The Gods of Mars (The Barsoom Series 2) : The Barsoom Series

  • by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by J. D. Weber
  • Series: The Barsoom Series
  • 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"The Gods of Mars" is the second volume of the famous Barsoom series. It was first published in All Story as a five part serial in the issues for January May 1913. It was later published as a complete novel by A. C. McClurg in September, 1918.

At the end of the first book, "A Princess of Mars", John Carter is unwillingly transported back to Earth. "The Gods of Mars" begins with his arrival back on Barsoom (Mars) after a ten year separation from his wife Dejah Thoris, his unborn child, and the Red Martian people of the nation of Helium, whom he has adopted as his own. Unfortunately, Carter materializes in the one place on Barsoom from which nobody is allowed to depart: the Valley Dor, which is the Barsoomian afterlife.

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Lip smack beginning every sentence! very poor

What would have made The Gods of Mars (The Barsoom Series 2) better?

pay a few extra bucks to get a copy that doesn't suck


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How did the narrator detract from the book?

miss pronounced words, lip smacks, heavy breathing in the microphone.


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- Concerned Parent

good story, inferior reading quality

John Carter makes it back to Barsoom only to discover he is fighting for his life with the gods of the planet. What of his son and wife? Only time will tell and then maybe to late? A fine space opera with love lost, hope and fighting on all sides.
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- Margie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2017
  • Publisher: SAGA Egmont