The Warlord of Mars

The Warlord of Mars

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Bolen
     
 

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First Published - 1913-1914.
Matai Shang secretly frees Dejah Thoris, Thuvia, and Phaidor from their prison but does so for his own purposes. John Carter pursues Matai Shang and Thurid, a rebel Dator (prince) of the First Born, across Barsoom, eventually finding himself in Okar, the northern polar nation of the Yellow men. There he discovers that aSee more details below

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First Published - 1913-1914.
Matai Shang secretly frees Dejah Thoris, Thuvia, and Phaidor from their prison but does so for his own purposes. John Carter pursues Matai Shang and Thurid, a rebel Dator (prince) of the First Born, across Barsoom, eventually finding himself in Okar, the northern polar nation of the Yellow men. There he discovers that a powerful magnet has destroyed every fleet and ship which has attempted to explore the north, and kept the Okarians' secret refuge safe for countless ages. Carter also finds his father-in-law, Mors Kajak, a prisoner. With the aid of Thuvan Dihn, Thuvia's father, as well as Talu (a rebel prince of Okar), they overthrow the last vestiges of Thern power and rescue Dejah Thoris. But they call upon the nations which have befriended Carter through the years, who send a vast armada northward to rescue him. Carter thus has to destroy the great magnet as well as Matai Shang's plans. The Jeddaks of Barsoom's greatest nations proclaim John Carter Warlord of Mars.

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"Exceedingly well done." —Library Journal Audio Review
Library Journal - Audio
In preparing for its John Carter movie adaptation, Disney envisioned a three-film series of the first books of Burroughs's Barsoomian sagas—considered fundamental to modern science fantasy—depicting the humanoid inhabitants of Mars. The first film was mostly based on the original The All-Story magazine serial "Under the Moons of Mars" (later, in book form, A Princess of Mars). The movie, unfortunately, tanked, and its sequels are on hold. As tie-ins to the expected films, these audiobook versions, read by Scott Brick, one of the best-regarded narrators in the business, are exceedingly well done. The sequels tell of Carter's return to Mars and violent efforts to save his wife from the barbarous races and individuals infesting the planet from pole to pole (and who even plague one of Mars's moons). Brick grasps the stories' essentials—action, wonder, and honor—and runs with them. VERDICT Despite the lack of interest that could have resulted from the films, these top productions still should be big hits with classic sf fans.—Don Wismer, formerly with Cary Memorial Lib., Wayne, ME

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ISBN-13:
9781400139316
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
03/16/2009
Series:
Barsoom Series, #3
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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