Thuvia, Maid of Mars : Barsoom

  • by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by Gene Engene
  • Series: Barsoom
  • 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the fourth audiobook in the "Mars Series".Mars is divided, as not one, but two princes and a Jeddak vie for the love of Thuvia of Ptarth. When she is mysteriously kidnapped, treachery threatens to throw Barsoom into a bloody war. Now Cathoris must follow in the footsteps of his famous father, John Carter. He must overcome phantom armies, dangerous spies, and savage beasts in a heroic attempt to rescue not only his true love, but to save and reunite Mars.

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Customer Reviews

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Great Story, Horriable Performance, but worth it.

Edgar continues this Awesome story, and Gene did a great job, however after being spoiled by the other stories, Gene just does not capture the characters as well. Still a MUST listen to in order to continue the series.
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- Little "I Love reading books, My Job makes that difficult, so Audio Books have re-opened the Universe to my Soaring Imagination!"

A DIFFERENT TWIST OF CHARACTERS

What did you like best about this story?

It was a different twist to the John Carter series. This book is the story of Thuvia and Carthoris. They are the two main characters in this book. A break from John Carters adventures. I bit different. More...uhhh..."metal and ethereal"


How did the narrator detract from the book?

I can describe Gene Engene in two words, "Captain Kirk".

Dang...after listening to the first three of the Barsoom books by the awesome Scott Brick, I tried to find others that he narrated. But I could not. So now I had three options to continue with the next two (or three) books in the series:

John Bolen
Gene Engene
Raymond Todd.

Todd Bolen should not be narrating. Period. The book was returned.

Then I tried Gene Engene. This guy takes a breath, says what he can in that breath, and then pauses for 2 or 3 seconds...EVERY SINGLE TIME. (Captain Kirk)!

I just could not get over it. And sadly, you cannot catch these pauses when you listen to the excerpt when testing what the narrators sound like on the book sample.

I am returning it, and going with Raymond Todd next. I am crossing my fingers, as I really like listening to this series. I read them as a teenager (I am 48 years old now), and am reliving the adventures while I do my morning runs.


Any additional comments?

Not sure why, but the chapters that are said, are different from the chapters that show on my Droid.

The author is saying that I am on chapter 6, but the title on the top of my Droid says chapter 3. This gets confusing, and hard to know where I was at if I accidently hit the wrong button while running.

FYI: Six chapters is the most I can bear. I am returning it and starting it from the very beginning with narrator Raymond Todd. I feel I missed-out on so much of this book by being distracted by Captain Kirk's reading.

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- R. Moreno Jr.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2008
  • Publisher: Books in Motion