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Publisher's Summary

After prospecting for gold in Arizona, Confederate Civil War hero John Carter stumbles upon a mysterious cave - a portal, it turns out, to the ecologically endangered planet Mars. Once there, he finds his place with a tribe of green Martians, and his newfound powers in the reduced Martian gravity make him an important figure in their war against a rival tribe. At the heart of this conflict lies the beautiful Dejah Thoris, the kidnapped Princess of Helium. Rescuing her soon becomes paramount, for only she can help Carter save the dying planet he now calls home. 

Combining elements of western adventure and science fantasy, Edgar Rice Burroughs’s epic romance influenced such future visionaries as Ray Bradbury, Carl Sagan, and James Cameron. 

Revised edition: Previously published as A Princess of Mars, this edition of A Princess of Mars (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Please add AmazonClassics for the other books!

I LOVED this audiobook. James Patrick Cronin was fantastic. I want to buy the other books, but it won’t be the same with a different narrator. Absolutely fantastic performance! I hope Amazon will hire this same team to do the other books!!

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A Classic brought to life

You may or may not have read this in your travels, but this classic story has been around for a long time. I have to say - listening to this narrated by James Patrick Cronin was much better than reading this book for me. He's a favorite narrator, but he really brings every story he does come to life, and this is no exception. Worth listening to!!

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Princess of Mars, "John Carter"

Watched the movie adaption 1st, John Carter, before I read the book. However, since I have been an avid reader of E.R.Burroughs, since a little one (Tarzan, the Land that Time Forgot.), I find his writing very romantic, nostalgic, and in some of the stories very scientific in the details. In Princess of Mars, the 'hero' John Carter's narrative ends up sounding a bit arrogant, conceded and over-exaggerated. For example, he points out his superiority when battling enemies in combat. All that did not sit well w. me frankly, in this book. But other than that it's well written, in my humble opinion, and creates an extremely real depiction of what it may be like to visit a different planet, or world.

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Loved these titles as a kid. Now they’re so outdated as to be painful. The early 20th-century creativity of Burroughs is steeped in racism and misogyny.

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excellent voice for the characters!

Wonderful southern voice and accent breathes life into the main character with charm. Wonderful acting for even the Martian dialects.

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Amazing Narrator, Movie to book Listener

I love the narrator's voice, how it actually sounds like a southern gentleman. His different voices were noticeable but not perfect but that's fine. narrator had a fluidity to his reading that was really good!

The story it's self I came here after watching the movie and the book had a lot more interesting content and information where if I was to watch the movie certain scenes would make more sense. The romance between Dajah and Carter seems to make more sense in the mook than it does the movie, but still a little confusing.

Over all I really enjoyed this book and I wish this narrator would do the second book because I am not a fan of the other narrator's voices for Mr. John Carter.

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Very unique story

This was a very unique story about a civil war soldier who ends up traveling to mars via a porttal that he found when he was hiding in a cave to escape the Apaches that were chasing him because he rescue his friends body that they had tortured and killed. He ends up falling in love with the the Princess of Mars, which of course is completely off limits, she is betrothed to someone else. As far as the society is concerned she is already married. This is a very captivating story, A must-read! It is very readable as well, also a perfect length if you are looking for a quick read

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best version of the audiobook ive sampled.

of all the many versions of this audiobook ive sampled i liked this guys voice and reading style the most.

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Best Narrater

This is my first time using this app and I am very impressed with this book but most of all James Patrick Cronin did a amazing job so good in fact I fear all that will narrate ahead will be nothing short of disappointment in comparison but never the less I must carry on to gods of Mars

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A Princess Of Mars

Wonderful story! A great read for all ages! Burroughs and his wonderful imagination shine through once again,a must read!!!