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Summary

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.

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.

©1982 Jean M. Auel (P)2003 AudioGO Ltd

Critic reviews

"A panorama of human culture in its infancy ... The Valley of Horses is great fun." ( New York Times Book Review)
"Holds the reader in a powerful spell." ( Publishers Weekly)

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favourite of the series

love these books and have read them several times. the story comes to life so well in audio format. looking forward to the next one.

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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 hunters'

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A great listen.. Had me hooked

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I was completely transported into the prehistoric world and the characters journey. Very well narrated. I Can't wait to move on to the next book in the series.

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Perfect book, poor performance

What made the experience of listening to The Valley of Horses the most enjoyable?

I could shut my eyes and be transported to a different time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ayla. I have read this book MANY times and it's one of my all time favourites.

Would you be willing to try another one of Rowena Cooper’s performances?

Her voice is too old for this story. Both Jondalar and Ayla are young people Rowena's voice did not suit.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I love this book - always have.

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the journey continues

gripping, thrilling, and exciting. As good as the 1st in the series and can't wait for the next book

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Never tire of these books and a wonderful narrator

Never tire of this series of books and the experience is all the better by a wonderful narrator
highly recommend this whole series

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The Valley of the Horses

I think that all six of Jean M Auel's books are an excellent read and very interesting and I have all of them in hard back as well as here on Audible.

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Excellent listen.

Loved the books and the audio version is equally good. Looking forward to the next in the series 😊

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Excellent follow up to Clan of the cave bear. This book is really a buttress to the rest of the series it seems, great narrator and just about to start The Mammoth Hunters.

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Great Second entry into the series

J.M Auel does it again, I love this series. Rowena Cooper narrates beautifully, looking forward to book 3.

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wishes for come true

loved it !! very beautifully read. Thank you for sharing. It's so wonderful to be read to

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