The Gods of Mars : Barsoom

  • by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by John Bolen
  • Series: Barsoom
  • 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

John Carter returns to the red planet 10 years after his Martian death in search of his wife, Princess Dejah Thoris. He joins forces with his old comrades and forms new lifetime alliances as he battles hostile enemies, previously unknown to his people of Barsoom. His adventures reveal the truth about the Gods of Mars.The second in Burroughs' 11-volume Mars series, a blend of sci-fi and romantic adventure.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Is there life on Mars? Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs classics of science fiction know the answer is yes! Gods of Mars is the second in the multi-book series chronicling Civil War veteran John Carter's adventures on the red planet (known to its denizens as Barsoom) and features Martian political intrigue, a chance meeting with Carter's estranged son, and a riot at a Martian prison. Admired by such literary luminaries as Michael Chabon and Junot Diaz, name-checked in the stories of Raymond Carver, Burroughs remains a master of the kind of pulpy, amazing tales that have gripped American imaginations for generations. Audiobook veteran narrator John Bolen keeps things lively, braving Carter's gentile southern accent and bringing a straight-faced, plucky gravity to this fantastic story!

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An annoying triumph of form over substance

Burrough's Mars novels may be my favorite escapist literature of all time. I was not prepared for a reading where the reader adopts a broad southern accent, I guess because John Carter is from Virginia. I would have much preferred a simple straightforward reading. The affected accent is very annoying and detracts from the enjoyment of the story.
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- Glen

Great series.

By the time I finished this second audiobook in the Carter series read by Bolen, I had become a true fan of both Carter and Bolen. I went on to listen to all the others in this series. Highly recommended! Bolen's "southern gentleman" voice is a bit hard to get used to at first but later seems perfect for the tales.
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- Noe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-23-2001
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio