Sunday, 21 December 2008

Son of Tarzan

The Official Blurb

Alexis Paulvitch, a henchman of Tarzan’s now-deceased enemy, Nikolas Rokoff, survived his encounter with Tarzan in the third novel and wants to even the score.

My Review

I actually listened to this thinking it was the second Tarzan novel and didn't suffer for it, in fact anyone who knows the premise of the Tarzan character can listen to this without having read or listened to any of the other Tarzan stories.

The story is the epitome of the Pulp Genre, taking reality and giving it a little kick into the unbelievable, which makes it both exciting and fantastic.

The Son of Tarzan follows, strangely enough, the Son of Tarzan as events roll over the Greystoke estate and Tarzan's son finds himself alone in the Jungle as a young lad.

Adventure, fights, close calls, and even love come to the son of the great man as he swings from tree to tree.

There are enough characters in this story both of the animal kind and the human variety to keep it interesting throughout. Good guys and bad guys all putting the love aspect of the story into jeopardy.

This wasn't a story I couldn't put down but it was one I kept coming back to. The reader was pretty good and did some interesting voices that I found amusing.

Reading 2/3
Production 2/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 6/9

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Listen to chapter 1