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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tarzan Series Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781455176069
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Even more thrilling than Tarzan of the Apes is the sequel, The Return of Tarzan. Combine the uncanny mystery of Conan Doyle, the vivid imagination of H. G. Wells, and the thrill of Rider Haggard’s stories and you’ll know why Tarzan has proved to be one of the most sensational figures in fiction. 

Tarzan had renounced his right to the woman he loved, and civilization held no pleasure for him. After a brief and harrowing period among men, he had turned back to the African jungle where he had grown to manhood—a world he understood. It was there that he first heard of Opar, the city of gold, a relic of the fabled Atlantis.

It was a city of hideous men and of beautiful, savage women, a city ruled by La, high priestess of the Flaming God. Its altars were stained with the blood of many sacrifices. Heedless of the dangers, Tarzan led a band of savage warriors toward the ancient crypts—and even more ancient evil—of Opar.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a wonderful story that binds Tarzan eternally with Jane Porter and introduces the fabled city of Opar. [Simon Vance’s] reading is nearly perfect, giving the story an air that is gallantly Victorian while intensely exciting.”

    AudioFile

  • “Crowded with impossibilities as the tale is, Mr. Burroughs has told it so well, and has so succeeded in carrying his readers with him, that there are few who will not look forward eagerly to the promised sequel.”

    New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 2/13/2014

    " Enjoyed. More of the same in the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frode | 2/7/2014

    " Classic Burroughs: sterotypical characters, constant action, random but dated cultural comment, incredulous last minute resolutions to extreme problems, improbable coincidental circumstances, but still fun to read. "

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

    " I love his writing style. It's light and impossible enough that you're not stressed out for the characters, but you're interested to see how they are going to get out of their messes. A couple of dark chapters in this one. Every chapter end is a cliffhanger. Cool plot twists. Many different subplots going on (Dan Brown style) and just when you're dying to see how it works out, the chapter ends and it's time to go over to some other set of characters and their story. This has been a lot of fun. A nice break from parenting books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alasdair | 2/4/2014

    " A tremendous adventure story. Thoroughly enjoyable and exciting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Regina | 2/2/2014

    " Not as good as the first one but still a joy to read. This is a lazy Sunny Sunday nothing to do kind of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 1/22/2014

    " I've always known that the Tarzan series evolved into an outlandish, serial-like collection, but I didn't realize how quickly it escalated. We're only in the second book of the series and already our endearing, primal, jungle god is embroiled in espionage and smoking cigarettes. Burroughs could have devoted an entire novel to Tarzan's struggle of assimilation, while wrapping up some important loose-ends from the first book without resorting to theatrics. I was entertained but not touched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rene | 1/18/2014

    " Very good follow-up of the first Tarzan novel. It brings Tarzan to the Western world and society, and he meets some intersting adventures there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/15/2014

    " I thought this one was much better then even the first book. A lot more adventure and good introduction on new characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 1/10/2014

    " Not as good as the first book, but I totally enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 1/1/2014

    " i read this for my son's youth book club and didn't think I would like it. Boy was I surprised when I loved it! I have recommended it to everyone I know as a must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russell Grant | 11/13/2013

    " Not as clever as the first book, but then follow ups rarely are. It moves at such a quick pace you don't really mind the coincidences in plot. The last quarter was a hell of a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/2/2013

    " Even more unbelievable than the first installment, but the love birds got a happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacie | 10/23/2013

    " Racist, chauvinistic, presumptuous, and highly entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 8/28/2013

    " Tarzan is far more likable and the pacing faster in this superior follow up to Tarzan of the Apes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 6/22/2012

    " Read the first one, then stop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 6/21/2012

    " Loved it! Better than the original. A classic Burroughs, with action stacked upon action and a hero mighty enough to prevail against the odds. Highly recommended to all high adventure fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel | 1/16/2012

    " Tarzan is the ultimate hero. He likes to wrestle lions, has all the women over him (though he is always a gentleman) and defeats the bad guys. This is a great sequel. Of course the coincidences in this book are incredibly improbable, still I highly recommend this sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krissy Obermark | 9/20/2011

    " A more satisfactory ending than the first Tarzan book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy K | 6/28/2011

    " A second-rate sequel to the excellent first book, Tarzan of the Apes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 5/12/2011

    " Not as good as the first in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 4/25/2011

    " Basically the same as the first one; still, I couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Superilla | 3/15/2011

    " Just as fun as the first. Looks like I'm going to continue reading this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 3/14/2011

    " And the ape man finally gets his woman. :-D What else is there to be said?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 2/27/2011

    " so far as good as the first, but very different, a bit long in battle/life and death scenes and short on character/story development ones, but still great, ending with warm fuzzies "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 2/20/2011

    " Enjoyed. More of the same in the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 10/14/2010

    " I enjoy reading of Tarzan's unlikely adventures and invincibleness. It's a great escape! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 9/21/2010

    " A little like a soap opera. I liked the first book better. I'm glad I read it, but it was beyond belief, of course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alasdair | 8/21/2010

    " A tremendous adventure story. Thoroughly enjoyable and exciting! "

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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

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.