After listening to books 1 - 3 and loving the narrator I am very disappointed in this one. She sounds like a dull old lady and not a spunky young NJ woman. I am going to struggle to finish listening to this one.
Where did the plot go? I miss the early books. I am over the whole bondage and orgy and S&M thing. I miss the Anita that we met. I feel that she got lost. I like a good sex scene, but I find myself drifting away even during them now and waiting for everyone to feed the 'ardour' so they can put their clothes back on and find some real action. And seriously if I hear how
I started reading this series when I was still in High School and am now 40 years old. I love this series and it will remain one of my favorite reads, but I found the last few books very hard to read/listen to. The repetition started to cause me to 'zone out.' I was a bit disappointed in this last book since I watched the short "movie" preview on Auel's website. This book ended the journey, but I don't feel that it brought any closure. I would have at least liked in Ayala's "calling" that she could have helped us see what became of her Clan and son. And with the "trouble" that happened in this book with Jondalar I felt like I was re-reading The Mammoth Hunters in parts. But, I still love the series overall, but would love to have seen this end with a look at the Clan in some way.
I read the first three books as a teenager and wanted to listen to all the books now/again before the last book comes out this year, but after listening to the first 4 books in the series with a 'normal' voice, why the need for Ayla to have an accent? Why after 4 books was it necessary to give her a bad accent now...like russian? It is very hard to listen to her in this book with the horrible accent. The books are still incredible though!!
I loved this book so much that I could not wait for each moment that I got to listen. All the ladies that did the voices were amazing. There were moments in the book that I found myself holding my breath. Truly a great read/listen!
This book was my first erotica and absolutely left me hot and bothered. Yes, some of it was a bit drawn out, but it just made the climax all that much more anticipated.
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