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Chessmen of Mars (version 2)

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)

1. Prelude - John Carter Comes to Earth
2. Tara in a Tantrum
3. At the Gale's Mercy
4. The Headless Humans
5. Captured
6. The Perfect Brain
7. In the Toils of Horror
8. A Repellent Sight
9. Close Work
10. Adrift Over Strange Regions
11. Entrapped
12. The Choice of Tara
13. Ghek Plays Pranks
14. A Desperate Deed
15. At Ghek's Command
16. The Old Man of the Pits
17. Another Change of Name
18. A Play to the Death
19. A Task for Loyalty
20. The Menace of the Dead
21. The Charge of Cowardice
22. A Risk for Love
23. At the Moment of Marriage

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    Summary

    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.

    Reviews

    Darcy 6th October 2017

    - REVIEW: CHESSMAN OF MARS

    Awesome book, enjoyed it tremendously, the Narration was really listenable...

    ann

    - Review chessmen of mars

    I enjoyed this book much more then the 2 before it. Sure it's science fiction but it's still fun. The narration was excellent! Standing ovation

    Julie

    - Review chessmen of mars

    I enjoyed this book much more then the 2 before it. Sure it's science fiction but it's still fun. The narration was excellent! Standing ovation

    DG

    - Too much mars?

    Maybe I've od'd on the mars chronicles, but, I made it to the second chapter and decided I couldn't handle any more. John and Deja's daughter seems to be extremely spoiled and maybe she overcomes this problem during her adventures. Might come back and listen later, but for now... No need to listen to the repeats of Prelude and chapter one just skip one and go on...once is enough.