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Ayla and Jondalar leave the safety of the lands of the Mammoth Hunters and embark on a seemingly impossible journey across an entire continent. Their goal is the Cro-Magnon settlement in what is now southern France where Jondalar lived as a young man. Accompanied by the half-tame Wolf, the superb stallion, Racer, and the mare, Whinney, they brave both savage enemies and the elemental dangers of weather and terrain in their search for the place that will become Home.

Jean Auel's imaginative reconstruction of pre-historic life, rich in detail of language, culture, myth and ritual, has become a set text in schools and colleges around the world.

©1990 Jean M. Auel (P)1992 AudioGO Ltd

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Defiantly better than the 3rd

An interesting journey with some action, and written with a good flow, tho some repeating in not just the book itself, but also some catching up from the previous books (which is good if there's some time between reading them), but a bit to much if you're binge-reading like I am. Defiantly an improvement from the 3rd. I liked this and bought the 5th book in the series.

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  • Tibby
  • 11-03-17

Book four

This is a very good series of books with remarkably accurate historical detail and details of herbal medicine. It is marred only by constant repetition that I feel slows the story down and gets annoying eventually. Apart from that it is a book that needs to be read. The narrated is excellent and should be asked to read more books.

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  • Redvers
  • 07-30-17

An exciting Continuation

Jean has again hit the mark, and made a journey across Asia and Europe sound exciting, and full of adventures

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  • Jillan Tavener
  • 01-09-17

excellent as always in this series

excellent I await listening to last book in the Cave series. ...... ....... ....... .......

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  • Trudel
  • 12-19-16

enjoyed the whole book

loved it, completely captivating, looking forward to the next book to see what happens next

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  • G2gilly
  • 08-22-16

The plains of passage

I am an avid audible listener , owning hundreds of books, I stumbled onto this series when looking for an epic.
Wow!!!!! Jean M Auel is a rare and exciting author. Her in depth knowledge of her subject is inspiring, exciting and enthralling , she draws you in and you journey back to the beginning of our roots, her story telling and characters are beautifully developed throughout
I would highly recommend this beautiful series.

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  • Eileen Brown
  • 10-03-15

Great story in a great series

I wasn't exactly enamoured with the narration. It sounded a bit like I was being read to at school.
But I did enjoy the story and have learned a lot about the Stone Age.
Looking forward to the next in the series now.

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  • CLAIRE
  • 05-09-15

Not her best story.

Bit too much description, some chunks of the story could have been missed out and it would have improved the overall book. Still, about to start book 5. keep going, with this book. it's worth it.

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  • Delia
  • 03-31-15

Enthralling and exciting

Much better storylines than 'Mammoth Hunters'. Loved the glacier section. Would make a good film. Who could take the parts I wonder...

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  • Lucy
  • 01-13-15

Enjoyable

Very well written, and a pleasure to listen to. In depth descriptions As good as book one and two. The voice is perfect for the story

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  • GILLH
  • 02-25-15

Time to stop

What would have made The Plains of Passage better?

Cutting it shorter would have helped. The endless repetition of descriptions, and the history of the cave lion, and how Ayla was brought up.<br/>And the distinct la k of story.

What was most disappointing about Jean M. Auel’s story?

There isn't a story. It's all become a bit formulaic, and I often felt I was being lectured on the flora and fauna of the time.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Rowena Cooper?

She did the best she could with a poor book.

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

None

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  • Kerry
  • 01-15-17

My favorite of the whole series

Loved it!! Couldn't find enough opportunities to plug in and listen!! if it was in book form I would have dragged it around everywhere!!
luckily, with Audible, I could take it everywhere on my phone, listen in the car, bus, train, bath tub, walking the dog!! Any Excuse Lol :)

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  • Tristan
  • 11-30-16

amazing

so amazing I loved it so much, it makes me so happy to listen to it

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  • Jilly ILLY
  • 09-19-16

Adventure filled continuation of Ayla and Jondalar

Another great narration by Rowena Cooper. Ayla and Jondalar set off on their journey back to Jondalar's home. The journey is chock-full of interesting encounters and challenges for the couple. Much better than book 3!

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  • Louise Cole
  • 08-27-16

Too much repeat.

Got tired of the repeat of what happened before in the previous books! Probably would have cut several hours off of listening if it hadn't been repeated. Same with the sex episodes. Same o, same o. Got bored and fast forwarded.

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  • Fran Hebden
  • 05-12-15

Loved it fantastic

I was glued to the whole series. Maybe a tiny bit slow towards the end but still could not put it down

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  • christine
  • 01-08-15

classic listening

This is a great continuation of the clan of the csve bear series of books jean m auel has a real talent fir combining history and fiction together.