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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,356 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: 9781400181179
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Edgar Rice Burroughs is the creator of one of the most iconic figures in American pop culture: Tarzan of the Apes. Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is the fifth book in the Tarzan series and considered by many to be one of the best.

In one of his earlier adventures, Tarzan visited the mysterious, ruinous city of Opar that dated back to Atlantean times and was now inhabited by a strange horde of bloodthirsty, apelike priests headed by La, the High Priestess of the Flaming God. Thence, he brought back very little of the great store of ingoted gold hidden deep in a hill and was rich for life.

In the current adventure, Tarzan returns to the gold-mining city of Opar to contend with greedy villains and the amorous attentions of the high priestess. But the priests who work for her have other ideas—they don’t intend to let Tarzan escape their sacrificial knives a second time.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 2/18/2014

    " Good book, very fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/3/2014

    " here's where the series starts to fall apart... and I suspect later books are farmed out to apprentice writers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Miller | 1/26/2014

    " I love reading Edgar Rice Burroughs. He never disappoints and Tarzan has always been my favorite since I was a boy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawson | 1/20/2014

    " Great title. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Rardin | 12/23/2013

    " If you're into Tarzan, this one's pretty fun as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia Ledbetter | 12/18/2013

    " Really great. Thought it would have been funnier if Tarzan had lost his memory from being hit in the head with a coconut but an earthquake was ok. 8 down, 17 more to go! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 9/28/2013

    " One of the best of the Tarzan books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Flosi | 6/21/2013

    " A common theme from Burroughs...all is well for the family and friends of Lord Greystoke. It was entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harold | 6/10/2013

    " One of the best in this TERRIFIC series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Roy | 1/23/2013

    " Introducing La "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 1/15/2013

    " See review for the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cowcatt | 11/30/2012

    " Really good old fashioned action and adventure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linds | 2/28/2012

    " Tarzan gets amnesia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L.a. Matthies | 9/29/2011

    " Edgar Rice Burroughs is always fun & full of adventure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 6/5/2011

    " i got about halfway thru this book, but kinda lost interest in the series. tho i really enjoyed the first 4. they just get cheesy after #5 and i didnt really want to go any further. they also stop having his family life in them. it makes me sad to lose his family dynamic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mindy | 4/8/2011

    " I got a little bored of the Tarzans by the end. And maybe it is just me, but they were getting pretty silly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 1/28/2011

    " Tarzan at his best. First read as a kid now many years later as a much older kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 1/13/2011

    " Read again in 1990 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cowcatt | 12/13/2010

    " Really good old fashioned action and adventure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mindy | 6/22/2010

    " I got a little bored of the Tarzans by the end. And maybe it is just me, but they were getting pretty silly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 1/28/2010

    " i got about halfway thru this book, but kinda lost interest in the series. tho i really enjoyed the first 4. they just get cheesy after #5 and i didnt really want to go any further. they also stop having his family life in them. it makes me sad to lose his family dynamic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 3/11/2009

    " See review for the first one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 7/18/2008

    " One of the best of the Tarzan books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/13/2008

    " If you're into Tarzan, this one's pretty fun as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 11/16/2007

    " here's where the series starts to fall apart... and I suspect later books are farmed out to apprentice writers. "

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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.