- Taschenbuch: 434 Seiten
- Verlag: Bison Frontiers of Imagination; Auflage: Commemorative. (April 1999)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0803261543
- ISBN-13: 978-0803261549
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14 x 2,3 x 21,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.552.415 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Land That Time Forgot (Bison Frontiers of Imagination) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – April 1999
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Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was a prodigiously productive writer of pulp fictions--literary entertainments, that is, published in inexpensive, easily obtained periodicals. His style was simple and instantly accessible, his stories riveting if often implausible tales of adventure, and of good overcoming evil. Burroughs wasn't much of an artist. But, as Mike Resnick writes in his introduction to this commemorative edition of Burroughs's immensely popular trilogy The Land That Time Forgot, first published in 1924, almost every book Burroughs wrote remains in print, and countless readers turn to his Mars and Tarzan novels every day.
In Land, Burroughs concocts a fabulous microworld, located somewhere in the South Pacific, called Caspak. On this mountainous island live winged, humanlike creatures, dinosaurs, ferocious beasts of prey, Neanderthals, "wild ape-men," and monstrous reptiles; they terrorize each other, to say nothing of the mixed crew of World War I-era adventurers who inadvertently land on a Caspakian beach and fight their way across the island, dining on Plesiosaurus steaks and having a grand old time in the company of a jungle princess. The story streaks onward like a bullet toward its surprise ending, and it's pure fun all the way. --Gregory McNamee
"Students of early science fiction will welcome the University of Nebraska Press''s series Bison Frontiers of Imagination."--"Times Literary Supplement"Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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The story takes place during World War I. A ship crossing the ocean is sunk by a German U-boat. The survivors are rescued but the same fate falls on their rescuers by the same U-boat. Events happen that leave the survivors and the Germans fighting for control of the U-Boat. About half the book is devoted to the struggle of each group trying to maintain control of the U-Boat. This back and forth power struggle leaves the U-boat open to sabotage and the group ends up in the south Pacific. It is here that the adventure truly begins.
Despite the compass and the best efforts at navigation, the U-boat is drawn south into freezing waters until they arrive at a land mass surrounded by massive cliffs. Seeking fresh water and food, the U-boat finds a way through the cliffs and discovers a land that is an evolutionary mess. There are life forms from every time period in the earth’s long history.
David Stifel does a very good job of narrating the story. He has no problem with different accents, American, German, Irish, English. His paces of the narration works well with the action in the story. The production values are very good. The sound is clear and the volume is at an equal level throughout.
The Land That Time Forgot is a wonderful adventure story. I enjoyed it enough that I am planning on finding the other two books in the series. If you are looking for a fun rollicking adventure, I recommend this audio book. I especially recommend David Stifel as a narrator as he is has shown himself to be an excellent one.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review
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