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Publisher's Summary

Tarzan, after valiantly giving up the woman he loves to another man, leaves the deceitful world of civilization and returns to his beloved African jungle. Upon his return, buried in the mists of his jungle, Tarzan discovers Opar, the city of gold, presumably the remains of Atlantis. But beneath its tranquil facade, he encounters La, the high priestess of the Flaming God, as well as brutal men, savage women, and a bloodstained altar of sacrifice. Tarzan must lead a tribe of primitive warriors through the ancient crypts if he wants to escape the grip of Opar!
©2000 Tantor Media Incorporated

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Not as Good as the Original

If you really wish to continue the Tarzan story than this book is ok. It is very far fetched with many coincidences which occur so that characters will not drop out of the narrative. It would seem that there are only about 10 people in the world because they just keep happening to bump into each other.

I also did not like the narrator Shelly Frasier as much as James Slattery who narrated the first volume.

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Narrator hard to tolerate

The book itself is not too bad, but the narrator just about totally ruined it. If I'd known I could return the book at the time, I would have!

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A Perfect Sequel to the Original. A must read!

This book picks up right where the first one left off. Tarzan's journeys and his evolution as a man and then de-evolution bring the King of the Apes full circle. I was hooked from the beginning and and my attention was held throughout. This book is very much an adventure romance, and leaves you wanting more.

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Narrator is the problem

The second of the Tarzan series is, as was the first, a wonderful story. The problem with this rendition is the narrator. She mispronounces English words, which is bad enough, but her pronunciation of the French is attrocious. Monsieur is pronounced "Miz zur," without fail. Do not fail to listen to this excellent story, but choose the other narrator that Audible offers. Although I have only experienced a third narrator, whose name escapes me, when I listened to Tarzan of the Apes (he was great!), anyone is likely to be better than Shelly.

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DISAPPOINTED

I really like the first book. This one however went into way too much, unbelievable, detail of his life in France, U.S., and Europe. Though the book got better toward the end - dealing with his adventure in the lost city, (which is the only reason I gave it 2 stars)I hated the ending.

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Narrator has a lovely voice but...

She can't pronounce Archimedes? Threw me off every time she said Arch-ah-meds! I mean come on!!

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Just okay

I read this for a book club, books 1 and 2. The ending was nice. I wouldn't say I loved it but it was fine.

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beautiful

not quite as good as the first one but it was also very good. Still had a lot of excitement and fighting.

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The story gets five stars….

…but a female narrator…for TARZAN?! REALLY?!?!? Understand, I do not deprecate her performance, just the choice. I read the Tarzan series 50 + years ago, and it is a pleasure to occasionally revisit with an audio listen; nonetheless, I would no sooner think it’s a wise idea to have John Wayne narrate the secret garden. What were they thinking? I confess I believe in gender pronouns… Two of them… And this just doesn’t work.

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roller coaster adventure

I can tell that the author tried to explain anthropological concepts to the average man through the guise of a crazy adventure! :D very cool.