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While this is fiction and the characters are interesting, it does distract with long descriptions of implements, etc. I read all of these books about 10 years ago, and I loved them. In paperback form, I could skip over some of the descriptions. Can't actually do that listening to the books, but it wasn't distracting enough to make me want not to finish. I enjoyed the book, and will continue on in the series.
the best value on this website. The reading is fabulous, the story long and engaging and most importantly, EDUCATIONAL!!! Yes, there are things here that will make you think "no way."....but then that fleeting moment is gone, caught up in some twist of the plot or some insight that the author has made about culture at the time, and off you go again. Highest recommendation. Now, if I could only locate the rest of this series on this website! [=
this is the first in a series of wonderful, fabulous books taking ayla from 5 years old to her 20's. where is she now, jean?
I have enjoyed listening to this book. I find the story itself interesting but the writing is very plain and the narrator, as well as the sound quality of the recordings, could be much better.
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I was pretty hesitant in purchasing this book, not because of the good reviews, but because the sequels were not so lucky. so far book one was fantastic. I love the story line as well as the reader. you can get a great book and have it destroyed by the reader. I was really into this book, I was actually there in this time. I was totally unprepared to how this was going to go. and could not wait for sequel number two. if your into this type of reading, you will like this book. and the reader.
this was pretty hard one to answer so I am not going to because I do not know haha
her voice, her accent, how she did her emotions while reading this allowed
I have listened to the first 4 books in this series, and the first book is definitely the best.
It felt like an anthropology text revised to be a story. The story did not grab me, and the characters did not make me like them. But I finished it, cause I paid for it...
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I had high hopes for this book after all the accolades I read about it. However, I felt the story was a disappointment. There seems to be too much of what life is like day to day rather than anything interesting happening. I get that as readers we need to understand the world the characters live in and that for this book there does need to be some day to day to understand about the lives of cave people. But there was way too much of "this happened, then this happened, then this happened" for me personally.
Also, I do not usually like books where the point of view switches from one character to another so frequently. This was no exception. We would be in one paragraph and go from Ayla's POV to someone else's without a natural transition. I couldn't stand that; in fact, I almost turned it off because of it. Well, between that and too much character internal dialogue. The character's trail off on some train of thought and that bugged me just as much as jumping from one character's head to another's. I kept listening though, because I figured somewhere there would be something that redeemed it for me. I was wrong. So glad I didn't order the next book without listening to this one first.
I didn't mind the speed of the narrator as others had mentioned. If it had been slower, I would have turned it off. So that actually was a plus for me!
Good story, much detail, maybe a little too much detail but I did work while listening. I liked this audio better than the book. .