This novel was first published
episodically in 1912, a year before Burroughs released "Tarzan of
the Apes", which would catapult him to international fame. This
novel helped to define an emerging genre: science fiction. John
Carter, Confederate Civil War veteran, is mysteriously transported
to Mars, where he finds that the new environment gives him
seemingly supernatural powers. We are introduced to several
different alien cultures, and we follow Carter as he seeks to
rescue the elusive Martian Princess, with whom he has fallen in
love. It's a fantastic science fiction novel, and is sure to be a
great gateway into the Classics for younger readers.
Way better than I expected
From David McCreery of Gentry, Arkansas on 8/30/2016.
I enjoyed the Return of Tarzan on the podcast, so I bought this for a road trip. I really enjoyed it. As usual, Mr. Harrisons collections of voices and accents made the story. I am not a huge scifi fan but this was a great story.
From Christian David of Surrey, United Kingdom on 10/29/2015.
BJ Harrison really brings out the passion of this classic. I've just ordered the next two in the series. really make my long drive to work an incredible adventure. Can't wait for all of this series to one day be narrated. Great work Mr. Harrison :)
From BR Cook of Buffalo Grove, Illinois on 2/19/2015.
BJ Harrison does a stupendous job of bringing this fun John Carter story to life. Edgar Rice Burroughs is a favorite, and listening to this SciFi story while I worked out made the time fly by.
From Dan B of Onondaga, Michigan on 2/17/2015.
Just finished a cross country drive listening to this audiobook. I've read the book several times, but it stays continually fresh. The audio version is flawless (with only two technical glitches--repeated sentences--in the entire reading) in B J Harrison's excellent reading, and the voices of John Carter, Tars Tarkas, Dejah Thoris, and all the other characters are intensely believable. Great read.
Lots of Fun
From LP Pearsall of Raleigh, North Carolina on 7/14/2013.
Greatly enjoyed this early science fiction classic. I was surprised by how many items in this story showed up in later stories, including Star Wars. Very well done.
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