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The Chessmen of Mars (version 2)

Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Description:

Tara of Helium, John Carter's second child, is nearly as beautiful as her mother, Deja Thoris, and as independent-minded as her father. These qualities cause her much grief during a long series of imprisonments by hostile aliens. She is aided by a rejected suitor whom she fails to recognize but gradually learns first to trust and then to love, despite what she imagines to be a hopeless chasm between their social classes. A highly evolved race of intelligent beings is discovered in this novel, one of whom forms with Tara a complicated relationship that opens his eyes to the value of certain aspects of life which he and his kind have shed. We also learn of an ancient Martian culture differing markedly from the technologically advanced civilizations of other city-states; one of its pastimes is a bloody variation of Martian chess, played with human beings as the game pieces. For variety of character and incident, this novel is unsurpassed by its four predecessors in the series. (Summary by Thomas Copeland)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

06:08


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:49