Earth's Children
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  • 1
    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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    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.

    Interesting Research

    Jean Auel has obviously spent a great deal of time and effort not only researching Neanderthal Man, but also present-day hunter gatherer societies, an..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 May 2013 by Claudia (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • 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 24 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Great listen

    Really loved the narration of this wonderful story. The Characters were bought to life in a colourful spellbinding way. I look forward to the 'mammoth..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 January 2015 by claire ()
  • 3
    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
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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.

    Well worth a listen.

    My favourite book is always the one I'm reading or listening to at the time (currently Plains of Passage).

    Reviewed on 20 November 2016 by Rufus ()
  • 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 1 min)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 August 2016 by G2gilly ()
  • 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
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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.

    Love it

    loved the books and love the audiobook...with there was the rest of the books to...

    Reviewed on 09 February 2011 by Megan (st génies, France)
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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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The fifth book in the hugely successful Earth's Children series. Ayla and Jondalar have reached home: the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone age settlement in the region known today as south-west France. Ayla has much to learn from the Zelandonii as well as much to teach them. Jondalar's family are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses.

    Timeless

    I could listen to this story so many times. Having already read it, but now finding reading difficult due to failing eyesight, I have rediscovered the..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 July 2015 by E. A. Mead (Taunton, Somerset, UK)
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    The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book 6 | Jean M Auel

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

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jean M Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    so so disappointing

    I'm afraid I have to agree with Raymond, Ingrid and Dawn. This book is so unbelievably bad that it is difficult to believe that Jean M Auel wrote it a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 May 2011 by Odilon (Belgium)