Mammoth Hunters [Jean M. Auel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Leaving the valley of horses with Jondalar, the handsome man she has. Jean M. Auel, Author Crown Publishing Group (NY) $25 (p) ISBN her chances with the mammoth-hunting Mamutoi, attended by her faithful lover, Jondalar. Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race. With all the.

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Sep 18, Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Since I still gave it four stars, it obviously wasn’t that bad.

Every man wants her. Earth’s Children, Book Three. Ayla is resourceful and inquisitive and highly intelligent, but she;s also unsure of all the subtle nuances and the ways that the other’s have been raised.


What will we do with her? View all 38 comments. The first time I saw Ayla, she was helping the mare deliver the colt. I loved the World War series because of his aliens – the people were made of cardboard. akel

Val’s Random Comments: The Mammoth Hunters – Jean M. Auel

She receiv Jean M. He made her turn again to one side and another. There are genuinely moments when it’s written; “people wouldn’t know it until millennia later, but There was way too much stupid going on between Ayla and Jondalar, and the results were nearly disastrous.

From other people’s reviews I gather that this series gets better after this one. I can live with the info-dumping even if it is terribly boring, distracting to the auek, and way above the knowledge of the characters.


After that, I’m afraid Ms Auel lost the plot for the sake of descriptive world building. Though Ayla must learn their different customs and language, she is adopted because of her remarkable hunting ability, singular healing skills, and uncanny fire-making technique. Refresh and try again. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Open Preview See a Problem?

I love their journey across prehistoric Europe, especially since I am very familiar with the country and touched upon its pre-history. Several people smiled, or chuckled, and Jondalar realized they must all have been thinking about riding a horse.

The plotline with Rydag was actually not that bad. Even after “The Mammoth Hunters”, I persisted with this series, truly wishing for things to get better Pedantic description — turn page. Earth’s Children American novels Historical novels. Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. The author repeats herself over and over mamnoth she treats the reader like they’re stupid and cannot remember a thing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This is something that happens in life. He started out pretty fine, I even liked him, and then it went downhill. Their colds are magic spells brought by evil spirits or something.

AUEL Snippet view – The Land of Painted Caves: I’ll quote some of his thoughts and interactions right out of the book, so you can see I have the book in Spanish, though, so mammorh ones are translated: No one – read it because I liked the first book, but was disappointed with this sequel.

Feb 02, Kevin rated it it was ok. And yes, it is a love story. Suddenly, a hay-colored mare and a colt of an unusually deep shade of brown galloped into their midst, directly to the woman, and stood quietly while she touched them!

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hhnters All the other characters are complete cardboard stereotypes Finally, as far as I can see, this book was just a completely unnecessary detour from the main plot of Jondalar and Ayla travelling back to his homeland. I liked Deejee; Ayla hasn’t had a chance to interact with many females, so it was great that she had a strong female friend.


I could not handle any more of that. The romance scenes were another big thumbs down. Ayla a talented woman without a clan, banished in fact by the Neanderthals who found the orphan 5 -year -oldher parents succumbed in a devastating earthquake and raised her The last book certainly made me wince.

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Ayla invents the needle, domesticates a Wolf cub, possesses shamanic powers hunterw the Mamut spiritual leader of the Mamutoi encourages her to use to “see visions”, and generally grows to be an even bigger Mary Sue than even the first two books made her out to be and that is a feat, lemme tell you.

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Is she of the river people? He is a mixed child who is a blend of Clan and Mamutoi much like someone Ayla used to know, and she forms a firm attachment to this character. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Jondalar spoke with the accent of a language aue, to him; the difference in the way she spoke went beyond accent.

At the same time, could do without the cliched love triangle with its obvious resolution in this one.