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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,912 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: Scott Bric Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barsoom Series Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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! "

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