Civil War veteran John Carter is transported to a dying planet, where he must elude capture by giant green barbarians to rescue a Martian princess from certain doom. In this landmark of science fiction, the myths and mystery of the red planet supply a vibrant backdrop for a swashbuckling epic.
Published in 1911, A Princess of Mars introduced a popular series of novels recounting John Carter's Martian exploits. Author Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known as the creator of Tarzan, employed a new style of writing that combined the genres of fantasy, adventure, and science fiction. His imaginative setting - an advanced but decaying civilization in which Olympian heroics play out against malevolent forces and ever-changing fortunes - endures as a timeless world, in which love, honor, and loyalty form the basis for fast-paced romantic adventures.
Public Domain (P)2012 Tantor
Narrator puts me to sleep every time. Has repetitive cadence and unnatural way of emphasizing words.
middle of the pack.
I listened to it on a long drive and it made the time pass without really making my brain think too hard
since it's a story about a man, a hero, written in first person, it made it seem smoother, more real
I actually listened to it in two sittings, 4 hours driving there, 4 hours driving back.
old stories like this I find easier to listen to than read. Must be that it uses a different part of the brain. Not as hard to stay focused on the outdated writing style. I have a lot of classics in my library.
After seeing the movie and being intrigued by the storyline, I had to get this book. I was not disappointed with this read. Sure there were places and parts that were a little too unbelieveable or dragged out, but the ending was a solid right hook that left me with a lump in my throat.
I believe I will finish the series, good story overall. .
The narration of Scoot Brick on this last book was less than great. He just came across as so apathetic; this isn’t the story of Eeyore on Mars. I could use a little bit of life brought to the story.
Yeap, time well-spent because the historical value of this novel.
Not to any friend. The plot is good and interesting but the text is as old as it should be. It actually requires some effort of the reader to accept the style of the text. Also, it's important to have in mind that originally A Princes of Mars was published in pulp magazines in a serialized fashion, which make the time span of the story a little convoluted.
The narrator is not that good on this one. Sometimes I couldn't simple understand him, the fact that english is not my native language also doesn't help (altough I actually do understand english very well and had awesome experiences with others Audible books).
Yeap, already did.
Probably not, because of the reader.
Liked them equally.
Wow, did EVERY sentence in this book end with an explanation point .It made it difficult to listen to when the reader sounded like every word and sentence was going to end in an explosive action or comment.
No. I could only tolerate this reader for 20-30 minutes at a time. Too bad, the book and author are very good.
I'll keep my eyes out for this reader ,so I can avoid him .Sorry , Scott!
Contextually when the story was written needs to be understood. So don't expect an accurate scientific account.
The story is so unexpected, exciting and written in such a refreshing fashion that I could not put it down.
Highly imaginative, intriguing and crafted.
I would recommend to anyone looking for a good story and something to listen too and enjoy.
I picked this up because I had heard that it was a landmark work of science fiction. I like scifi and adventure stories, so this seemed right up my alley. Sadly, this novel is very much a product of its times and has not aged well. The story reeks of sexism and "white man's burden," in an earnest and unreflecting way that's extremely off-putting. The protagonist is the most shameless example of a Mary Sue that I've ever seen in a serious novel. If you want to read a scifi / fantasy adventure novel, you could do far better.
I was torn with this book. I have heard many great things about it and so I finally decided to give it a go. And in the end I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. It was a story that mostly kept me interested but now that it's done I don't really have an urge to read the next in the series. Maybe I will, but not now.
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