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
Yes, It kept my interest from start to finish, and I plan to get the next book in the series.
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 Not as hard to stay focused on the outdated writing style.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.
Say something about yourself!
Fun, thrilling, otherworldly
I do not want to give anything away.
It made me laugh, hold my breath, and to get more of the series
The 1st book of many written in the early 1900s. It is amazing that the author had so many insights on the devices of the future (present day). It is also amazing how many of today's authors are impacted by Edgar Rice Burroughs. This story wasa fun and enjoyable listen during my drive to and from work.
The narrator is superb and really sells the characters well. The story itself is the quintessential hero story and demonstrates the characteristics of a classic true hero, not the popular modern anti-hero that has become so prevalent.
Definitely the main character: John Carter. Unlike the "hero" in so many modern stories, John Carter represents traits that are ideals. He is painted as the hero that people should want to aspire to be and I find that very refreshing and inspiring.
again, John Carter. Scott just sells the confidence and self-awareness that seems so central to the character.
many many. The fact that the ending had me yelling "Noooo!" in my car really speaks to the writing ability of Burroughs. I simply HAD to get the next book in the series immediately and learn what happened next.
Just the crazy creative aspects of it
Probably his first experiences on Mars
Obviously John Carter
I loved it
This was so radical for it's time
Writer & daddy.
Action adventure that's both fun and exciting.
I can't remember if I'd heard Scott before, but his narration on A Princess of Mars is spot on. Perfect for this book. I hope to get the entire series with him reading. Definitely recommend this book.
I am 57 year old love scifi and I can get lost just listening to my books.
Saw the movie so I desighted to get the book. Best book that I have heared I can not get enough So I started reading all the John Carter books So far I am at #5. I hope they make the movies on these books Can not wait to see them. I highly recommend these books to hear or read See you on Barsoom.
When John Carter gets to be with his Princess.
Yes! I am a long time fan of ERB and have hoped over the years for more audio versions of his books. I had listened to an earlier version, however when I saw that Scott Brick had recorded another version of the Martian Trilogy, I couldn't resist listening again. I wasn't sorry.
John Carter, it's all about him.
All of them!!!
A movie had been made and butchered. Should have titled the movie same as the book.
This is great Sci-fi and I enjoyed it as much as I had 70 years ago in book form.
This is the third time I have purchased A Princess Of Mars from Audible. Finally, something worth listening to! Thanky you Tantor Media for finally hiring a good reader.
I chose this production of the book because of the reviews of other readers. I think Scott Brick did a very good job. I've listened to samples of some of the other readers some of them are abysmal.
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