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Publisher's Summary

Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lies 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 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.

©2014 Empty Set Entertainment (P)2014 Empty Set Entertainment

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  • Jan
  • Helsingborg, Sweden
  • 12-15-17

Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

This was a fun read! It started a bit slow, with a lot of character and plot building, but I was soon hooked on the story. What was happening in that cave? Who would get to the truth first? And who would survive?

I found the characters well presented, giving them background and depth to make them more interesting. Although the backstory of one of them, Kayla Meyers, could've been without the explicit telling about the abuse she went through as a child. Way too detailed.

There were no real heroes, IMO, in this book. No anti-heores either. Just people, making them more interesting to follow.

The secret down in the caves was cleverly revealed, making me want to find out more and more, faster and faster. It was hard to stop listening, the further down they got.

28 of 28 people found this review helpful

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  • Leslie
  • Gallatin TN, United States
  • 06-25-17

Awesome Book. Well written and very creative!

This book was very hard to stop once I started. I really enjoyed everything about it. I like how it's a mystery science fiction book and seems to be poised for a series. The characters are very well developed and each have true motivations. I like the way Sigler takes the time tell the story. He really doesn't rush anything. He is clearly a very creative person with a big imagination. I can also tell he spent time learning about the mining industry. What would a sci-fi book be these days without cool technology and of course guns? He delivers on the tech side and gives us some nice action scenes. The Kool suits are badass. I wouldn't have minded him expanding the gun/black ops aspect but it seems that will be coming in the next book if there is one. Overall I highly recommend the book and really look forward to the next one.

Now for Ray Porter. He is the best narrator on audible right now. I enjoy listening to books and for me the narrator is a big factor for the books I choose. Ray gives an amazing performance in Earthcore. He makes the book rise up and brings each character to life with unique voices. I also enjoyed the little bit of production in there. They use a little sound in between each intense scene to kind of accent the moment. Usually that type of thing is annoying but it works great with Ray Porter's bad@ss performance.

104 of 107 people found this review helpful

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Great listen!

I enjoyed the story and imagination used to write it. There were plot twists that kept me hooked.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Signer & Porter? Yes, please

What did you love best about Earthcore?

Fast paced, bogged down a little bit in the middle, but overall kept my interest through the whole 19 hours.

What did you like best about this story?

The character development. I felt like I really got to know (most of) the reasons the characters reacted the way they did.

What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr. Porter is hands down my favorite narrator and was a perfect choice for this book. I have listened to almost everything he has done. This was an automatic buy for me, and did not disappoint.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Why is this not a movie already?

Any additional comments?

Well worth the credit, highly recommend.

53 of 58 people found this review helpful

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This Book is Amazing

I've listened to two books by this author and both have been gems, I struggled with spending a credit on the author for the first one and couldn't wait to spend it on this one. do yourself a favor and get this book.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Nail bitter

Fantastic read absolutely non-stop action with great character development I'll be watching out for this author.

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Great fun. Excellent narration.

Great fun. Excellent narration. I will be looking for more by Scott Siegler. Awesome experience!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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The Best!

This is by far the best book I’ve listened to this year! I can’t recommend it any more highly!

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Very thrilling and came to life

This books is incredible; hands down top 5, on top of that ray porter brings the book to life, he could make a tax code book interesting so when he's given this kind of material it is worth your time!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Ray Porter great book so so

I think my headline sums it up. Had a lot of potential but the last four hours are a struggle to get through as nothing interesting happens and the obvious is dragged on. A few changes and this could of been great. Ray Porter was a pleasure to listen too as always but he could read the obituaries and make it a worthwhile listen.

46 of 52 people found this review helpful

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  • mr peter a r pryde
  • 07-13-17

EPIC

From the get get go I grips you
20 hour books sometimes have a lull but noooooo way did this.
Good characters and excellent narration.

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  • Gary
  • 07-05-17

a bloody good read, just couldn't put it down

its been a long,, long time since a book held my intrest this much...thoroughly enjoyed it

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  • JP
  • 07-15-17

Well worth the wait

Any additional comments?

I've been waiting for this for so long and was worried that I'd overhyped it to myself. But no, not at all! This is one of those stories when I found myself parked in the drive listening to the end of a chapter and wondering whether I could listen to another before stopping for the night. It also made me late for work. Loved the storyline, loved the characters and the ending. Hoping for a sequel.

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  • Rup1969
  • 07-02-17

gripped throughout

fantastic characters and a really engaging plot. couldnt stop listening any moments I had. Brilliant

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Mo
  • 06-29-17

brilliant.

love this book, it kept me listening long into the night and never once getting board.

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  • Damo
  • 08-01-17

Easy listen. Imaginative.

An imaginative journey. Cringily cheesy dialogue in places. Certainly not the best book I've ever read but kept me entertained for 20 hours.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. B. Mc
  • 06-20-17

Go Scott

What did you like most about Earthcore?

Easy flowing story, interesting characters, nice dark sci-fi. Have about 4 hrs left... always enjoy switching on the mp3 and seeing what's around the corner.

Any additional comments?

gg

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Stretchermunkey
  • 05-30-17

Awesome

In my opinion, one of the best books to come from the awesome imagination of Mr Sigler

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Ieva
  • 06-09-17

Lovable horror and action novel

I have followed the author for years and Earthcore is one of my favourite books. it contains solid science married with outrageous yet possible innovations PLUS a possibility of other life forms. I love Scott's work and so am very delighted by this book. it is very tasty.

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  • Ms Catherine White
  • 07-12-17

I love it!

This was the first of Scott's books that i read and i loved it, have been following his progress ever since and the Siglerverse stories. The narration is very good too.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-31-17

i feel better for having listened to this.

This was completely not what i expected. SO MUCH BETTER. sorry for yelling but this is a must.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • 02-17-18

Not a bad book

This is a well written book, but couldn’t really engage with with story.

Would certainly recommend to other, just didn’t like it personally

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  • Robert W. White
  • 01-31-18

cheesy but i like it

great book. classic sigler. all gripping action. fun and engaging read. like all sigler books. always a bit of cheeze