A Princess of Mars


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(4.5 stars; 625 reviews)

Part One of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars-Series. Easy, swank, pulp read about an omnipotent gentleman teleported to Mars, finding an outlandish society of ape-, tree- and lizardmen, red-, white-, yellowmen, brains on legs, strange bastions and curious apparatuses, where the strongest survives and women are needy beauties to be saved. How can something be so platitudinous and at the same time so imaginative and enthralling? Boys’ book for sure. (Summary by Stephan)

(7 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Foreword 7:47 Read by Stephan Möbius
Chapter 01 16:45 Read by Peter Yearsley
Chapter 02 9:42 Read by Tony Hightower
Chapter 03 18:32 Read by Steve Hartzog
Chapter 04 13:49 Read by Steve Hartzog
Chapter 05 9:17 Read by Kymm Zuckert
Chapter 06 11:11 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 07 14:28 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 08 11:36 Read by Tony Hightower
Chapter 09 7:59 Read by Tony Hightower
Chapter 10 19:11 Read by Tony Hightower
Chapter 11 17:02 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 12 13:49 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 13 13:17 Read by Stephan Möbius
Chapter 14 21:13 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 15 20:57 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 16 23:39 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 17 19:03 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 18 10:39 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 19 14:28 Read by Chris Vee
Chapter 20 16:33 Read by Patrick McNeal
Chapter 21 21:45 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 22 23:47 Read by Sherry Crowther
Chapter 23 13:24 Read by Stephan Möbius
Chapter 24 16:13 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 25 11:59 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 26 14:52 Read by Chris Peterson
Chapter 27 11:41 Read by Kymm Zuckert
Chapter 28 5:31 Read by Stephan Möbius

Reviews

Early sci-fi space adventure

(4 stars)

This is like Tarzan meets science fiction! Adventures, fist fights, battles - and it's all on Mars! This is classic adventure stuff, and the story grips you. At the same time, it's interesting to compare this early sci-fi to modern sci-fi. A lot of it shows it's age (don't let a feminist near this book, or any other by Edgar Rice Burroughs), and at the same time the story works just as well today - speculation on extending science known at the time (even when we know better today) and applying it to what new marvels may be dreamed of and especially what they may mean to a society was and is the essence of science fiction. The reading is very good, overall, but I must admit I found it rather distracting that the chapters are read by different people. Most were very good readers, but it disturbs your enjoyment of the story that you have to get used to new readers all the time. I'm not a native English speaker, and just getting used to the dialects take a little time.

Great Book, however....

(4 stars)

Brilliant book! After seeing the movie, imagining this was much easier. However way too many readers. PLEASE get rid of the Kris Peterson reader. Or teach her to use a microphone. Tony Hightower was a great reader. Thank you.

(4 stars)

Rivetting! It takes a while to get used to the different readers, but the story is so tight and well imagined that it travels well. I am onto all of ERB's Barsoom books now using LV. I have to say the Southern gentleman reader has the most engaging style. Hard to imagine the author is not known for this science fiction classic. He was far ahead of his time.

(3 stars)

Love the story and consider myself a big fan of Burroughs, but for the love of God 6 different readers!?!? All of the different accents on the part of the readers really detract from the story. Come on Ralph Snelson help a brother out! Can't you just take over all of Burroughs' books?

A PRINCESS OF MARS

(5 stars)

Never knew this was a book. I was hooked from beginning to end. Just the kind of sci-fi I love. Couldn't wait to get from one chapter to the next. Some of the readers were a little off but its so many different ones its not a big issue.

amazing, simply a masterpiece

(5 stars)

by far the best book that has ever, that will ever enter my memory. I wish it was washed out of my memory just so I could read it again! please do read, you'll love this exotic tale of bravery, courage and most of all, love

A fun adventure with good readers

(5 stars)

The story is fun and entertaining. John Carter is a good character and it's too bad the movie didn't do well. Makes me want to watch it again though. Thank you to the readers, you all did a very good job

Accurate title

(4.5 stars)

Many authors read different portions of the book so it takes some getting used to each voice. Text was read clearly and I fully enjoyed the book! The movie John Carter is based on this book, I believe.