Raised by apes, John Clayton falls desperately in love with the first woman he sees: Jane Porter. Edgar Rice Burroughs' first Tarzan novel, Tarzan of the Apes, was such a hit that he continued to publish sequels for decades. Numerous adaptations prove the public's love for Tarzan and Jane. Shelly Frasier, with impeccable diction, performs this audiobook with longing and adventure in her voice. Employing a range of pitches and a gentle pace, Frasier draws in the listener. Certainly, Frasier gives this story the wild, romantic feel it deserves.
The story is so much better than any movie adaptation. There is a reason for the popularity of the series. Wonderfull presentation by Ms. Faser. The story kept my attention to the end.
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If one can look past the racism of the story (both toward African savages and the African-American servant), this is an entertaining and moving story. The British reader narrated beautifully but did a poor job on the American voices, making it difficult to distinguish among the golden-haired Jane, her pedantic professor father, and her cowardly and foolish mammy.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful