I have read all the books in this group except the last. I have now listen to all but last. I enjoy them all some more then others. This one was getting to be long, thus the lower rating. I do think that she has given me in site to those times. I am now on to the 6th book.
Hmmm... not so much... good story but irritating that Ayla suddenly has a Russian accent in this book. I get that she is a foreigner in this book, but she has been a foreigner in all the books and Sandra Burr didn't feel the need to give her a ridiculous accent in the other books. I've just started listening and it is driving me nuts!!!
I like Sandra, but the accent change for Ayla is horrible.
I first read this book over 10 years ago and loved it. I have been listening to the series at work and the accent in this one is very distracting.
Rather got tired of reliving the first 4 books
Why after 4 other books, does Ayla develop an accent? Very off putting.
No more, please. Nothing new to add.
Well, having journeyed through the first 5 books I just had to finish, despite the slowed pace of the last book. That is part of the trouble with this installment - there were now FIVE long novels to constantly re-cap and review every few minutes. Too much of this book had, in effect, already happened in the previous volumes. Then, therrrrre was the fake accent. A few fake accents, in fact, but Ayla has been speaking like a old time Gypsy grandma for 2 books now, and I just had to put it down - couldn't take another minute, could not finish this book. Sorry, the story really could have fit into 4 books - 3 if you really hate the recaps.
I like that it's a continuation of the other Earth's Chikdren stories and tells us what happened to Jondalar and Ayla.
Whose bright idea was it to change Ayla's voice from a fresh and pleasant sound to one that sounds like a refugee from an old Eastern Bloc country? It's actually hard to listen to!
Good idea gone bad!
I liked the previous four books and consider it a major blunder to change Ayla's voice. If this were a stand-alone book, I'd have stopped listening after first five minutes.
At land Jondolar finally reach his home, and boy is it different than anything she could have imagined! I love this story!
Really enjoying bing listening to the Earth Children's series until I got to book 5 and Ayla suddenly has this ridiculous accent. Really? Making it very hard to listen to.