A Princess of Mars (version 2)

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.7 stars; 103 reviews)

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)


Chapters 00-02 36:31 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 03-04 31:59 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 05-06 20:51 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 07-08 26:59 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 09-10 34:00 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 11-12 29:34 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 13-14 35:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 15-16 44:50 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 17-18 29:52 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 19-20 33:26 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 21-22 46:22 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 23-24 31:40 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 25-26 27:05 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 27-28 17:00 Read by Mark Nelson


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 story

(3.5 stars)

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

Really enjoyed the read !

(5 stars)

Mark Nelson has amazing voice. Excellent reading, and pace. Bravo !

A Princess of Mars

(4.5 stars)

A favorite, read by a favorite narrator. one thing, why the rehashing of the chapters by a different narrator? kind of annoying to keep it from wasting data to download this, any way to remove this?

really good

(4 stars)

exactly what one wants from an early sci-fi novel. a little heavy on the "white savior" tropes, but it's an old book. loooooved the readers voice. a great match for the content

i like it

(4.5 stars)

lots of action in this series, at least that is how I think it was released originally so every couple of chapters something big occurs to keep you hooked.

amazing story beautifully read.

(5 stars)

Not normally a genre i delve into much, but i am very glad i took on chance on this novel; would recommend for everyone, all ages.

(5 stars)

Mark Nelson version is fantastic! great book, the movie 'John Carter' brought me here. The book is far better, although it can hardly be considered the same story.