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The Valley of Horses Audiobook

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

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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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    Rae 10-21-16
    Rae 10-21-16

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    "My Favorite Novel"

    I always come back to this novel when I want an entertaining read about a strong female character. The audio book is just as entertaining and actually more convenient

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    heather 10-19-16
    heather 10-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great serious"

    it was a very interesting look at the beginning of the end of the ice age. and the difference between the 2 different types of people at the time.

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    russell holliday 10-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The Story of the Clan of the Cave Bear Continues."

    I just loved The Valley of the Horses and the continuation of the story started in Clan of the Cave Bear. I'm looking forward to The Mammoth Hunters.

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    Toy 10-07-16
    Toy 10-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    The narrator sounds a bit robotic in the beginning but sounds better getting into the book. I liked the different voices she used for different characters.

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    Lisa MacK 09-15-16
    Lisa MacK 09-15-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Sweet love story"

    Finally, we find out how A-lah survives without her clan and meets her match. Previous reviewers state how much of the book is too racy...it gets pretty steamy but not until the final chapter. Interesting to think about how early civilizations viewed the Earth and its inhabitants. I'm on to the next book.

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    Diana 09-10-16
    Diana 09-10-16
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    "Plot Tension Built Through Cultural Differences"
    What did you love best about The Valley of Horses?

    Ayla and Jondalar's problem solving skills, especially Ayla's.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Ayla befriended the mixed-spirits boy at the Mammoth camp -- it demonstrated her compassion.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, there's too much to take in, in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I agree with Rowena (Kista Sweden), on the Kindle, the narration is too fast, I slowed my Kindle down to half-speed and the speed improved greatly. To test the narration on another device, I used the Audible App on my Samsung cell phone to listen to the book and the speed is perfect. Thus, it isn't the narrator who's fast but the electronics.

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    S. T. Terry 09-02-16
    S. T. Terry 09-02-16

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    "Too much hanki-panki"

    The first two thirds or so was, as usual, excellent. Then the emotional interplay in the last third became tedious, lasted too long, dragged the book down. A little goes a long way, this was too much. Otherwise, excellent in all regards. Excellent narration. Moving on to "Mammoth Hunters" with anticipation.

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    Megn 08-26-16
    Megn 08-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sex!"

    The first book had a STORY. This was little story and authors' involvement in sharing her sexual stories. Very disappointed.

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    Rev Shoshana 07-31-16
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    "Wonderful story."

    Not as compelling as Clan of the cave bears but still a wonderful sequel. I am off to the next one!

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    Tricia 07-29-16
    Tricia 07-29-16
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    "like a prehistoric romance novel"

    When I got into the series, I did not know it would turn out to be a romance prehistoric fiction. Just be prepared- there are at least three very graphic sex scenes in the story. It wss not what I was expecting after loving the first book in this series. Furthermore, it wasn't until chapter 18 that the two main characters finally found each other.

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