Tarzan the Terrible

Read by Don W. Jenkins

(4.5 stars; 466 reviews)

In the previous novel, during the early days of World War I, Tarzan discovered that his wife Jane was not killed in a fire set by German troops, but was in fact alive. In this novel two months have gone by and Tarzan is continuing to search for Jane. He has tracked her to a hidden valley called Pal-ul-don, which means "Land of Men." In Pal-ul-don Tarzan finds a real Jurassic Park filled with dinosaurs, notably the savageTriceratops-like Gryfs, which unlike their prehistoric counterparts are carnivorous. The lost valley is also home to two different races of tailed human-looking creatures, the Ho-don (hairless and white skinned) and the Waz-don (hairy and black-skinned). Tarzan befriends Ta-den, a Ho-don warrior, and Om-at, the Waz-don chief of the tribe of Kor-ul-ja. In this new world he becomes a captive but so impresses his captors with his accomplishments and skills that they name him Tarzan-Jad-Guru (Tarzan the Terrible), which is the name of the novel (Introduction by Wikipedia) (9 hr 9 min)


01 - The Pithecanthropus 25:48 Read by Don W. Jenkins
02 - "To the Death" 26:16 Read by Don W. Jenkins
03 - Pan-at-lee 24:56 Read by Don W. Jenkins
04 - Tarzan-jad-guru 20:59 Read by Don W. Jenkins
05 - In the Kor-ul-gryf 26:52 Read by Don W. Jenkins
06 - The Tor-o-don 28:22 Read by Don W. Jenkins
07 - Jungle Craft 21:01 Read by Don W. Jenkins
08 - A-lur 24:01 Read by Don W. Jenkins
09 - Blood-Stained Altars 19:37 Read by Don W. Jenkins
10 - The Forbidden Garden 22:28 Read by Don W. Jenkins
11 - The Sentence of Death 20:56 Read by Don W. Jenkins
12 - The Giant Stranger 20:27 Read by Don W. Jenkins
13 - The Masquerader 19:48 Read by Don W. Jenkins
14 - The Temple of the Gryf 24:29 Read by Don W. Jenkins
15 - "The King Is Dead!" 21:56 Read by Don W. Jenkins
16 - The Secret Way 16:36 Read by Don W. Jenkins
17 - By Jad-bal-lul 22:56 Read by Don W. Jenkins
18 - The Lion Pit of Tu-lur 21:49 Read by Don W. Jenkins
19 - Diana of the Jungle 21:08 Read by Don W. Jenkins
20 - Silently in the Night 24:40 Read by Don W. Jenkins
21 - The Maniac 26:25 Read by Don W. Jenkins
22 - A Journey on a Gryf 19:06 Read by Don W. Jenkins
23 - Taken Alive 20:24 Read by Don W. Jenkins
24 - The Messenger of Death 19:45 Read by Don W. Jenkins
25 - Home 8:40 Read by Don W. Jenkins


Not my favourite Tarzan story, but ok.

(3 stars)

It is quite evident that ERB was interested in eugenics and a fan of Darwin and his woefully ignorant worldview.. 2nd time I have downloaded and listened to this book and chapter 15 didn't work on either occasion

(3 stars)

least believable one yet. And it sounds like Don Knotts as Barney Fife reading it. Honestly, it's much more of a John Carter style story than a Tarzan one.

Great story

(5 stars)

The story kept me drawn in and stayed interesting. Reader is not my favorite style.

My least favorite of the Tarzan novels, reader was just ok.

(3 stars)

This novel veers off track too far from the previous five installments. To some extent, it picks up where Tarzan is attempting to track down the German lieutenant who had kidnapped Jane in the last book. But I think half the middle part could have been left out, if Burroughs had not been so infatuated with inventing a twisting and at times confusing narrative filled with odd creatures and strange names. Also, we're introduced to native tribes who appear to consist of part human or subhuman creatures.

Not as good as the previous Tarzan books.

(4 stars)

The numerous characters with similar sounding names rapdly interacting made it difficult to follow. Also, a bit rambling at times. It was well read.


(5 stars)

Not a bad read. Interesting premise. If you slow the reading down a bit, he doesn't sound so much like Barney Fife.

Great adventure story

(4 stars)

Classic Tarzan adventure, full of action, damsels in distress, and "primitive" chivalry. Well written and well read.

patchy in places

(5 stars)

last audio book of series ive found oh well might have to do some reading .