The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Readings of some of the greatest imaginative fiction ever written. Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known for his creation of Tarzan of the Apes, was a prolific author of what would come to be known as "science fiction" or "swords and sorcery." Accomplished film and TV actor David Stifel is your narrator and host. Join us for the adventures of a lifetime!

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Chapter X – On the Battlefield

Peter of Blentz has learned that the real king is in the sanatorium at Tafelberg. He sends Maenck and his minions off to seize Leopold. Barney and Butzow arrive almost in time, but are overpowered by their opponents, who make off with Leopold.

 

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What Is All This?

Audiobooks by master adventure and sci-fi writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, that's what! Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, the world At the Earth's Core - and more! Your narrator is "That Burroughs Guy", film and TV actor David Stifel.

The audiobooks are divided into "episodes" of roughly half an hour apiece. You can listen to any episode directly from this site, or you can download to your computer, mp3 player, etc. A new episode for the current selection is released every weekend, usually Saturday night.

When a book is completed in the podcast, it remains available for three weeks after completion. After that, the first episode is presented here free of charge - the remaining episodes are available for purchase through audible.com or www.burroughsguy.com.

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The Current Selection is The Mad King

Available For Purchase:

The Outlaw of Torn

Beyond Thirty

The Monster Men

Tarzan #1 - Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan #2 - The Return of Tarzan

Tarzan #3 - The Beasts of Tarzan

Tarzan #4 - The Son of Tarzan

Tarzan #5 - Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

Tarzan #6 - Jungle Tales of Tarzan

Tarzan #7 - Tarzan the Untamed

Tarzan #8 - Tarzan the Terrible

Mars #1 - A Princess of Mars

Mars #2 - The Gods of Mars

Mars #3 - The Warlord of Mars

Mars #4 - Thuvia Maid of Mars

Mars #5 - The Chessmen of Mars

Caspak #1 - The Land that Time Forgot

Caspak #2 - The People that Time Forgot

Caspak #3 - Out of Time's Abyss

Pellucidar #1 - At the Earth's Core

Pellucidar #2 - Pellucidar

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Chapter IX – The King’s Guests

Barney has just in time halted the coronation of Peter of Blentz, pretending to be Leopold only in order to halt Peter’s ascension to the throne. In order to allow the true Leopold to be crowned, he has asked for a delay of two days before his coronation.

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Chapter VIII – The Coronation Day

Barney has made his way back to Tafelberg where his roadster ran off the road into a ravine. At Herr Kramer’s nearby shop, he learns that “the king” has taken refuge in a sanatorium nearby. He meets the man, who is timid and frightened, but is indeed Leopold the king. Barney arranges to repair to Tann to get aid to help him accompany Leopold to Lutha, where Prince Peter is planning to crown himself king!

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Chapter VII – The Real Leopold

Barney, with the aid of a young hostage, has escaped the camp of Yellow Franz and his brigands. Hiding in the mountains with the lad, they are accosted by two brigands, who kill the boy and are in turn killed by Barney.

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Chapter VI – A King’s Ransom

Barney and Emma, though now separated, have made their escapes from the castle of Blentz. Alone, Barney wanders through the mountains seeking the Old Forest and the Castle of Prince Von der Tann. However he finds two brigands who point a pistol in his face and insist he come with them.

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Chapter V – The Escape

Imprisoned at Castle Blentz, Barney has found a secret ally in Joseph, a secret retainer of Tann’s sent to aid him. Refusing to escape without Emma, Barney and Joseph have made their way through secret passages to the room directly above Emma’s.

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Chapter IV – Barney Finds a Friend

Barney Custer and Emma Von der Tann have been captured by soldiers of Peter of Blentz. They are taken to Blentz to Captain Maenck, governor of the castle. Barney is escorted off to captivity, leaving Emma alone with Maenck.

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Chapter III – An Angry King

Barney Custer’s joke that he is the escaped mad king has been taken seriously by the beautiful young woman he rescued. Barney thinks the girl is not in her right mind. As they are making their way back to shelter, they are accosted by a brigand. Barney struggles with the man and they tumble over a precipice just as a contingent of palace guards arrive on the scene.

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Chapter II   Over the Precipice

Barney Custer, American traveling in the kingdom of Lutha, has saved a beautiful girl on a runaway horse in the forests of Lutha. Unbeknownst to Barney, he matches exactly the description of the escaped mad king of Lutha – and jokingly tells the girl that he is the mad king.

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