» » Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

Download Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar fb2

by Shelly Frasier,Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • ISBN: 1400150795
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Shelly Frasier,Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Subcategory: Action & Adventure
  • Other formats: mobi lit txt mbr
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (May 1, 2003)
  • FB2 size: 1165 kb
  • EPUB size: 1789 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 152
Download Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar fb2

Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Edgar Rice Burroughs. 1 Belgian and Arab 2 On the Road to Opar 3 The Call of the Jungle 4 Prophecy and Fulfillment 5 The Altar of the Flaming God 6 The Arab Raid 7 The Jewel-Room of Opar 8 The Escape from Opar 9 The Theft of the Jewels 10 Achmet Zek Sees the Jewels 11 Tarzan Becomes a Beast Again 12 La Seeks.

The instant that the jewels of Opar rolled, scintillating, before hisastonished eyes, he recognized them for what they were; but herecognized something else, too, that interested him far more deeplythan the value of the stones. A thousand times he had seen the leathernpouch which dangled at his master's side, when Tarzan of the Apes had,in a spirit of play and adventure, elected to return for a few hours tothe primitive manners and customs of his boyhood, and surrounded by hisnaked warriors hunt the lion and the leopard, the buffalo and theelephant after the manner he loved.

Jane Clayton and the Beasts of the Jungle. Mugambi, after his successful break for liberty, had fallen upon hardtimes. His way had led him through a country with which he wasunfamiliar, a jungle country in which he could find no water, and butlittle food, so that after several days of wandering he found himselfso reduced in strength that he could barely drag himself along. One day, as he hunted, a pair of savage eyes discovered him from theconcealment of the branches of a great tree beneath which the blackwarrior passed. Bloodshot, wicked eyes they were, set in a fierce andhairy face.

Attn: Author/Narrator If you have any queries please contact me at info19782 @ gmail.

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is a novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is a novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It first appeared in the November and December issues of All-Story Cavalier Weekly in 1916, and the first book publication was by McClurg in 1918.

Burroughs Edgar Rice. Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Edgar Burroughs 1 Belgian and Arab Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the prestige of the name he had dishonored to thank for his narrow escape from being cashiered. At first he had been humbly thankful, too, that they had sent him to this Godforsaken Congo post instead of court-martialing him, as he had so justly deserved; but now six months of the monotony, the frightful isolati. If we could find some way to make him pay us many pieces of gold we should not only be avenged upon him; but repaid for much that he has prevented us from winning from the natives under his protection.

Lady Greystoke never rode alone at any great distance from the bungalow, and the savage loyalty of the ferocious Waziri warriors who formed a great part of Tarzan's followers seemed to preclude the possibility of a successful attempt at forcible abduction, or of the bribery of the Waziri themselves. A week passed, and Werper was no nearer the fulfillment of his plan, in so far as he could judge, than upon the day of his arrival, but at that very moment something occurred which gave him renewed hope and set his mind upon an even greater reward than a woman's ransom.

Edgar Rice Burroughs (Author), Shelly Frasier (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher). Back In the city of Opar Tarzan is caught in an earthquake and gets a bonk on the head that causes him to lose his memory and revert back to his younger feral self, entirely forgetting Jane and his Waziri. Get this audiobook plus a second, free. He ends up saving a Belgian man named Albert Werper from a human sacrifice and it turns out Tarzan has retained the ability to speak French and English. Although allying himself with Tarzan, Werper is a traitor who was trailing Tarzan and works with the Arabs.

Here Tarzan returns to Opar, the source of the gold. Putting away Naked Lunch, I couldn't help myself but take down another Burroughs, Edgar Rice, and the only Tarzan book on my shelves, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

Here Tarzan returns to Opar, the source of the gold. Putting away Naked Lunch, I couldn't help myself but take down another Burroughs, Edgar Rice, and the only Tarzan book on my shelves, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar. Did you know Tarzan's real name was John Clayton? I mean, we all knew he was Lord Greystoke; but even a Tarzan fan such as I, who, as a kid, ran around shirtless pretending to be Tarzan, did not know John Clayton. Johnny Weismuller, sure - but John Clayton, no. I also didn't know Tarzan craved the taste of hot blood.

by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Narrated by Shelly Frasier. Books related to Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar. series Tarzan Audiobook. Edgar Rice Burroughs is the creator of one of the most iconic figures in American pop culture: Tarzan of the Apes. Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is the fifth book in the Tarzan series and considered by many to be one of the best.

A spy, Albert Werper, has been sent by Tarzan's long time foe, Achmet Zek, to abduct Jane. His plan changes when he discovers that Tarzan is bankrupt and must return to the lost city of Opar to bring back more gold. While Tarzan and the spy are in the treasure tomb, an earthquake strikes Tarzan down and blocks the exit. The only way out leads Werper to the sacrificial chamber of the Flaming God, where he soon finds himself the next victim. Tarzan is quick to recover his strength - but not his memory!Tarzan is the original super hero - one most of us would like to be. It is easy to surrender ourselves to the thrill of his exploits in the damp African Jungle, yield to the pull of primitive impulse, and imagine we are back again in pre-historic times, swinging from tree to tree in glorious abandon through the primeval forest or fighting the great cave bear with rude stone weapons.
Reviews about Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (7):
Zinnthi
‘Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar’ is the fifth Tarzan book and in my opinion better than the previous three. Tarzan gets into a bit of a financial scrape thanks to a bad investment and turns to his own personal piggy bank, the gold laden city of Opar, to replenish his coffers. It is a bit odd to me that our jungle man is raiding a city of gold but it’s not the only time he does it. So with his Waziri he heads out to pile up as much gold as his men can carry. Unfortunately back at the Greystoke compound a group of Arabs attack, kidnap Jane and kill most of the rest of the Waziri. Back In the city of Opar Tarzan is caught in an earthquake and gets a bonk on the head that causes him to lose his memory and revert back to his younger feral self, entirely forgetting Jane and his Waziri. He ends up saving a Belgian man named Albert Werper from a human sacrifice and it turns out Tarzan has retained the ability to speak French and English. Although allying himself with Tarzan, Werper is a traitor who was trailing Tarzan and works with the Arabs. The Belgian spots a huge cache of gems in a bag Tarzan is carrying and plots to steal them but fears crossing the now almost completely feral ape man.

There are things not to like about this book. Burroughs reuses a lot of ideas from other books and Tarzan was being increasingly tied down. The ape man should require two things, his knife and his loincloth and sometimes the loincloth is optional. Sadly Burroughs saddles him with a wife, a son, a house and a whole tribe of Afrikaners to manage. Thus he’s reduced to pillaging Opar to support his lifestyle. It’s once he gets the kerknockin’ on the noggin that things improve. The feral Tarzan is the cool Tarzan. He doesn’t care about the future or the past, he hunts when he’s hungry otherwise he stretches out on a branch and lazes about. At one point he considers killing his own Waziri who are carrying his gold because all he can remember is that blacks had killed his ape mother Kala.

About half way through the book things start to go downhill with the plot. La is searching for Tarzan and her sacrificial dagger. Tarzan is looking for a pouch of jewels and Werper. Werper is trying to flee from Achmet Zek and Tarzan. Mugambi is trying to find Jane. Jane is trying to escape Achmet Zek and Abdul Mourak is hunting Achmet Zek. As if a bag of jewels wasn’t enough there is also a king’s ransom in buried gold taken from Opar. There is WAY too much stuff going on and this is unfortunately not uncommon in Tarzan stories. Coming to try and save the plot is Tarzan flanked by two large apes invading the Arab camp. Burroughs describes them as, ‘three mighty engines of destruction’ which is one of my all-time favorite quotes in a Tarzan book.

‘Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar’ has some good points and some bad ones. On the one hand the plot is a mess with too many characters and so many side plots that it all feels like a silly farce. On the other hand Tarzan’s interaction with animals is marvelous fun. I love reading about Tarzan trying to marshal his ape forces before they become distracted by a juicy grub or errant scent. Early in the book Tarzan faces off against an enraged ape and as the two stare each other down in a lethal confrontation the ape simply loses interest and wanders off. That’s the unpredictable way animals act and when Burroughs manages to almost make Tarzan believable that’s when I enjoy the stories the most. It also has one of the better endings of any Tarzan books and Albert Werper becomes one of the more interesting multi-dimensional characters Burroughs has created. This is in no way a perfect book but it’s a fun read and that’s not always the case with Tarzan books.
Zololmaran
This is thrilling and interesting. Be warned: all the Tarzan series are very racist! You wouldn't know by the movies, but the books really highlight what people thought about other cultures during this time. I still gave it a good review because it's interesting to read these books and see what the values were during this time, plus it's a compelling, fast paced adventure book that is just good fun to read. This wasn't my favorite of the Tarzan books, but it was still fun.
Saberblade
Recently started re-reading the first few Tarzan books. I originally read them over 40 years ago in my pre-teen/early teen years. This edition is a nice hardcover book which is a perfect size in my opinion. The print is quite large with a space between paragraphs making it very easy on the eyes. 5th novel in the series. I won't comment too much about the plot and writing style. It is a good jungle romance in the usual Burroughs style.
After I read it I re-watched the Tarzan the Tiger 1929 silent with sound effects movie serial starring Frank Merrill which was based on the movie and followed the plot of the book quite closely. Recommended for Tarzan/Burroughs fans.
Reddefender
I've been trying to find the last few remaining books from the Tarzan series that I haven't read, so it was great to find this one. I wish the entire series would be made readily available. It's an entertaining and fun book, as are all the dozens of ERB books I've read. The simple tried and true formula of good versus evil, heroes versus dastardly villains, and exotic locations makes for a great story. Suitable for both adults and teens.
Peras
This is a tour de force of action, adventure, the lure of treasure, trials and tribulations with Tarzan in the wilds of Africa. A tale that roars along like a runaway freight train, with more plot twists and hair-breadth escapes than you can count. Those who have grown weary reading ponderous tomes of made up worlds with wizards and the like should take a well deserved break and see how a real master of the genre gets the job done! Edgar Rice Burroughs gets his characters in and out of more scrapes in a single chapter than many of today's writers can manage in a hundred pages. This is Burroughs at his best.

Available for free on Kindle, you can't go wrong at the price.
Lanadrta
This is one of the series of the Tarzan books written by this prolific author. The book is written in an easily readable style, and makes enjoyable pleasant, light reading.
The author is writing at the beginning of the 20th century, when much of the African continent was unknown. It is interesting to follow the workings of his mind, as he creates a series of interesting and unique civilizations for Tarzan and the reader to explore.
As part of the format, one knows that our hero will find himself in mortal peril, but will predictably always escape, allowing us to look forward to the next book in the series.
Cherry The Countess
As always, I found this story to be as impressive as all the other stories of Tarzan. From youth to twilight years Tarzan still brings the joy of adventure.
Having started the series from the beginning I found this book has a good mix of old and new characters. The villains are vibrant and lively, just the type that you love to hate. It is somewhat tiresome that Jane and Tarzan find themselves repeatedly in peril but without that what would the story be? This is a fast and easy read, very enjoyable. I plan on continuing with the series to see what else Burroughs has in store.

Related to Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar fb2 books: