When tough-talking biker babe Jane Carver accidentally deals a death blow to the unfortunate guy who gropes her outside a California biker bar, she makes a run for it - and wakes up naked on an alien planet called Waar. Thus begins Nathan Long's Jane Carver of Waar: Waar, Book 1, a hilarious satire on the ribald, retro space fantasies of the 20th century. Soon, Jane's hopelessly wrapped up in bizarre adventures on this planet of sky-pirates and gladiators, including a bid to help a fallen nobleman win back his sexy space princess. Listeners will be bewitched by actress Dina Pearlman's portrayal of Jane, whose Marlboro-cured voice and confident panache makes her swashbuckling space adventures a delightful listen.
Jane Carver is nobody's idea of a space princess. A hard-ridin', hard-lovin' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time - and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she's ever known. Waar is a savage world of four-armed tiger-men, sky-pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry. Caught up in a disgraced nobleman's quest to win back the hand of a sexy alien princess, Jane encounters bizarre wonders and dangers unlike anything she ever ran into back home. Then again, Waar has never seen anyone like Jane before.
Both a loving tribute and scathing parody of the swashbuckling space fantasies of yore, Jane Carver of Waar introduces an unforgettable new science-fiction heroine. Nathan Long is a screen and prose writer with two movies, a Saturday-morning adventure series, and several TV episodes to his name. His official website is: www.sabrepunk.com.
©2012 Nathan Long (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Jane Carver is on the run from the police and is suddenly transported to another world. She is a funny, smart cracking biker chick who can take care of herself and tells of her adventures when she becomes involved in helping the sole survivor of a kidnapping to get back his bride to be. It's a roller coaster of a ride with twists and turns from beginning to end in a fascinating world vastly different from our own.
The narrator was terrific and put life into Jane Carver's adventures.
Looking forward to listening to the sequel.
I enjoyed Burroughs' Barzoom books when I was young. And I enjoyed this shameless copy (homage).
Actually the book might have benefited from less nods to the John Carter novels. And it absolutely would have benefited from less similes- "My heart pounded like the subwoofers on a cholo's Chevy". "The dawn light was like the electric pink of a hookers hotpants". Fun, but she story is so heavy with contemporary "cool" similes, that it actually becomes an annoying immersion breaker.
Still, It's a fun pulp action romp. Won't win the Nobel Price, but I liked it.
Good narration by Dina Perlman.
original strong female lead no silly women roll just hardcore fun totally enjoyed it looking forward to the rest
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I must be the only one who read this parody and thought there wasn't that much difference than with John Carter, except that it is a girl and there are more modern day comparisons. Two hours into it and while the story wasn't bad, I did not see the humor that all the other reviewers saw. Maybe I just didn't pay that much attention in the original story that I didn't catch the nuances that made this version funny. I will not be continue on with this story since I have already read most of the original version and this just felt like a cheap knock off. So with nothing new to offer and I know the ending this is the end for me, I'm glad I got this with a sale. Narrator did a good job she is very clear and understandable and with science fiction book that is a must since there is so many unusual names, she does make this book rate better.
First off, don't avoid this book because you haven't read "John Carter of Mars". This book stands quite well on it's own. I only tried to read that book after enjoying "Jane" so much, but in comparison "John" is rather boring. (personal opinion, ymmv).
This author has taken the blue-print provided by "John Carter of Mars" and sculpted a very entertaining read. It is rather like comparing black & white movies with technicolor. The original will always be referred to as "classic" but reinterpretations can add detail, flavor and nuance to improve the trope.
"Jane" has brought humor as well as a well fleshed out (in both senses) female character to the table. Read it, it's just plain fun.
don't know did not read it yet. but loved the audio.
easy to sit back and do other things while the book is on ( housework). lol her voice is easy on the ears.
When Jane gets back to Earth. and wants to go back. at first she thinks she has been sent to...??? .lol
I would have to select the right person to read this book, they'd really have to have an open mind and a great sense of humor
I just love when she returns to Waar and is totally willing to give up on our not so interesting world here
Dina is always a strong voice but, I always seem to associate her with Jane. It's just such a unique character
Too many laughs to count!
Just 'do it' and listen to Jane talk about her adventures...Hysterical from a woman's viewpoint of some wimpy Dudes-exposed...
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