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Although Jean Auel obviously takes certain liberties with the actions and motivations of all our ancestors, her extensive research into the Ice Age does shine through--especially in the detailed knowledge of plants and natural remedies used by the medicine woman and passed down to Ayla. Mostly, though, this first in the series of four is a wonderful story of survival. Ayla's personal evolution is a compelling and relevant tale. --Sara Nickerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great book. I love how it keeps you on suspense alot of times. However, I don't like how Jean described all the characters and their characteristics as its a bit of a spoiler... Read morePublished 5 months ago by student57
One of my all time favorite books. Reread it anytime I have no new book to read. have gone thru2 books which finally fell to pièces..... hope this one lasts alsoPublished 9 months ago by Sybil Lemyre
Buy it, borrow it, rent it from the library. It is vital that you read this book. I just bought the other five because I know they will be good!Published 14 months ago by Kristina Whelan
So I picked this up again recently, haven't read it since high school. Really enjoyed book one. Well written, well researched, great character development. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Paula Teel
Excellent book, hard to put down. Look forward to the rest of the series. Best female author I have ever read.Published 15 months ago by Alana
I liked the book for its anthropological content. Like a documentary/fictional novel. It proposes the possibility or probability of how Neanderthal humans evolving into cro magnan... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Diane M. Jesmer
I could not put the book down and was hooked from the first page. I have read the entire series and it is the best series I have read.Published 19 months ago by LadyWendy
I loved it, but I haven't gotten my way through it yet, thanks for the offer and thank you for the option to purchase this.
cant wait to read the rest. Just wish they werent $11 each! I think i will go to the library for the remaining 5(?) bbooks ...Published on May 13 2013 by Michelle