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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barsoom Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781452678269
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In the second book in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series, John Carter returns to Mars in search of his wife, joins forces with old comrades, and forms new lifetime alliances as he battles previously unknown enemies.

Soldier and adventurer John Carter tells the story of how he returns to the planet Mars to be reunited with his love, the Martian princess Dejah Thoris. With his great friend Tars Tarkas, mighty Jeddak of Thark, Carter sets out in search of his princess. But Dejah Thoris has vanished, and Carter becomes trapped in the legendary Eden of Mars—from which none has ever escaped alive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Perhaps the most successful of all pulp fiction writers was Edgar Rice Burroughs, who not only created the jungle lord Tarzan but also chronicled the exploits of an earthman, John Carter, on a fantastic Mars.”

    New York Times, praise for the author

  • “By giving romance and adventure to a whole generation of boys, Burroughs caused them to go out and decide to become special.”

    Ray Bradbury

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney King | 2/19/2014

    " An excellent novel... Yet the endless amount of action was exhausting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan Finder | 2/8/2014

    " John Carter Of Mars: The Gods Of Mars is a fantastic book. It has just the right proportion of imagination and adventure.It is a classic science fiction novel. It is a sequel to A Princess Of Mars. The main character is John Carter. He was a Virginia cavalry man on Earth. He was transoported to Mars(Barsoom as the natives call it) through a magical cave. He began to love Mars, and married the red martian princess, Dejah Thoris. At the end of the first book, he is transported back to Earth. In the second book, he is able to get back to Mars through strenuous efforts. But when he does get back to Mars, he cannot get back to his family. He reunites with Tars Tarkas, a green martian who is the Jeddak(leader) of a race called Tharks. While trying to reunite with his wife and son, John Carter must battle fascinating foes such as the plant men, the white apes and the black pirates of Barsoom. He must escape from the black martians, who have captured him in a ship that sails the air. I enjoyed this book because its imagination and creativity never comes to an end. It is even more exciting than the first installment. The type of reader that would like this book, is someone that enjoys fun, swashbuckling adventure books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harley | 2/5/2014

    " A true action book and a quick read. Action appears on every page. I have maybe read one or two of Burroughs along time ago. Most literary writers probably consider it to be junk. But the author is able to hold your attention and keep the story moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Brooke | 1/28/2014

    " Both more ambitious and less satisfying than its predecessor, 'A Princess of Mars,' John Carter's return to Barsoom relies far too much on coincidence to move its plot along. Still an entertaining and inventive read, 'The Gods of Mars,' it should be noted, is also the first part of what is really a double novel, with the action concluding in 'The Warlord of Mars.' The book does feel, well, over-crowded. Too many wanderings through tunnels! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasoches | 1/27/2014

    " I liked this one better than the first book. The setting was entirely different and the story telling went smoother I think. I'll read the next book. John Carter is a really great character, a true hero in every sense of the word, both in strength and integrity. The movie portrayed him ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Xdw | 1/20/2014

    " the first was the best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Harris | 1/13/2014

    " I never thought I would like a pulpy swashbuckling adventure story, but I'm really enjoying this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/8/2014

    " Holy cow. I never expected to like this series as much as I do. It's predictable, absurd, and downright ridiculous. But it's amazingly satisfying and fun! I was blown away by the directions Burroughs chose to go, and impressed by John Carter's continuity no matter the cost. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allisonperkel | 1/6/2014

    " Solid pulp adventure. Not as good as the first book. The second time around feels a little more derivative. Still a lot of fun in a roller coaster sort of way. Highly enjoyable reading candy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward Antrobus | 11/26/2013

    " The therns introduced in the movie, John Carter, make their appearance in this book. Moving heaven and hell is an apt description of John Carter's resolve to return to his love, Deja Thoris. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Heiss | 10/2/2013

    " So campy and predictable, but surprisingly so fun at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danci Tatton | 6/22/2013

    " Huge cliff hanger, glad I have the third one to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Schoolfield | 3/23/2013

    " More exciting and interesting than I remembered as a kid. Back then I probably didn't like it as much because it doesn't feature many of the characters from the first book. This used to be my least favorite of the original Mars trilogy, but I'd say it's a solid No. 2 now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 3/15/2013

    " Really enjoyed this one, even more than the first novel. I liked that it was a more streamlined story, super imaginative, and was action packed right from the beginning, but what an intense cliffhanger!! Definitely will have to read the next one soon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew Vice | 2/5/2013

    " This book was really frustrating, and it just wasn't as enjoyable as the first. Maybe I just don't have that much brainpower in me for a fucking book like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/14/2013

    " This one kept me on the edge of my seat. Action from beginning to end. It does leave a bit of a cliff hanger at the end so I'm anxious to get to the third John Carter book The Warlord of Mars. So I suggest if you read this book to have the next one handy to dig into. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 12/21/2012

    " John Carter is back and manages to disprove the Martian's entire religion. Can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 10/12/2012

    " A fun sequel to A Princess of Mars. It starts out with some pretty cool descriptions and action sequences. Again, not deep stuff, but fun escapist literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 9/24/2012

    " I absolutely loved this book. There is nothing ground breaking. The writing isn't great. It's just another fun book. There was more depth to this book than the first, and more pain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C.E. Murphy | 8/23/2012

    " I didn't enjoy GODS quite as much as PRINCESS, but I still love the matter-of-fact outrageousness of the Carter books. But agh, the cliffhanger ending! Agh! "

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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

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.