier than that other girl 3. I hope he thinks I'm pretty." The narrator should get credit for leading this out loud. She was to say "I was the prettiest girl at my junior women's college and a poetess!" at least 30 times, usually in life threatening situations.

So quiz.
You have been in a shipwreck. A shark pulls you off a flotsam raft and drags you underwater to your near death. You can't breathe. The light is fading. A warrior dives in, stabs shark and saves you and throws you on the deck of the ship where you both vomit up sea water and gasp because you had technically drowned and need to breath deeply. At that moment do you:
A. Thank the Priest Kings you are still alive?
B. Try to breath deeply and savor the air you were denied?
C. Wonder if the man who save you thinks you're pretty?

If you pick C, this books is for you.

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By far, the worst of the Gor books to this point

The writing is so very repetitive and simplistic. The story meandered and wandered all over. The reader gave it no interest as well, managing only barely not to sound like she was falling asleep from boredom.

I less listened to this as much as I did endure it out of pure stubbornness.

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love it

I loved the book it was well written like the previous ten books before I have onto the next

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Slave Girl of Gor

Very well written, as are all of John Norman's Gor books. A very good book.

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Another great story

Another awesome saga for gorean fans
A story told from the earth girl slave falling in love with her master

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Meh

I read this because my GF is a fan of the series. it was a tough read from chapter 1-3, so much so that I almost completely stopped listening to it.The MC Judy is absolutely vain, bipolar and unsufferable. The world building and exposition on Gorean culture was the most interesting part of the book. The rest is just a smutty and badly written romance novel. Overall I give it a 2.5/5. I will not be reading this again.

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  • 06-14-22

The plot given is wrong. Here's the real one.

The description of this book that's given as I type this is wrong. It's the one from the previous book in the series. Below is the real description taken from Amazon. Taken as a possession, Judy Thornton, an Earth resident, is found meandering in the wilderness of the Earthlike planet of Gor. In keeping with the uncivilized culture of the Goreans, she is trained and used as a slave. What her masters don't know is that Judy is more than just a beautiful chattel. She has the power to obliterate Gor and all that is related to it. Determined to seize control of her, Priest Kings and Kur-Monster enter combat, neglecting the fact that the fate of Gor rests in the hands of the ethereal Judy. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the first book of the Gorean Saga, TARNSMAN OF GOR, E-Reads is proud to release the very first complete publication of all Gor books by John Norman, in both print and ebook editions, including the long-awaited 26th novel in the saga, WITNESS OF GOR. Many of the original Gor books have been out of print for years, but their popularity has endured. Each book of this release has been specially edited by the author and is a definitive text.

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loved it!!!

once again another great book of Gorl!!! Downloading the next in the series rite now.

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  • James
  • 10-07-16

Good Story

Not to everyone's taste but I enjoyed it, the narration was as good as it could've been based on how awkwardly this series is written.

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  • 09-13-17

Great reader, horrific book

You'd think that with Norman's hoard of "neckbeard red-pill maledom" cult followers, that the books themselves would be compelling. Alas, no. Droning and repetitive, this book is the Twilight of maledom fiction. Seriously, go read/listen to something else.

That said, stellar performance from Joy Learner, though a twinge of derision occasionally sneaks though when she has to read the same phrase for the umpteenth time.