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!

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 two episodes are presented here free of charge - the remainder is available for purchase through or

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The Current Selection is The Monster Men

Available For Purchase:

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 X – Desperate Chance

Virginia is in the clutches of Raja Muda Saffir, shanghaied to Borneo. Hot on the trail is Number 13 and his band of monster men. A battle royal ensues on a small island mid-river in Borneo. Muda Saffir escapes with Virginia in one prahu. He attempts to have his way with her, only to be coldcocked – stumbling on the Professor’s treasure chest and falling into the river!

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Category:The Monster Men -- posted at: 8:58 AM

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Chapter IX – Into Savage Borneo

Rajah Muda Saffir’s headhunters have captured Virginia from the now wrecked Ithaca.  Close on their heels they are pursued by Number 13, now leading the eleven surviving monsters who preceded him from the Professor’s chemical vats.  Muda Saffir and his men flee in their war prahus towards Borneo, with Number 13 and his monster men in pursuit.

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Chapter VIII – The Soul of Number 13

Von Horn has succeeded in wreaking a lot of havoc on the island. Under his prompting, Budadreen tricks Virginia into boarding the Ithaca, where she is imprisoned belowdecks as her renegade crew prepare to set sail.  The monsters in the court of mystery – all 11 – have been freed and driven toward the Professor’s verandah. Number 13 drives them away, only to be cursed and driven away himself by the Professor.

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Chapter VII – The Bull Whip

The plots against Professor Maxon and his treasure chest have thickened.  Rajah Muda Saffir, impatient of no results from Budadreen, sends a raiding party to capture Virginia. They meet instead Budadreen’s men who are trying to make off with the treasure chest. Saffir’s men take over the chest, but are driven away by Number Thirteen.

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Chapter VI – To Kill!

Von Horn has hatched a plot to gain Virginia and Professor Maxon’s wealth. He has sewn the seeds of doubt and self-loathing in Number Thirteen, turning him against Professor Maxon. In concert with Bududreen he has made plans to seize Virginia, the treasure chest and the Ithaca, leaving the Professor and his creations stranded.

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Chapter V – Treason

Number Thirteen, having rescued Virginia from Number One, has been returned with the girl to the Professor’s supervision.  Von Horn is still fixated on gaining the Professor’s wealth by marrying Virginia.  


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Chapter IV – A New Face

Prof. Maxon’s 13th experiment seems to have gone extremely well, producing a splendid speciman – strong, well featured and handsome to behold.  Alas, Number One, the hideous first experiment, has been able to sneak out of the camp. Meanwhile, Virginia has gone wandering outside the camp – only to meet and be seized by the hideous Number One.

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Chapter 03 – Beauty and the Beast

Professor Maxon and Von Horn have begun their experiments on the island campong near Borneo. Professor Maxon is determined to unlock the secrets of life and death – and has already created several very imperfect specimens chemically. Von Horn, with his own agenda, has asked for the hand of Virginia Maxon. Professor Maxon is appalled! Virginia is to be given to one of Maxon’s creations!

Direct download: The_Monster_Men_03.mp3
Category:The Monster Men -- posted at: 9:04 AM

Tarzan the Terrible will be retired from this site on Jan. 18, 2015.  After that time, the first two chapters may be heard here; the remainder will be available as an audiobook purchase at Limited availability of these audibooks gives me a chance to earn some money from their sales, allowing me to continue funding this podcast. Thanks for your support!

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