• The Early Years

  • A Jane Yellowrock Story
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 36 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (787 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On her 18th birthday, Jane Yellowrock leaves the children’s home where she was raised, and heads north to her first job. But she makes a detour and discovers where she came from, who she is, and what she is.

©2011 Faith Hunter (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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Tid Bits and Small details...

Where does The Early Years rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book only makes sense if you are familiar with the original 6 Jane Yellowrock books. Having said that, this short story helps one see a small Tid Bit into the many layers that make Jane .. Jane.

What other book might you compare The Early Years to and why?

None as it is a small story that lets us see of what is going on inside the complex mind of Jane.

What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

Listen to the 6 books available in the Jane Yellowrock series and then you will be able to know how exceptionally well Khristine does at not only reading but also at being inside the head of Jane and her panther.

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

That is an odd question to answer after all the book is only 10 minutes long...

Any additional comments?

Being a Jane Yellowrock fan, I love finding out all the info I can concerning her and what she went thru to make her the person she is. Being able to take a glimpse of what is primarily only know to the author helps deepen who Jane is and why she does what she does. .

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Jane's Mystery

This short gives some background of Jane Yellowrock and how she got her name. It sets the stage for a great series.

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The Early Years - Not exactly fantasy Novell

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Story is about a Native American that turn into a cat. The story line is boring and once the character turn into cat yet language gets really dumbed down.

Note: I bought two short stories from this series this one was the better of the two the other was totally stupid.

Would you ever listen to anything by Faith Hunter again?

NO

How did the narrator detract from the book?

the NARRATOR was fine the script SUCKS. She did a good job at making the cat form sound like a metal retard.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Early Years?

the entire thing was awful

Any additional comments?

ya don't buy her books if your into fantasy Novels this more like sudo native american folklore tales.

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Getting to know who Jane Yellow Rock Doe is

Like the title says, The Early Years. Slowly, but surely we are starting to understand her. Though her background is illusive, some of the pieces of who she is are being revealed.

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Great story introduces the main character captures your interest leaves you wanting more i liked it

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we meet Jane & journey with her to find a forgotten home. a forgotten self

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Not one of the better shorts

Of all the short scenes I’ve listened to, this one seemed a little less refined. Plus, I don’t feel like it added anything for character development/ backstory like some of the others did.

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wonderful short story--wish for more!

Love anything with Jane Yellowrock. Wish there were more stories, but it makes me want to hike.

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Beginning of understanding

Short story that gives some background as to how Jane came out of the mountains at 12, speaking no English, and with amnesia. A story hinting at Beast’s and Jane’s duality and origins. Also introduces Bobby, and shows Jane’s compassion and Beast’s ambivalence for those less strong in spirit than her. Love this intro.

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Jane tries to find herself

The Early Years
A Jane Yellowrock Story
By: Faith Hunter
Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
This is a short story. Jane leaves the Orphanage where she had lived now that she is of age and takes off to start her life. Before she goes to far, she tries to find where she is from. This is about that and what happens there.
Narration is very good!

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  • 10-11-21

Dreadful

at only 30 min long wasn't sure if I had just downloaded an excerpt if I did I would not buy the whole book.
Hard to listen to,

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  • J W FERRIS
  • 08-16-21

vampires

again another great book in the series and i can not wait to start the next one i hope is just as good

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  • Tod Werewolf
  • 05-20-18

Nothing New.

do not buy if you have read the books. you have no need to read this.