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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.
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This is not the movies.
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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- Ellen Spertus
Great story, dry reading
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.
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An instant classic!
I thought I wouldn't like it because it was dated, but the book was so engaging and had my attention the entire time. I would highly recommend this to those who are fans of the Disney version of Tarzan.
I’ve loved the Tarzan books all my life and I’m starting over at the beginning of the series. I’ve enjoyed renewing the adventure and romance that this book embodies.
The narrator is wonderful and brings a fresh take on a series that is typically read by stuffy old men trying to sound like Teddy Roosevelt reading Dickens. I would love to see Shelly Frasier read the entire series.
I highly recommend this book. So much of the source material gets misconstrued in the movies and television. Treat yourself to the original story.