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.
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Honorable lead character, an Earth-to-Mars and back again tale. Heavy on exploration, discovery, and bold actions taken in the name of true love & justice! :D
Between the writing and excellent performance, I felt as though I had been transported to the red planet, nearly as completely as Mr. Carter himself.
Exploration; of a entirely new world, revealed in both macro and micro scale to the reader.
Battles; both personal hand-to-hand, and on an epic scale.
Friendship, love, and justice; while the characters besides Carter are not particularly deep, there is a wide variety, and a certain honesty to be found in all of them.
The lead, John Carter, though Scott Brick can do no wrong :)
Edge of my seat, I absolutely devoured this book.
As much as I love music, I'd rather listen to a book. I love being taken far far away while doing everything.
I started to listen after I saw the movie. I wanted more information. Love this book!!! I was a little skeptical of Scott Brick at first because I haven't heard him before, but he moves the story so much better than all the other samples I listened to.
I love the love hate relationship between all the characters. I have to listen to the rest of the series!
Yes, It kept my interest from start to finish, and I plan to get the next book in the series.
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
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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