Pirates of Venus


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.4 stars; 49 reviews)

Edgar Rice Burroughs, of Tarzan fame, wrote many great adventure stories that were serialized in the magazines of t he 1930s. This is the first book in what is called the Venus series and starts it off with tons of action and excitement. It was published as a book in 1934. Our hero Carson accidentally lands on the mysterious, cloud-covered planet of Venus (he was shooting for Mars, believing Venus inhospitable to all life). Landing there he finds that the clouds conceal a wondrous secret: the strikingly beautiful yet deadly world of Amtor. In Amtor, cities of immortal beings flourish in giant trees reaching thousands of feet into the sky; ferocious beasts stalk the wilderness below; rare flashes of sunlight precipitate devastating storms; and the inhabitants believe their world is saucer-shaped with a fiery center and an icy rim. Stranded on Amtor after his spaceship crashes, astronaut Carson Napier is swept into a world where revolution is ripe, the love of a princess carries a dear price, and death can come as easily from the blade of a sword as from the ray of a futuristic gun. And yes, he does become a pirate. If you are looking for a pure adventure story, this is still a great one. (Summary by phil c) (6 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Carson Napier 22:01 Read by Phil Chenevert
Off for Mars 25:32 Read by Phil Chenevert
Rushing Toward Venus 35:57 Read by Phil Chenevert
To the House of the King 23:39 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Girl in the Garden 30:44 Read by Phil Chenevert
Gathering Tarel 28:42 Read by Phil Chenevert
By Kamlot’s Grave 27:37 Read by Phil Chenevert
On Board the Sofal 23:21 Read by Phil Chenevert
Soldiers of Liberty 19:56 Read by Phil Chenevert
Mutiny 25:14 Read by Phil Chenevert
Duare 20:08 Read by Phil Chenevert
“A Ship!” 25:46 Read by Phil Chenevert
Catastrophe 25:19 Read by Phil Chenevert
Storm 41:13 Read by Phil Chenevert

Reviews

Wait what?


(2 stars)

Once you get to the middle the dialog feels like a crowded room. The sequel is better.


(2 stars)

Sadly the reader was awful. But the story would have been great.


(5 stars)

Great book read by a great reader.