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The Year the Horses Came Audiobook

The Year the Horses Came

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Audible Editor Reviews

In a raw, and sometimes wistfully beautiful voice from out of time, performer Abby Craden presents the first volume of Mary Mackey's prehistoric epic The Year the Horses Came.

Taking place in prehistoric Europe, The Year the Horse Came speculates on the moment that two philosophically different cultures - a goddess-worshiper-based matriarchy and the militant patriarchal nomads from the east - came into contact. This is shown through the lens of the young priestess Marrah's journeys, and a relationship with the warrior Stavan. The most evocative and engaging part of this audiobook is how well it believably renders the prehistoric era in which it takes place.

Publisher's Summary

Volume One of The Earthsong Trilogy evokes the moment in prehistory when marauding nomads brought horses, male gods, and war to a goddess-worshipping Europe that had known peace for thousands of years. Against this perilous backdrop, a passionate, dangerous love develops between Marrah, a gifted priestess, and Stavan, one of the invading warriors.

©1993 Mary Mackey (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Victoria L. Hughes 09-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Clan of the Cave Bear Revisited"

    I just love a good prehistoric trilogy. Tho' not as detailed, the pictures are vivid . . . the characters believable; and volume 1 is a complete story tho' I am anxious to start volume 2. ;->

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    cs 09-09-16
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    "This was awful."
    What disappointed you about The Year the Horses Came?

    This book was extremely slow. The story was not historically accurate at all.


    What could Mary Mackey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I honestly don't know how she was able to get a second book published.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Abby Craden’s performances?

    Yes.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

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    jaybee100 05-06-16
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    "historical story well told"

    the story contains adventure, romance and beautiful descriptions of nature and cultural traditions. some graphic descriptions of violence but overall a very interesting read.

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    Robert Hunlock Creek, PA, United States 06-03-15
    Robert Hunlock Creek, PA, United States 06-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    Enjoys this book though it starts out slow . Very detailed but this helps set up the story. Enjoyed. Ready for book 2

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