A Princess of Mars (Version 3)


Read by Thomas A. Copeland

(4.8 stars; 414 reviews)

John Carter is mysteriously conveyed to Mars, where he discovers two intelligent species continually embroiled in warfare. Although he is a prisoner of four-armed green men, his Civil War experience and Earth-trained musculature give him superior martial abilities, and he is treated with deference by this fierce race. Falling in love with a princess of red humanoids (two-armed but egg-bearing), he contrives a daring escape and later rescues the red men from the hostility of another nation of their own race. In this struggle he enlists the aid of his former captors, whom he gradually civilizes, teaching them first the practical advantages of kindness to their beasts of burden and then of casting aside centuries of communal living in favor of the nuclear family. At last he even starts them on the path to mastering the arts of friedship and diplomacy. When the failure of the atmosphere-generator threatens the planet's inhabitants with extinction, Carter's luck, memory, and sheer determination make possible the salvation of the planet, but Carter himself falls unconscious before he knows the success of his efforts. The novel ends with his sudden involuntary return to Earth. (Summary by Thomas Copeland)

(7 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Foreword 7:48 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 1 16:33 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 2 10:55 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 3 16:55 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 4 13:51 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 5 9:38 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 6 10:15 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 7 12:54 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 8 12:41 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 9 9:06 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 10 22:53 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 11 14:58 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 12 12:41 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 13 15:19 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 14 20:38 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 15 18:35 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 16 24:00 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 17 18:47 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 18 9:42 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 19 11:09 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 20 21:18 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 21 23:08 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 22 22:30 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 23 14:07 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 24 17:36 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 25 12:15 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 26 14:42 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 27 12:47 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
Chapter 28 4:57 Read by Thomas A. Copeland

Reviews

Wonderful!

(4.5 stars)

I have always had difficulty enjoying this series because I felt the Martian character names were idiotic. It makes little sense, but I was simply too irritated to enjoy an otherwise great story. Somehow, Mr. Copeland's narration has allowed me to truly enjoy this story for the first time. My deepest thanks to him & Librivox!

A Must Read!

(5 stars)

This book is fantastic! There is so much whimsy and adventure packed inside this novel! the development of the characters and the world just floors me. Thomas A. Copeland sounds as though he was made to narrate this book.

(5 stars)

this book was an absolute thrill it is deepening my love for books from this era in American literature history. I am a huge fan of Cs Lewis's space trilogy and from this work by Burroughs I can see where Lewis got some of his influence. it was a very different Mars book after having just read War of the Worlds and out of the Silent Planet. the differences were delightful though boroughs does such an app job of spinning Tales of new worlds. it is these beautiful books that will forever transform the way I look at the red planet from now on from my vantage point here on Earth. my emotions really ran the gamut as I read a princess of Mars and it was seldom truly predictable. I even now cannot wait to start the next book in the barsoom series!

(5 stars)

Great, saw movie John Carter, liked it. Had no clue it was based on this book & the other 2 in its trilogy. As always the book is WAY better then the movie. Also this app is wonderful it has its issues, but I'm sure they'll be fixed. It a free app for free books, recorded by volunteers. Awesomeness.

Excellent! Great reading, Awesome story!

(5 stars)

Well read, well written- superbly vivid fantasy, I like that there is war and fighting, but its not gory or obscene- there is romance, love and a unparalleled woman of beauty without being salacious. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and will definitely listen to/read the others.

My Favorite Sci-Fi Adventure Novel of all Time!

(4.5 stars)

This ERB is the First of the "Mars Series" books by him, & perhaps it's best! The narrator here is fabulous! If U like Sci-Fi at all, read it! You will see what a botched & horrible job the great Disney Cinema did portraying it in John Carter! I wish it could be undone by a producer & director that had the vision to not mess with the plot of the First Novel of the series! Disney surely made a complete mess of iy! So sad, considering Star Wars, Avatar, & others, stile greatly from Borrough's Mars Series. If you have read & enjoy ANY Tarzan novels of his, this is a must read/listen!

An Excellent Reading

(5 stars)

This is an excellent reading of the first book in the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic Warlord Of Mars series! I have enjoyed these books ever since I picked up the complete set at a library sale. This is what science fiction used to be; nothing wrong with the current state of the art, but don't bypass the classics! Thanks to Mr. Thomas Copeland again for his great reading skills!

An enjoyable and well-read book...

(5 stars)

This book was very well read by the reader, who did a great job of it. I am very familiar with this series; pronunciation and emphasis were outstanding. I have listened to all three of the recordings available on LibriVox for this book; this is the one you want, whether you are listening for enjoyment, or to help with your language skills!