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The Plains of Passage

Earth's Children, Book 4
Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
Series: Earth's Children, Book 4
Length: 31 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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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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Things are heating up

This series is intense. My favorite book so far. But wow- really got to invest in it time wise. Worth it though.

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The best one in the series after the first

This was definitely the best one in the series after the first. Reading was absolutely fantastic. Story is good and suprising. A refreshing one to listen. Illustrations about inventing new things was great and not forced like for example in the second and third books.

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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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  • tracy
  • 08-06-19

good stuff

I enjoyed this story better than the last book lots more action . more interesting

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  • Keith
  • 05-05-19

Getting Boring

Book 1 was the best. Now it's just blue with a sprinkle of some new.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-19

A little too modern now

I still enjoy the tales of Ayla and Jondala, but it feels as though they’re a little too like us now. I m sure there are greater differences between different current day people than these two and us. That said the story is still enthralling.

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  • Mr. Rg Watters
  • 09-12-18

best yet

The best book yet in the set, enjoyed it and would have no problems recommending it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-16-18

Jean M Auel is an excellent story teller

who can make you think that you're actually back in the stone age at the time of the last ice age.

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  • Donna
  • 05-26-18

great great great

brilliant story telling. LOVE this series of books. great narrating too. next ..... ready gone

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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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  • 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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  • Hanna
  • 06-12-19

Great saga

A fantastic journey, with interesting scientific discoveries. I feel like I know these prehistoric people.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-18-19

Another excellent story

Im thoroughly enjoying this series and the way it is narrated. I recommend it be read in order of the series of books

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  • tribalgipsygirl
  • 12-07-18

The best prehistoric road trip Ever!

This and Valley of the Horses are my favourite books in this series. I love Ayla and Jondalar's adventures and their incredible road trip through the majesty of their prehistoric ice age. Highly recommended by me :)))

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  • mrsvee
  • 10-26-18

mostly well read

Dear producer ... do you just det a teader behind a microphone and say..."go do it", or do you pop in occasionally. You have missed several misplaced emphases wihch spoil an otherwise good read.

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  • Petra
  • 10-19-18

An old favourite

While I’ve been a big fan of this series for many years, it was a real pleasure to listen to it being read. Great narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-18

Beautifully descriptive.

I really enjoyed this book. After the punish of book 3, Jean redeems herself with this one. Enjoyable and hard to put down, I will definitely continue with this series.

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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.