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The Land of Painted Caves

The Land of Painted Caves

Written by Jean M. Auel

Narrated by Sandra Burr


The Land of Painted Caves

Written by Jean M. Auel

Narrated by Sandra Burr

ratings:
4.5/5 (51 ratings)
Length:
34 hours
Released:
Mar 29, 2011
ISBN:
9781441888259
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary fiction, continues to explore the world and the people around her with curiosity, insight, and, above all, courage.

As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave-a shelter of stone. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte and has embarked on the arduous task of training to become a spiritual leader. The wisdom that Ayla gained from her struggles as an orphaned child, alone in a hostile environment, strengthen her as she moves closer to leadership of the Zelandonia.

Whatever the obstacles, Ayla's inventive spirit produces new ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life: searching for wild edibles to make delicious meals, experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandoni must take, honing her skills as a healer and a leader. And then, there are the Sacred Caves, the caves that Ayla's mentor-the Donier, the First of the Zelandonia-takes her to see. These caves are filled with remarkable art-paintings of mammoths, lions, aurochs, rhinoceros, reindeer, bison, bear. The powerful, mystical aura within these caves sometimes overwhelms Ayla and the rituals of initiation bring her close to death. But through those rituals, Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change the world.

Spellbinding drama, meticulous research, fascinating detail, and superb narrative skill combine to make The Land of Painted Caves a captivating, utterly believable creation of a long ago civilization and serves as an astonishing end to this beloved saga.

Released:
Mar 29, 2011
ISBN:
9781441888259
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    When is the next book coming out? Is there any chance that she will be writing another?
  • (3/5)
    I've gotten 5hrs in & it's kinda dragging on. I keep waiting for the something exciting to happen. I'll keep reading but so far it hasn't captured my attention
  • (4/5)
    Book is good but it stops on chapter 40 suddenly. Month later: hurraw it works! I have now finished the book successfully. Thanks for fixing the problem. Great books
  • (5/5)

    3 people found this helpful

    The author was rich once more in her explanations of the feelings, situations, controversies and descriptions of landmarks. I LOVED the whole series. Once Ayla and Jondalar get to the Zelandonii people, things get even more interesting as Ayla becomes a great woman of power, changing the fate and perspective of the whole human race at that time. The voice actor did AN AMAZING job with all the range of different characters in the series. You will not be disappointed!! I plan to have this series as an assignment for the children I may have one day. Thank you so much for having this series for people to listen to. Otherwise, I couldn’t have been able to finish it between all other responsibilities. However, while driving, cooking, etc., I was able to enjoy once more, and finish, the series I started 7 years ago. Many blessings to you all! ?❤️????

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