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Summary

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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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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great great great

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

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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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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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excellent as always in this series

excellent I await listening to last book in the Cave series. ...... ....... ....... .......

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enjoyed the whole book

loved it, completely captivating, looking forward to the next book to see what happens next

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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 exciting author. Her in depth knowledge of her subject is inspiring, exciting and enthralling , she draws you in and you journey back to the beginning of our roots, her story telling and characters are beautifully developed throughout
I would highly recommend this beautiful series.

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Great story in a great series

I wasn't exactly enamoured with the narration. It sounded a bit like I was being read to at school.
But I did enjoy the story and have learned a lot about the Stone Age.
Looking forward to the next in the series now.

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  • CLAIRE
  • Stockport, United Kingdom
  • 09-05-15

Not her best story.

Bit too much description, some chunks of the story could have been missed out and it would have improved the overall book. Still, about to start book 5. keep going, with this book. it's worth it.

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Enthralling and exciting

Much better storylines than 'Mammoth Hunters'. Loved the glacier section. Would make a good film. Who could take the parts I wonder...

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  • Markus
  • 08-03-18

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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  • marie
  • 30-05-17

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.