The Gods of Mars : Barsoom

  • by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Barsoom
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Scott Brick Takes On a Classic Adventure

The John Carter trilogy (Princess of Mars, Gods of Mars, Warlord of Mars) was a high school favorite of mine, and these three books were among the first purchases I made after joining Audible. I chose the Gene Engene recording of "Gods" and my review of it is there. But that production was marred by technical problems, so when the recent movie tie-in came out with veteran narrator Scott Brick at the helm, I decided to get a "new, improved" version of this middle book.

Technically this is indeed a good productio. But Scott Brick's modern, somewhat deadpan delivery seems at odds with the over-the-top drama of the "this is my marvelous life" voice that Burroughs used for John Carter's first-person "memoir." Admittedly, capturing the colorful dramatics without sounding silly is a tough job for any narrator. Brick is a pro, and this is a professional if not inspired reading.

I still like Sondricker's narration of the first book, "Princess of Mars," the best. Engene's version of "Warlord" is fine, technical problems were fixed, but "Warlord" isn't as good as the first two books.

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- Carol "Genre fiction, trashy to literary--mystery, action, sci fi, fantasy, and, yes, even romance. Also history. Listener reviews help a lot!"

A very wonderful book

This book was excellent it without a doubt held my attention the entire time I found myself quite literally sitting on the edge of my seat at 2 a.m. to finish listening to this book I am a big fan of the series I love what the writer did with the story so many twists and turns and like always I believe that life has enough bad endings books should be filled with good ones I don't want to give away any spoilers so I will leave you with this little piece I await listening to the third book to conclude the second if the third book is anything like the first two I have no doubt that it will end marvelously I hope this review help someone everyone's view on a story obviously has its differences but this book definitely makes good listening give it a chance
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- Austin Powers

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-30-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio