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Thuvia, Maid of Mars | [Edgar Rice Burroughs]

Thuvia, Maid of Mars

Mars has become divided by love. Not one, but two princes and a Jeddak are vying for the love of Thuvia of Ptarth. When she is mysteriously kidnapped, treachery threatens to throw Barsoom into bloody war. Now Cathoris must follow in the footsteps of his father, John Carter, and overcome phantom armies, dangerous spies and savage beasts as he attempts to save his true love and reunite Mars.
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Audible Editor Reviews

American stage and screen actor John Bolen gives a lucid performance of Thuvia, Maid of Mars, the fourth book of eleven in the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the American writer who created the character Tarzan. Bolen struts and frets most convincingly on this audiobook, giving each character a distinct tone of voice. On Mars, a love quadrangle threatens to ignite a war. Protagonist Cathoris must answer the call of adventure and be courageous in order to save the planet. Will true love and peace prevail?

Publisher's Summary

Mars has become divided by love. Not one, but two princes and a Jeddak are vying for the love of Thuvia of Ptarth. When she is mysteriously kidnapped, treachery threatens to throw Barsoom into bloody war. Now Cathoris must follow in the footsteps of his father, John Carter, and overcome phantom armies, dangerous spies and savage beasts as he attempts to save his true love and reunite Mars.

The fourth in Burroughs' 11-volume Mars series, a blend of sci-fi and romantic adventure.

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    Doug 11-29-11
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    "Fake accent and wooden performance"

    I've read the novel before, and it is classic Burroughs. Not his best but not his worst by any means. The main problem I had with this audiobook was the narration.

    There were two problems. First, the narrator used some sort of Eastern European accent for all the Martian dialogue, and a neutral American accent otherwise. This grated on me and detracted from the content of what was being spoken, since the accent was being pushed so much that the dialogue felt unnatural. Second, there was little feeling or emotion being expressed in the dialogue. I felt that the narrator didn't understand the feelings of the charactors nor the author's intent, and as a result it was difficult for me to engage with the characters or the story. It was like listening to someone reading a laundry list.

    For me either aspect was a killer. I would not recommend this rendition.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janice 08-28-14
    Janice 08-28-14
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    What would have made Thuvia, Maid of Mars better?

    OMG! This reader is just awful. I listened for about five minutes and had to turn him off. Of the over 200 audible books I have he is by far the worst.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Edgar Rice Burroughs again?

    Most of the readers of this seris are very good,


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah, tell the reader not to quit his day job. He is going to need it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 11-13-13
    Michael 11-13-13
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    "Good book. Bad narration"
    Would you listen to Thuvia, Maid of Mars again? Why?

    Yes, but not from this narrator. The reading wasn't like listening to someone reading the story. It was like hearing someone who recorded a series of disjointed sentences and then pasted them together so it came across with a lot of unnatural pauses that frankly got to be too unbearable to tolerate.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I couldn't.


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    Robert Orlando, FL, USA 07-30-04
    Robert Orlando, FL, USA 07-30-04
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    "Good book bad reader"

    The book is good but the reader is very bad.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    :J phoenix,AZ 06-06-09
    :J phoenix,AZ 06-06-09 Member Since 2005

    yojne efil look at everything

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    "Thuvia Maid of Mars"

    Edgar Rice Burroughs has always been one of my favorite authors. This entire series is worth listening too. :J

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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