The Warlord of Mars (version 3)

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.8 stars; 381 reviews)

After the horrendous battle at the end of the previous book, which ended with the destruction of the religion of Issus, John Carter's wife and two other women were locked in a slowly rotating prison attached to the Temple of the Sun, each of whose hundreds of cells are only open to the outside world once every year. In the meantime, Carter's friend Xodar has become the new Jeddak (chief or king) of the black Martian First Born, and those white Martian therns who reject the old religion likewise gain a new unnamed leader, but there are still some who wish to keep the old discredited religion going, including the therns' erstwhite leader, the Holy Hekkador Matai Shang. John Carter discovers that a First Born named Thurid knows the secret of the Temple of the Sun and he and Matai Shang want to rescue the Holy Thern's daughter Phaidor, who has been imprisoned with Dejah Thoris and another Barsoomian princess, Thuvia of Ptarth, in the Temple jail for several hundred days. Unfortunately, Thurid, to spite Carter, gets Matai Shang to also take Dejah Thoris and Thuvia along with them. Carter follows them in the hope of liberating his beloved wife. - Summary by Wikipedia (5 hr 42 min)


01 - On the River Iss 23:17 Read by Mark Nelson
02 - Under the Mountains 24:19 Read by Mark Nelson
03 - The Temple of the Sun 20:08 Read by Mark Nelson
04 - The Secret Tower 24:06 Read by Mark Nelson
05 - On the Kaolian Road 26:07 Read by Mark Nelson
06 - A Hero in Kaol 19:04 Read by Mark Nelson
07 - New Allies 23:08 Read by Mark Nelson
08 - Through the Carrion Caves 24:14 Read by Mark Nelson
09 - With the Yellow Men 20:05 Read by Mark Nelson
10 - In Durance 19:31 Read by Mark Nelson
11 - The Pit of Plenty 20:46 Read by Mark Nelson
12 - "Follow the Rope" 20:22 Read by Mark Nelson
13 - The Magnet Switch 21:00 Read by Mark Nelson
14 - The Tide of Battle 15:54 Read by Mark Nelson
15 - Rewards 19:17 Read by Mark Nelson
16 - The New Ruler 20:44 Read by Mark Nelson


Great reading of a classic.

(5 stars)

This is the third John Carter of Mars book and it really ties the whole story together. Sure it's pulp sci-if with no actual sci, but it's great fun. The reader is top notch. I'm not sure how many other versions there are (this is titled version 3) but you would be hard pressed to find a better reader of the story.

Better than any paid version

(5 stars)

Mark Nelson’s narration is out of this world. It’s perfect for John Carter and all of ERB’s novels. I love Barsoom and all its mysteries and adventure. I always feel close to my father when I listen to them. Thank you LibriVox.

Mark Nelson nails it again!

(5 stars)

Mark Nelson does this third Mars book justice with his strong, deep, steady voice. Through astounding danger and hairbreadth escapes, we follow John Carter on his quest to rescue his princess, the incomparable Deja Thoris, from the clutches of evil black and white Martians.

(4.5 stars)

Another very competent reading by Mark Nelson. Plenty of action in this expedition of the mars series of John Carter. Only criticism is that the character of John Carter seems to always be clueless about what’s going on around him although generally because he’s in a fight or in a rage to engage in combat, seemingly without slackening appetite. And little bit too much glory heaping for my taste in this particular installment of the story.

Another great story by E. R. B.

(5 stars)

I never thought I would read, even less enjoy, this series by Burrows, but it has become one of my favorites by the author. Mark Nelson does a splendid job reading as usual, thank you sir for your hard work!

love it!

(5 stars)

have listened to all three in the series so far, and am escaping the day to day in the most wonderful way. absolutely worth the time and there are a few versions with different readers so there is bound to be one youll like.

best narration by Mark i ever heard..

(5 stars)

I've listened almost all books narrated by Mark Nelson but in this one he really put himself outhere, and book is so great, different and interesting that constantly ask for listening for another chapter.. it is great scyfi

Incredible story and reader

(5 stars)

I thought the first 2 books were good but this topped them both! What a great story! Action packed throughout the entire thing. Can’t wait to start the next in the series! Fantastic reading by Mark Nelson! Thank you