The Plains of Passage

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jean M. Auel
Narrator: Sandra Burr
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: January 2011
# of Units: 28 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

Jean M. Auela (TM)s enthralling Eartha (TM)s Children series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M. Auel returns us to the earliest days of humankind and to the captivating adventures of the courageous woman called Ayla.
With her companion, Jondalar, Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey a " away from the welcoming hearths of the Mammoth Hunters and into the unknown. Their odyssey spans a beautiful but sparsely populated and treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the pair among strangers. Some will be intrigued by Ayla and Jondalar, with their many innovative skills, including the taming of wild horses and a wolf; others will avoid them, threatened by what they cannot understand; and some will threaten them.
But Ayla, with no memory of her own people, and Jondalar, with a hunger to return to his, are impelled by their own deep drives to continue their trek across the spectacular heart of an unmapped world to find that place they can both call home.
Fourth in the acclaimed Eartha (TM)s ChildrenA(R) series

Reviews (12)

Written by Linda W. on November 4th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I love the first three books. This book kept saying the same thing over and over and over and over. I read it anyway because I want to know what was gonna happen. But I was rolling my eyes and signs while I was reading, trying to get to the heart of it. I think she needed so many words to submit or something. The first books were amazing and wonderful.

Written by Alexander Z. on May 23rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What an amazing story which I read when I was 12 years old now 44 years old I enjoy deeply the audiobook. All of earths children’s books are great I recommend starting with the first.

Written by Anonymous on May 14th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 2/5

seemed like a lot of time was spent repeating, nearly verbatim, the preceding novel. Even the love making became redundant. It's a good thing I am a big fan of Aylah and the general story line but this book was disappointing in comparison to the previous novels. as much as I enjoy the historical aspect of herwriting, I hope the next book focuses more on the storyline and less on every species they come across.

The Plains of Passage

Written by Ricia S on April 13th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The narrator needs to learn better pronunciation on words like megasaurus, etc. It\'s very frustrating when you need to try to figure out what she is actually needing to say versus what she really says.

PLAINS OF PASSAGE

Written by TRISH on December 16th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The first 3 book of this series were awesome. Great character development, active story line, and lots of historical and survival research. This book (and the 2 that follow it) have forgotten character and plot development, but drone on with historical and ancient geographical data. Very little plot in the last 3 books.

The Plains of Passage

Written by Anonymous on September 25th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I enjoyed reading this series; however, I noticed the redundancy in this particular book. It was too much love making between the main characters. We got the picture after the first couple of times and each time is vividly captured. I think it could have been brushed over and left to the readers imagination after the second occurrence. It didn't seem too eventful. However, I really enjoyed the others.

The Plains of Passage

Written by Cyndi on May 25th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another classic. A trip back in time. It is like being there but fortunately you can close the book and return to the 21st Century.

Ayla on the move

Written by Gabi on December 16th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is probably the weakest book of this series. It's very slow to get going, in the end it is still very very good, but it's a long haul to get there.

Great Story

Written by Anonymous on March 27th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I just want to tell everyone that this an an excellent story! I couldn't put it down!

The Plains of Passage

Written by Beverly on September 2nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I just can not get enough of this series. Even though some of the events are unbelievable, I would classify this series as a historical fantasy fiction. I purely enjoy the characters and their adventures. I wish Auel would have another book to follow!

Author Details

Author Details

Auel, Jean M.

"Jean M. Auel is an international phenomenon. Her books have sold 34 million copies worldwide. Her extensive research has earned her the respect of archaeologists and anthropologists around the world. She lives with her husband, Ray, in Oregon, where she is at work on the next book in the Earth's Children? series."