A Princess of Mars (version 2)

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.8 stars; 466 reviews)

John Carter, an American Civil War veteran, goes prospecting in Arizona and, when set upon by Indians, is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength on this planet, due to its lesser gravity. Carter soon falls in among the Tharks, a nomadic tribe of the planet's warlike, four-armed, green inhabitants. Thanks to his strength and combat abilities he rises in position in the tribe and earns the respect eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas, one of the Thark chiefs. (7 hr 26 min)


Chapters 00-02 36:31 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 03-04 31:59 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 05-06 20:51 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 07-08 26:59 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 09-10 34:00 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 11-12 29:34 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 13-14 35:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 15-16 44:50 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 17-18 29:52 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 19-20 33:26 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 21-22 46:22 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 23-24 31:40 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 25-26 27:05 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapters 27-28 17:00 Read by Mark Nelson


Great book

(5 stars)

This is the first of the Barsoom series by ERB. I am reading them (okay listening to them) all in order. John Carter is an adventurer of earth who mysteriously finds himself on Mars. There, he is captured by the green men of Mars called the Tharks, but he is strong, and wins notoriety and riches for himself. He also meets Dejah Thoris, the princess of Helium, whom he falls in love with. He escapes with her only to be separated from her and find himself captured by another band of Tharks. Whew what a ride! Reading was excellent.

Really enjoyed the read !

(5 stars)

Mark Nelson has amazing voice. Excellent reading, and pace. Bravo !

amazing story beautifully read.

(5 stars)

Not normally a genre i delve into much, but i am very glad i took on chance on this novel; would recommend for everyone, all ages.

great rendition

(5 stars)

one of the best readers librivox has. a great story.

Excellent narration, audio quality and story.

(5 stars)

Free Listens review

(5 stars)

John Carter's Barsoom adventures are frankly preposterous, even for Burroughs' day when people thought there might really be canals on Mars. However, the story has a momentum that propels it too fast to allow the reader to reflect on the inconsistencies of the plot or of the world Burroughs created. The constant cliffhangers and mild titillation gave the book great popularity among several generations of readers, including a number of science fiction writers who cited it as an important early influence. This book is a old-fashioned treat. For more reviews of free audio, visit www.freelistens.blogspot.com

(5 stars)

So far, I have listened to Mark Nelson’s other reads of sci-fi ventures - the short stories read by him and highly recommended. This is my first time listening to him read an Edgar Burroughs story. Burroughs is a consummate actions story writer. Mark Nelson, read it flawlessly making it thoroughly enjoyable. I recommend anything read by Mark Nelson, and I will be downloading the rest of the series looking for Mark Nelson’s read.

An excellent adventure!

(5 stars)

I loved this book, its action and pace kept my interest. The more I think about it this book is much more fantasy than sci-fi where the outcome is not in doubt, really. It is not surprising that it is a story of Europeans going to a new land and through force become their saviors or some such nonsense. Excellent adventure.