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Summary

A classic of literature and the author's best-known work. Tarzan has been called one of the best known literary characters in the world. Adapted many times for cinema. Now a major motion picture for summer 2016.

Public Domain (P)2016 Trout Lake Media

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Difficult to get over the reading

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not recommend this version as the reading is extremely distracting. It appears as if the narrator did not understand the work. The reading is disjointed, there are bizarre and inappropriate pauses and stresses that are out of context. In addition, some words are mis-pronounced.
I understand that nobody is perfect, especially me, but I would expect the production team, or someone, to have picked this up.

Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Munro’s performances?

Definitely not. This performance had a hugely detrimental effect on my enjoying and even understanding the story.

Did Tarzan of the Apes inspire you to do anything?

I would purchase more Tarzan stories.

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  • Rebecca
  • 01-02-17

Fantastic story that is timeless!

Tarzan of the apes is a timeless story that lives through the ages! The fact that this novel was written in 1912 and is still amazing and thrilling 2017 speaks to the greatness of ER Burroughs. The story is great and leaves you wanting more.

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  • Riaan J. Vanrensburg
  • 20-09-16

great classic work

Just like I remember in my childhood fantastic literary work of brilliance. a book that most boys should enjoy. adults remembering it from their child it was a really enjoyed this work. Narrator was very very good and I can't wait for the next one.

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  • Christa Hotchkiss
  • 16-05-17

timeless classic

I have an original print but still listen from time to time to this timeless classic.

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  • D.
  • 11-11-16

Like being a kid again.

I am a Edgar Rice Bourghs fan. I totally enjoyed hearing this story rather than reading it or watching a movie. I could get into the feel of story more and really loved it.

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  • Miguel Canto
  • 11-09-18

Second book with same narrator please.

the book of course is amazing. and i would like to listen to the whole series with the same narrator. even is i just got to listen to the second book that would be great but having finished it i can't imagine listening to it with another narrator.

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  • Jorma
  • 24-08-18

Readike a once tgru

The reader reads like it's the first time he has seen the text and rolls right over obvious errors of inflection.

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  • Josh Orlowek
  • 21-08-18

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narrator was a bit to stiff had difficulty staying awake story was good thank you

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  • D. P.
  • 20-08-18

At the very end

This is a fun adventure story. Lots of action. Many different types of people as well as animals. At various times they work with each other, live and fight and learn from each other.
Tarzan of the Apes is thought of as a young person’s book. Yet I have just encountered it for the first time, in my upper 60s of age, and I thoroughly enjoyed it to the end.
One might think this book is more of a story for males. However, if you reach the very end, you will discover that this is actually a romance book. Indeed, it was the very end which disappointed me enough that I had to remove one star from the “overall” rating. At the very end, Tarzan does something which to me seems... well, ‘nuts.’ You'll need to listen to the entire book, to decide for yourself.

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  • Max Cage
  • 08-08-18

Great book, poor narrator

The narrator ruined this excellent classic for me. Strange, stifled delivery with inconsistent emphasis took me out of the story. Had to re-buy from another narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-18

Narrator..ugh

The book itself was pretty good. a lot better than I expected, having grown up with just the movies. However, I would definitely find one narrated by someone else. He. Is. TERRIBLE!