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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: John Bolen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barsoom Series Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781400179107
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Two years before Edgar Rice Burroughs became a worldwide celebrity with the publication of Tarzan of the Apes, he published A Princess of Mars. A futuristic sci-fi fantasy romance, A Princess of Mars tells the story of John Carter, a Civil War veteran who inexplicably finds himself held prisoner on the planet Mars by the Green Men of Thark. Together with Dejah Thoris, the princess of another clan on Mars, the unlikely pair must fight for their freedom and save the entire planet from destruction as the life-sustaining Atmosphere Factory slowly grinds to a halt.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Webb | 2/6/2014

    " I'm not a fan of First Person Stories, but this worked very well. Some of the language is very dated, I actually had to look up a few words to understand there meaning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blake | 2/1/2014

    " Excellent book, it was really interesting to read a book written back in 1912, since back then people had a much different perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth A. | 1/26/2014

    " I actually started it a month or two ago and it was enjoyable enough,not bad,written in the style of the time,not entirely politically correct and so not for everyone. As it is part of a long series it will be unlikely that I finish all of them. It ends well enough as a single read though,you can pretty much call it a probably happy ending if you use a little imagination. I would have liked more of Sola than the princess. If you get bored by books with a lot of technical details you may get lost at times. Even I did now and then and I usually like that sort of thing. Short review I guess,but it's really not complicated otherwise... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hal Shipman | 1/26/2014

    " Decent enough, but pretty dated style. Very little dialog - frankly more of a historical artifact than engaging on it's own merits. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/12/2014

    " Not something I would normally read. My daughter said the movie was really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gene Komaromi | 1/11/2014

    " This book was a surprise. I read it because of the hype for the "John Carter" movie, expecting little. Wow, I was surprised, the story was action packed with a decent plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trina | 1/9/2014

    " Although I appreciate how this book influenced Star Wars and others, I'm still surprised this is beloved enough for someone to make a movie out of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Peters | 12/25/2013

    " Really fun to read. I am amused by the imaginings of Edgar Rice Burroughs, he invented things long before they were real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 12/15/2013

    " Burroughs knew how to write adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 12/13/2013

    " Burroughs knew how to write adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Corbin | 12/2/2013

    " The Barsoom series is one of my favorite, if not the favorite, book series ever. I absolutely adore the books... I'm currently on #7. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ralph Jr. | 11/27/2013

    " Loved it! read it years agoi, and started reading the series again after seeing the excellent movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzy S. | 11/22/2013

    " This book was okay, much better than the movie! A very interesting view of Mars, alien life, human interaction, etc. However, the main character is a bit overly fortunate at times and it can all feel a bit unrealistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 11/11/2013

    " Fun! I want to see the movie John Carter now and I'd like to read more in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blake | 10/29/2013

    " Excellent book, it was really interesting to read a book written back in 1912, since back then people had a much different perspective. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phrito | 10/18/2013

    " I'm going to flag this one as DNF for the time being. I'm a third of the way in and I'm bored. These first person recollections are not a literary style I care for. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erik Braun | 10/7/2013

    " Really 2.5 stars the writing clearly dates the book but it's quick, easy and keeps you entertained. Exactly what I was looking for at the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 4/24/2013

    " Short and not difficult, though the writing style is very turn of the (20th) century. Honestly I probably would have enjoyed it more had I not seen the movie - the movie was actually quite faithful to the story. I plan on reading the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danci Tatton | 3/12/2013

    " Loved it. Can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 2/26/2013

    " A great start to a great series. I enjoyed this series much more than the Tarzan series by the same author. Some of the John Carter books are free on kindle. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Doug | 2/16/2013

    " fell asleep too many times reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 12/2/2012

    " Let's just say when I was sixteen I found the book to be more entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Capri | 9/21/2012

    " Excellent! Very imaginative. I cannot wait to read ehat happed in John Carter' future adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy Bishop | 7/10/2012

    " As far as old school fantasy goes, this is pretty good. circumstances are ridiculous throughout the series. Every step of John Carter's quests are full of amazing, miraculous coincidences, but it's a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie Reed | 4/6/2012

    " A fun and refreshing blast from the past, there were still some things about it that were far too fantastical even for me. It's hard to explain. Honestly, I'm not sure I'll write a full review of this one, since so many people have already expressed their views. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett's Books | 11/4/2011

    " Enjoyed this sci-fi yarn, seemed wholly original and found the narrative and characters interesting. Good quick page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzy S. | 3/2/2011

    " This book was okay, much better than the movie! A very interesting view of Mars, alien life, human interaction, etc. However, the main character is a bit overly fortunate at times and it can all feel a bit unrealistic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 3/2/2011

    " It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't fabulous. I don't think I will read any more of the John Carter books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gavin Smith | 12/8/2010

    " This was great fun. I ripped through it in no time. A really fun science fiction/adventure story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iain Gray | 5/4/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book, am surprised that I'd not heard about this until the release of the John Carter film! The only disappointment its the inexplicable way John travels from and then returns to Earth. Some of the science is a bit dodgy but for being nearly 100 years old this is excusable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 1/28/2003

    " This was one where I saw the movie (John Carter) first, but I did enjoy this read as much as the movie. The movie hit on most of the points in this book, though they were turned around some, but Its a good book none the less and I think the movie would have still been good if done this way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. | 12/29/2001

    " Fun read especially for children and young adults "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimbolimbo | 11/29/2001

    " Unfortunately I watched the movie first and in this case I liked the movie better. The book was just too unbelievable. "

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About the Author
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950), born in Chicago, was educated at Michigan Military Academy and served briefly in the US Cavalry. He began writing while working as a pencil-sharpener salesman, publishing his first piece in 1912 to great success. He authored numerous science fiction and fantasy series but is most famous for his Tarzan books; the suburb of Los Angeles where he lived eventually became known as Tarzana.

About the Narrator

John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His work in film includes The Land, The Inn Outside the World, Dream Parlor, and the American Film Institute’s Women Directors Workshop short This Is Bill. His television appearances include “CIA: Masters of Deception” on the Discovery Channel. He has performed at many theaters in the Los Angeles area. He is also a playwright and a member of the New Voices Playwrights Theatre.