This is a compelling story that provides, or seems to, a good and well-researched picture of paleolithic life.
In spite of the narrator, I have listened to the first 3 books in the Clan of the Cave Bear series. That being said, I would avoid purchasing any other books with this narrator. She has not met, it would seem, a comma, a period, a section break that she will pause for. I've had, at time, to back the story up, to make sense of it because of this. On top of that, she sounds as if she has a time deadline that requires that she rush through the performance.
The editing of the series (the first 3, at least) is poor. Sound quality is obvious when the narrator has been asked to re-read a section, and on at least one occasion, the chapter was cut off before it was over.
I couldn't "put it down", as it were. This book was a pleasant surprise. The reviews were good, but I still didn't expect much. What a great story! The narrator did an outstanding job, as well. Combined, this was a great purchase!! Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series!
This book was extremely detailed and even informative (though with much information I can't remember). The story was good but the narrator took a chapter or two to get used of. I will definitely get the sequel.
REALLY enjoyed listening. Seemed all new to me and fascinating. Historically accurate? I dunno... But I liked it like it was brand new.
Tell us about yourself!
The social science of the Clan
When Ayla is allowed to hunt
Ayla and Kreb having a metaphysical moment seeing the future
I would love to have my pre-teens read this but the bit on "assume the position" limits this in my opinion.
The story itself is great and keeps you engaged. The narrator is okay kinda just reading voices not so great. The writing is superb. Looking forward to the rest of Ayla's journey.
I enjoyed listening to this book after having read it as a young person one summer I think I may have been 12 or 13 it was entertaining I listened to it during my three hour drives back-and-forth to take care of my elderly father.
I think this would be a good book for 12 and 13-year-olds to read maybe even older teens to get an idea of family and responsibility and how different it can be and how the same it can be
I like the character development I thought it was interesting there were a few inconsistencies though annoying did not change my enjoyment of the story.
Yes, I would. The performers catch "the essence" of the story
When Ayla looked in the water and saw her reflection
The story of the "Missing Link"