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.
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©2004 Jean M. Auel; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
So much miss information and learning by horrible and less admirable examples...
This book/series inspires everyone to take responsibility for themselves, explore, learn and find love... And so much more... It's been along time since I read this series... Now I am a father and my son, when older, will certainly read this series... Won't be an option... Teaches also forgiveness, being humble, and most importantly learning to love yourself... Something that has sadly become a symptom of the struggles of this county... Why else would all the advertisements attempt to convince kids that there not good enough unless the have or wear this or that? This series won't solve all our struggles; but individually can make a difference one beautiful soul at a time...
Listening to this was like reading it for the first time!! This is my FAVORITE book series and the narrator does an excellent job of telling the story!! Love it and highly recommend this whether you've read the series or are just looking for something new!!!
I am elated to listen to one of my favorite books that I read so many years ago. With my vivid imagination I wish there was a movie of the entire series. I know the fist book movie starring Darryl Hannah but I want more.
Each book can stand alone, but I really enjoy the series in order. The historical references to medicine, the ice age geography and animal life is woven into a believable fabric. I got started on this series as tapes over 10 years ago, and have re-listened to the series several times. The sex scenes get tedious for me, but those are easily fast forwarded through.
Such a great story! Just as good if not better than the first book in the series! I'd stay up late listening and unable to turn it off because I was so caught up in the phenomenal storytelling.
This is a good 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, having purchased them all at once. I would avoid purchasing any other books with this narrator. She is impervious to commas, periods, and section breaks, and does not pause for any of those for. On several occasions I've had to back the story up because of this to make sense of what I'm hearing. On top of that, she sounds as if she has a time deadline that requires that she rush through the performance.
Editing leaves something to be desired, as well. It is obvious when the narrator has been asked to re-read a passage because of difference in sound quality. In addition, on at least one occasion, a chapter was cut off before it was over.
I like the books, this one is written more as a romance novel... Don't need the down and dirty details of the pleasures, would rather read about the adventures than the sex
Boring, uneventful, completely predictable. There are so many 3 and 4 syllable names of people and things that sometimes the reader almost seems tongue tied trying to get through them all. Very disrupting to the story. It could have been a great story with a little more imagination. The first book was much better. I won't bother with the rest of the series.
I most likely would not be reading all of the series if it weren't on audio. I feel lost in Ayla's world when the narrator is telling this story. Beautifully told stories
The steamy romance always catches me by surprise!
excitement and a depth of knowledge of their ways
LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN! You wont be disappointed.
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