The Return of Tarzan : Tarzan

  • by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by Shelly Frasier
  • Series: Tarzan
  • 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tarzan, after valiantly giving up the woman he loves to another man, leaves the deceitful world of civilization and returns to his beloved African jungle. Upon his return, buried in the mists of his jungle, Tarzan discovers Opar, the city of gold, presumably the remains of Atlantis. But beneath its tranquil facade, he encounters La, the high priestess of the Flaming God, as well as brutal men, savage women, and a bloodstained altar of sacrifice. Tarzan must lead a tribe of primitive warriors through the ancient crypts if he wants to escape the grip of Opar!


Audible Editor Reviews

The second installment in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan series, The Return of Tarzan, starts with the iconic man of the jungle in America, still in shock over the engagement of his true love, Jane Porter, to another man.
Leaving for Europe, Tarzan is soon embroiled in new adventures. He takes part in a duel, becomes a special agent in Algeria, and becomes an adopted member of the Waziri tribe. Eventually, his paths cross again with Jane, who is back in Africa on a tour of its western coast.
Subtly modulating her voice to portray various characters, Shelly Frasier gives a measured, understated performance of this story of a noble "ape man".


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Customer Reviews

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Narrator is the problem

The second of the Tarzan series is, as was the first, a wonderful story. The problem with this rendition is the narrator. She mispronounces English words, which is bad enough, but her pronunciation of the French is attrocious. Monsieur is pronounced "Miz zur," without fail. Do not fail to listen to this excellent story, but choose the other narrator that Audible offers. Although I have only experienced a third narrator, whose name escapes me, when I listened to Tarzan of the Apes (he was great!), anyone is likely to be better than Shelly.
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- S. Horn "Say something about yourself!"


I really like the first book. This one however went into way too much, unbelievable, detail of his life in France, U.S., and Europe. Though the book got better toward the end - dealing with his adventure in the lost city, (which is the only reason I gave it 2 stars)I hated the ending.
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- Keith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-06-2001
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio