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Download The Plains of Passage: Earth's Children, Book 4 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66 (32 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: June 2008 ISBN:
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In The Plains of Passage, orphaned Ayla and wandering Jondalar search for a place on Earth they can call home

Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback across the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe. To the hunter gatherers of their world - who have never seen tame animals - Ayla and Jondalar appear enigmatic and frightening.

The mystery surrounding the woman, who speaks with a strange accent and talks to animals with their own sounds, is heightened by her control of a large, menacing wolf. The tall, yellow-haired man who rides by her side is also held in awe, not only for the magnificent stallion he commands, but for his skill as an artificer of stone tools, and for the new weapon he devises that makes hunting less perilous.

In the course of their cross-continental odyssey, Ayla and Jondalar encounter both savage enemies and brave friends. Together they learn that the vast and unkown world can be difficult and dangerous, but breathtakingly beautiful and enlightening as well. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Bolton | 2/18/2014

    " Gripping, Humanity! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernie | 2/6/2014

    " rate same as third book in series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/22/2014

    " This so far has been my least favorite in the series, but Auel remains one of my all time favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kira Bounds | 1/21/2014

    " Least favorite (thus far) of the books in this saga. The writing is still wonderful, but there is much less character development as the entire (lengthy) book is about their journey. It didn't hold me captivated the way Clan of the Cave Bear or The Mammoth Hunters did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 1/18/2014

    " OMG!!!! After somewhere between five and ten years of trying to finish this book...I'm Finally Finished!!!!! Now I just have to repair the poor thing, since it is much the worse for wear...I kinda took out 3/4 of the pages to keep it from ripping any further... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L | 1/16/2014

    " I thought this installment of Auel's Earth's Children Series started a little slow. I initially found it hard to get into it, however, in true Auel form, the book took off and I once again, became a part of the story. This series has been both enjoyable as well as somewhat educational. Ayla is still a favorite character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mvero | 1/16/2014

    " It's a nice book all together. Reading about the environment of the ice age is interesting, but sometimes it's a little too extensively described for my taste. And i had the same feeling as with the Mammoth Hunters: the end is quite rushed. But all together i had a nice time reading it and i'm looking forward to Ayla's new adventures in the sequel! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam Ragnarsson | 1/12/2014

    " Sadly after book 3 the Earth Children saga has just died out. The first three I have read many times over. This one I read for the second time in 2011, and I had to force myself to finish it was so uninteresting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/1/2014

    " I like these books when it is about the characters, but there is tooooo much description about the land and animals. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria | 12/24/2013

    " Much of this was repetitive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K M | 12/15/2013

    " Good grief - what is happening to this series?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 9/13/2013

    " A and J on the road. Just remembering this book...this series...makes me sigh and want to reread it, yet again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathaniel | 8/5/2013

    " The book is good, but they met too many different groups of people and just when you started to get interested in them they left to beat the thaw. Aside from that it was a good way to keep the story moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 7/28/2013

    " great as well..........can't wait for the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Armando Alvarez | 5/17/2013

    " has some sex scenes in it requires high maturity level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mojca | 5/5/2013

    " Not as compelling as the first book of the series, but better than the previous one. There's a lot of repeating, but one can skim over it and get to the good parts, of which there are plenty. I really liked the Sarmunai storyline and the way falling pray to patterns of abuse is as easy as cake. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/21/2013

    " I enjoyed this book -- the long adventure home is something I enjoyed --and I was glad the love triangle was over and done with.... that was a bit tedious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 3/29/2013

    " Pretty good...pre-history soap opera "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mim Coward | 3/18/2013

    " I adore this series of books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene Hollimon | 10/5/2012

    " this was the last book in the series I read. I really liked the series but with so much time in between books I lost interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ridhwaan Kassim | 9/23/2012

    " it was one of many in the series.... nothing outstanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina | 5/10/2012

    " I like the variety of this one. Compared to the third book, this one has more characters, settings, and experiences. The characters develop more "people" skills through their interactions. Love the details about the scenery and plants and geology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Maddaford | 4/19/2012

    " I have to say that I don't remember very much from this book. Even looking at the summary doesn't jog much from my memory. I think I got kinda bored with this one to the point that when the fifth book came out in 2002 I almost didn't pick it up. I still wanted to know what happened though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 treehugger | 10/21/2011

    " had to wait years for this to come out "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie | 5/3/2011

    " I liked the story line of the book, but the writing was way too repetative. It felt like the author was just tryig to fill space. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 5/3/2011

    " slightly long, too much of the travel descriptions and erotic scenes, they tend to repeat themselves - the S'Armunai encounter it definately the best part. Nice follow up on events from the Valley of Horses... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/28/2011

    " This is the third time I am making my way through this series. It's pretty good, but I am finding that I am skipping through many chapters and pages. I enjoy it but it's a long read, and if you don't enjoy detailed description it may not be for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philippa 'Nef' | 4/28/2011

    " Really enjoyed this one. Find these funny books to read, not much really seems to happen, but it's so relaxing to read and learn about the world the characters live in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 4/26/2011

    " hmmmm not as good as the first 3 but it was a necessary book to link the series "

  • 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. "

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

    " 4th in Earth's Children series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josephine | 4/1/2011

    " lots of adventures for Ayla. "

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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.