In this second addition to Edgar Rice Burroughs' epic adventures of Tarzan, listeners will find the jungle man leaving America to visit old friends in Europe. Through spirals of action, disaster, and shipwreck, we find Tarzan and a group of travelers - including his first love, Jane; and his new archenemy, Rokoff - back in the jungle where he was raised. Encountering even more hardship in the harsh jungle, Tarzan again fights wild animals and savage tribes in the ultimate search for secret buried treasure. This sequel to Tarzan of the Apes sheds even more light on the beloved jungle hero's life, loves, and struggles fitting into human society.
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"Just as much fun as the first book!"
After listening to the first book, I immediately downloaded the second one. How could you not with the ending of the first book? The Return of Tarzan was just as much fun as the first book...assuming of course you are able to suspend disbelief and just lose yourself in the adventure.
I feel very lucky to have come onto audible to download this second book the day that this version, narrated by Jeff Harding, was released. I enjoyed his narration only slightly less than Simon Prebble's (which was who narrated the version of Tarzan of the Apes that I listened to). Harding does a wonderful job though...so I would recommend listening to the first book in his narration only so that you have continuity between the books.
The Return of Tarzan is definitely a little more far fetched than the first book in the series...but I personally don't have an issue with that. It is a lot of fun and I enjoyed it the way I do those unbelievable action movies where the hero pops up out of the snow after an avalanche completely unharmed or someone escapes a ridiculously large gun fight with not a scratch on him despite the thousands of bullets flying around. Just suspend disbelief and enjoy it and you will be in for a treat.
Looking forward to checking out book 3!
Ugh. I read this book because I started with Tarzan of the Apes, not knowing that there would be no resolution with the first book. Knowing I was being sucked into a soap opera vortex, I picked up the sequel. The writing was abysmal. This read like a comic book - every scene there was Tarzan, unleashing is jungle-forged ferocious strength with his rippling muscles, vanquishing bad guys and then releasing the primal ululation that marked the alpha primate of his tribe. Good grief. The story arc started in Tarzan of the Apes was resolved, so I am able to exit left from this series and decline to find out about the Son of Tarzan. You would do well to just steer clear of the entire series. Nota bene: the Disney movie reboot released Summer 2016 did a great job of combining many main elements of both books, tinkering with some major details for flow, and thus delivered a great action flick, if not with a somewhat simple plot. How can the movie help that, though, with ERB's simplistic books as its basis?
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