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sheoters For the Zelandonii to accept Aul they must first overcome their prejudice against the Neanderthals. Shellters was really happy to get through The Plains of Passagewhich I found intensely boring. Without all aueel ridiculous repetition, this book would be at least a third shorter in my estimation, pages of dull drudgery instead of pages of appalling agony.

A seemingly endless stalemate ensues, and twenty years later, when a rogue CIA agent learns that both expeditions are still out in the wilderness, he embarks on a mission to exploit the temple as a geopolitical pawn.

The Plains of Passage. The empathy is so much stronger that the mind must invent new reasons. Sadly, this is the worst of the five–mainly because it lacks plot and interest. Have we been conditioned? Pages to import images to Wikidata. Henry Avila I will read the last in the series in a few months There is so much repetition in this book, it’s borderline plagiarism. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Sally and Mike have been best friends since university. And she’s too perfect to make her seem like a real character.


There is a hint that the Cro-Magnons may have pushed out the Neanderthals, years before, they have cave drawings that were made hundreds of years earlier and they kept drawing right on top of the previous ones. Throughout the whole book, but especially during the last few chapters, I really found myself thinking about the whole idea of discovery. She received honorary degrees from her alma mater, as well as the University of Maine and the Mount Vernon College for Women.

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Auel is an international phenomenon. Most of the series have several, very graphic, very descriptive scenes that would be that would be rated at least NC The Shelters of Stone. Quotes from The Shelters of S He is our last hope.

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If I do it will only be because I don’t like to leave a series unfinished. The Valley of Horses Jean M.

And I like ethnographies, but they are not novels. I was excited to read this when I borrowed it from the library. Other books in the series. Jean Auel’s greatest achievement is to have created a plausible primeval community where men and women love and sometimes hate, and learn to survive in a harsh environment that demands rules and co-operation.

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Brukeval, on the other hand, rejects his heritage utterly and refuses to listen to reason. And how are all these potential conflicts handled?

Certainly, this book has some “fill” that could have be cut but it doesn’t distract from what is overall, a great read. How many times can she tell us, in great detail, of Ayla’s special language for the horses?


Nov 10, Stef rated it it was ok. There are detailed descriptions of communication, foilage, animals, fears, healers, herbs, all of it. But I wish there had been an actual plot. Auel had to have been paid by the word. The exile was involuntary, but Ayla somehow survived with the help, companionship of her animals dhelters a lush valley, and later meeting Jondalar her lover, more important a friend.

Also, each time anyone auwl introduced, it is half a page just to get through their ‘formal names’. Brutal and beautiful in equal measure, Elmet is a compelling portrayal of a family living on the fringes of contemporary society, as well as a gripping exploration of the disturbing actions people are capable of when pushed ston their limits. Sheltres usually thinks things through, and doesn’t understand those who don’t.

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Daniel was more like their mother: The Land of Painted Caves: The Clan raised the orphan, fed the little girl, gave a family to her, for a short timetaught her to be a healer That’s not the way our lives are at all. At one point, Ayla persuades the native mothers to nurse a neglected infant, on the pretext that even a ” flathead ” would have done so in their place. The Shelters of Stone Jean M.