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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21,034 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barsoom Series Release Date:
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Ex–Confederate Army captain John Carter finds himself suddenly and unwittingly transported to Mars while fleeing Apache Indians. This new world is populated by a race of monstrous Martians whose culture is based on the ability to fight for their race. Captured by the savage green men of Thark, John discovers that the gravitational difference between Mars and Earth has endowed him with the strength that he will need for survival on this hostile planet. He battles ferocious Martian creatures and gains the respect and friendship of the Barsoomians. Along the way he encounters the beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, and earns her everlasting devotion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Might it really be possible—in fact and not in fancy—to venture with John Carter to the Kingdom of Helium on the planet Mars?”

    Carl Sagan

  • “This is a wonderful scientific romance that perhaps can be best described as early science fiction melded with an epic dose of romantic adventure…Sheer escapism of the tallest order, the Martian novels are perfect entertainment for those who find Tarzan’s fantastic adventures aren’t, well, fantastic enough. Although this novel can stand alone, there are a total of eleven volumes in this classic series of otherworldly, swashbuckling adventure.”

    Amazon.com Review

  • “[A Princess of Mars] is arguably the most fun of the eleven Martian tales Burroughs eventually wrote, as almost everything in it is new and strange, from the giant four-armed green Martians to the fantastic six-legged thoats. Tarzan may be Burroughs’ most famous character, but his Mars stories are still widely read.”

    Library Journal

  • “When it rains in a Burroughs novel, the reader gets wet.”

    Jack McDevitt, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Award–winning author

  • “Pure escapist fantasy/romance, Burroughs was ahead of his time…William Dufris keeps the action steady from beginning to end. Good family listening.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Waldron | 2/15/2014

    " Obviously a real sci-fi classic. Perfect summer vacation read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Simon | 2/15/2014

    " Got a little bored of John Carter constantly telling us how awesome he is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth | 2/11/2014

    " It is amazing how light reading has deteriorated in the last 100 years. ERB is not Dostoyevsky nor is trying to be. He is trying to write books that give the reader a pleasant afternoon. He succeeds. ERB offers a bit more. If the reader wants to pay attention and think, there is some interesting philosophy a well. I think that ERB chose first person in order to give JC the opportunity yo toot his own horn. At a time when communism was creating a general distaste of pride in one owns accomplishments, ERB created a character who deserved to brag. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sean Magee | 2/11/2014

    " This by no means is literature. It is a easy, fun read in science fiction. Also keep in mind it was printed in a pulp 100 years ago, because most of the concepts are outdated and the depictions of the female (and male) are very stereotypical. "

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