John Carter in The Warlord of Mars

Barsoom Series #3
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Barsoom, Book 3
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (448 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For six long Martian months, John Carter has haunted the terrifying Temple of the Sun. Inside the walls of this mysterious revolving tower is his beloved wife, Dejah Thoris, the beautiful princess of Barsoom. Worse yet, his wife is trapped there with the lovely but wicked Phaidor, who has sworn to make John Carter her own - even if it means murder. How can Carter gain access to the Temple, whose doors swing open only once a year? And when he does find his way inside, will he find Dejah Thoris's welcoming embrace - or her corpse?

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John Carter does our again - even better

Such classic space opera shouldn't be missed. John Carter meets new Martians and has to battle new foes and old. He makes it back to Barsoom (Mars) but is thwarted in finding home and family. In the mean time he has to solve a world of problems from false gods to evil villains that just won't stay down. Classic wiring style and beautiful language you don't hear much anymore. Well worth the listen as Scott Brick has style in reading that is a pleasure to listen to.

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Awesome Adventure Completed from book 2

If you could sum up John Carter in The Warlord of Mars in three words, what would they be?

Very good listen

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I cant listen to John Carter unless it is Scott Brick now

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Books two and three are a movie makers dream come true

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Excellent narrator brought the story to life

I was very pleased with the third book in the series. Only after I purchased the same book earlier by a different narrator, John Bolen, did I realize that the narrator could make or break a book. Scott Brick delivered the goods. I was pulled into the story and made real in my mind,

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Another epic tale of John Carter of Mars.

Fast paced story and excellent narration. I loved every minute of it. Highly recommended book.

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FANTASTIC!!!

I work as a Campus Safety officer at a university. I don't have time to read on my off duty time, however on lull times on graveyards, I listen to Audible. Of all the Audible books John Carter has been the best. The narrator is FANTASTIC.

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same old same old

The first book of John carter princess of helium was excellent and fun and then the second book was starting to see a familiar pattern but by the 3rd it was sort of getting exhausting. over and over was John Carter and the princess in the same predicaments and nothing really evolved but the same until the end. overall as a trilogy it is a great story but just that 3rd book burnt me out.

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A reasonable conclusion

First off, the audio performance by Scott Brick is great as usual. He does a great job at taking obviously older English words and phrases into modern understanding.

Without spoiling, the book is a very linear story that has only one focus and it can get tedious about half-way through. The story around the female characters could have been more developed but considering the time-frame when these books were written it makes sense as to why they weren't. The ending is quite good and earned. The different colored people of Mars are interesting and John Carter's interaction with them is a somewhat progressive story.

While this book is not as great as the first two, it does tie up the story quite well and keeps you on your seat right to the very end! If you've read the first two, you should read this one as well, the second and third book should've been one book.

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Heat story and best narratin

Scott Brick's narration are the best. I finished the first three and can't imagine anyone else doing better than he does. Thanks Scott! Hope you do the rest of the series.

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Great series

Amazing books and wonderful performance. Burroughs and Brick make for an epic duo! Do not miss!

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Fantastic Narration with a Substandard Storyline

I am a huge fan of the previous two books. They were immensely entertaining and provided me much amusement on some rather dull work days. But The Warlord of Mars kind of sold itself short. It was predictable, repetitive, and laborious to get through if I am being honest. I know the John Carter series continues on for another few books, but I don't think I will continue the saga. The ending thankfully doesn't end on a cliffhanger, and the primary story arc wraps up nicely at the end allowing this clean break. Scott Brick makes a wonderful John Carter, and he did a surprisingly great job with the material he had to work with.

If you have read or listened the first two novels, you will definitely want to finish this one. But will you be as dissatisfied as me? Who knows. Maybe it will appeal to you more than me. For now though, I am finished with the John Carter series unless I should get a hankering in the future for some pulpy scifi.

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  • Stephanie
  • 02-08-14

Hurrah!

It's no secret that I love Rice-Burroughs. Some of the plot is guessable but I found that I was so caught up in the moment that I didn't want to think ahead-draw the book out as far as possible!