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A Princess of Mars is the first book in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series. Full of swordplay and daring feats, it remains the best example of 20th century pulp science fiction.

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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REALLY GOOD FOR A $2 BOOK

I was surprised about how well read this book was, I wasn't expecting much out of it, considering the price tag was so cheap. Having picked up the other books in the series for 4-5$ a pop, this one had been the best performance out of the whole lot.

After getting through most of the second book, read by somebody else that frequently started off bad and had to work his way up to "eh, it's ok." 5min after they started reading a new segment.... THIS reading of "A Princess of Mars" was by far better.

I would suggest picking up this version of the book. It is the right price if you are just wanting to get introduced to the series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Steven
  • LOVELAND, CO, United States
  • 08-22-12

Fantastic

If you could sum up A Princess of Mars in three words, what would they be?

A fantastic story!

Who was your favorite character and why?

John Carter because it was an adventure that I could see myself in.

What about Bob Thomley’s performance did you like?

An excellent reader.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nothing extreme just a very good story.

Any additional comments?

I hope you have all the john Carter books.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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a pure classic

Would you consider the audio edition of A Princess of Mars to be better than the print version?

Yes,It's like living the adventure, in your mind. But a whole different experience than watching the movie.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Princess of Mars?

When John Carter was returned to earth

What about Bob Thomley’s performance did you like?

Enjoyed it emmensly

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, just nostalgia

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Give it a chance

Edgar Rice Burroughs is an author that I have heard a lot about, but have never taken the time to get to know. He is sexist and racist, but also a whole lot of fun. If you can overlook some of the dated ideas and just enjoy the story it will be worth your time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The vocabulary!

Would you recommend A Princess of Mars to your friends? Why or why not?

The version of "A Princess of Mars" that I first read (about 10 years ago) must have been a bawdlerized, abridged version that stripped Burrough's prose of its grandeur, because I wondered why *anyone* would get excited over John Carter and Dejah Thoris. Listening to this audiobook, I was seized by the variety and precision of the wording ERB used to lift an otherwise pulp-worthy story into the realm of cult classics.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good performance, okay story

Granted these stories about Mars were written a long time ago. However, despite the good performance, I had a hard time staying with the story line and action, partly because the characters were flat and the character motives and desires weren't clear. I'll probably listen to the next book in the series to see if it makes more sense.

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  • naelene
  • wanganui, New Zealand
  • 10-01-12

i so enjoyed this book! just a good story.

Where does A Princess of Mars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Listened to some good stories and this ranks at the top.
Main reason that its a good clean fun action romance story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Actually all characters were developed well,but john carters pet-like dog alien was a sweety (i want one)

What about Bob Thomley’s performance did you like?

Once i got used to his voice,he was right for the job

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

John carter and mars

Any additional comments?

Maybe i should stick to pg story's

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A great classic!!!

Written so long ago but still timeless in its delivery. Science fiction at its best.

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  • Trottier
  • Sandwich, MA, United States
  • 01-31-13

Yawn ... Good story but the narrators voice puts m

Would you try another book from Edgar Rice Burroughs and/or Bob Thomley?

If the narrator is changed

If you’ve listened to books by Edgar Rice Burroughs before, how does this one compare?

First book I have listen to by Edgar rice

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I have over 27 books on my phone . I love to listen at work during down time but the narrator made me want to get back to work lol

Was A Princess of Mars worth the listening time?

Haven't finished and not sure I will

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  • kirsty
  • 08-05-17

good book

its a nice story, its not too long winded. great creative descriptions. could read again.