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A Princess of Mars Summary

A Princess of Mars was the first book by Edgar Rice Burroughs to feature the character John Carter. It led to an 11-book series featuring his adventures and became the basis for the 2012 movie. Carter is a war-weary former military captain during the Civil War who is inexplicably transported to Mars. He quickly (and reluctantly) becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions among the inhabitants of the planet.

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  • Book 1

    • A Princess of Mars

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Princess of Mars was the first book by Edgar Rice Burroughs to feature the character John Carter. It led to an 11-book series featuring his adventures and became the basis for the 2012 movie. Carter is a war-weary former military captain during the Civil War who is inexplicably transported to Mars. He quickly (and reluctantly) becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions among the inhabitants of the planet.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • A Princess of Mars

    • Mars Series #1
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Peter Delloro
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Princess of Mars is the first novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs's famous "Barsoom" science fiction series. John Carter, a Confederate American Civil War veteran 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.

    Regular price: £7.49

    • A Princess of Mars

    • Mars Series #1
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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    A young Arizona prospector, chased by Indians, takes refuge in a mysterious cave. A strange gas paralyzes him. His spirit leaves his body and travels to Mars where he becomes a warrior.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • A Princess of Mars

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    “The green warrior decided to close in and end the battle; just as he rushed me, a blinding light struck full in my eyes, so that I could not see Zad’s approach and could only leap blindly to one side to avoid his mighty blade...." Suddenly projected to Mars, John Carter finds himself the captive of the savage green men of Thark. With him is the lovely Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium. And between them and rescue lay a thousand miles of deadly enemies and unknown dangers.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • A Princess of Mars

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this landmark novel written by the creator of Tarzan, a Civil War veteran is transported to the red planet, where he must elude giant green barbarians to rescue a princess. The first of Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous Barsoom series , it is a brilliant combination of fantasy, adventure, and science fiction.

    Regular price: £21.69

    • John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars'

    • Barsoom Series, Book 1
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Civil War veteran John Carter is transported to a dying planet, where he must elude capture by giant green barbarians to rescue a Martian princess from certain doom. In this landmark of science fiction, the myths and mystery of the red planet supply a vibrant backdrop for a swashbuckling epic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic for a reason!

    • By Stephanie on 08-02-14

    Regular price: £16.49

    • A Princess of Mars

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This novel was first published episodically in 1912, a year before Burroughs released Tarzan of the Apes, which would catapult him to international fame. This novel helped to define an emerging genre: science fiction.

    Regular price: £7.89

    • A Princess of Mars

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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    FNH audio presents an unabridged reading of A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. When John Carter wakes up, he finds himself mysteriously transported to the planet Mars, where the people are constantly at war. In the lower gravity of the red world, John discovers his Earth strength makes him almost superhuman, able to leap huge distances and kill with a single punch.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • A Princess of Mars

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Bob Thomley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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    A Princess of Mars is the first book in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series. Full of swordplay and daring feats, it remains the best example of 20th century pulp science fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By kirsty on 05-08-17

    Regular price: £2.79

    • A Princess of Mars

    • Barsoom Series, Book 1
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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    The classic science-fiction fantasy novel A Princess of Mars, written by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the first in the series that takes place on the planet Mars also called Barsoom. Mars is seen as a hot, dry planet that houses many kinds of alien races including the green Tharks and the Red Martians. John Carter, a former Civil War soldier, is mysteriously teleported to Barsoom when he explores an ancient cave in Arizona.

    Regular price: £15.79

  • Book 2

    • The Gods of Mars

    • Mars Series, Book 2
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Peter Delloro
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 7
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    The Gods of Mars begins with John Carter's arrival back on Barsoom (Mars) after a 10-year hiatus, separated from his wife Dejah Thoris, his unborn child, and the Red Martian people of the nation of Helium, whom he has adopted as his own. Unfortunately, Carter materializes in the one place on Barsoom from which nobody is allowed to depart: the Valley Dor, which is the Barsoomian afterlife.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, shame about the narrator

    • By Mr Richard Baldock on 23-08-14

    Regular price: £7.69

    • The Gods of Mars

    • The Martian Series, Book 2
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the extraordinary story of John Carter, who returns to the Red Planet in search of his beloved, Dejah Thoris. John lands in the Valley Dor, which is populated by vicious plant men, and discovers the Lost Sea of Korus, guarded by the great white apes and horrifying lions of Barsoom. It is here that he finds the princess Thuvia, who is a captive of the Holy Therns, high priests who eat only human flesh slain by their plant men.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great fun.

    • By Tentacles of fear on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Gods of Mars

    • Mars Series #2
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    This is the second audiobook in the "Mars Series". After the long exile on Earth, John Carter finally returns to his beloved Mars. But beautiful Dejah Thoris, the woman he loves, has vanished.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Who can explain...

    • By Mikko on 01-02-10

    Regular price: £16.29

    • The Gods of Mars

    • Barsoom Series, Book 2
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    Soldier and adventurer John Carter tells the story of how he returns to the planet Mars to be reunited with his love, the Martian princess Dejah Thoris. With his great friend Tars Tarkas, mighty Jeddak of Thark, Carter sets out in search of his princess. But Dejah Thoris has vanished. And Carter becomes trapped in the legendary Eden of Mars, from which none has ever escaped alive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully entertaining!

    • By Beverley on 19-09-14

    Regular price: £20.09

    • The Gods of Mars

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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    John Carter returns to his beloved Mars, and engages in airborne combat with the dreaded Black Pirates. In his second search for the famed Dejah Thoris, Carter leads a revolt to free the Martian races from a devious cult that thrives on secretive slavery.

    Regular price: £8.19

    • The Gods of Mars

    • Barsoom Series, Book 2
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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    The Gods of Mars is the second book in a thrilling sci-fi series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, where John Carter, the main character, returns from a 10-year trip to Earth back to the planet Barsoom. The inhabitants of Barsoom are made up of different types of aliens, including the Plant Men, Green Martians, and Red Martians. Carter soon discovers that all of Barsoom's inhabitants have been tricked by another Barsoomian race, the Therns.

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • The Warlords of Mars

    • Mars Series #3
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the third audiobook in the "Mars Series". In the frozen wastes of Polar Mars lay the home of the Holy Therns, powerful and brutal rulers. Only John Carter dared to go there to find his lost Dejah Thoris.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Warlord of Mars

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Peter Delloro
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Warlord of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, is the third book in his famous Barsoom series. This novel continues where The Gods of Mars abruptly ended. John Carter's wife, the princess Dejah Thoris, is imprisoned in the Temple of the Sun by the vile pretender goddess Issus. It is said one has to wait an entire Barsoomian year before the room the prisoner is in revolves back to the entrance.

    Regular price: £7.49

    • Warlord of Mars

    • Mars Series, Book 3
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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    John Carter, Prince of Helium, has been imprisoned for a Martian year, his wife in another cell - alive or dead, he doesn't know. In this continuation of the saga of the amazing world of Barsoom, the love story of Carter and Dejah Thoris - the red-skinned, oviparous princess - unfolds. Like all the tales in the series, fantasy and adventure combine in a style as malleable as dreams, exotic and dangerous and unending.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • John Carter in The Warlord of Mars

    • Barsoom Series #3
    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    For six long Martian months, John Carter has haunted the terrifying Temple of the Sun. Inside the walls of this mysterious revolving tower is his beloved wife, Dejah Thoris, the beautiful princess of Barsoom. Worse yet, his wife is trapped there with the lovely but wicked Phaidor, who has sworn to make John Carter her own - even if it means murder. How can Carter gain access to the Temple, whose doors swing open only once a year? And when he does find his way inside, will he find Dejah Thoris's welcoming embrace - or her corpse?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hurrah!

    • By Stephanie on 08-02-14

    Regular price: £16.99

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