I haven't read the print version, but the audio performance definitely kept me glued to my seat. It was certainly better than the movies!
Of course, Tarzan is my favorite character. He reminds me of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus in his nobility, integrity, earnest and uncalculating honesty. His only lie is a whopper, and totally unexpected -- this is definitely NOT the movie, thank goodness!
Mr. Davies's performance is first-rate. His characters are all individuals with their own peculiarities, accents, styles and manners of speech. I was enthralled throughout the telling, and even cried out involuntarily at the end!
Tarzan, of course! The dinner would have to be at a very good steakhouse, for only in such a place could Tarzan get his meat rarer than mine!
As you see, I have nothing but exclamation points to punctuate my sentences. Tarzan of the Apes is an exclamation of humanity in the face of primeval jungle ferocity and ruthlessness -- it was pure joy to, for a while at least, be a part of such a great story!
bygone age adventure
it moves quickly
He brings a depth and bridge of personal closeness between an older text to a younger listener. He makes this probably more fun than it might be just to read.
I would listen to additional Burroughs books if the same narrator was providing the reading.
100% of the books I read are in audible format. I enjoy reading apocalyptic, WWII, psychology, classics, contemporary and non-fiction.
I selected the Tarzan of the Apes audio Book 1 on an impulse because I had never read it and only vaguely recalled the basic story outline from a movie. As someone else mentioned, I might not have been able to get through to the end if I read it rather than listened to the excellent narrator, James Slattery. It turned out to be vividly wonderful throughout. Unbelievable to me was that I did not want to put the audio book down. Up until the very last minute of the story, I did not know how it would end and I realized that I probably never knew. Highly recommend for a fun-filled listening experience.
This is a great book for anyone who is looking for good clean fun. Its over the top and a worthy read. It was written in 1914, a different world, which adds to the excitement of the story. If you enjoy a good yarn. You will enjoy this book!!!
kept me interested at all times but the ending was a let down. the narrator was very good. at first i thought, "oh this voice is not going to get it for me!" but actually it added to the story and performance.
While the audio could have been better, the book was very good. It tells a fun, fantastic story, and allows us to think about the true meaning of civility and character.
I really enjoyed this book. It was inexpensive so I thought I'd give it a go and was pleasantly surprised. The book is very different than all of the movies that have come out over the years. It is so well written and plausible that I was deeply drawn into it. The narrator was equally good, with different vioces for each character. The only problem I had was the end of the story. It made me go "What? You've got to be kidding me!" I was annoyed. I realize that this is the first in a series, but come on. It did make me want to immediatly get the next audiobook, however it is not as inexpensive and I've decided to wait. For the price, it was well worth it.