Tarzan

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Jungle Tales of Tarzan Publisher's Summary

In this collection of 12 short stories, Burroughs returns to Tarzan's early years, providing new depth and detail to the Lord of the Jungle during his time among the great apes. Having learned to read from his father's books, Tarzan seeks to apply his knowledge to the world around him and to learn more about life, death, dreams, God, love, and friendship. Tarzan challenges his best friend Taug in a fight to the death, but then risks his life to save him; he has nightmares after eating rancid elephant meat only to awake and be faced with a live, man-eating gorilla; twice he sports a lion's skin to play a practical joke, but he doesn't always have the last laugh!

The Jungle Tales include:

  • Tarzan's First Love
  • The Capture of Tarzan
  • The Fight for the Balu
  • The God of Tarzan
  • Tarzan and the Black Boy
  • The Witch-Doctor Seeks Vengeance
  • The End of Bukawai
  • The Lion
  • The Nightmare
  • The Battle for Teeka
  • A Jungle Joke
  • Tarzan Rescues the Moon
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  • Book 0

    • Jungle Tales of Tarzan

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In this collection of 12 short stories, Burroughs returns to Tarzan's early years, providing new depth and detail to the Lord of the Jungle during his time among the great apes. Having learned to read from his father's books, Tarzan seeks to apply his knowledge to the world around him and to learn more about life, death, dreams, God, love, and friendship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!!

    • By Brenda on 01-16-07

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Jungle Tales of Tarzan

    • Tarzan - Narrated by William Martin 0
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: William Martin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    "Jungle Tales of Tarzan" (1919) is a collection of twelve loosely connected teenage-Tarzan short stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan's First Love: Tarzan's courtship of the female ape Teeka. The Capture of Tarzan: Warriors of a cannibal village take Tarzan captive. The Fight for the Balu: Teeka and Taug have a baby (balu, in the ape language). The God of Tarzan: Tarzan discovers the concept of "God" in the books preserved in the cabin of his dead parents.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narrator ever

    • By Caleb Richard Huff on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Jungle Tales of Tarzan

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The Jungle Tales of Tarzan, book six of the Tarzan series, consists of 12 short stories loosely connected to each other, although each one can stand on its own. They fill in many details of Tarzan's youth and adolescence in the jungle, while still living with the tribe of great apes that reared him. Mr. Burroughs, much like Gene Roddenberry half a century later, was able to make very trenchant comments on our life and society by setting his stories outside our normal recognizable world.

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  • Book 1-2

    • The Tarzan Duology of Edgar Rice Burroughs

    • Tarzan of the Apes and The Return of Tarzan: A Pulp-Lit Annotated Edition
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Finn J.D. John
    • Narrated by: Finn J.D. John
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    In the wild, unexplored coastal jungles of West Africa lives a wild human boy named Tarzan, the adopted son of a tribe of fierce almost-human anthropoid apes - but in reality, the unknown heir of a wealthy and titled English noble family. Then one day, a small party of American treasure-seekers is marooned on Tarzan's beach, including a lovely Baltimore belle named Jane Porter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Pulp Classic

    • By Ronn McCarrick on 01-25-16

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  • Book 1-4

    • Tarzan of the Apes, Return of Tarzan, Beasts of Tarzan, Son of Tarzan (Annotated)

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Mark Smith, Ralph Snelson, James Christopher
    • Length: 33 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27

    This collection includes audiobooks 1 to 4 from the Tarzan series: Tarzan of the Apes, Return of Tarzan, Beasts of Tarzan, and Son of Tarzan.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • DO NOT BUY - Skips large chunk of first book!

    • By R. Suzuki on 06-12-18

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  • Book 1

    • Tarzan of the Apes (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    John Clayton III, an orphan boy, comes of age in the western coastal jungles of Africa following the tragic deaths of his aristocratic parents. Raised in the ways of the apes by his adoptive mother, Kala, he is renamed Tarzan and ascends to king through feats of revenge and courage. When a group of explorers brings the beautiful Jane Porter to the jungle, a lovelorn Tarzan decides to follow her to the United States to win her love. On his journey back into human society, Tarzan must decide whether to return to the jungle or reclaim his past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Classic

    • By K. Richardson on 01-23-19

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    • Tarzan of the Apes [Alpha DVD Edition]

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Tarzan of the Apes tells the story of John Clayton, born in the coastal jungles of Africa to John and Alice Clayton, Lord and Lady Greystoke. Adopted as an infant by the she-ape Kala after his parents died, Clayton is named "Tarzan" and raised in ignorance of his human heritage. Feeling alienated from his peers due to their physical differences, he discovers his true parents' cabin, where he first learns of others like himself in their books, with which he eventually teaches himself to read.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great classic!

    • By J. L. Powell on 09-22-12

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    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    The classic tale is one of an extraordinary boy coming to manhood in a jungle world where he must establish his own values and morals. The story has a touch of romance and is action packed from start to finish!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is not the movies.

    • By Chris on 09-26-03

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    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: David Ian Davies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Why has this classic been so popular over the years with its presence in films, books, radio, and television? It is the mythology of the primordial steps of man's advancement. David Ian Davies has achieved great success in capturing each character with their own unique sound.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I did not know that!

    • By Benedict on 05-02-04

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    • Tarzan of the Apes [Blackstone Edition]

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: James Slattery
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    Deep in the heart of the Congo a small baby is adopted by Kala, a fierce anthropoid ape of the tribe of Kerchak. Here, protected by his savage foster mother, Tarzan (for so she named him) learned the secrets of jungle life - how to talk with all animals, how to move like a shadow, how to swing freely through the teeming forest, how to fight barehanded the great carnivores. Here he acquired the strength and agility of his guardian apes, and the same keen sense of smell and sound that all wild creatures need to protect themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Dee on 01-02-07

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    • Tarzan Of The Apes

    • Tarzan Series, 1
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: David Sharp
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    This is the first story in the Tarzan adventure novels. The legend begins when Tarzan’s parents are placed on a jungle shoreline by mutinous seamen. Here they establish a crude residence and survive for a time until attacked and killed by a band of apes. But one female ape rescues the baby, takes it for her own, and raises it among a large socially organized tribe of great apes. The baby grows to be a noble man whose great strength and keen senses compel the world around him to bend to his might according to the “law of the jungle.”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as I remembered

    • By Cheryl on 01-03-12

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    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    This classic story encompasses the life of John Clayton, the son of English aristocrats, who is abandoned in the jungle as an infant after the untimely death of his parents. He is adopted by the caring ape Kala and is raised in her tribe of gorillas, led by the intimidating Kerchak. Growing up an outsider among his peers, Tarzan gradually earns the respect of his ape tribe through physical feats and his hunting abilities. This sparks jealously in Kerchak, which forces Tarzan into the fight of his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • as always books are better than movies

    • By Diana Hart 33 on 07-06-16

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    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    When Tarzan is orphaned as a baby deep in the African jungle, he is saved from certain death when he is adopted by a she-ape. Raised as one of her own, Tarzan learns the way of the Kerchak - the tribe of great apes who rule the jungle. They teach him how to survive, to hunt, to swing through the trees, and to communicate with the other animals of the jungle. By the time he is a young man Tarzan has the courage and strength of 10 men. But it is his human brain that allows him to be the King of the Apes. And Lord of the Jungle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Fun!

    • By Catra121 on 06-17-16

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    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: John L. Chatty
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    This unabridged recording of the classic adventure novel from 1914 tells of an aristocratic English infant, abandoned in the African jungle upon the death of his shipwrecked parents, who is reared by apes. Given the name "Tarzan", meaning "white-skin" in the language of the apes, Tarzan is raised without knowledge of his own kind, until the beautiful socialite Jane Porter sets foot into his secluded life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Denise on 02-25-16

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    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    A classic of literature and the author's best-known work. Tarzan has been called one of the best known literary characters in the world. Adapted many times for cinema. Now a major motion picture for summer 2016.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story that is timeless!

    • By Rebecca on 02-01-17

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    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    After his parents die in the African jungle, their baby son, the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate, is raised by a tribe of apes. His strength and agility serve him well as he matures. And then he meets others of his own kind.

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    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    A classic of literature and the author's best-known work. Adapted many times for cinema. A major motion picture in summer 2016.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic

    • By John Hansen on 12-06-18

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    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    This book was an instant best-seller and became (and remains to this day) an international sensation, much like Harry Potter today. The story of the infant son of an English Lord and Lady marooned on the coast of Africa made its author famous and wealthy. Adopted by the she-ape, Kala, Tarzan becomes a "mighty hunter, mighty fighter" - the first superhero in American literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic reborn

    • By Ray Johnson on 02-15-18

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    • Tarzan of the Apes

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: David Plinge
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this, the first book of the Tarzan series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, little baby Tarzan is adopted by the mighty "she" ape Kala after his parents Lord and Lady Greystroke are abandoned on the African shore by pirates and subsequently die. Tarzan grows up to be the mightiest of the apes, King of the Jungle, and will eventually find his Jane at the end of the vine.

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  • Book 2

    • The Return of Tarzan

    • Tarzan Series, Book 2
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: David Sharp
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    This is the second story in the Tarzan adventure novels. Tarzan has been in England where he has been learning about civilization, his heritage and how he fits into it all as Lord Greystoke. Fate thrusts Tarzan back into the primeval jungle and as he returns to it, his adventures begin with a shipboard altercation. Evil Nickolas Rokoff, the recipient of Tarzan's wrath, swears vengeance and puts a price on Tarzan's head. But Tarzan has greater concerns on his mind as he leaves modern civilization behind to discover a hidden ancient civilization.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • There Are Much Better Versions Of This Audiobook!

    • By Ray Jay Edwards on 07-22-14

    Regular price: $20.29

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