The Gods of Mars - (version 3)

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.8 stars; 492 reviews)

After John Carter's arrival, a boat of Green Martians on the River Iss are ambushed by the previously unknown Plant Men. The lone survivor is his friend Tars Tarkas, the Jeddak of Thark, who has taken the pilgrimage to the Valley Dor to find Carter. Having saved their own lives, Carter and Tars Tarkas discover that the Therns, a white-skinned race of self-proclaimed gods, have for eons deceived the Barsoomians elsewhere by disseminating that the pilgrimage to the Valley Dor is a journey to paradise. Most arrivals are killed by the beasts of Valley, and the survivors enslaved by Therns. (Summary by Wikipedia) (8 hr 40 min)


00 - Forward 7:13 Read by Mark Nelson
01 - The Plant Men 26:44 Read by Mark Nelson
02 - A Forest Battle 28:07 Read by Mark Nelson
03 - The Chamber of Mystery 28:37 Read by Mark Nelson
04 - Thuvia 25:23 Read by Mark Nelson
05 - Corridors of Peril 19:31 Read by Mark Nelson
06 - The Black Pirates of Barsoom 17:31 Read by Mark Nelson
07 - A Fair Goddess 23:38 Read by Mark Nelson
08 - The Depths of Omean 27:36 Read by Mark Nelson
09 - Issus, Goddess of Life Eternal 20:46 Read by Mark Nelson
10 - The Prison Isle of Shador 20:33 Read by Mark Nelson
11 - When Hell Broke Loose 27:34 Read by Mark Nelson
12 - Domed to Die 15:08 Read by Mark Nelson
13 - A Break for Liberty 28:29 Read by Mark Nelson
14 - The Eyes in the Dark 30:58 Read by Mark Nelson
15 - Flight and Pursuit 17:58 Read by Mark Nelson
16 - Under Arrest 22:27 Read by Mark Nelson
17 - The Death Sentence 18:37 Read by Mark Nelson
18 - Sola's Story 16:02 Read by Mark Nelson
19 - Black Despair 29:52 Read by Mark Nelson
20 - The Air Battle 27:30 Read by Mark Nelson
21 - Through Flood and Flame 16:49 Read by Mark Nelson
22 - Victory and Defeat 23:49 Read by Mark Nelson


Gods of Mars

(5 stars)

The second in the Barsoom series, which continues to follow the adventures of John Carter. Classic ERB delivered by one of the best narrators, Mark Nelson. Thank you Mr. Nelson.

Wonderful sequel made all the better due to this fantastic reading

(5 stars)

Another fantastic reading by Mark Nelson. I'm now listening to books that weren't even on my radar because he is doing the reading. Fun pulpy adventure from simpler times. Wonderfully campy and full of over the top cliffhangers.


(5 stars)

I will LOOK for THIS READER from now on, while I seek out all the rest of ERB's Barsoom series book by book. Thrilling! I'm enjoying it as much as I loved reading these novels as a kid. Thank you also, LibriVox. I may be the first cranky grownup to admit this, but FREE audiobooks are a sanity saver.

Mr. Nelson Readings Are Captivating!

(5 stars)

These are the best read chronicles in E.R.B.'s John Carter series. Harken back to Story Time in the early days of radio. Feel the action and anticipation as Mr. Nelson narrates your way through John Carter's diaries. I have a duplicate review below with the incorrect star rating. Cursed large fingers and small phone!


(5 stars)

One of the most professional readers I've heard on Librivox. Very few misspeaks. Great voice. Gives each character their own accents / nuances. Super easy to get into the story with a reader like this. I look forward to other works he has lent his talent to!

Excellent story and reading!

(5 stars)

Mark Douglas Nelson did an excellent job reading as usual. The story is very action packed, which makes it easy to follow and quite interesting. If you've read a Princess of Mars, you may as well continue the journey of John Carter.

Great reading, predictable book

(3 stars)

I know this is supposed to be a true classic, but I found it irritatingly predictable. Mark Nelson is one of my favorite readers, which is why I listened all the way to the end.

incredible story and reading

(5 stars)

Wow what an incredible sequel with a crazy endingI can’t wait to start the next book in the series! Great reading by Mark Nelson!