Summary

A Princess of Mars is the first novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs's famous "Barsoom" science fiction series. John Carter, a Confederate American Civil War veteran is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength on this planet, due to its lesser gravity. Carter soon falls in among the Tharks, a nomadic tribe of the planet's warlike, four-armed, green inhabitants. Thanks to his strength and combat abilities he rises in position in the tribe and earns the respect and eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas, one of the Thark chiefs.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Fran Pearson on 03-02-10

Poor narration spoils the story

After listening to "Tarzan" narrated by Jim Hill, and thoroughly enjoying it, this narration of another Burroughs book, "A Princess of Mars", made me wish it had also been narrated by Jim Hill instead of Peter Delloro. Mr Delloro's narration was histrionic with many mispronounced words. The narration distracted from the story. The story itself deserves 3-4 stars, but the narration is terrible.

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4 out of 5 stars
By KEVIN K WANG on 02-02-12

Liked the story, loathed the narration.

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The narrator sounded like he was doing a bad impression of John Wayne, which perhaps might have worked if he had pronounced all the words correctly. As it is, it's very hard to get engrossed into a story in which the narrator apparently doesn't know the difference between

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