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The Plains of Passage (Earth's Children, 4) (original 1990; edition 1990)

by Jean M. Auel

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Title:The Plains of Passage (Earth's Children, 4)
Authors:Jean M. Auel
Info:Bantam (1991), Edition: First Edition, Paperback
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Rating:****
Tags:Historical Fiction

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The whole series is collapsing on itself. ( )
  lesmel | Dec 9, 2014 |
This is weirdly readable and annoying all at the same time. Like a train wreck happening, maybe. Overall, worth the time to read; but there's more and more that annoys me about the story and the characters. ( )
  lesmel | Dec 9, 2014 |
Gesigneerd door auteur okt.1990
  Marjoles | Jul 13, 2014 |
...Does that mean it's a good book? No, not really. The novel just has too many flaws for that. At best, I'd call it a guilty pleasure. It's a book that at a rational level, could be burnt to the ground in a review without requiring any great effort from the reviewer. Nevertheless, I have a soft spot for it. I don't think I would have bothered with The Shelters of Stone and The Land of Painted Caves without enjoying this book at some level. It is still more than a few steps down from The Clan of the Cave Bear however. The tragedy of this series is that Auel never managed to come close to the level she reached in the opening volume. Still, this minor step up was just enough to keep me going and even to convince me to reread the fifth book. I guess I will finish this series of reviews after all.

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  Valashain | Oct 20, 2013 |
loved all of the books in this series. So well written and so well researched. There was a lot for me to discover her, even in "middle age". I know it's overused, but this series is truly classic. ( )
  bcrowl399 | Sep 20, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Jean M. Auelprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Burr, SandraNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eklöf, MargaretaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kattelus, KirstiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ohinmaa, TiinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rantanen, AulisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For LENORE,
the last to come home,
whose namesake appears in these pages,

and for MICHAEL,
who looks forward with her,
and for DUSTIN JOYCE and WENDY,
with love.

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The woman caught a glimpse of movement through the dusty haze ahead and wondered if it was the wolf she had seen loping in front of them earlier.
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French language editions are published in two volumes: Le Grand Voyage and Le retour d'Ayla. Do not combine these.
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blurb: With her companion, Jondalar, Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey - away from the welcoming hearth of the Mammoth Hunters and into the unknown. Their odyssey spans a beautiful but treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the bold pair among strangers. Some will become friends, intrigued by Ayla’s ways of taming wild horses and wolves. Others will become fierce enemies, threatened by what they cannot understand. But always the orphaned Ayla and the wandering Jondalar will heed the voice and vision that urges them on, deeper into the dark and spectacular heart of an unmapped world. For they are driven to reach that place on earth they can call him. Together, they hold their future in their hands.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553381652, Paperback)

Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’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--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.

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As Ayla and Jondalar travel across Ice Age Europe they encounter savage enemies and brave friends in their search for a place they can call home.

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