At the Earth's Core (version 2)

Edgar Rice BURROUGHS (1875 - 1950)

David Innes is a mining heir who finances the experimental "iron mole," an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot be turned, and it burrows 500 miles into the Earth's crust, emerging into the unknown interior world of Pellucidar. In Burroughs' concept, the Earth is a hollow shell with Pellucidar as the internal surface of that shell.

Pellucidar is inhabited by prehistoric creatures of all geological eras, and dominated by the Mahars, a species of flying reptile both intelligent and civilized, but which enslaves and preys on the local stone-age humans. Innes and Perry are captured by the Mahars' ape-like Sagoth servants and taken with other human captives to the chief Mahar city of Phutra. Among their fellow captives are the brave Ghak, the Hairy One, from the country of Sari, the shifty Hooja the Sly One and the lovely Dian the Beautiful of Amoz. - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction, Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prologue Mark Nelson
00:03:31
Play 01 Toward the Eternal Fires Mark Nelson
00:20:35
Play 02 A Strange World Mark Nelson
00:20:21
Play 03 A Change of Masters Mark Nelson
00:17:32
Play 04 Dian the Beautiful Mark Nelson
00:21:27
Play 05 Slaves Mark Nelson
00:18:30
Play 06 The Beginning of Horror Mark Nelson
00:13:26
Play 07 Freedom Mark Nelson
00:12:45
Play 08 The Mahar Temple Mark Nelson
00:29:19
Play 09 The Face of Death Mark Nelson
00:14:43
Play 10 Phutra Again Mark Nelson
00:25:13
Play 11 Four Dead Mahars Mark Nelson
00:13:21
Play 12 Pursuit Mark Nelson
00:09:59
Play 13 The Sly One Mark Nelson
00:13:03
Play 14 The Garden of Eden Mark Nelson
00:41:22
Play 15 Back to Earth Mark Nelson
00:22:39