The Return of Tarzan

Read by Ralph Snelson

(4.7 stars; 1428 reviews)

The novel picks up where Tarzan of the Apes left off. The ape man, feeling rootless in the wake of his noble sacrifice of his prospects of wedding Jane Porter, leaves America for Europe to visit his friend Paul d'Arnot. On the ship he becomes embroiled in the affairs of Countess Olga de Coude, her husband, Count Raoul de Coude, and two shady characters attempting to prey on them, Nikolas Rokoff and his henchman Alexis Paulvitch. (Summary from Wikipedia) (9 hr 11 min)


The Affair on the Liner 19:03 Read by Ralph Snelson
Forging Bonds of Hate and ----? 21:22 Read by Ralph Snelson
What Happened in the Rue Maule 20:47 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Countess Explains 24:58 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Plot That Failed 20:51 Read by Ralph Snelson
A Duel 20:43 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Dancing Girl of Sidi Aissa 21:40 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Fight in the Desert 20:26 Read by Ralph Snelson
Numa "El Adrea" 24:07 Read by Ralph Snelson
Through the Valley of the Shadow 20:21 Read by Ralph Snelson
John Caldwell, London 21:01 Read by Ralph Snelson
Ships That Pass 21:19 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Wreck of the "Lady Alice" 30:00 Read by Ralph Snelson
Back to the Primitive 22:34 Read by Ralph Snelson
From Ape to Savage 21:59 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Ivory Raiders 19:22 Read by Ralph Snelson
The White Chief of the Waziri 21:45 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Lottery of Death 25:08 Read by Ralph Snelson
The City of Gold 19:13 Read by Ralph Snelson
La 20:00 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Castaways 22:11 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Treasure Vaults of Opar 21:27 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Fifty Frightful Men 19:16 Read by Ralph Snelson
How Tarzan Came Again to Opar 18:52 Read by Ralph Snelson
Through the Forest Primeval 21:18 Read by Ralph Snelson
The Passing of the Ape-Man 11:23 Read by Ralph Snelson


Jenni J

(5 stars)

I immediatly followed-up Tarzan of the Apes w this reading of The Return of Tarzan. What an adventure! Anything goes in this book. I like to imagine ERB having a loyal following who waited anxiously for his next installment when originally released. Our reader rose to the challange of a very diverse character list. I hope you will enjoy this also.

Unbelievably fantastic story!

(5 stars)

What an amazing tale of non-stop adventure and intense excitement! and surprising laugh out loud moments of humor! Edgar Rice Burroughs is an amazing author and I am loving the Tarzan series and the narrator Ralph who reads many of his books is fantastic also.


(5 stars)

What a great read by Mr Snelson. He brought the story alive with real passion and love. One of Burrroughs best Tarzan's, if not the best. A must listen for all Tarzan fans.

A Simple Warning (and a compliment)

(4.5 stars)

It is a magnificent tale, surely, although it may not be as good as the first Tarzan novel... but do not expect an animated Disney adaptation! There is racism. There is violence. But there is also a touch of the olden times that is not quite captured in any Disney adaptation. The reader is good, not the best I've heard, but far from the worst!

Worthy sequel that continues the story of the original novel!

(4 stars)

The reader does quite well when considering the immense task of voicing a number of male and female humans in addition to the native jungle inhabitants. Burroughs's story can make you wonder at times which is more brutal, the law of nature as practiced in the jungle, or the corruption of the human psyche that is inherent in the rise of "civilization."

Lazy 96

(5 stars)

I love Ralph j Nelson voice and the way he reads. He never seems to miss a beat and hesitate while he is reading. This is a skill that is lacking in a lot volunteer readers. I very much appreciate their taking the time and I am not complaining but it is so much more enjoyable to listen to Nelson. Thanks again for your time.

A classic

(4.5 stars)

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I grew up on the old Tarzan series as a kid; this isn't the Tarzan I grew up with. This story is a little more "gritty" and Tarzan's character is a little more"wild" & "dark". R J Snelson is an excellent reader. he made the story even more enjoyable. Thank you Mr Snelson

Epic Tarzan Novel

(5 stars)

This book combines all of the attributes one loves about this character. His wit and wisdom, humor and logic, strength and restraint. The life he made for himself throughout, shows a depth of imaginings displayed by Boroughs that barely touches the corner, of what's to come. It's Boroughs, Tarzan and Jane, in their prime.