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The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Mar 15, 2016

it was ok
bookshelves: science-fiction, childhood-favorites-redux, audio-books
Read in May, 2009

I spent my childhood devouring ERB's books and had recalled the Martian series as particular favorites. My cousin and I even made a martian chess set to play with but that was over a half century ago. Listened to the Tantor audiobook of this title - oh, my! The reader was truly abysmal so maybe that lessened my enjoyment. Usually I 'settle' to a reader after a while but this guy had me cringing to the end. ERB was not a particularly gifted writer from an adult perspective. Still, the story was imaginative and I will continue to recall these books with fondness. [you can't go home again:]

First read September 1963
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