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Download At the Earth's Core Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,515 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2004 ISBN:
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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 an '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. This world resembles earth but is a horizon-less, primeval tropical landscape where the sun neither sets nor rises, and is populated by 'Sagoth' gorilla men, wild human slaves, and the ruling hypnotic reptilian 'Mahars.'

Upon arrival at this strange world, the men are immediately captured and enslaved. But soon Perry learns to read the language of the Mahars, and discovers a secret way to turn the tables! True to Burroughs form, this nonstop fantasy thriller weaves together savage islanders, pterodactyls, telepathy, and, of course, romance.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sally Britnell | 2/7/2014

    " Found this a little boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chiggins1066 | 2/4/2014

    " A lighthearted and fun adventure novel from Burroughs. What might possibly live at the center of the Earth? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE | 1/20/2014

    " In the continuing spirit of trying to remember every bk I've ever read, I'm going to list all the Edgar Rice Burroughs Pellucidar bks - adventures in the Hollow Earth. I read them devotedly when I was about 13 to 15 & enjoyed them alot. I also pretty much wrote them off as trash. ERB wrote an enormous amt & I probably read at least 1 of the Mars novels too. Doubt that I'll ever read anything else by him but I'm ALMOST curious to see what my 13 yr old mind got out of these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shell | 1/11/2014

    " Amazingly fun for old sci-fi. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hal | 1/5/2014

    " I thought I'd have to take a lactase pill. The only thing cheesier than this book is the 1976 movie version. (It's on netflix watch instantly.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iain Coggins | 1/5/2014

    " Burroughs always gets a five! I just read this in the eBook version via my Kindle app. Such a pleasure to escape to such a ridiculously absurd world! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Cullivan | 11/21/2013

    " Not the best thing Burroughs ever wrote, but fun to race through. Sort of like network TV. I was reading an early Saint novel at the same time, and liked how the dated styles/science/action compared and contrasted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Demarle | 10/16/2013

    " There's a reason this is such a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merwyn Haskett | 9/15/2013

    " Previously reviewed under The Original Planet of the Apes at The Taze Files. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathan Langford | 9/12/2013

    " Why is it that it generally seems his first books in the series are so much better than that rest in the series, and that after the Mars and Tarzan series, they seem so much like a 'formula'. Oh wait, they are a basic formula. Just a guilty pleasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 7/26/2013

    " Basically John Carter of inner earth. That's not necessarily a bad thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 1/27/2013

    " The Pelliucidar series is my favorite series written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I used to walk to Grand Central and gather bottles along the side of the road. I would be able to collect enough bottles and turn them in for the deposit for the next book in this (and all of his series)series of books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brock | 11/12/2012

    " Yes, it is really an attempt to capture the popularity of Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" but it is really good, classic Edgar Rice Burroughs. Escape. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grandma Judy | 10/25/2012

    " Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific writer of fiction. He wrote the Tarzan series, and many books about the earth's core, and Mars, and even a few westerns. I love him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 9/10/2012

    " A good imaginative adventure story from about 1914. I read it many years ago. Burroughs takes us via a 'mole' and journeys under the Earth's surface to Pellucidar. The trip begins in the Sahara. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darth Sparhawk | 9/9/2012

    " Solid scifi adventure tale. I read it very quickly and liked it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 9/7/2012

    " This book is very good, but not very realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris The Story Reading Ape | 5/5/2012

    " A great book by a great author, no matter how many movie versions I see of this story, it only adds to the book itself, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rindo | 3/18/2012

    " Fantastic worlds, fearsome beasts, hot cavewomen... oh, this book has 'em all. A shining example of early 20th century pulp fiction at its finest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 2/13/2012

    " Loved this one. First in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 12/16/2011

    " Like all things Tarzan, I loved the Pellucidar series. I read as many as I could find in my Middle School and High School Library. Looks like they are back in print again. The language is probably pretty quaint for the kids of today, but the stories are great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan457 | 9/16/2011

    " I don't actually like either David or Perry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andre | 9/7/2011

    " Do I really need to say why? LOL! For Silent Sustained Reading I'd forgotten my book so I got on to Project Gutenberg and dailed up some ERB for giggles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/30/2011

    " Lost worlds... what can I say. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholas | 3/8/2011

    " Travel to the center of the earth and fight dinosaurs and ice age animals. Could there be anything cooler? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gsmattingly | 12/28/2010

    " Enjoyable reading. Old science-fiction adventure novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan457 | 6/4/2010

    " I don't actually like either David or Perry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathan | 5/31/2010

    " Why is it that it generally seems his first books in the series are so much better than that rest in the series, and that after the Mars and Tarzan series, the seem so much like a 'formula'. Oh wait, they are a basic formula. Just a guilty pleasure. "

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About the Author
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950), born in Chicago, was educated at Michigan Military Academy and served briefly in the US Cavalry. He began writing while working as a pencil-sharpener salesman, publishing his first piece in 1912 to great success. He authored numerous science fiction and fantasy series but is most famous for his Tarzan books; the suburb of Los Angeles where he lived eventually became known as Tarzana.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television.