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Download The Shelters of Stone: Earth's Children, Book 5 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Shelters of Stone: Earths Children, Book 5 (Unabridged), by Jean M. Auel
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,040 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:
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After their epic journey across Europe, Ayla and Jondalar have reached his home, the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone-age settlement in the region known today as southwest France. Jondalar's family greet him warmly, but they are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses.

Ayla has much to learn from the Zelandonii and much to teach them. She is intrigued by their clothes, their crafts, and their home, and wants to learn their customs and the ways that they live, so that she will fit in. She is delighted when she meets Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the people, a fellow healer with whom she can share medicinal skills and knowledge. The Zelandonii are surprised to learn she was found and raised by the Clan, the ones that they call flatheads and think of as animals, and are skeptical when she tells them they are people.

After the rigors and dangers that have characterized her extraordinary life so far, Ayla yearns for peace and tranquility, to be Jondalar's mate, and to have children. But her unique spiritual gifts cannot be ignored, and even as she gives birth to her eagerly-awaited child, she is coming to accept that she has a greater role to play in the destiny of the Zelandonii. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Olivia | 2/14/2014

    " Same criticisms as before. Very wordy and repeating same material as previous books. I skim these sections and it greatly improves my reading experience. Also, the sex scenes are a little outta control. Don't get me wrong I love reading about a good romp, but there are so many in these books that I actually started skimming over them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kim Miller | 2/13/2014

    " My favourite book of the series so far :) Although it is a bit repetitive in parts. I wish Auel would just write for the regular readers of the series, rather than recapturing past events. And i've probably skimmed past more caveman porn in this series than i care to account for. Still, I am rather enamored with the characters and am looking forward to reading the final book in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jamie Kay | 2/8/2014

    " I loved, loved, loved the first few books in this series. I though Auel's ideas about man's early discovery of, well, everything, were clever and convincing. But as the series moved along, I became bored with the constant review of events in the previous books and just wanted the story to MOVE ALONG. Shelters of Stone falls into the same trap, but I enjoy Ayla's adventures enough to wade through the nonesense. I do wish Auel would write faster and develop the plot more quickly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Susan | 2/3/2014

    " we waited HOW MANY years for this? Someone help me find the editor and slap him silly... "

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