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John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars': Barsoom Series, Book 1 | [Edgar Rice Burroughs]

John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars': Barsoom Series, Book 1

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.
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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

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    Josh Marshfield, MO, United States 11-13-12
    Josh Marshfield, MO, United States 11-13-12
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    "Boss"
    Would you consider the audio edition of John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars' to be better than the print version?

    I've always loved reading Edgar Rice Burroughs, he captivated the essence of the human experience by pitting people with extraordinary character and willpower in uncharted worlds and told the tale of how they fought through it all for life love and happiness.

    This book is no different. After the first time I READ this book, I wanted to go out and see what I was made of in this crazy world known as Earth. Scott Brick, the person who read this story, I gave five stars due to the fact that he still kept that feeling alive after i finished listening to this novel. John Carter is a book that anyone who is facing the odds in their life should read mainly because it will most certainly fuel them to beat the living crap out of their challenges they face. Well read Mr. Brick!


    What other book might you compare John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars' to and why?

    Since this is the first book I've listened to on tape, other books that I've read would be other works by Edgar Rice Burroughs, mainly the title "The Land that Time Forgot."


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not but I look forward to it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me want to climb a mountain with my bare hands.


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    Robert 09-21-12
    Robert 09-21-12
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    "FINALLY!!!"
    If you could sum up John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars' in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic Incredible Repeat


    What was one of the most memorable moments of John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars'?

    Knowing there was more to come when I finished it


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to chose from


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Gave me an amazing sense of adventure


    Any additional comments?

    At Last we have a narrator (Scott Brick) worthy of this fantastic sci-fi series. Please Please Please let him do the whole series. You can bet that your sales will go through the roof!!
    I have been waiting years for the proper narrator and now it seems like they finally got it right HOORAY!!!

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    Amazon Customer Schaumburg, IL, United States 09-11-12
    Amazon Customer Schaumburg, IL, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Scott Brick + Barsoom = Perfection"
    If you could sum up John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars' in three words, what would they be?

    Mars, princess, and violence.


    Any additional comments?

    It seems to me as if the Barsoom novels were written for Scott Brick to narrate as John Carter. This guy is well worth the money for an audiobook.

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    Dakota Calgary, Alberta, Canada 08-27-12
    Dakota Calgary, Alberta, Canada 08-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Felt like it was Abridged"
    If you could sum up John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars' in three words, what would they be?

    I just came off of Dune, and since this was written in the early 1900's I am impressed. However, it feels like there isnt enough detail, and comes across as being an abridged version. Anyone else get this? This wont stop me from grabbing the next one.


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    tech-ninja Upstate, SC 07-30-12
    tech-ninja Upstate, SC 07-30-12 Member Since 2001
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    "Wow! Wish I had found this book as a young adult."
    Where does John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars' rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty high. I really enjoyed it. I was amazed at how good it was given it's age


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He is just a fantastic reader.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    LOL. I think somebody already did that....


    Any additional comments?

    The book and the movie are not polar opposites, but they do tell different stories. I highly recommend the book. I was amazed that it is now 100 years old. I hope that they hire Scott Brick to read the remainder of the series. Many of the subsequent books don't have great reviews on performance.

    I wish I had known about this book series as a teenager (when I had more time to sit and read). I would have eaten them up!

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    Amazon Customer Long Island, New York 07-02-12
    Amazon Customer Long Island, New York 07-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Completely Different from Movie and Worth the time"

    This explains a lot more than what the Movie did. I read this as a boy, and then saw the movie and was confused. This explains a lot more than the movie ever could in the relatively short 2 hours. You have to read the 2nd and 3rd book to see how the movie was condensed. But this was an excellent reading and well worth my time.

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    Eric Atlanta, GA, United States 07-02-12
    Eric Atlanta, GA, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Can't Hollywood ever do it right?"

    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.

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    F. Newton Chattanooga, TN United States 06-11-12
    F. Newton Chattanooga, TN United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Timeless classic. Solid vocal performance."
    What did you love best about John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars'?

    It's the scifi story that begat all scifi stories. What's not to love? It's good ol fashioned scifi fun.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Carter. Woola.


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    Craig Cathedral City, CA, United States 06-04-12
    Craig Cathedral City, CA, United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Not what I expected but good."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book but with the understanding the book comes from the early 20th century. The modern science we now have about Mars makes the book a bit dated.


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    Charles Antioch, CA, United States 05-28-12
    Charles Antioch, CA, United States 05-28-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Great book."
    Would you listen to John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars' again? Why?

    Great book, but a little disappointed with the ending. Seems to me it could have been better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Carter


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    As always, Scott's performance is wonderful. I always enjoy the passion he brings to every book he performs.


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