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The Return of Tarzan

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
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Publisher's Summary

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 turned back to the African jungle where he had grown to manhood. It was there he first heard of Opar, the city of gold, left over from fabled Atlantis. It was a city of hideous men - and of beautiful, savage women, over whom reigned La, high priestess of the Flaming God. Its altars were stained with the blood of many sacrifices. Unheeding of the dangers, Tarzan led a band of savage warriors toward the ancient crypts and the more ancient evil of Opar.
(P)1999 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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Another Great Tale of Tarzan of the Apes!

"The Return of Tarzan" is the second in his series of books about the title character Tarzan, with the first book edition published in 1915. The novel picks up where Tarzan of the Apes left off, and is equally exciting.

In "The Return of Tarzan", Tarzan learns that he is the true Lord Greystoke, but does not claim his title, because of his love for Jane, who has promised to wed Tarzan's cousin William Cecil Clayton. Clayton inherited the title, Lord Greystoke, when Tarzan's mother and father were declared dead. If Tarzan took his rightful place as Lord Greystoke, it would leave Clayton penniless, and Jane would suffer without money--so Tarzan walks away.

Disappointment in love, Tarzan returns to the jungle where he has many strange adventures--even before Tarzan reaches his jungle home, events take him to places he never knew existed...there's ocean cruises, Paris, desert adventures, spying for the French Secret Service, beautiful women, lost cities. etc., etc.

Tarzan makes an enemy of the powerful Russian, Nikolas Rokoff, who dogs his trail plotting and planning his demise. The action-packed gripping scenes and nasty villains are easily visualized due to Burrough's wonderful storytelling, and Robert Whitfield's great performance. The many twists and turns the story takes keep you riveted, unable to stop listening.

I've thoroughly enjoyed books 1 & 2 and highly recommend them. They really should be read in sequence.





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Enjoyable and Entertaining

What made the experience of listening to The Return of Tarzan the most enjoyable?

The interaction of charactes and wild animals.

What other book might you compare The Return of Tarzan to and why?

This series is one of a kind and impossible to compare to other books

Have you listened to any of Robert Whitfield’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Very easy to listen to. Speach clear and strong.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Neither. It took me back to my childhood when I searched all the book stores with my father because the libraries banned the books.

Any additional comments?

I'm happy to have the chance to enjoy the books, this time in audio form.

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Amazing Book

Great narration of an even more incredible book.

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Classic!!

It has been a joy listening to the Tarzan books bringing back great memories from my childhood in which I read these books. After 40+ years they are like new again!

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Whitfield read wonderfully well!

The story approximates special effects in film. Some Characters are underdeveloped by ERB, author, sadly.

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cheesy

Decent performance, love that this is the story that introduces Opar but overall it's a very cheesy 3 country fight between Tarzan and a stereotypical Russian baddy

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Audio issues

The reader was excellent, however his mic was picking up interference that sounded like water circling a drain. Otherwise a very good listen.

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Legendary Legacy

I grew up with these stories but had never actually read them. The performance is fabulous and the stories still resound with action, romance and adventure. Truly a timeless classic.

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An epic adventure

A wonderful conclusion to, and much better than Tarzan of the Apes.

Even judged alone this is an exciting and fun tale.

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Wow

Spectacular story telling. Excellent narration. I’m very happy with this version of The Return of Tarzan

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  • 07-12-22

a product of their

love the tartan series, but they are a product of their time,condescending to women and racists

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  • Anne Hartley
  • 12-03-19

classic

can you really beat the original Tarzan books? All the chest beating and swooning? Thoroughly enjoyed the first 2 books.

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  • Annie
  • 07-16-21

Jane's Forest God

This is a good listen if you just want something fun and adventurous without worrying about things like logic and reason. Perhaps not as well structured as the first book nonetheless there is plenty here to keep you invested in the story.

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  • Myk
  • 07-28-16

Massively racist story told very well

It's getting really hard to enjoy the Tarzan novels in this day and age. The absurdly oblivious racism just drips through the speakers. There's little in interesting plot to redeem it, either. A highly improbable sequence of coincidences and unbelievable good fortune.