A Princess of Mars (version 2)
John Carter, an American Civil War veteran, goes prospecting in Arizona and, when set upon by Indians, is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength on this planet, due to its lesser gravity. Carter soon falls in among the Tharks, a nomadic tribe of the planet's warlike, four-armed, green inhabitants. Thanks to his strength and combat abilities he rises in position in the tribe and earns the respect eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas, one of the Thark chiefs.
The Tharks subsequently capture Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, a member of the humanoid red Martian race. The red Martians inhabit a loose network of city states and control the desert planet's canals, along which its agriculture is concentrated. Carter rescues her from the green men to return her to her people. (Summary from Wikipedia)(7 hr 26 min)
Really enjoyed the read !
Mark Nelson has amazing voice. Excellent reading, and pace. Bravo !
Early sci-fi space adventure
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.
Brilliant read from Mark Nelson. RIP. Have been listening to all of the books he reads. Fabulous voice.
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Princess of Mars. Book 1
The first in the Barsoom series. AKA John Carter of Mars. Classic ERB delivered by one of the best narrators, Mark Nelson. Thank you Mr. Nelson.
This is a great story and it would have been nice if the movie would have done it more justice. The readers were good and the only issue I had were the chapters cutting out early and starting the next
The reader Mark Nelson is doing a great job!! Just like a professional!!
I agree with Kaare
It is definitely distracting trying to keep up with the various readers, especially those with unusual pronunciation.