Earth's Children
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  • 1
    The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book 1 | Jean M. Auel

    The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (3742)
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    Here is the saga of a people who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear; how they lived; the animals they hunted; the great totems they revered. But mostly it is the story of Ayla, the girl they found and raised, who was not like them. To the Clan, her fair looks make her different - ugly.

    Clan of the cave bear

    A rare and beautifully written story. Don’t miss this one. The style of prose is poetic as it is heartfelt.

    Reviewed on October 23 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
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    The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children 1 | Jean M. Auel

    The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
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    (52)
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    (48)
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    (48)

    Clan of the Cave Bear is the first novel in Jean M. Auel's magnificent best-selling epic of life 35,000 years ago. Leave the 21st century and go back to Ice Age Europe. Follow Ayla, a Cro-Magnon child who loses her parents in an earthquake and is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthal, the Clan. See how the Clan's wary suspicion is gradually transformed into acceptance of this girl, so different from them, under the guidance of its medicine woman, Iza, and its wise holy man, Creb. Immerse yourself in a world dictated by the demands of survival in a hostile environment, and be swept away in an epic tale of love, identity and struggle.

    very good narrator for a familiar tale

    i read these books when I was a teenager and was looking forward to hearing them again. There is a version that I found online but the narrator was te..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 18 2017 by Robyn ()
  • 2
    The Valley of Horses: Earth's Children, Book 2 | Jean M. Auel

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

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2568)
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    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.

    Quite Wonderful!

    I read or listen to this series of books every year if possible. The series starts with THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR. This series must be read in order..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2017 by S.S. (Michigan)
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    The Valley of Horses: Earth’s Children, Book 2 | Jean M. Auel

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

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
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    Forced to leave the Clan and her young son, Ayla sets out alone to travel the frigid steppes until she finds the valley of horses. Unable to find people like herself, the Cro-Magnons, she settles there and seeks friendship elsewhere. First she adopts a young filly, then a wounded lion cub.But far to the west, two young Cro-Magnon brothers have begun a journey. One of them is Jondalar, whose destiny is bound inextricably with Ayla's.

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  • 3
    The Mammoth Hunters: Earth's Children, Book 3 | Jean M. Auel

    The Mammoth Hunters: Earth's Children, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1855)
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    Ayla, the independent heroine of the Earth's Children series, sets out from the valley on Whinney, the horse she tamed. With her is Jondalar, the tall, handsome, yellow-haired man she nursed back to health and came to love. Together they meet Mamutoi - the Mammoth Hunters - people like Ayla.

    AYLA HAD NEVER LEARNED TO LIE

    Before rereading this, I had this down as a five star read. I first read this in the eighties and like another reviewer I was young and had never read..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 04 2017 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)
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    The Mammoth Hunters: Earth’s Children, Book 3 | Jean M. Auel

    The Mammoth Hunters: Earth’s Children, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    Overall
    (24)
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    (21)
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    Leaving the valley of horses with Jondalar, the handsome man she has nursed back to health and come to love, Ayla embarks on a journey that will lead her to the Mamutoi; the Mammoth Hunters. But as she settles into this new life among a people at first strange and disturbingly different, Ayla finds herself irresistibly drawn to Ranec, their master-carver. Ultimately, she is compelled to make a fateful choice between the two men.

    Defiantly not the best in the series....

    I struggled to finish this book. By far a big disappointing compared to the first two books, which were pretty good, especially the first. But I've g..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2017 by marie ()
  • 4
    The Plains of Passage: Earth's Children, Book 4 | Jean M. Auel

    The Plains of Passage: Earth's Children, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2015)
    Performance
    (1606)
    Story
    (1621)

    Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback across the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe. To the hunter gatherers of their world - who have never seen tame animals - Ayla and Jondalar appear enigmatic and frightening.

    AND HE WAS SKILLED

    WHEN HE FELT THE WARM WETNESS OF HER MOUTH ENCLOSE HIM
    The skill we are talking about is not flint knapping. Of the six books, I found this to be ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2017 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)
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    The Plains of Passage: Earth's Children, Book 4 | Jean M. Auel

    The Plains of Passage: Earth's Children, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
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    (20)
    Story
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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.

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2017 by marie ()
  • 5
    The Shelters of Stone: Earth's Children, Book 5 | Jean M. Auel

    The Shelters of Stone: Earth's Children, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1854)
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    (1468)
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    After their epic journey across Europe, Ayla and Jondalar have reached his home, the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone-age settlement in the region known today as southwest France. Jondalar's family greet him warmly, but they are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses.

    what happened to Ala?

    Read the books anyway but it's hard to imagine that after four books of us getting acquainted with the characters and their voices the reader (who's i..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 15 2017 by Joyce (United States)
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    The Shelters of Stone | Jean M. Auel

    The Shelters of Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    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.

    I liked it but...

    I was very disappointed in Rowena for changing her pronounciation of Zelandonii. In Valley of the Horses, it was established that it was pronounced Z..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 08 2013 by Jessica (ROMA, Australia)
  • 6
    The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book 6 | Jean M. Auel

    The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2462)
    Performance
    (1919)
    Story
    (1932)

    Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary fiction, continues to explore the world and the people around her with curiosity, insight, and, above all, courage. As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave - a shelter of stone. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte and has embarked on the arduous task of training to become a spiritual leader.

    Good finish to the series

    I think those who went on and on about the tour of Painted Caves were exaggerating just a tad bit. Yes there is quite a bit of that in this final boo..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 23 2015 by Elle (OREGON)
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    The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children Series | Jean M Auel

    The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children Series

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jean M Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (63)

    THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES concludes the story of Ayla, her mate Jondalar, and their little daughter, Jonayla, taking readers on a journey of discovery and adventure as Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and her training to become a Zelandoni - one of the Ninth Cave community's spiritual leaders and healers.

    Echoes

    Repetitious, tedious and quite disappointing. This book is but a weak echo of the previous books. And just like an echo it repeats itself over and ove..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 06 2011 by Eivind (New York, New York)