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Pirates of Venus

Gelesen von Phil Chenevert

(4,446 Sterne; 56 Bewertungen)

Edgar Rice Burroughs, of Tarzan fame, wrote many great adventure stories that were serialized in the magazines of t he 1930s. This is the first book in what is called the Venus series and starts it off with tons of action and excitement. It was published as a book in 1934. Our hero Carson accidentally lands on the mysterious, cloud-covered planet of Venus (he was shooting for Mars, believing Venus inhospitable to all life). Landing there he finds that the clouds conceal a wondrous secret: the strikingly beautiful yet deadly world of Amtor. In Amtor, cities of immortal beings flourish in giant trees reaching thousands of feet into the sky; ferocious beasts stalk the wilderness below; rare flashes of sunlight precipitate devastating storms; and the inhabitants believe their world is saucer-shaped with a fiery center and an icy rim. Stranded on Amtor after his spaceship crashes, astronaut Carson Napier is swept into a world where revolution is ripe, the love of a princess carries a dear price, and death can come as easily from the blade of a sword as from the ray of a futuristic gun. And yes, he does become a pirate. If you are looking for a pure adventure story, this is still a great one. (Summary by phil c) (6 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Carson Napier

22:01

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Off for Mars

25:32

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Rushing Toward Venus

35:57

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To the House of the King

23:39

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The Girl in the Garden

30:44

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Gathering Tarel

28:42

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By Kamlot’s Grave

27:37

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On Board the Sofal

23:21

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Soldiers of Liberty

19:56

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Mutiny

25:14

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Duare

20:08

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“A Ship!”

25:46

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Catastrophe

25:19

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Storm

41:13

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Bewertungen

Wait what?

(2 Sterne)

Once you get to the middle the dialog feels like a crowded room. The sequel is better.

(2 Sterne)

Sadly the reader was awful. But the story would have been great.

(5 Sterne)

Great book read by a great reader.