Tarzan of the Apes : Tarzan

  • by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by David Ian Davies
  • Series: Tarzan
  • 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Why has this classic been so popular over the years with its presence in films, books, radio, and television? It is the mythology of the primordial steps of man's advancement. We follow the fascinating progress of mankind from the savage jungle to our present time in every one of Burroughs' 28 chapters. David Ian Davies has achieved great success in capturing each character with their own unique sound. This removes the overall effect of just listening to a narration, but takes us to a more realistic imagery similar to hearing a full-cast performance.

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As enthralling as ever

Tarzan must tap into the need for a myth because this is as fascinating on tape as I found the book as a young teenager. Some is politically incorrect but that was the climate of the time it was written and shows how far we have come since. Besides, the story rips along at such a pace that you are totally caught up in the events. A great listen which all ages would enjoy.
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- Cornish Jan

A real ripping yarn! Well worth a listen!

What made the experience of listening to Tarzan of the Apes the most enjoyable?

The story is fabulous, and one that I had not read, although I saw the films when I was a child. More details in the book than in the films. If you can get over the old fashioned attitudes to non-white people then you will be Ok. I suppose this was how "foreigners " were regarded when the book was written .


Who was your favorite character and why?

Tarzan. A very vulnerable but likeable person.


What does David Ian Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He brought it to life..


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but I was infuriated with the father of "Jane" ..and his pomposity. I think we were supposed to be, so it worked!


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- susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-06-2001
  • Publisher: One Voice Recordings