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
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.
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.
It's the scifi story that begat all scifi stories. What's not to love? It's good ol fashioned scifi fun.
John Carter. Woola.
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.
Great book, but a little disappointed with the ending. Seems to me it could have been better.
As always, Scott's performance is wonderful. I always enjoy the passion he brings to every book he performs.
Totally different world of imagination; amazingly written so long ago, but as visual as Star Wars
EE "Doc" Smith's Lensman series
Just a fun read
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.
Its a great tale, exciting, though a little confusing given all of the unusual names. But put it into context - this is an old book!
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.
I have not read the printed version so cannot comment on this.
The story is dated in regards to the sci-fi of today, but still offers a good listen. The story is pretty good but seems lacking in some places. The author goes into great detail at one point but then will move the story along skipping what seems to be relevant material. Overall though I still say it was worth the listen.
Scott did a good job with the material at hand. Still kind of dry.
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