By Scott Sigler
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Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lays the largest platinum deposit ever discovered. A billion-dollar find, it waits for any company that can drill a world's record, three-mile-deep mine shaft. EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But Kirkland and EarthCore are not the first to find this treasure. The mountain's history reveals two centuries of disappearances, murder, and insanity. The discovery of ancient platinum knives, razor-sharp despite lying untouched for 1,000 years, reveals evidence of an ancient culture. If the artifacts are genuine, they show a pre-historic empire that once spanned from the Southern tip of South America all the way up through the American Southwest. Wealth and fame lie under that Utah mountain, but at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting ... and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed. Earthcore, by Scott Sigler
||ExplicitPrologue - Death from below||Evil is buried deep beneath the Earth's surface.||3/24/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 1-4||Platinum, Cutthroat, Saddlebags and The Whiner||3/27/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 5||Herbert gets his||4/3/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 6-7||The Mountain is Hungry||4/10/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 8-10||Funeral Mountain||4/16/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 11-13:||A short episode||4/26/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 14-15||Kayla Meyers is mean for a reason||4/27/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 15-16||Busy Little Bees ...||5/5/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 17-18||A line in the sand||5/14/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 19-20||Into the tunnels at last||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 21-22||Thumbs Up||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 23-24||If you want blood ... you got it.||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 25-26||Lost in the caves||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 27-28||The Old Soldier and The River||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 28-29||Tentacle Gods and Monsters||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 30-31||Attack of the Rocktopi||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 32-34||Phalanx||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 35-37||Who dug the tunnels?||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 38-42||Rocktopi history revealed||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 42-45||The Good, The Bad, The Dead ....||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 46-50||The Finale, Part One||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChapters 51-55||The Finale, Part Two||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitAppendix A||EarthCore Questions and Answers||11/25/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
I recently finished listening to this story and I have to say, I loved it! Without spoiling the story for those of you who haven’t listened to it, I enjoyed the way the story took time to develop. If you read the Podcast description, then you know a good portion of the story takes place in a Utah Mountain. However, before the characters even step foot into the mountain, Sigler takes the time to introduce the characters and build up suspense to the point you can’t wait to know what lies in the mountain. The characters are memorable, some of them you’d hate, others you instantly like, and you witness the transformation of characters as well. Furthermore, the story has plenty of action. I recommend giving this story a chance.
Good solid entertainment
Though not a classic literary masterpice, Earthcore was good solid entertainment. The plot was not at all predictable and the characters developed nicely and unexpectedly throughout this inventive and twisted fantasy. The pictures that the author painted were easy to visualize and I found myself compelled to crank up the iPod and listen even when I should've been working...kudos to Scott Sigler!!! Just downloaded his "Ancestors" and can't wait to begin another bizarre adventure.
Brilliant and fun!
Sigler was a podiobook pioneer and this, his first attempt set an amazing standard for all podiobooks. Enter the world of Earthcore and get a taste of scifi, a pile of action, some interesting characters, and a chuckle as Scott impersonates four separate female characters (I tease because I love, Scott. I couldn't do it). Earthcore is a fun, riviting story that pretty much became my sole listening experience in my car and while walking the dog. I certainly recommend it.