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The Chessmen of Mars (version 2)

Gelesen von Thomas A. Copeland

(4,709 Sterne; 139 Bewertungen)

Tara of Helium, John Carter's second child, is nearly as beautiful as her mother, Deja Thoris, and as independent-minded as her father. These qualities cause her much grief during a long series of imprisonments by hostile aliens. She is aided by a rejected suitor whom she fails to recognize but gradually learns first to trust and then to love, despite what she imagines to be a hopeless chasm between their social classes. A highly evolved race of intelligent beings is discovered in this novel, one of whom forms with Tara a complicated relationship that opens his eyes to the value of certain aspects of life which he and his kind have shed. We also learn of an ancient Martian culture differing markedly from the technologically advanced civilizations of other city-states; one of its pastimes is a bloody variation of Martian chess, played with human beings as the game pieces. For variety of character and incident, this novel is unsurpassed by its four predecessors in the series. (Summary by Thomas Copeland)

(9 hr 5 min)

Chapters

Prelude - John Carter Comes to Earth

6:08

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Tara in a Tantrum

24:14

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At the Gale's Mercy

24:05

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The Headless Humans

28:33

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Captured

27:21

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The Perfect Brain

21:35

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In the Toils of Horror

28:06

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A Repellent Sight

25:44

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Close Work

21:19

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Adrift Over Strange Regions

24:08

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Entrapped

22:11

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The Choice of Tara

24:44

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Ghek Plays Pranks

21:10

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A Desperate Deed

23:40

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At Ghek's Command

25:09

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The Old Man of the Pits

23:54

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Another Change of Name

23:40

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A Play to the Death

22:55

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A Task for Loyalty

26:53

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The Menace of the Dead

20:29

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The Charge of Cowardice

24:45

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A Risk for Love

21:36

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At the Moment of Marriage

32:48

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Bewertungen

Checkmate & Game

(5 Sterne)

Another overall splendid narration by Mr Copeland. With each successive volume in these Barsoom tales his reading has become more & more expressive as regards the voices of individual characters within the narrative. Clearly he is having more fun with some of the intriguing ones here which lends to the verisimilitude of the listening experience & negates the occasional singular peculiarity of pronunciation that can break the spell he weaves (as has been the case in previous volumes) so adroitly.

Another Excellent Reading!

(5 Sterne)

Again, Thomas Copeland has accomplished a fine rendition of The Chessmen of Mars. As an ERB fan, I have enjoyed the books of Edgar Rice Burroughs Warlord of Mars series as read by Mr. Copeland, and recommend these excellent readings to any other fans of the series!

Copeland at his finest

(5 Sterne)

A fantastic installment in the Barsoom series, probably my favorite (certainly 2nd if not) but the real star here is Copeland. His acting here is the best as he really throws himself into the book. Don't miss this one!

my favorite so far

(5 Sterne)

My favorite of the Barsoom series so far! What an excellent book this was, and like others have said Thomas Copeland was fantastic! Made it so fun to listen to. The characters really come alive with him.

Glorious

(5 Sterne)

I absolutely loved this title, and Thomas Copeland did an amazing job of reading. I will listen/read many more of the John Carter series of books now, as this was my first.

(5 Sterne)

Mr.Copeland is a masterful storyteller. can't wait to hear more from him. Having listened to over 100 audio books, I would place Mr.Copeland among the best I've heard.

westred

(5 Sterne)

Simply awesome. A great romantic adventure on Mars told by an A+++ narrator! I love all of ERB's classics, but this one is his best!

chessmen check mate

(4 Sterne)

An interesting addition to the series & brilliantly read- by far my favourite narrator of this series; thank you Thomas Copeland