The Return of Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Simon Vance (Narrator)

02-01-99

8hrs 17min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Fantasy

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02-01-99

8hrs 17min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Fantasy

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“This is a wonderful story that binds Tarzan eternally with Jane Porter and introduces the fabled city of Opar. [Simon Vance’s] reading is nearly perfect, giving the story an air that is gallantly Victorian while intensely exciting.” AudioFile

Even more thrilling thanTarzan of the Apesis the sequel,The Return of Tarzan.Combine the uncanny mystery of Conan Doyle, the vivid imagination of H. G. Wells, and the thrill of Rider Haggard's stories and you'll know why Tarzan has proved to be one of the most sensational figures in fiction.

Tarzan had renounced his right to the woman he loved, and civilization held no pleasure for him. After a brief and harrowing period among men, he had turned back to the African jungle where he had grown to manhood—a world he understood. It was there that he first heard of Opar, the city of gold, a relic of the fabled Atlantis.

It was a city of hideous men and of beautiful, savage women, a city ruled by La, high priestess of the Flaming God. Its altars were stained with the blood of many sacrifices. Heedless of the dangers, Tarzan led a band of savage warriors toward the ancient crypts—and even more ancient evil—of Opar.

Praise

“This is a wonderful story that binds Tarzan eternally with Jane Porter and introduces the fabled city of Opar. [Simon Vance’s] reading is nearly perfect, giving the story an air that is gallantly Victorian while intensely exciting.” AudioFile

“Crowded with impossibilities as the tale is, Mr. Burroughs has told it so well, and has so succeeded in carrying his readers with him, that there are few who will not look forward eagerly to the promised sequel.” New York Times

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Language English
Release Day Jan 31, 1999
Release Date February 1, 1999
Number in Series 2
Series Display String The Tarzan Series
Release Date Machine 917827200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950), born in Chicago, was educated at Michigan Military Academy and served briefly in the US Cavalry. He began writing while working as a pencil-sharpener salesman, publishing his first piece in 1912 to great success. He authored numerous science fiction and fantasy series but is most famous for his Tarzan books; the suburb of Los Angeles where he lived eventually became known as Tarzana.

Narrator Bio
Simon Vance

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.

Overview

Even more thrilling thanTarzan of the Apesis the sequel,The Return of Tarzan.Combine the uncanny mystery of Conan Doyle, the vivid imagination of H. G. Wells, and the thrill of Rider Haggard's stories and you'll know why Tarzan has proved to be one of the most sensational figures in fiction.

Tarzan had renounced his right to the woman he loved, and civilization held no pleasure for him. After a brief and harrowing period among men, he had turned back to the African jungle where he had grown to manhood—a world he understood. It was there that he first heard of Opar, the city of gold, a relic of the fabled Atlantis.

It was a city of hideous men and of beautiful, savage women, a city ruled by La, high priestess of the Flaming God. Its altars were stained with the blood of many sacrifices. Heedless of the dangers, Tarzan led a band of savage warriors toward the ancient crypts—and even more ancient evil—of Opar.

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