If there had been more details of his misadventures.
It was just one long (24 hr) listing of where they performed, who was there, etc. You learn where he lived and when he moved and who was there. Truly gripping reading. If name-dropping becomes an Olympic sport ... here's a gold medal.
I found none.
Do not waste your money if you think you are going to get an inside look at Mick. According to this, he was a wonderful guy, good father, generous philanthropist ... please ... spare me.I always read a book in its entirety but I could not WAIT for this thing to be over - pure torture.
I'll have to think about it.
Created a plot that wasn't stultifyingly boring.
Given him a better script
Not a one.
I have purchased and either read or listened to everything Koontz has written. I never even bothered to finish this abomination.
I have read all the other books in the series. I fully believe this one must have taken the better part of a weekend for Ms. Auel to write. It is a rehash of all the events and story points from all her other books. Unfortunately, these repeated stories are separated by some of the worst poetry ever written. "The Mother's Song" is tolerable once or twice, but by the time we have heard it over and over and over, it is - quite simply - annoying.
Of course Ayla and Jondalar have problems with their relationship ... again. And each is certain the other no longer loves them. Where have I heard THAT before ... and before ... and ... ?
If you never read/heard the other books in the series, you can simply hear this one and be set. If you HAVE heard the others, get ready to grit your teeth and moan out loud, "Oh no, not again!"
Sandra Burr as a narrator is superb. She does try to make the dreaded "Mother's Song" palatable and manages to inflect variations in delivery, but bad poetry is bad poetry and the poor woman has to read it so many times, one can almost hear her screaming to herself, "No more! I can't take any more bad meter!"
'Cave Bear' and 'Valley of Horses' were innovative, interesting and had a plot that moved forward. "Painted Caves' takes a giant leap backward and is so poorly written one would hardly think it was penned by the same author.
Painted caves? Please ... pass the white-out.
Boring, unfocused, and rambling. Extremely poorly written with scattered character development. The plot is so rambling and casual that following the story is hit or miss at best.
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