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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (334 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Maxwell Narrator: Suzan Crowley Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781455884988
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The only female student in Cambridge University’s medical program, Jane Porter is far more comfortable in a lab coat dissecting corpses than she is in a corset and gown sipping afternoon tea. A budding paleoanthropologist, Jane dreams of traveling the globe in search of fossils that will prove the evolutionary theories of her scientific hero, Charles Darwin.

When dashing American explorer Ral Conrath invites Jane and her father to join an expedition deep into West Africa, she can hardly believe her luck. Africa is every bit as exotic and fascinating as she has always imagined, but Jane quickly learns that the lush jungle is full of secrets—and so is Ral Conrath. When danger strikes, Jane finds her hero, the key to humanity’s past, and an all-consuming love in one extraordinary man: Tarzan of the Apes.

Jane is the first version of the Tarzan story written by a woman and authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate. Its publication marks the centennial of the original Tarzan of the Apes.

“This stunning sequel to Tarzan is outstanding in its scope and pageantry.… Suzan Crowley is magnificent with her portrayals of the narrator and the protagonist. Her voice develops the Tarzan personality as she teaches him to speak English, and we hear him progress from tentative childish pronunciations to mastering entire sentences and concepts.… For anyone who grew up with the original Tarzan and for all the new legions of fantasy and sci-fi lovers.” —AudioFile

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alohatiki | 2/7/2014

    " As a young girl I saw the movie Greystoke and love it. I've never read the real Tarzan novel but this sounded interesting from Jane's point of view. It was pretty gripping and exciting. Now I will have to read the original and of course re-watch Greystoke. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marsha | 2/6/2014

    " Jane, darling, you are obviously incredibly intelligent, courageous, and insightful, and yet you turn to a mindless blob of jelly when a handsome, "virile" man pays attention to you. Seriously, authors, I'm tired of this hackneyed theme. Where are the women who grow to be strong and stay strong, even when a man enters the picture? I had such high hopes for this book, but I just couldn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Garoutte | 2/2/2014

    " Though familiar with the Tarzan story from films, I have not read any of the Edgar Rice Burroughs stories. I believe I may have to remedy this situation. I thoroughly enjoyed this story from Jane Porter's perspective "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 1/26/2014

    " It seemed a rather large coincidence that a "budding paleoanthropologist" just happens to run into Tarzan who is essentially raised in a group that would fit into the "missing link" category. I got a bit more than half way before putting this one down. It got a little too weird and unrealistic. Also, I skipped over a couple romance paragraphs that got into it a little more than my comfort zone (which also added to my decision to give up reading). Oh- and Jane is a little too heavy in the whole feminist thing in the beginning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie Tournas | 1/20/2014

    " Kind of a meandering romance. I think any fun for fans of ERB is not there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Elizabeth | 1/8/2014

    " I am absolutely in love with this story! Jane is such a strong woman who holds her own in the jungles of Africa. The story is so richly drawn out that I almost couldn't put the book down while I was reading! Absolutely amazing read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Brzeski | 11/24/2013

    " Great plot, really loved it and I hope she does another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janine | 11/23/2013

    " Loved this book. I hope other people will read it and enjoy as much as I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 9/29/2013

    " I really enjoyed this. The narrator for the audio book was a tad overly dramatic at times but I really liked the story. I kind of wonder if there will be another one. I feel like the author could if she wanted but not that it's absolutely necessary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Ehmke | 8/29/2013

    " A little too much wild monkey-love for me. As I always say, I don't need to be in other peoples bedrooms/tree nests. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 6/13/2013

    " A fascinating concept and a neat reversal of the Tarzan story. Well written until the very end when it turned into an Indiana Jones tale. But if you like the idea of taking a famous story and telling it from a different viewpoint, then it's worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 1/11/2013

    " Until now I've never been interested in reading the original Tarzan. Now I want to. This is a fabulous retelling although the ending feels a bit rushed and sketchy. It leaves one with several questions. Does this mean there's a sequel? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 10/27/2012

    " I was utterly transfixed from start to finish - definitely one of the best books I read this year. Jane and Tarzan are a great couple! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bookwyrm13 | 10/12/2012

    " Great remix of tarzan, didnt think i would like it this much "

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About the Author
Author Robin Maxwell

Robin Maxwell is the acclaimed author of several books, including The Wild Irish, The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, The Queen’s Bastard, and Jane.

About the Narrator

Suzan Crowley, a British/American actress and producer and an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. She has worked in repertory theater all over the British Isles and acted extensively on-screen as well, including roles in ITV’s series PD James’ Devices & Desires, the BBC series Back Up, and the feature film The Devil Inside. With her husband Anthony Armatrading, she produced the award-winning independent feature film Wild about Harry.