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The Valley of Horses: Earth's Children, Book 2 | [Jean M. Auel]

The Valley of Horses: Earth's Children, Book 2

Ayla, the unforgettable heroine of The Clan of the Cave Bear, sets out on her own odyssey of discovery away from the nurturing adoptive family and friends of the Clan. She is in search of others like herself and in search of love.
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Publisher's Summary

A timeless epic of the dawn of civilization.

In The Valley of Horses, Ayla, the unforgettable heroine of The Clan of the Cave Bear, sets out on her own odyssey of discovery away from the nurturing adoptive family and friends of the Clan. She is in search of others like herself and in search of love.

Sharing a hidden valley with a herd of steppe horses, Ayla finds a unique friendship with animals as vulnerable as herself and ingeniously discovers the complex skills needed to survive - skills no Clan member was ever able to master.

But none of her experiences prepares her for the emotional turmoil she feels when she rescues a young man - the first of the Others she has seen - from almost certain death.

Torn between her desire for human companionship and her fear of the unknown Others, she struggles against her deep attraction to the handsome Jondalar. It is Jondalar who teaches her the meaning of true friendship and love.

Listen to more in the Earth's Children series.

©2004 Jean M. Auel; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    Hudson LAPEER, MI, United States 02-23-15
    Hudson LAPEER, MI, United States 02-23-15 Member Since 2011

    I love to listen to books while I live my life. It makes mundane things interesting. I love a great series. I welcome recommendations!

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    "Classic, interesting read"

    I enjoyed the continuation of the Clan of The Cave Bear story. It is hard to imagine living this life!

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    Nadia 02-12-15
    Nadia 02-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "another awesome and educational journey!"

    narrator was awesome. another mystical journey in the world of Ayla. unforgettable. love it! highly recommended.

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    Lisa 01-21-15
    Lisa 01-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    Where does The Valley of Horses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is not too bad, tho the narrator was hard at times to hear at times. she tried moving her voice when using different characters. But was good


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ayla, she is a strong woman.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Jondalar sees the baby horse being born


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    How Jondalar lost his brother,


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all but the last of this series, one of the best books wrote! have read them many times. my first ebook I have ever listened to.

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    Alysia APO, AP, United States 01-15-15
    Alysia APO, AP, United States 01-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen"

    Great listen but the pacing was sometimes frustrating. Several times I found myself having to go back and listen to a part again because the abrupt change to the subject.

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    Brad Horton 01-06-15
    Brad Horton 01-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful story"

    I throughly enjoyed this book, the discoveries of early man, and how they possibly came about are fascinating.

    Great story!

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    Melissa 08-06-14
    Melissa 08-06-14
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    "Enticing"

    First book I read of the Earth Children Series and waited patiently for everyone after. For the love of reading!

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    Xavier 08-03-14
    Xavier 08-03-14 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

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    "Part 2: Very enjoyable 3 part Prehistoric humans"

    Ayla, the prehistoric woman character in this book, is abandoned by her clan. Hunting for food she discovers a earth shaking discovery: horses can offer more than food to eat when hunted and killed. They allow you to cover more distance to explore uncharted territory. They allow you companionship. They allow you to carry more food from the kill area of the hunt to a safe area for butchering away from other predators eg. hyenas and lions. Enjoy Ayla's discovery of an evolutionary survival breakthrough for humankind. Ayla is an amazing!

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    Karen TOMBALL, TX, United States 04-15-14
    Karen TOMBALL, TX, United States 04-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Wrong voice for this story"

    I am so disappointed in the narration of one of my favorite books. I have all the books in the Earth's Children series. I've read them so many times I almost know them by heart. Perhaps that's why this narrator's voice strikes me so wrong but her voice is high and her speech patterns almost juvenile sounding more like a Disney Princess than a strong young woman finding a way to survive the harsh prehistoric world.
    If you can get past the voice, please give this book a chance. It's a wonderful story and beautiful well written series. It's worth your time.

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    jason Havelock, NC, United States 12-18-13
    jason Havelock, NC, United States 12-18-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Love the whole series!"
    If you could sum up The Valley of Horses in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring, in-powering, and moving.


    What other book might you compare The Valley of Horses to and why?

    none i can think of at this time.


    Which character – as performed by Sandra Burr – was your favorite?

    Baby was my favorite this book!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Her long path to love.


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    Stephanie Dewey, AZ, United States 10-27-13
    Stephanie Dewey, AZ, United States 10-27-13

    I love excitement and relaxation. I love reading and playing games and spending time with my family

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    "intense"
    Where does The Valley of Horses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I for one loved this story and the reader. kept me at edge the whole story, and even make me think if indeed this ever happened. Jean seemed like she did her research.
    I was pretty skeptic in reading these books, however my sister talked me into reading the first book. and the first one I had a hard time putting down, and if I was interrupted while listening I had to rewind it. I was very involved and took me to the place. and felt how she and he felt.

    I cannot wait to start listening to the next one and the next. its so awesome.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ala of course


    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    I love her voice and her accent and pronunciation on some of these words by far one of my favorite readers!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    not cry but was in shock ok I did want to cry a bit and I did get a bit angry in some.. but that is the best part. getting your readers to react to the story, take you into a different world.


    Any additional comments?

    if you are into books like this, please do not judge these books by the cover. its a great story! so far everyone I just am amazed and I am in they're world love it! if you get into this type. if you do not then it is not for you. I have always been facinated with cave men, dinosaurs, prehistoric times since I was really little.

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