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Download The Mammoth Hunters: Earth's Children, Book 3 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean M. Auel Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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An epic novel of love, knowledge, jealousy, and hard choices.

Ayla, the independent heroine of the Earth's Children series, sets out from the valley on Whinney, the horse she tamed. With her is Jondalar, the tall, handsome, yellow-haired man she nursed back to health and came to love. Together they meet Mamutoi - the Mammoth Hunters - people like Ayla. But to Ayla, who was raised by the Clan of the Cave Bear, they are the Others. She approaches them with a mixture of fear and curiosity.

It is the Mamutoi master carver of ivory - dark-skinned Ranec, flirtatious, artistic, magnetic - who Ayla finds herself drawn to the most. Because of her uncanny control over animals, her healing skills, and the magic firestone she discovers, Ayla is adopted into the Mammoth Hearth by Mamut, the ancient shaman of the Great Earth Mother.

Ayla finds herself torn between her strong feelings for Ranec and her powerful love for the wildly jealous and unsure Jondalar. It is not until after the great mammoth hunt, when Ayla's life is threatened, that a fateful decision is made. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cat | 2/6/2014

    " This book is excellent. I love how Ayla is welcomed into the Mamutoi, and how much she and the Mammoth Hunters learn from each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 2/6/2014

    " This third installment in Auel's Earth' Children series is exciting as Ayla learns about the custom of other human beings. In this story she attempts to mix her neanderthal upbringing with what she is learning from other humans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suman | 2/6/2014

    " this is where it starts to get a little crazy and she becomes this super inventor. that bit is not convincing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Frank | 2/2/2014

    " The story is basically about a people in prehistoric time. This is book #3 of a series of 6. The author goes into a lot of detail into the prehistoric animals and plants and the ways of prehistoric peoples. The story is good and interesting to read. But they think and talk like 21st century people in a prehistoric settle. I don't think that is very realistic. But that is not why I gave it only one star. I cannot recommend a book that is porno in nature. The author is very into graphic sex (even for the animals)and it is a total turn off to me. I guess you can skip the graphic sex and it is then a good read but I would not knowingly pay for a book (this was a library book) with this sort of crude in it. To me the author has prostituted herself in order to sell her book. I have put her on my "Do not read this author" list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kati | 2/1/2014

    " great book but sometimes i got really annoyed with jondalar. though the situation is very life-like in that most misunderstandings happen because people misinterpret a situation and they don't talk about what they feel leading to confusion and anger, just as with ayla and jondalar. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George Kouri | 1/23/2014

    " Good but far more pages than needed to tell same story. Probably the last one I will read of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/21/2014

    " This is the last of Auel's books that I truly enjoyed. There was a lot more human interaction in this one than in the previous novel, and had enough happening in it to keep the plot moving at a decent pace. The characters in this book are some of my favourites, as Ayla finds her own people and learns about all the different cultures that have sprung up out in such a relatively small group of people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mia | 1/15/2014

    " I still really liked this one, but I wouldn't have been sad if the author had left out a hundred pages or so of Jondalar and Ayla being stupid about one another... other than that I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 1/14/2014

    " Mom was right: I'm hooked now! ;) Moving on to the next one, of course. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Armida | 1/9/2014

    " This is my second favorite of the whole Earth Children Series. It's a really good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle Araki | 12/17/2013

    " Now, Ayla is no longer alone and seems to have a travelling partner. This couple is rare and extraordinary in what they seem to be able to do in the "caveman" era. The heroine also learns of others like her and not like the clan she grew up in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna Mccoy | 12/8/2013

    " awesome... now I just need to find the next one, if it exists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lora Offord | 12/5/2013

    " i enjoyed this book, but there was a little too much "does he love me?? why doesn't he love me?" just pick the petals off a daisy and be done with it already!! besides that, i liked everything else. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becca | 12/3/2013

    " This book was frustrating! Just get on with the story...too much back and forth and indecision. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cbethva | 11/11/2013

    " Another good book of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeleine | 8/31/2013

    " Amazingly accurate representation of Cro-Magnon life. Love story ehhhh "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zack | 1/30/2013

    " Ok this one was a hard read. There was times when I hated the what was going on between the two. The way she just willingly jumps into another man's bed. Had me soo upset. Guess it is a good book to get me this emotionally upset about fictional characters lol. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Msbarrotr | 12/26/2011

    " I always preferred the social threads happening between characters instead of the pages of lines on describing nature! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine O'connor | 11/15/2011

    " Loving this series still can't seem to match the story and writing of the first one but fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Rose | 6/29/2011

    " Loved this book too. It opens up a window into what it might have been like living 15,000 years ago. Auel does her research! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meghan | 5/15/2011

    " Jondalar behaves like a dick and Ayla discovers puppies. Could use more descriptions of landscapes and tool making (not really) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marjorie | 4/21/2011

    " Proof positive that editors have a special polish that cannot be faked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/20/2011

    " Terrific, the best one so far, can't wait for book # 4. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 4/19/2011

    " Auel has done it again! Great read...
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 4/12/2011

    " I just love the Earth's Children stories. They are so imaginative and have inspired my own writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 4/11/2011

    " Absolutely loving this series. Each book just gets better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 4/7/2011

    " Engaging continuation of this series. Looking forward to the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/3/2011

    " 3rd in Jean Auel's Earth's Children series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josephine | 4/1/2011

    " loved the rituals of the different clans! "

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About the Author
Author Jean M. Auel

Jean M. Auel is an international phenomenon. Her Earth’s Children series has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide and includes The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Valley of Horses, The Mammoth Hunters, The Plains of Passage, The Shelters of Stone, and The Land of Painted Caves. Her extensive research has earned her the respect of archaeologists and anthropologists around the world. She has honorary degrees from four universities and was honored by the French government’s Ministry of Culture with an Office of the Order of Arts and Letters medal. She lives with her husband, Ray, in Oregon.

About the Narrator

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.