The Warlord of Mars

The Warlord of Mars

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Scott Brick
     
 

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Far to the north, in the frozen wastes of Polar Mars, lay the home of the Holy Therns, sacred and inviolate. Only John Carter dared to go there to find his lost Dejah Thoris. But between him and his goal lay the bones of all who had gone before.

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Far to the north, in the frozen wastes of Polar Mars, lay the home of the Holy Therns, sacred and inviolate. Only John Carter dared to go there to find his lost Dejah Thoris. But between him and his goal lay the bones of all who had gone before.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452638270
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
08/06/2012
Series:
Barsoom Series, #3
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 - March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.

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The Warlord of Mars 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story-lots of typos
Lee Gray More than 1 year ago
Bad OCR job. Download a different copy.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
John Carter’s Travels across Mars Continue We rejoin John Carter six months after the last book ends – six months after the cliffhanger which left him separated from his wife Dejah Thoris as she was locked in a revolving prison with two other women, one of whom has promised to kill her.  It will be another six months before the prison opens and John Carter learns what has happened during that time.   He has taken to standing watch in the shadows around the temple, and that is how he spots Thurid leaving the temple under cover of darkness.  Intrigued and concerned, he follows Thurid only to find him meeting up with Matai Shang.  Both are mortal enemies of John Carter and all that he loves.  An overheard conversation about a secret way into the prison holding Dejah Thoris and the others sparks John on a quest that will take him all over Mars in an attempt to be reunited with his beloved wife.  Will he overcome incredible odds to do so?   When I hit the cliffhanger of the second book in the series, I really did intend to get to this book sooner and find out what happens next, yet it still took me this long.  Fortunately, there is a good summary of what has happened to remind us and bring new comers up to speed.   The plot is a little repetitive with John Carter facing overwhelming odds and always just missing his happy ending.  Likewise, the characters are fairly flat, even John, who narrates the story first person.   And yet I enjoyed it.  The action is fairly steady across the entire book and I was into the story to want to see justice done.  It’s worth a quick read if the story interests you.  It’s like an early action story that and if you go in expecting a written action movie on a different planet, you’ll be just fine.   Despite the flaws, this book is fun.  It’s nothing I would rush out to reread, but I am glad I finally got to see this part of John Carter’s story.
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manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome
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A great copy, of a good book.
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PainFrame More than 1 year ago
Retro Sci-Fi Goodness! Warlord of Mars is the third novel in a series of eleven books. This one is easily as good as the first two. Since these were written a full century ago (A Princess of Mars - book one - was published in 1912) some of the terminology is a bit antiquated and certainly what we now know about Mars quickly puts the kibosh on any of the terrain or life forms described in the story; But probably then, as now, the reader should enjoy these stories as fun, escapist romps, and not worry so much about the details, and in that I was successful. I have a heck of a time tracking down good physical copies of these books to read, so it may be awhile until I arrive at book four - but make it I shall. Very enjoyable, I suppose I should get around to some Tarzan as well.
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Edd-Burns More than 1 year ago
I read this book in high school back in the sixties, and loved it. I got an electronic copy to reread because of the upcoming movie, "John Carter." I found the story as compelling today as I did back then; additionally, I found that the story included some barbs aimed at society that I missed as a teenager. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes science fiction and fantasy.
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irisqueen More than 1 year ago
I read Edgar Rice Burroughs" Mars series when I was ten years old. At age 80, I was happy to read them again. John Carter was again magically transported to Mars in this story of adventure which tells of his becoming the supreme ruler of Mars.
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