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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Bolen Narrator: John Bolen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barsoom Series Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781400179343
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In this second book of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s 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. After the long exile on Earth, John Carter finally returned to his beloved Mars. But beautiful Dejah Thoris, the woman he loved, had vanished. Now he was trapped in the legendary Eden of Mars—an Eden from which none ever escaped alive.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 2/8/2014

    " A great story! Anyone who thought John Carter's adventures in Barsoom couldn't get any more interesting or complex were sorely mistaken. He spends all of this book trying to get back to the woman he loves (awesome), finds his son that he never got to know until now (greatness), and makes new friends with the unlikeliest inhabitants of Mars. Splendid!!! ...this book also shows the dangers of false religion; I would have liked it more if it was shown more clearly the difference between that and true faith in God, but otherwise it made some excellant points of how false teachers lead people away into believing in something that is not at all God and thereby ruin their lives chasing after something that is false. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scottmr | 2/7/2014

    " Like Princess of Mars, the Gods of Mars is a quick easy read with wonderful element of escapism. Both books end with major cliff hangers that will push you to read the next in the series. There are some more existential concepts explored and mysteries revealed in this story but they never take you too deep. Written very early on in the inception of the sci-fi genre, the barsoom novels must be read with that fact in mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deviant Geek | 2/1/2014

    " I loved the ending. But I found the sane dullness in the first edition. I'm not sure if it's the authors fault or mine for not liking science fiction. But the ending is worth it. The suspense leaves you on your toes. And although I promised I'd pick a book by the same author if I happened to like another book. Which I did. I loved Tarzan of the apes. So I gave this a chance and to my surprise. It wasn't so bad at all. I like it. I might read the third chapter of this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamey | 1/16/2014

    " In my opinion the best sci-fi/fantasy series of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew R. | 12/17/2013

    " A worthy follow-up to Barsoom #1. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 3/14/2012

    " A continuation of A Princess of Mars. I feel the same about this as I did about the first book, though I must say I am continually impressed with the author's environments. There's a great deal that is familiar, but twisted in such ways that they are placed in unfamiliar fashion. I love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/27/2012

    " I liked it, but I got a little bored. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 5/17/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dr. Thomas Wasser | 5/7/2011

    " I don't give five stars lightly but this was an outstanding book, even better than the first one. And of course it ends with a perfect set up for the next book in the series. I can't wait to start that one tomorrow. Amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel LeRoy | 9/8/2010

    " I really enjoy this series. I use them as filler books between other novels. Very quick easy reads, I have been enjoying them since I was a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cm2dude | 9/9/2009

    " Great series... I had heard there is to be a film in 2012... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suj | 3/15/2009

    " A truly simple book that takes you back to childhood tales of adventure and heroes. There is no such thing as a plot twist or usage of complex English. I am only surprised that someone has not made this into an action movie. It is mindless fun, and an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 1/22/2009

    " Absolutely fantastic fantasy trilogy by one of the greatest authors! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 8/6/2008

    " This book was a little slow in some places, but overall it was a lot of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.D. | 5/27/2008

    " Cheesy as only early 20th century adventure fiction could be, but riveting nonetheless. Absolutely mesmerizing storytelling, set on a fantastic Mars that could never exist in real life, but one that's more vivid than reality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coyle | 1/9/2008

    " A fantastic adventure story- and I think a good description of how every guy secretly sees himself, with women throwing themselves at his feet and killing bad guys with a single punch... "

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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

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.