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mixed feelings

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-2021

though the book had its fair share of reminders/ memories, flash backs one to many times here and there i understood the need for it. the hidden hints and messages lay in them. yes there was so much on caves and far less on aylas storyline it took a bit away from the main plot but also left one questioning one's own interpretation of the cave paintings. personally I believe or thought the ancients must been actually clan or more specific mogurs as they were even more powerful in the spirit world which we see with aylas inabilities to control any of it.

the ending hmm as was written left story unfinished ayla is only 26 what about her 2 sons nothing is revealed there except mamut saying it isn't what it seems. the story has always been about ayla so why was jondolars point of view the ending, that would of been fitting if she had died which as sad as it sounds would of been a better closure and with wolf's howl more fitting. we could of then seen a proper zealandoni burial but how it ends makes the story scream for more for closure for more of her life.

Maybe jean wanted to leave that a mystery as we already know what the first is thinking how will it change life with the gift of knowledge. I feel the best part of the book really was the second half of the book.
yet will say the music slowly coming in at the end sent chills throughout my body and left me entranced and basically felt like I was also in the firsts tent thinking aswell.

Definitely worth listening to but a very patient and dedicated understanding and listening is required to enjoy it which I did

But so much story still to tell a wonderful beautiful mysterious captivating story left unfinished which i will always be left wondering how her life ends.

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50 shades of caveman sex

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-2020

just a bit over the top with constant sex and full descriptions. if I wanted to read porn i wouldn't read this.

memorable

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2020

remember reading this book when first published while commuting to work in my younger days. 30 odd years later enjoyed it again listening on audible. Jean M Auel has the magical power of her writing to transport you back to the ice age and relive what our ancestors lived. The hardship the joy sorrow struggles and never-ending battle to survive. A book and series i love.

brilliantly frustrating.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-2020

this book has you wanting to jump ahead of the narrator because the big finish is edging closer and closer and closer but every little hesitation is what builds this excitement this tension to want you to get there. brilliantly written and for those whom haven't read this book yet won't add a spoiler but i found the end very very satisfying.
This book has the brilliance in its ending that wants you having more of Dante blays and co because to mention their names would only spoil it for those yet to read this book but at the same time satisfied where it has ended.
10/10 for me anyways loved it loved the series well done to an epic story.
Wonder if they could turn it into a TV series like game of thrones on a big budget without drifting or cutting out parts of the story.

a bit dragged out

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-2020

though it's still a great storyline it felt a little stagnant until the end where it picked up again. Don't think it was as good as the last book but still looking forward to where the story leads next.

ever evolving

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-2020

the story just gets better and better as a series and this book is just fantastic. The evolution of the world and all the contributing societies gel so well to unravel a definite brilliant ending to the series, but somewhat predictable.

brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-2020

A fantastic continuing storyline that just gets better with each book. Highly recommend this book.