Tarzan of the Apes
Tarzan of the Apes is Burroughs’ exciting, if improbable, story of an English lord, left by the death of his stranded parents in the hands of a motherly African ape who raises him as her own. Although he is aware that he is different from the apes of his tribe, who are neither white nor hairless, he nevertheless regards them as his “people.” When older, larger, stronger apes decide that he an undesirable to be killed or expelled from the tribe, it is fortunate that Tarzan has learned the use of primitive weapons.Although small and weak by ape standards, Tarzan is a human of god-like strength and agility to men who discover him. By studying these people, he gradually decides he is not an ape at all, but human.And when he meets Jane, a beautiful American girl marooned with her father and friends on the hostile coast of Africa, Tarzan conceives love for her. When they are unexpectedly rescued before Tarzan can find a way to reveal his feelings to Jane, he determines to become civilized and follow her into the world of people – to find her and wed her, though he must cross continents and oceans, and compete with two other suitors for her hand.This story was the subject of a successful film in 1932, with Tarzan being played by Johnny Weissmuller, who acted in a further eleven Tarzan films. According to Weissmuller in an interview with Mike Douglas, his famous ape-call was audio stitched together from a soprano, an alto, and a hog-caller! Summary by Mark F. Smith
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March 03, 2016
Richer in detail than the movies. Well read Mark!
February 18, 2016
Very racist (consider the time written?) Reader did a great job!
April 08, 2014
Not the Disney Tarzan, I grew up with. I'm 50years old and had no clue, about the true Tarzan saga. Much Much better. Mark smith does a great job keeping you in the story, I'm starting the third book now, Can't wait to see what happens next.
September 01, 2013
Enjoyed this classic and great narration, thank you!
July 22, 2013
Another fine complete work Mark Smith.I could not put it down!
December 21, 2012
So good! Can't wait to start the return if Tarzan
November 01, 2012
I enjoy the Tarzan books. The reader spoke clearly. However, he mispronounced some words, i.e.. he continuously pronounced foliage as follage. It also aggravated me that he tried to imitate the voice of the characters as if he were reading to 4yr olds. Just because someone has poor eyesight doesn't mean they have undeveloped brains. Please credit the listener with some intelligence.
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July 16, 2012
Thanks to the recorder of this book! I have loved the Tarzan movies ever since I was a child. I never thought I would get a chance to enjoy the books. I have started the first one and am loving every minute of it!!!
July 12, 2012
Very enjoyable read :)
June 12, 2012
Well read. Classic.
May 19, 2012
Very good book and read well. The style is dated but that is not a serious problem.
April 27, 2012
I really enjoy Edgar Rice Burroughs. His books are amazing.
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March 23, 2012
Great book! Adventure and romance all in one!
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March 06, 2012
Very well done and a great story to boot, loved it!
March 02, 2012
Great books the Reader was pretty good but a little slow. But I really like this book I loveaudiobook.
February 09, 2012
Good story, well read.
October 11, 2011
Beautifully written and read. It will make you want to darn a loin cloth and swing free from tree to tree.
October 09, 2011
Action, adventure, intrigue, romance, this classic has it all. A fascinating tale that will hold the attention of young and old readers alike.