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The Valley of Horses
- Earth’s Children, Book 2
- By: Jean M. Auel
- Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
- Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
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.
- By Anonymous User on 17-11-2019
Well written and descriptive, but flawed.
I really enjoyed this book. I read it when I was younger and have a lot of nostalgia towards it.
However upon rereading (or rather, listening) I can now look at the book with a critical view. The descriptive capabilities of Jean M. Auel cannot be denied, however sometimes this can be a deficit. The author can describe the scenery and people in such a way that you can see them in your head with perfect clarity, however this does cause the sprinkled in sex scenes to get graphic, and I didn’t know there was so many ways to describe a mans private parts.
I love this series, I listen to the books back to back. However even I can admit that there are flaws to it. Thankfully, Audible have a 30 second skip option if the sex scenes become too much.
All in all, a great series that I regularly recommend to people (with a warning about the regular intercourse)
I really enjoyed it and will definitely listen again once I finish the series.