The Return of Tarzan

Read by Ralph Snelson

(4.7 stars; 1097 reviews)

The novel picks up where Tarzan of the Apes left off. The ape man, feeling rootless in the wake of his noble sacrifice of his prospects of wedding Jane Porter, leaves America for Europe to visit his friend Paul d'Arnot. On the ship he becomes embroiled in the affairs of Countess Olga de Coude, her husband, Count Raoul de Coude, and two shady characters attempting to prey on them, Nikolas Rokoff and his henchman Alexis Paulvitch. (Summary from Wikipedia) (9 hr 11 min)


The Affair on the Liner 19:03 Read by Ralph Snelson
Forging Bonds of Hate and ----? 21:22 Read by Ralph Snelson
What Happened in the Rue Maule 20:47 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Countess Explains 24:58 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Plot That Failed 20:51 Read by Ralph Snelson
A Duel 20:43 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Dancing Girl of Sidi Aissa 21:40 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Fight in the Desert 20:26 Read by Ralph Snelson
Numa "El Adrea" 24:07 Read by Ralph Snelson
Through the Valley of the Shadow 20:21 Read by Ralph Snelson
John Caldwell, London 21:01 Read by Ralph Snelson
Ships That Pass 21:19 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Wreck of the "Lady Alice" 30:00 Read by Ralph Snelson
Back to the Primitive 22:34 Read by Ralph Snelson
From Ape to Savage 21:59 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Ivory Raiders 19:22 Read by Ralph Snelson
The White Chief of the Waziri 21:45 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Lottery of Death 25:08 Read by Ralph Snelson
The City of Gold 19:13 Read by Ralph Snelson
La 20:00 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Castaways 22:11 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Treasure Vaults of Opar 21:27 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Fifty Frightful Men 19:16 Read by Ralph Snelson
How Tarzan Came Again to Opar 18:52 Read by Ralph Snelson
Through the Forest Primeval 21:18 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Passing of the Ape-Man 11:23 Read by Ralph Snelson


Ignore the whiners

(5 stars)

Great reading. Also, if you have a problem with the narrator's inflection when doing character voices it probably means you're a hypersensitive baby and should go back to your harry potter books. The story was written in the early 1900's so take it with a grain of salt. Hard to believe that Burroughs never visited Africa but wrote so eloquently about it. Great book. Great series!

sherlock superman or tarzan?

(4 stars)

first, the reader. this volunteer did a great job with clear voice and easy to understand. his voice for the black natives is odd, but it sounds like he used a voice synthesizer to make his voice deeper and i can appreciate his efforts. wonderful reader! this is the 2nd in the series and the 1st half of it is nothing like the first tarzan book. its more like reading about superman caught up in a Sherlock Holmes mystery. but a little past the half way point it turns around back into the classic sounding tarzan stuff. just keep in mind it is a fictional story or you will be aggravated at the "irony" of how everyone ends up at the same place, because that would never happen in real life.

What an Adventure!

(5 stars)

I love Tarzan! Thank God its so much more than the 'me Tarzan, you Jane' stuff you see elsewhere. Tarzan and ERB make for a great escape from the doldrums of life. Wish I'd discovered him as a kid. Ralph is a great reader too, love his voices.

Jenni J

(5 stars)

I immediatly followed-up Tarzan of the Apes w this reading of The Return of Tarzan. What an adventure! Anything goes in this book. I like to imagine ERB having a loyal following who waited anxiously for his next installment when originally released. Our reader rose to the challange of a very diverse character list. I hope you will enjoy this also.

Unbelievably fantastic story!

(5 stars)

What an amazing tale of non-stop adventure and intense excitement! and surprising laugh out loud moments of humor! Edgar Rice Burroughs is an amazing author and I am loving the Tarzan series and the narrator Ralph who reads many of his books is fantastic also.


(5 stars)

What a great read by Mr Snelson. He brought the story alive with real passion and love. One of Burrroughs best Tarzan's, if not the best. A must listen for all Tarzan fans.

(3 stars)

The story line stretches credibility at times, which only emphasises that this is indeed a tale of fiction. Mr Snelson has a Herculean task of creating a wide variety of character voices. Sometimes these revert to his own natural reading voice and it becomes confused as to where the character’s words finish and the narration resumes. There are some unconventional pronunciations and in particular it jars to hear the derogatory term Ay-rab used instead of the generally accepted pronunciation of Arab.

Not as good as the first, but still worth the read

(5 stars)

The reader did a very good job. Easy to understand and listen to. He even had a voice filter for some the tribal voices which was interesting, not needed, but cool of him to do. The story itself is a good continuation. Kind of forgettable compared to the first, but brought about a nice resolution that the first set into motion