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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,464 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: James Slattery Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tarzan Series Release Date:
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When a ship’s mutiny forces a young noble English couple out onto the remote African coast, their child is born into the wild. Their deaths a short time later leave the boy alone in the jungle wilderness—until a she-ape adopts him and raises him as her own.   

Reluctantly accepted into the tribe by its fierce leader, Kerchak, the baby Tarzan must prove himself by learning the ways of survival in the jungle: how to talk with animals, swing through the trees, and fight the great predators. In time, his strength, courage, and human intelligence earn him a place as Lord of the Jungle. But when civilized men enter the jungle, Tarzan is forced to choose between two worlds.

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tale is both a reflection on civilization from an outside point of view and an exploration of the primal force within us all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Tarzan legend returns us to that Eden where, free of clothes and the inhibitions of an opressive society, a man is able, as William Faulkner put it…to prevail as well as endure.”

    Gore Vidal

  • “Burroughs’ tale of the Noble Savage remains the stuff of daydreams.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Burroughs is a masterful storyteller, and his story is wonderfully suited to an audio presentation…Slattery has a good understanding of the pacing of this exciting tale and his performance is enjoyable.”

    Kliatt

  • “Burroughs created one of the few heroes everyone knows, and at that desk, he took Tarzan to exotic lands, had him face bizarre creatures and endless, exotic challenges. Those adventures spirit the reader away to a timeless time of action and heroism. And sitting in that office, I was a permanent convert. For me, and for countless others, the legend will never cease. And that’s as it should be.”

    Steve Saffel, senior acquisitions editor, Titan Books

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jamie Clanin | 2/20/2014

    " It takes a little while to get used to the language, especially the dialogue of Esmerelda, but moves quickly once you adjust. It is definitely fantasy, but fun as long as you don't expect anything more out of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marci | 2/17/2014

    " I read this book when I was young, and I always thought I'd like rereading it. However, it turns out that I have outgrown it. Or that I have become waaaay too politically aware. Or that I now resent patriarchal, imperialist, racist attitudes! I remember ignoring all of that when I first read the book and concentrating on the adventure, which is still pretty good. Now I cannot ignore those details. Alas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shawn O'Rarden | 2/16/2014

    " Start to finish non-stop action. I was surprised at the great flow and character development. Great read if you want an action book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bigal-sa | 2/13/2014

    " I was quite disappointed after re-reading this after more than forty years. Tarzan is really to good to be true - it worked for me as a schoolboy though. "

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