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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (876 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: Shelly Frasier Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tarzan Series Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781400181193
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Edgar Rice Burroughs created one of the most iconic figures in American pop culture, Tarzan of the Apes. It is impossible to overstate his influence on entire genres of popular literature in the decades after his enormously winning pulp novels sparked the public’s imagination.

Jungle Tales of Tarzan explores the life of the young Tarzan, his adventurous boyhood and teen years among the great apes and other wild creatures that were his only family. The young Tarzan was unlike his companions and playmates—theirs was a simple, savage life, filled with little but killing or being killed. But Tarzan had all of a normal boy’s desire to learn. He had taught himself to read from books left by his dead father. Now he sought to apply this book knowledge to the world around him. He sought for such things as the source of dreams and the whereabouts of God. And he searched for the love and affection that every human being needs.

The stories that can be found in Jungles Tales of Tarzan are “Tarzan’s First Love,” “The Capture of Tarzan,” “The Fight for the Balu,” “The God of Tarzan,” “Tarzan and the Black Boy,” “The Witch-Doctor Seeks Vengeance,” “The End of Bukawai,” “The Lion,” “The Nightmare,” “The Battle for Teeka,” “A Jungle Joke,” and “Tarzan Rescues the Moon.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merwyn Haskett | 1/19/2014

    " Previous review available under Jungle Love Indeed at The Taze Files. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Darling | 1/4/2014

    " All of these short stories were very good; some nice insights into the Ape Man "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Academama | 12/7/2013

    " This is....well...the worst of Tarzan. But it's still kind of a page-turner, in a predictable, episodic kind of way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Flosi | 11/3/2013

    " Background stories of Tarzan's life before Jane and his new-found history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 7/27/2013

    " Not the best of the Tarzan series. I was somewhat disappointed, although I always liked ERB's John Carter stories much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linds | 11/24/2012

    " This is a prequel to Tarzan #1. The author's blatant racism regarding "uncivilized" Africans aside, this is one of my favorite Tarzan books. He's unsocialized and completely alone in the jungle before he makes contact with the greater world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 G. Taylor | 9/25/2012

    " For anyone interested in Tarzan's formative years, and to some extent his spiritual life, this book is a lot of fun to read. Adventure, mystery and genuine laughs whenever the Lord of the Jungle tries to deal with his Apes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leaflet | 8/5/2012

    " These short stories provide some insights into Tarzan. The last one, "Tarzan Rescues the Moon" was my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cecil James | 11/28/2011

    " I didn't enjoy this book as much as some of the other Tarzan books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 8/19/2011

    " Gives back story to Tarzan, and fits in nicely to the series as a whole. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 7/8/2011

    " This sixth book is a bit different in format than the others. Here we have several different stories combined together instead of just one. Still absolutely great though. My favorite story is when Tarzan starts asking who God is and eventually figures it out...beautiful story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Id Davidovich | 3/14/2011

    " I give this book two stars only relative to the other books in the Tarzan series. It was well worth reading for a Tarzan fan, but not as enjoyable as the preceding novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Anthony | 2/2/2011

    " This Tarzan book differs from the rest in that it does have a timeline but ithe book is several smaller stories throughout the life of Tarzan before Tarzan of the Apes. You get it read some about the expolits of Tarzan and the Gomangani and more of his personality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ailish | 8/14/2010

    " There are some nice stories (and two nasty ones) in this collection.Tarzan has a fairly casual attitude towards human life, casually strangling the local villagers when they bother him by getting in his way, wailing to loud or eating too much. And then there's Edgar Rice Burrough's blithe racism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia Ledbetter | 6/4/2010

    " Very good, I liked how some of them were funny. He's calls the heart "The little red thing that breathes" I lauged and shared it with my mom and sister! 5 down 20 to go, still go to read the 5th book though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 4/9/2010

    " This Tarzan book differs from the rest in that it does have a timeline but ithe book is several smaller stories throughout the life of Tarzan before Tarzan of the Apes. You get it read some about the expolits of Tarzan and the Gomangani and more of his personality. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Id | 3/22/2010

    " I give this book two stars only relative to the other books in the Tarzan series. It was well worth reading for a Tarzan fan, but not as enjoyable as the preceding novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Academama | 12/14/2009

    " This is....well...the worst of Tarzan. But it's still kind of a page-turner, in a predictable, episodic kind of way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 10/24/2009

    " Nice collection of short stories all about when Tarzan was a young boy, growing up in the jungle. Guess that makes this a prequel to 'Tarzan of the apes.
    More low key than the usual Tarzan novel. Smaller stories that mix adventure and character moments. One of the best of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linds | 4/30/2009

    " This is a prequel to Tarzan #1. The author's blatant racism regarding "uncivilized" Africans aside, this is one of my favorite Tarzan books. He's unsocialized and completely alone in the jungle before he makes contact with the greater world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 7/27/2008

    " Not the best of the Tarzan series. I was somewhat disappointed, although I always liked ERB's John Carter stories much better. "

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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

Shelly Frasier has appeared in many independent film and theater projects in Arizona and Southern California and has done voice-over work for commercials and animation projects. She trained at the Groundlings Improv School in Hollywood and South Coast Repertory’s Professional Conservatory in Costa Mesa, California. She has performed at theaters throughout North Hollywood and Orange County. Recent performances include Blue Window, The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry, The Haunting of Hill House, and a British farcical version of A Christmas Carol. She resides in Hollywood.