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Tarzan the Invincible (Tarzan #14)

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Tarzan, his monkey friend Nkima, and Chief Muviro and his faithful Waziri warriors prevent Soviet communists from looting the lost city of Opar. The story also prominently features Tarzan's lion ally Jad-bal-ja.
Paperback, Ballantine, 4th US printing, 192 pages
Published November 1975 by Ballantine Books (first published 1930)
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Qt
Mar 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-adventure
I thought this was a fun one! Some of the later Tarzan books that I've read recently hadn't really held my interest, but this one, like many of the earlier books in the series, was fun, fast-paced, and full of adventure.
Cheryl
Apr 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Tarzan book with no Jane....nope....not word one about Jane. Just Tarzan doing his thing--swinging through the jungle, hanging out with Tantor and Numa and Nkima, saving gals.....Lots of Tarzan swinging through the jungle super highway so that we could be updated on the various characters. They kept separating and recombining in different ways. This one seemed to have unnecessary "busy work" type traveling through the jungle. We're attacking Opar to get the riches, oops, our men are afraid and ...more
J.L. Rallios
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another fun Tarzan adventures in which he encounters communists in his jungle domain who are bent on embroiling the world into another World War. No mention of Jane, but there is enough romance between likeable characters as there are enough violence and justice dished out from the hand of Tarzan upon the not-so-likeable ones. Highly recommended for those who want to escape into larger-than-life adventures and to live vicariously through Tarzan as he swings through the trees and proves h ...more
Lynda
Apr 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tarzan story # 14. This story brings back a number of friends Tarzan has made in the past; Annoying yet adorable Nkima, The Ferocious Jad-bal-Ja, Faithful friend Tantor, The fiercely devoted Waziri, and the Lovely La. Tarzan pays a visit or two to Opar AND thwarts the plans of yet another power hungry white man.

Don't know who any of those characters are? Maybe it's time you pay the world of Tarzan's African jungle a visit! :)
Mark
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tarzan foils the plans of an international group of Communists plotting to sow discord in colonial Africa. However the Russian leader of the group is secretly trying to set himself up as Emperor of all Africa, one of many sub-plots.

Burroughs brings back some characters from past volumes: La, High Priestess of Opar, Jad-Bal-Ja the lion, and Nkima the monkey.

Still great fun!
Cecil
Feb 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tarzan foils the plots of those dirty reds.
LadyCalico
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was a breath of fresh air in what I refer to as the stale Janeless generic Tarzan books. This one is kind of reminiscent of Tarzan and the Golden Lion with a soupçon of Tarzan the Untamed. A group of very bad men and a girl conspiring to rob Opar, with their own evil and ambitious infighting helping Tarzan almost as much as his beasts and Waziri. Although not quite as much fun as that book, this one is still better than average--we thankfully have the return of Nkima at his most Nikima, ...more
Ailish
Jul 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Howard
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read all 24 of the Tarzan books. Read dates are from the mid 1970s through 1982. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the Tarzan books. They made a great escape from high school and college. I still have all 24 books and they are at the top of my book shelf. I thought it was pretty neat to find the actual covers listed on Goodreads and there are no barcodes on the books, plus the cover price ranged from $1.50-1.95 for each book.
David Ward
Tarzan the Invincible (Tarzan #14) by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine Books 1930) (Fiction). Tarzan, Nkima, Muviro, and the Waziri prevent Soviet communists from looting Opar. My rating: 7/10, finished 1973.
Charles
Jul 27, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Back to Opar.
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read some time in 1980
Harold
Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A VERY WORTHWHILE read!
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Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
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