The fifth in Burroughs' 11-volume Mars series, a blend of sci-fi and romantic adventure.
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"The series moves on...."
John Carter minimally appears in this 5th Mars novel by ERB. #4 featured his son. This one features his daughter. The story is what it is, typical ERB. Fun stuff. Pulp drama. The narrator is...well...what can I say? He's okay? His pacing is bland. His female voices are all faltsetto. He mispronounces a number of words. And his Southern accent for John Carter...well, I'll leave that for others to judge, as I'm not from Virginia. The story carries it through, though. As Burroughs always does, if you love this sort of stuff.
"Great story... bad reader!"
John Bolen might be a good reader for other books but when he drops into sotto voce for the women, it's unlistenable. I couldn't get past the first chapter.
This was a book I'd read as a child and loved. I picked it up here because it was inexpensive and went along with the whispersync program. Even at .99¢ it's not worth the audio price. I guess I'll just have to re-read this one the old fashioned way.
"The Narrator Sucks"
What can I say? My heading pretty much sums it up. As far as he is concerned I'm reminded of a line from the song "Mr Tanner" by Harry Chapin: "full time consideration of another endeavor might be in order".
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"Burroughs at his best."
The book and narration were perfection. I struggle to listen to a audible book when the narrator doesn't fit mind mind eye. This was a perfect match.
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