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Extended Audio Sample Tarzan Of The Apes: Tarzan Series, 1 (Unabridged), by Edgar Rice Burroughs
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,454 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: David Sharp Publisher: Books In Motion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is the first story in the Tarzan adventure novels. The legend begins when Tarzan's parents are placed on a jungle shoreline by mutinous seamen. Here they establish a crude residence and survive for a time until attacked and killed by a band of apes. But one female ape rescues the baby, takes it for her own, and raises it among a large socially organized tribe of great apes. The baby grows to be a noble man whose great strength and keen senses compel the world around him to bend to his might according to the law of the jungle.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Melanie | 2/5/2014

    " Burroughs obviously did little research before he wrote this story. I think that's what bothers me the most. The rampant racism and sexism is bad, but it can (sort of, not really) be excused because of when this book was written. But he really could have looked in to animal behaviour. And language acquisition. Tarzan teaching himself to read when he has no concept of reading and no knowledge of English is, in my opinion, impossible. He might have been able to teach himself concrete nouns, since he had a picture dictionary, but abstract nouns, verbs, prepositions, articles--no. Sorry. That seriously bugged me. I guess that's my linguistic training coming out. I probably would have been more annoyed with weird animal things (apes do not kidnap human women. And what are apes, anyway?) had I studied biology, although they annoyed me plenty. The only part I liked was the end, which had two advantages: Jane made a good decision (she and Tarzan wouldn't have been happy) and it meant the book was over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alex | 1/26/2014

    " Surprisingly good. Some of the colonial themes are overtly racist and the stereotypes are myriad, but overall a good story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/25/2014

    " Total pulp - supremely silly! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark Cooper | 1/10/2014

    " [Book:] Great read, lots of action! The version I read was edited as a children's version of the book, 200-ish pages. "

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