Yes, because Sandra Burr is a great narrator. She brought Ayla to life and really made the story captivating.
Ayla, because she is a survivor.
Not yet, but would not hesitate to pick up another audio book narrated by her.
Yes. I am PC gamer and instead of listening to the game, I listen to the audio book.
If you have not read/listen to this series, do yourself a favor and pick it up. I was hesitant about listening to tales of cave men and historical stuff so for the longest time I avoided the series. It was not until a coworker who press me into giving it a try that I was so happy I did. The story telling that the author weaved was absolutely entertaining. She made me care for Ayla and cheer for her. The only regret I have so far is that I waited so long to listen to 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.
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.
This is one of my favorite books. I enjoyed listening to this book, as I have read and reread this story many times. It is a deeper experience to listen to it. I was able to lose myself to the story. I felt like I was Ayla hugging Creb.
I especially enjoyed listening to the part where Ayla experiences the memories and travels with Creb to the beginnings of life.
I will definitely listen to at least the next two books in this series. I hope they are narrated by the same narrator.
I enjoyed "rereading" this book, a favorite from my childhood. I look forward to listening to the next one! I enjoy the narrator as well, although some of the editing was noticeable.
The narrator was not my favorite, especially in the "young" Ayla, but the storyline is so amazing that I still gave it 5 stars overall.