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Extended Audio Sample The Chessmen of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Bolen Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,740 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Bolen Narrator: John Bole Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barsoom Series Release Date:
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Tara, Princess of Helium—beautiful, fiery-tempered, and impetuous—found that following a whim could be dangerous. Lost in her flier in the midst of a Martian tempest, she was at the mercy of the mad wind and could only pray to be set down unharmed. Her hope of survival in the ancient, mysterious region of Barsoom would have been small indeed had she known of the strange inhuman customs of its inhabitants: a chessboard manned by humans who must contest each square to the death. Heads without bodies, and bodies without heads. And meet Gahan of Gathol, a hero worthy of the immortal warlord’s daughter.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ron Smith | 2/11/2014

    " This is not ERB's best work. He rather hurried through the end of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Flosi | 2/4/2014

    " John Carter is not the star of this story, it is daughter Tara and two worthy warriors. She enters into several dangers but is rescued only to be involved in yet more suspense. Of course, she is saved and finds true love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrew | 1/24/2014

    " Great book, though I believe this is the last book that is free on kindle in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Charles | 1/23/2014

    " The first, but by no means last, Sword & Planet novel to feature a living chess game, or the Martian equivalent. I just loved the fight scenes that take place on the Martian chess board. Some day I'll do this with the Taleran series. "

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About the Narrator

John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His work in film includes The Land, The Inn Outside the World, Dream Parlor, and the American Film Institute’s Women Directors Workshop short This Is Bill. His television appearances include “CIA: Masters of Deception” on the Discovery Channel. He has performed at many theaters in the Los Angeles area. He is also a playwright and a member of the New Voices Playwrights Theatre.