Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar


Read by Ralph Snelson

(4.6 stars; 565 reviews)

This is the fifth of Burroughs' Tarzan novels.

Tarzan finds himself bereft of his fortune and resolves to return to the jewel-room of Opar, leaving Jane to face unexpected danger at home. (Summary written by Sarah Jennings.) (6 hr 48 min)

Chapters

01 - Belgian and Arab 13:24 Read by Ralph Snelson
02 - On the Road to Opar 10:48 Read by Ralph Snelson
03 - The Call of the Jungle 13:40 Read by Ralph Snelson
04 - Prophecy and Fulfillment 14:36 Read by Ralph Snelson
05 - The Altar of the Flaming God 14:14 Read by Ralph Snelson
06 - The Arab Raid 15:10 Read by Ralph Snelson
07 - The Jewel-Room of Opar 10:42 Read by Ralph Snelson
08 - The Escape from Opar 12:46 Read by Ralph Snelson
09 - The Theft of the Jewels 19:11 Read by Ralph Snelson
10 - Achmet Zek Sees the Jewels 17:17 Read by Ralph Snelson
11 - Tarzan Becomes a Beast Again 18:11 Read by Ralph Snelson
12 - La Seeks Vengeance 10:48 Read by Ralph Snelson
13 - Condemned to Torture and Death 20:20 Read by Ralph Snelson
14 - A Priestess But Yet a Woman 17:07 Read by Ralph Snelson
15 - The Flight of Werper 21:31 Read by Ralph Snelson
16 - Tarzan Again Leads the Mangani 22:22 Read by Ralph Snelson
17 - The Deadly Peril of Jane Clayton 16:26 Read by Ralph Snelson
18 - The Fight For the Treasure 23:39 Read by Ralph Snelson
19 - Jane Clayton and The Beasts of the Jungle 22:02 Read by Ralph Snelson
20 - Jane Clayton Again a Prisoner 21:02 Read by Ralph Snelson
21 - The Flight to the Jungle 21:24 Read by Ralph Snelson
22 - Tarzan Recovers His Reason 21:12 Read by Ralph Snelson
23 - A Night of Terror 18:13 Read by Ralph Snelson
24 - Home 12:40 Read by Ralph Snelson

Reviews

well read.


(5 stars)

once again ralph snelson does a brilliant job of narrating a well written and wordy novel by edgar rice Burrows. top marks to both author and narrator. a very good and entertaining book with lots of twists and turns.


(5 stars)

edgars books were only pretend..no real maps..no real distance..but great fun ! thank you for early pulp fiction..great job again !


(4 stars)

i like all the tarzan books read by ralph nelson

Liked this one


(4 stars)

chapters are in wrong order here though.

Tarzan and Ralph never fail to please


(5 stars)

I enjoyed all the seems and suspence


(5 stars)


(5 stars)

One has to consider the time that this book was written in before trying to apply our politically correct mindset of today. I first read the entire Tarzan series when I was young boy of about 12. It fascinated me! In my adult life I have a little time to be able to sit down and read as I did when I was younger. This organization’s project of putting fantastic old books that are in the public domain into an audio format is much appreciated. I often listen to them while I am driving and greatly appreciate revisiting the adventures from my youth. Considering that Mr. Snelson does this task free, I think he puts great effort into trying to create interesting accents and great feeling into his reading. My hat is off to him. I toyed with the idea of trying to volunteer for this organization but I realize that my reading ability is not that steady and I have no voice training whatsoever. I watch numerous versions of Tarzan on the big screen and the small screen and just shake my head and how it has been adjusted for a current way of thinking. I doubt I will ever see a faithful rendition of the books on the big screen so I will have to rely upon my imagination to provide a faithful display of his original writing. I appreciate the authors use of a wide vocabulary, there were several words in this book that I had to look up. My top marks for this recording takes into account that it is done by volunteers. Thanks so much!


(4 stars)

If you've made it this far, you're obviously a fan of Tarzan and his adventures and pitfalls, so you are more interested in hearing how he'll get out of the next spot of trouble than considering that after 5 books, Burroughs was pretty much out of ideas. Same story, (some) different characters, slightly different premise. As usual though, the excitement level is high and you have to admire the super-human feats accomplished by Tarzan. Ralph Snelson reads with the lilting Utah accent and grandfatherly voice that is charming and endearing, but if you're picky about your narrators, consider one of the other versions. His constant and repeated mispronunciation of some words and his (sometimes hilariously) awful attempts at accents will drive some people crazy, some others seem to love it. If you don't like it, you can pay $17 to hear someone else read it, but I'll stick with Mr. Snelson for free!