Summary

This book was an instant best-seller and became (and remains to this day) an international sensation, much like Harry Potter today. The story of the infant son of an English Lord and Lady marooned on the coast of Africa made its author famous and wealthy. Adopted by the she-ape, Kala, Tarzan becomes a "mighty hunter, mighty fighter" - the first superhero in American literature.
This audiobook presents the original, uncensored 1914 McClurg first edition text. Most versions of this book on the market today use an altered, politically correct text that was released in 1966.The narrator is David Stifel, "That Burroughs Guy", who hosted "The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs", a six-year podcast of Burroughs's books serialized a few chapters at a time. Mr. Stifel has narrated over 20 titles by ERB, and has contributed to several popular academic studies of Mr. Burroughs.
Public Domain (P)2017 David Stifel
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ray Johnson on 15-02-18

A classic reborn

I actually read this book before I ever seen Johnny Weissmuller on the silver screen. I love Burroughs and flew through his books. I've always thought of Tarzan of being the American version of Biggles. Always with a new amazing adventure, death defying feats, and overcoming impossible odds. As a kid, I watched every Tarzan film, did his call, and would swing around on ropes like I was in the jungle. I even had a leopard loincloth from my parent when I was 11, so yeah, I know Tarzan.

Chances are, that you know the story already, but if not you are in for a real treat. David Stifel brings this tale to lfe in a way I have never experienced before. His narration takes you to the jungle, lets you live with the apes, and makes you more intimate with Earl Greystroke. He really is the best reason to get this new version of a classic book. The man transports you to a different time, a different place, and does so in so subtle a manner that you won't realize you are on a new continent until he stops talking.

This is a combination of a brilliant author and a deft narrator combining their talants to improve on a masterpiece.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joseph Mahoney on 11-09-17

Tarzan-The Lord of the Jungle!

Tarzan of the Apes is one of those classic books by Edgar Rice Burroughs that stands the test of time. The movies never truly do this book justice to get the full visceral feeling that you do reading or hearing the book as the author wrote it in the original form. With these works all in the public domain, I hope that the company that put this version out continues with this narrator and does not change anything. The story of Tarzan is well known. The production quality on this version is excellent! I highly recommend getting this version of Tarzan of the Apes.

David Stifel provides the narration on this epic story. Mr. Stifel does a simply amazing job. This is the first performance I have heard from him but I was blown away. He was Tarzan. He did an amazing job with the cast of characters throughout the story. I look forward to hearing more of his performances in the future.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom for an unbiased review.

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