Tarzan of the Apes

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Produced by Dove Audio
Read by Sir Ben Kingsley

The Classics Read by Celebrities Series: Book 1

3.15 Hours 11/01/2007 abridged
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This classic tale of Tarzan, the young English boy in the deepest African jungle, is one of imagination, adventure, and ultimate action. Raised by apes, he learns to speak to the animals, swing through the jungle, and survive happily as one of their own. Only when he meets a group of British tourists on safari does his world change completely. His first encounter with humans, and Jane especially, turns his known life upside down. This Edgar Rice Burroughs classic tale beckons readers to escape their own world and visit a savage and untamed wilderness.

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Summary

Summary

This classic tale of Tarzan, the young English boy in the deepest African jungle, is one of imagination, adventure, and ultimate action. Raised by apes, he learns to speak to the animals, swing through the jungle, and survive happily as one of their own. Only when he meets a group of British tourists on safari does his world change completely. His first encounter with humans, and Jane especially, turns his known life upside down. This Edgar Rice Burroughs classic tale beckons readers to escape their own world and visit a savage and untamed wilderness.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Tarzan legend returns us to that Eden where, free of clothes and the inhibitions of an opressive society, a man is able, as William Faulkner put it…to prevail as well as endure.” Gore Vidal
“Burroughs’ tale of the Noble Savage remains the stuff of daydreams.” Los Angeles Times
“Burroughs is a masterful storyteller, and his story is wonderfully suited to an audio presentation…Slattery has a good understanding of the pacing of this exciting tale and his performance is enjoyable.” Kliatt
“Burroughs created one of the few heroes everyone knows, and at that desk, he took Tarzan to exotic lands, had him face bizarre creatures and endless, exotic challenges. Those adventures spirit the reader away to a timeless time of action and heroism. And sitting in that office, I was a permanent convert. For me, and for countless others, the legend will never cease. And that’s as it should be.” Steve Saffel, senior acquisitions editor, Titan Books

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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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 3.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English