My husband read this years ago and insisted that I read it. I enjoyed all the details that supported this theme and the relationships between the characters I love the main character was a very likeable person there was just enough conflict to keep the reader engaged and interested I would highly recommend this book!!
Yes! Most definitely !
Her ability to pronounce and differentiate the characters names and personalities is exceptional!
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
I read all 3 novels over 25 years ago. I don't have the patience to write a proper review but this listen is great. Do you love history? How did we evolve?,,,,, presented in a totally entertaining way,,,,, without the boredom of typical boring history classes. Men, understand women in a different way from thousands of years of history. See women in awe and love and respect. I am now in the second book and can't wait for the 3rd. You may love this series!
I read these books year ago and thought they were great. Listening to them, I found the narrator to add little to the story, even frequently distracting me, with little variation in her voice characterizations. The story is unique and worth listening to, but I didn't find it as gripping as the book and can't recommend the narrator. I'm glad to have refreshed my memory about the story line but won't listen to it again.
A good narrator can make a mediocre book come alive. I love having a story read to me - it's a wonderful escape.
This could be a very good book, but it reads too much like a text book. The characters are good, believable and even enjoyable, but only towards the end of the book does the story line actually become interesting. It was laborious to even decide to keep listening. I wasn't crazy about the narrator, but I don't mind a mediocre narrator if the story is good. Since I did finish the book, I must admit the writing was good enough to make me care about what happens to the characters, but it might not be good enough to entice me to pick up the next book in the series.
This was a great listen. It was so interesting with compelling characters and intriguing lifestyle information. Just a great story and good choice if you like to listen while driving. My children were captivated by it too (minus the steamy sex scenes!)
I read like a madwoman all my life but now I have bad eyes. Thank goodness for audio books
I truly enjoyed this book when it first came out and now have listened to it in audio. It is one of the most researched historical novels of the early man on earth. The writer has captured the time and made a very enjoyable story while she was at it.
For the last 31 years I have read this book about 16 times if not more. this is the best series of books I have ever read and will always love them the next 31 years. my sister had a stroke and I gave her this series of books on a CD and I told her this is a gift that keeps on giving year after year she has died now and I missed her so much but we did share this series together and I miss her so much because we never stop talking about it she has read it as much as I had and I miss her because no one understands Ayla as much as we did together. I like to thank Jean Auel for her work that she has done on this series and all the researchers that helped her and would love to know if she will ever write the seventh book. I miss Ayla. I want to know more about her I want to know about her daughter what happen to her son what happened to her husband many things I want to know but if the painted caves is the last book that she will ever write about Ayla she has given me a lifetime of entertainment thank you so much Jean Auel.