EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs (1875 – 1950) began writing for pulp magazines in the 1910s. His first sold story, Under the Moons of Mars introduced the hero John Carter. Soon after his most famous character, Tarzan, was cutting a swath through the pulp magazine jungle. ERB’s influence is massive, from Mike Resnick to Robert A. Heinlein, few don’t acknowledge the influence of Burroughs’ work and characters. Further, S.M. Stirling’s recent “The Lords of Creation” series is directly inspired by Burroughs’ writings. In audio, there are many different versions of his now public domain novels. There is even a long-running podcast devoted to the man.

Podcast about Edgar Rice Burroughs:

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Caspak Series – Public Domain Audiobooks:

LibriVox Science Fiction Audiobook - The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Land That Time Forgot (Book 1 in the Caspak series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Ralph Snelson
10 Zipped MP3s or Podcast -3 Hours 50 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: August 2008
The Land That Time Forgot is a science fiction novel, the first of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Caspak” trilogy. His working title for the story was “The Lost U-Boat.” Starting out as a harrowing wartime sea adventure, the story ultimately develops into that of a fantastical lost world.

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LibriVox Science fiction Audiobook - The People That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe People That Time Forgot (Book 2 in the Caspak series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Ralph Snelson
7 Zipped MP3s or Podcast – 3 Hours 49 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 2008
The People that Time Forgot is a science fiction novel, the second of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Caspak” trilogy. The first novel ended with the hero writing a manuscript of his adventures and casting it out to sea in his thermos bottle. The second novel begins with the finding of the manuscript and the organization of a rescue expedition. (summary adapted from Wikipedia)

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LibriVox Science Fiction - Out Of Time’s Abyss by Edgar Rice BurroughsOut Of Time’s Abyss (Book 3 in the Caspak series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Ralph Snelson
5 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 3 Hours 43 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 2008
Out of Time’s Abyss is a science fiction novel, the third of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Caspak” trilogy. In this conclusion, the mysteries of the lost world’s unique biological systems are revealed.

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Pellucidar Series – Public Domain Audiobooks:

LibriVox Science Fiction Audiobook - Pellucidar by Edgar Rice BurroughsPellucidar (2nd in the Pellucidar series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Ralph Snelson
16 Zipped MP3s or Podcast – Approx. 6 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: August 2008
Pellucidar is a fictional “Hollow Earth” milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. The stories initially involve the adventures of mining heir David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry after they use an “iron mole” to burrow 500 miles into the earth’s crust. This is the second book in the series.

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The Barsoom Series – Public Domain Audiobooks:

LibriVox audiobook - A Princess Of Mars by Edgar Rice BurroughsA Princess of Mars (book one in the John Carter series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by various readers
29 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: May 2006
“Part One of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars-Series. Easy, swank, pulp read about an omnipotent gentleman teleported to Mars, finding an outlandish society of ape-, tree- and lizardmen, red-, white-, yellowmen, brains on legs, strange bastions and curious apparatuses, where the strongest survives and women are needy beauties to be saved. How can something be so platitudinous and at the same time so imaginative and enthralling?”

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LibriVox audiobook - The Gods Of Mars by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Gods Of Mars (book two in the John Carter series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by JD Weber
22 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 7 Hours 41 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: November 2006
“The Gods of Mars is a 1918 Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the second of his famous Barsoom series. It can be said that the novel set the tone for much science fiction to come. Its influence can clearly be seen in franchises such as Star Trek and Farscape. While Burroughs no doubt borrowed liberally from the pulp fiction of his day, particularly westerns and swashbuckling tales, the pacing and themes set the tone for the soft science fiction genre. The protagonist, John Carter, with his proficiency in hand-to-hand combat and flirtations with beautiful alien women, could be said to have set the mold for later influential icons like Captain James T. Kirk and James Bond. At the end of the first book, A Princess of Mars, John Carter is unwillingly transported back to Earth. The Gods of Mars begins with his arrival back on Barsoom (Mars) after a ten year hiatus, separated from his wife Dejah Thoris, his unborn child, and the Red Martian people of the nation of Helium, whom he has adopted as his own. Unfortunately, John Carter materializes in the one place on Barsoom from which nobody is allowed to depart: the Valley Dor, which is the Barsoomian heaven.”

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LibriVox audiobook - The Warlord Of Mars by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Warlord Of Mars (book three in the John Carter series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by JD Weber and Kara Shallenberg*
16 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 5 Hours 24 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: August 2007
“Warlord of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the third of his famous Barsoom series. John Carter continues his quest to be reunited with his wife, the princess Dejah Thoris, and discovers more fantastic creatures and ancient mysterious Martian races.”* One point of interest, the reader for Warlord, JD Weber, mysteriously disappeared before recording the last chapter. After waiting several months, Kara Shallenberg recorded the last chapter.

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LibriVox Science Fiction - Thuvia, Maid Of Mars by Edgar Rice BurroughsThuvia, Maid of Mars (book four in the John Carter series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Scott Merrill
14 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 5 Hours 21 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 04, 2009
In this novel the focus shifts from John Carter, Warlord of Mars, and Dejah Thoris of Helium, protagonists of the first three books in the series, to their son, Carthoris, prince of Helium, and Thuvia, princess of Ptarth. Helium and Ptarth are both prominent Barsoomian city state/empires, and both Carthoris and Thuvia were secondary characters in the previous two books.

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LibriVox - The Chessmen Of Mars by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Chessmen of Mars (book five in the John Carter series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Tom Weiss and tubeyes
24 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – 10 Hours 20 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: February 6th, 2009
The Chessmen of Mars is a science fiction novel by the mental sword- and physical pen- wielding author Edgar Rice Burroughs. It the fifth installment of his Barsoom series. The Chessmen of Mars is a tale of wonder and excellence that follows John Carter and Dejah Thoris, along with their daughter Tara, princess of Helium, as she is sought after by Gahan, Jed of Gathol. Adventure and peril ensue as the story unfolds.

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LibriVox Science Fiction Audiobook - A Princess Of Mars by Edgar Rice BurroughsA Princess of Mars (#1 in the John Carter series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Mark Nelson
14 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 7 Hours 26 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: October 10th 2008
John Carter, an American Civil War veteran, goes prospecting in Arizona and, when set upon by Indians, is mysteriously transported to Mars, called “Barsoom” by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength on this planet, due to its lesser gravity. Carter soon falls in among the Tharks, a nomadic tribe of the planet’s warlike, four-armed, green inhabitants. Thanks to his strength and combat abilities he rises in position in the tribe and earns the respect eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas one of the Thark chiefs. The Tharks subsequently capture Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, a member of the humanoid red Martian race. The red Martians inhabit a loose network of city states and control the desert planet’s canals, along which its agriculture is concentrated. Carter rescues her from the green men to return her to her people.

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Tarzan Series – Public Domain Audiobooks:

LibriVox audiobook - Tarzan Of The Apes by Edgar Rice BurroughsTarzan Of The Apes (Book 1 in the Tarzan series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Mark F. Smith
28 zipped MP3s or podcast – 9 Hours 21 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: Sept. 7th 2007
The exciting, if improbable, story of an English lord, left by the death of his stranded parents in the hands of a motherly African ape who raises him as her own. Although he is aware that he is different from the apes of his tribe, who are neither white nor hairless, he nevertheless regards them as his “people.” When older, larger, stronger apes decide that he an undesirable to be killed or expelled from the tribe, it is fortunate that Tarzan has learned the use of primitive weapons.

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LibriVox Audiobook - The Beasts Of Tarzan by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Beasts Of Tarzan (Book 3 in the Tarzan series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by James Christopher
21 Zipped MP3 files or podcast- 5 Hours 20 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: May 21st 2008
This is the third of Burrough’s Tarzan novels. Originally serialized in All-Story Cavalier magazine in 1914, the novel was first published in book form by A. C. McClurg in 1916. In the previous novel Tarzan reclaimed his name and title as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke. In this novel he finds that proper society is just as vicious as the jungle when greedy men threaten him and his new family. Jane and her infant son Jack are kidnapped by Tarzan’s enemies, Nikolas Rokoff and Alexis Paulvitch, who then trap Tarzan himself and attempt to exile him forever on a primitive island, bereft of all those dear to him. There, however, Tarzan gains new allies in the panther Sheeta and the ape Akut, together with Akut’s band. With their aid he tracks down his wife and son. . .and his arch enemies Rokoff and Paulvitch.

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LibriVox Audiobook - The Son Of Tarzan by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Son Of Tarzan (Book 4 in the Tarzan series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Ralph Snelson
27 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 9 Hours 51 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: November 22, 2008
This is the fourth of Burrough’s Tarzan novels. 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.

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LibriVox - Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice BurroughsTarzan and the Jewels of Opar (Book 5 in the Tarzan series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Ralph Snelson
24 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 6 Hours 49 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 8th 2009
Tarzan finds himself bereft of his fortune and resolves to return to the jewel-room of Opar, leaving Jane to face unexpected danger at home.

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Public Domain (non-series):

LibriVox Science Fiction - The Lost Continent by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Lost Continent
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Lucy Lo Faro
9 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 4.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: April 2009
Originally published under the title Beyond Thirty in the February 1916 issue of “All Around Magazine.” The novel, set in the year 2137, was heavily influenced by the events of World War I. In the future world depicted in the novel, Europe has descended into barbarism while an isolationist Western Hemisphere remains sheltered from the destruction. The title Beyond Thirty refers to the degree of longitude that inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere are forbidden to pass.

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Lectures:

Science FictionSF FOUNDATIONS (Lecutre #2 of Independent and Distance Learning – ENGLISH 3020 Studies In Narrative: Science Fiction & Fantasy)
By Michael Levy
1 |MP3| – Approx. 27 Minutes [LECTURE]
Publisher: University Of Minnesota
Published: 2002 (But recorded over several years)
*This lecture features a history of early 20th century SF and Edgar Rice Burroughs

Commercial Audiobooks:

John Carter Of Mars:

Science Fiction Audiobook - A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice BurroughsA Princess of Mars (#1 in the Mars series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by John Bolen
6 CD’s – 6 hours – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: 2001
ISBN: 1400100186
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The Gods Of Mars (#2 in the Mars series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by John Bolen
7 CDs – 8 Hours 22 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: February 2001
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John Carter returns to the red planet ten years after his Martian death in search of his wife, Princess Dejah Thoris. He joins forces with his old comrades and forms new lifetime alliances as he battles hostile enemies, previously unknown to his people of Barsoom. His adventures reveal the truth about the Gods of Mars.

The Warlord of Mars (#3 in the Mars series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by John Bolen
5 CDs – 5 Hours 48 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: February 2001
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John Carter risks everything to rescue his wife, Princess Dejah Thoris, from the clutches of his evil adversaries, but he is always just one step behind! His battles cover the face of the red planet, as his quest carries him ultimately to the mysterious northern pole. Will this civilization, submerged in ice, prove fatal to our hero? This is the third of eleven in the popular ‘Martian’ series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Thuvia, Maid of Mars (#4 in the Mars series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by John Bolen
5 CDs – 4 Hours 48 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: November 2001
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Mars has become divided by love. Not one, but two princes and a Jeddak are vying for the love of Thuvia of Ptarth. When she is mysteriously kidnapped, treachery threatens to throw Barsoom into bloody war. Now Cathoris must follow in the footsteps of his father, John Carter, and overcome phantom armies, dangerous spies and savage beasts as he attempts to save his true love and reunite Mars.

The Chessmen of Mars (#5 in the Mars series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by John Bolen
8 CDs – 8 Hours 40 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: November 2001
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Impetuous and headstrong, Tara, Princess of Helium and daughter of John Carter, defies the elements by flying into a rare, fierce Martian storm. Hurtled half a planet from her home she is threatened by grotesque, flesh eating monsters and barbarous warriors.

Tarzan:

Tarzan of the Apes (#1 in the Tarzan series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Shelly Frasier
8 CDs – 8 Hours 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: July 2008
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Born of noble stock to parents who become marooned on the savage West African coast, the young Lord Greystoke is orphaned in his first year of life. Named Tarzan by the great apes that raise him, he must learn the law of the jungle to survive. As he matures, his strength and agility develop to match those of the beasts that he is surrounded by, yet he realizes that he is different. He combines higher intelligence, superhuman strength, and his jungle training to become the unconquerable Lord of the Jungle.

The Return of Tarzan (#2 in the Tarzan series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Shelly Frasier
8 CDs – 8 Hours 51 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: February 2001
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Tarzan, after valiantly giving up the woman he loved to another man, leaves the deceitful world of civilization and returns to his beloved African jungle. Upon his return, buried in the mists of his Jungle, Tarzan discovers Opar, the city of gold, presumably the remains of Atlantis. But beneath it’s tranquil façade, he encounters La, the high priestess of the Flaming God, brutal men, savage women and a blood stained altar of sacrifice. Tarzan must lead a tribe of primitive warriors through the ancient crypts if he wants to escape the grip of Opar!

The Beasts Of Tarzan (#3 in the Tarzan series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Shelly Frasier
6 CDs – 6 Hours 13 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: February 2001
After renouncing his savage life in the jungle for the sake of his wife Jane and newborn son, Tarzan finds his trust in civilization has been again betrayed. Tarzan, now the rich Lord Greystoke, becomes the target of sinister criminals. When he and Jane try to save their abducted son, Jane is kidnapped and Tarzan is stranded on a deserted island. But as the lord of his realm, he calls the beasts of the jungle to his service. Sheeta the panther, Akut, the great ape and the giant Mugambi remain steadfast allies in Tarzan’s quest to save his family…. if they are still alive!

The Son Of Tarzan (#4 in the Tarzan series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Shelly Frasier
8 CDs – 9 Hours 43 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: September 2002
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Paulvitch seeks revenge against Tarzan once again, this time by luring Lord Greystoke’s rebellious son away from London. The great ape Akut foils the plot of revenge as he helps the boy escape the wrath of Paulvitch. Akut and the son flee to the savage African jungle where Tarzan was reared.

Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar (#5 in the Tarzan series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Shelly Frasier
6 CDs – 7 Hours 7 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: May 2003
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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!

Jungle Tales Of Tarzan (#6 in the Tarzan series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Shelly Frasier
7 CDs – 8 Hours 8 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: June 2003
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A collection of 12 short stories: Tarzan’s First Love, The Capture of Tarzan, The Fight for the Balu, The God of Tarzan, Tarzan and the Black Boy, The Witch-Doctor Seeks Vengeance, The End of Bukawai, The Lion, The Nightmare, The Battle for Teeka, A Jungle Joke, and Tarzan Rescues the Moon

Tarzan The Untamed (#7 in the Tarzan series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Patrick Lawlor
1 MP3-CD or 9 CDs – Approx. 10.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Publisher: March 2006
ISBN: 0786176172 (mp3-cd), 0786171839 (cd)

Pellucidar:

At The Earth’s Core (#1 in the Pellucidar Series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Patrick Lawlor
5 CDs – 5 Hours 14 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: February 2003
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David Innes is a young man who has just inherited a large mining company. An eccentric inventor, Abner Perry, convinces Innes to underwrite a project to build a ‘iron mole’, claiming it will make them both wealthy. The mechanical beast works well, actually too well. On the maiden voyage, instead of digging for a few minutes and returning, they plunge straight through the earth’s crust into the ‘inner world’ of Pellucidar.

Pellucidar (#2 in the Pellucidar Series)
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Patrick Lawlor
5 CDs – 5 Hours 58 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: March 2003
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David Innes vows revenge and returns to the Inner World of Pellucidar to rescue the beautiful Dian, who had been torn from his arms by trickery. However, his return trip places him far from the land of his beloved and he is forced to undertake a desperate journey thousands of miles across the fierce inner earth to reach her.

Other:

Science Fiction Audiobooks - The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Land That Time Forgot
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Brian Holsopple
3 CDs – 3.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audio Realms
ISBN: 9781897304334
Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known for his Tarzan and Mars series of books, also created the lost island of Caprona, where American Tyler Bowen is stranded in a lost world where prehistoric animals and people have flourished unchanged since the beginning of time.

The Cave Girl
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Patrick Lawlor
6 Cassettes, 1 MP3 -CD or 7 CDs – Approx. 8 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Published: June 2004
ISBN: 0-7861-2793-7 (cassettes), 0-7861-8466-3 (mp3-cd), 0-7861-8483-3 (cd)
Back in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., he was a blueblood named Waldo Smith-Jones. But when he found himself in a desperate effort to survive on a lost island of primitive men and beasts, he won not only a new name but also the hand of the cave princess, Nadara.

Radio Drama:

Tarzan and the Forbidden City

Tarzan and the Diamond of Asher (1934)

Tarzan and the Fires of Tohr (1937).

Tarzan, King of the Apes (1953)