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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-01-21

Edited?

Lots of words were changed and some sentences were taken out completely which made it hard to follow along in the book...not sure if this was fine intentionally.

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  • Edward Grey
  • 08-11-20

Bad narration

Amazing story, terrible narration. Halting and Jerry. Couldn't stand it. Returned and got a different one

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  • john
  • 06-11-20

Outstanding story, terrible performance

The story is classic every American should read. Unfortunately, the reader was awful. His voice was entirely too deep and without proper inflection between characters. I had to turn down the bass in my stereo to properly hear the reader. The reader poorly read the sentences as though it was his first time reading the story.

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  • Mark Travis Donald
  • 14-06-19

Narrated by Microsoft Sam

The narration completely ruined this book. The narrator has a monotone voice, and his timing is off. Slight pauses mid sentence.

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  • Steve R.
  • 30-12-18

Ageless

I had read this book as a teenager and was captured in its pages. Although listening to it on audio did not bring back the same images I remember as a ten, I still couldn't put it down. lol

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  • Cindi Leger
  • 15-10-18

Tarzan of the apes is simply a classic

Tarzan of the apes is simply a classic even after over 100 years. I can't wait to hear what happens next.