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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,514 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Narrator: James Slattery Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pellucidar Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781455172610
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They found themselves in a prehistoric land—thousands of miles underground.

When David Innes and his inventor friend pierced the crust of the Earth in their new burrowing device, they broke into a strange new inner world of eternal daylight where prehistoric monsters still lived and cave men and women battled against cruel, inhuman masters.

The story of what these two men did in that new world of Pellucidar makes At the Earth’s Core one of Burroughs’ most outstanding bestsellers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Books of fantastic adventure were much beloved in early twentieth-century America, and no writer rode the crest more effectively than Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of the Tarzan and the Princess of Mars series, among others.”

    AudioFile

  • “Since first appearing in All-Story Weekly magazine in 1914, Burroughs’ tale of a secret prehistoric world still in existence has remained popular both in print and as fodder for numerous films…It’s still fun."

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chiggins1066 | 2/8/2014

    " 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 Robert Lewter | 1/28/2014

    " A bit dated but a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmella | 1/18/2014

    " Old does not mean bad read. :D It was so interesting to learn what things were imagined just 50-100 years ago. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gsmattingly | 1/8/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill Wellham | 1/6/2014

    " I read this on the grounds that it is one of those books that should be read. The only Burroughs book I have read. It reads like a Victorian adventure utilizing the sketchy science of the times. It all felt a little bit 'junior reading' for me. I am sorry I feel this way. I understand that the ideas were very advanced at the time of writing, but unfortunately not of my time. I was pleased to finish it and put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Smythe | 1/3/2014

    " Saw this on someone else's to-read list, and I remembered it from my teenage years... Man it's a great book (and series). Maybe I'm remembering through the glow of nostalgia, but I really like the sheer adventurousness of them. Not a whole lot of character development (!) and maybe a little thin in the snappy-banter dept, but still a quick read noetheless, and a fun one. If you like one you'll probably love the whole set. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathan Langford | 12/22/2013

    " 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 Kurt Reichenbaugh | 12/18/2013

    " Fun pulp adventure with a cliff-hanger ending. My version is the Ace paperback with the terrific Frank Frazetta cover. It's the kind of story to let your brain relax from all the stresses of the work-week. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sally Britnell | 12/14/2013

    " Found this a little boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merwyn Haskett | 12/9/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholas Hansen | 12/2/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brock | 8/11/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 7/15/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 6/18/2013

    " Good to read for learning the roots of science fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iain Coggins | 3/8/2013

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Demarle | 12/27/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan457 | 11/21/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darth Sparhawk | 10/26/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 3/31/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eija | 11/25/2011

    " Kirjoituksessa huokuu ajan henki, naiivius mukaanlukien, mutta ihan kelvollinen ottaen huomioon aikakauden koska on kirjoitettu. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sean Chick | 10/11/2011

    " What a dull book. Descriptions are lacking and some much happens in a few pages, that I wonder why the author included some scenes. Best part was when they were drilling into the Earth's core. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 9/18/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris The Story Reading Ape | 4/11/2011

    " 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, "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shell | 7/22/2010

    " Amazingly fun for old sci-fi. "

  • 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.