It's interesting to read the style and language of the pulp era. The stories are fun, simple and entertaining. They are also racist and misogynist. Scott Brick is not for me - a little over the top dramatic, but he gets totally in it.
Love 18th/19th C. classics; mysteries from Christie, Sayers, Marsh, Hammett, Chandler, Crispin, Collins; and Heyer and Pratchett,
I've had this book in my Audible library for sometime, but just can't seem to get through it. The story itself is engaging, but it's the narration that holds me back.
I enjoyed the story, but I think it appealed to an out-of-date generation. The whole idea of war with a chubby sense of ethical relativism constant through the book is part of the greasy machismo ethos that is dying away.
Other than that I thought it was okay, but I won't spend any more time on his books myself.
Capturing and exciting! The world of Mars is brought to life in a tale of love and war that journeys the listener to a dream of the courage and nobility of man. An ablsolute must for any library.
I give every book and author a chance. I like books that grab you and evoke an emotional response.
Great SiFI Storry
Good at difference character voices.
Surprisingly good science fiction for over 100 years old. Good character development and really great passion and emotion.
Repeatedly. The voice narrative was really balanced between the emotion and intelligence of all the storyline characters; even Woola
John Carter is a strategist. He acts and reacts with precision.
Haven't listened to any of Scott Brick's other performances but I would love to . . .
When Tars Tarkas decreed Sarkoja final ultimatum and her response. . . .
Love John Carter and will definitely be continuing my journey with him on Audible. . . .
IT is my career.....Technology is my passion.....Gaming is my relief.....The outdoors is my escape
John Carter as he is the sole primary character
This was my first Scott Brick performance. I've now heard all three of his Barsoom books and feel that he does a great job for this type of book. The many different species are all given a specific voice type.
Hard to put down would be the term for the written novel. I listened in about 2-3 hour spurts and was engaged through most of it.
I picked up this book because of how much I liked the movie. Forget the movie. The book is much better and Scott Brick's performance is very well done
There are many points I'd like to make in this review.
- For being a book written in the early 1900's, the "sci-fi" was great. Such imagination and quite descriptive to actually provide a picture in the readers head.
- Normally I read a book before watching a movie, and even then I approach both without prejudice to the other. However, in this case, I thought the movie was much better. I believe my reasoning is in the fact that the movie gets to the next big points of the story that much quicker. Still a decent read, although I might not continue on in the series.
- John Carter himself was amazing, as well as a few of his supporting characters. Edgar Rice Burroughs portrays John as loyal, fierce, determined, and a respectful man. In other words, he makes him the perfect package complete with looks, strength, and attitude. Which definitely made it worthwhile.