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

one of the best books I've ever read

I find that the narrator was just as good as the book as with any story you listen to on tape it takes a little while to get used to the person reading it but in this case I found that I got used to the person reading it very quickly he was awesome full of expression and kept me listening to it fervently. the book itself was awesome full of action and compassion and heroism. I love the main character and all of his much-needed forged relationships along the way each character you meet in the story has its own unique background and attraction. the story is so full of twists and turns I found that not through a single part of the story was I bored in fact I hated the moments that I had to shut it off and jump back into the real world. I'm going to leave this review short while just adding that I appreciate much that the author put so much work into this book and the narrator as well. thank you for delivering an amazing story which kept me hemmed on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I can't wait to start the third book!!!!!!!
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- Austin Powers

Book Details

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