The Chessmen of Mars

Read by Tom Weiss

(4.4 stars; 148 reviews)

The Chessmen of Mars is a science fiction novel by the mental sword and physical pen wielding author Edgar Rice Burroughs. It the fifth installment of his Barsoom series. The Chessmen of Mars is a tale of wonder and excellence that follows John Carter and Dejah Thoris, along with their daughter Tara, princess of Helium, as she is sought after by Gahan, Jed of Gathol. Adventure and perile ensue as the story unfolds.

Note: The Prelude and Chapter 1 are read by two different readers. Variety is the spice of life.

(Summary by tubeyes)

(10 hr 19 min)


00 - Prelude - John Carter Comes to Earth 5:44 Read by Tom Weiss
01 - Tara in a Tantrum 6:59 Read by Tom Weiss
02 - At the Gale's Mercy 21:43 Read by Tom Weiss
03 - The Headless Humans 26:45 Read by Tom Weiss
04 - Captured 26:23 Read by Tom Weiss
05 - The Perfect Brain 29:49 Read by Tom Weiss
06 - In the Toils of Horror 29:37 Read by Tom Weiss
07 - A Repellent Sight 25:34 Read by Tom Weiss
08 - Close Work 31:29 Read by Tom Weiss
09 - Adrift Over Strange Regions 27:40 Read by Tom Weiss
10 - Entrapped 22:47 Read by Tom Weiss
11 - The Choice of Tara 26:50 Read by Tom Weiss
12 - Ghek Plays Pranks 24:04 Read by Tom Weiss
13 - A Desperate Deed 26:23 Read by Tom Weiss
14 - At Ghek's Command 22:36 Read by Tom Weiss
15 - The Old Man of the Pits 25:30 Read by Tom Weiss
16 - Another Change of Name 26:06 Read by Tom Weiss
17 - A Play to the Death 25:19 Read by Tom Weiss
18 - A Task for Loyalty 26:49 Read by Tom Weiss
19 - The Menace of the Dead 25:52 Read by Tom Weiss
20 - The Charge of Cowardice 28:28 Read by Tom Weiss
21 - A Risk for Love 22:02 Read by Tom Weiss
22 - At the Moment of Marriage 26:58 Read by Tom Weiss
Alternate - 00 24:50 Read by tubeyes
Alternate - 01 33:33 Read by tubeyes


(4 stars)

Again, a great story, well read. The author is so clear and descriptive in his stories that they unfold like a movie!

ignore first reader

(4.5 stars)

good book but the first reader sounds drunk but suffer through it because he is only on the first and third file. next reader kicks ass though!

Great series

(3.5 stars)

The first few chapters are double ups..... just skip the ones with poor audio quality and poor narration and all is good from there on good story..... Thanks.

(5 stars)

this story is 100 years old so it's predictability is forgiven. Though the worst of the series thus far, it's still a great listen and I completely enjoyed it.

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this book. It was really well read and was captivating throughout. It is pity i can not find the rest of the series on here.

fun adventure

(5 stars)

i enjoyed the book and the reading. great for listening while on a long commute


(5 stars)

The best.continuity in the series so far. Contains some of the author's finest imagery.

Please fix first chapters.

(4.5 stars)

just fix first couple of chapters other than that great story