The Plains of Passage (with Bonus Content): Earth's Children, Book Four by Jean M. Auel

The Plains of Passage (with Bonus Content): Earth's Children, Book Four

byJean M. Auel

Kobo ebook | October 6, 2010

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This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• An exclusive preview chapter from Jean M. Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves, on sale in hardcover March 29, 2011
• An Earth’s Children® series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series
• A Q&A with the author about the Earth’s Children® series

Ayla, the heroine first introduced in The Clan of the Cave Bear, is known and loved by millions of readers. Now, in The Plains of Passage, Ayla’s story continues.

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 uncanny control of a large, powerful 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 also for his skill as a crafter of stone tools, and for the new weapon he devises, the spear-thrower.

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 unknown world can be difficult and treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful and enlightening as well. All the pain and pleasure bring them closer to their ultimate destination, for the orphaned Ayla and the wandering Jondalar must reach that place on earth they can call home.

As sweeping and spectacular as the land she creates, Jean M. Auel’s The Plains of Passage is an astonishing novel of discovery, danger, and love, a triumph for one of the world’s most original and popular authors.

Jean Auel was born on February 18, 1936. For many years Auel considered herself a closet poet, writing in her spare time. She came up with an idea for a short story about a girl who lives with people who are unlike her. This short-story idea became the successful novel, "The Clan of the Cave Bear." Auel's considerable research for the ...
Title:The Plains of Passage (with Bonus Content): Earth's Children, Book FourFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 6, 2010Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307767655

ISBN - 13:9780307767653

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Where the series starts to unravel Jondalar and Ayla are travelling back to Jondalar's homeland - which means retracing his steps (and meeting many of the same people) from Valley of the Horses. We don't get to see Ayla really interacting with people - except for Jondalar, who is absolutely insufferable.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good Not as good as others in the series.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not great These are very slow books and I'm normally not a fan of excruciatingly slow narrative, but with my adept skills at skipping long useless paragraphs, I was barely able to get through this one. Although I still wanted to follow the plot and continue along with Ayla in her adventures this was a really long winded and repetitive book (even more so than the last one) and I skipped large portions where all they do is have sex and move forward. The only part I found interesting is when they encounter the "Femi-Nazi" group and Ayla helps them with her impressive perceptive skills and her stubbornness.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Plains of Passage I honestly find this series rather boring but I have them all so have to read them. This was installment in the series was not as interesting as previous ones, but I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing book I really have enjoyed these books. The writing by this author is exactly what I was looking for.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! While I enjoyed this book, I'd have to say that I loved the first two the best. However, the characters and creatures written about are so real and life like that you feel like you are on a journey right there beside them!
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the story continuation Well worth the read as the adventures continue!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Love this entire series.
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Plains of Passage Such a wonderful book!
Date published: 2013-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overachiever The beginning was really slow but it really started picking fast a little bit before half way. I still love Jean M. Auel's books and I can't wait to read the 5th one and then her (in the process of writing) 6th. I would recommend this series to anybody who loves well written literature ;-)
Date published: 2009-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great continuation... Ayla and Jondalar's story continues in the 4th book in the Clan of the Cave Bear series. The book is about their journey back to Jondalar's people, so a great deal of this novel is the pair travelling. It is still a great book, but it gets a little repetitive and tiring when nothing happens for awhile. However, the book redeems itself in an interesting plot twist. Highly recommended series to historical fiction fans.
Date published: 2008-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent... Despite a few reviews that describe it as "long winded" and even (gasp!) a little boring, this has actually been my favorite book so far. Sweeping, vivid landscapes and intense character development coupled with new people (including a new villain named Attaroa, who I enjoyed) and fascinating new tales combine to make this a memorable and intense reading experience. I am looking forward to the Shelters of Stone!
Date published: 2007-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slightly long winded, but another great tale Ayla and Jondalar have finally set out on their journey. Although this book is slightly long winded and has a little too much description about the landscape, this novel is yet another great book in the series. As Ayla and Jondalar struggle to get home to the Zelandoni, many can relate to Ayla's loss at leaving her home, and the struggle to survive as they battle the elements. They will meet many struggles along the way, including some that leave the question hanging, will they ever get home? The fourth in the series, this book is great if you've read and enjoyed the others, although this is more of a journey book, whereas books 1-3 and 5 are more richly filled with other characters.
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good I really like all of her books so far and I love books that are really long and I can't finish in a few hours like I usually do, but this was just too long. There were way too many detailed descriptions of landscape, etc. I love all four books and would recommend them to others, as long as they don't mind a little too much detail, but I hope the next one has less detail. Also, I read the reviews for the next book and some think it's the worst yet and some think it's the best. I don't think it's possible for Jean Auel to write a really horrible book, they're just overly descriptive.
Date published: 2003-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plains of Passage I have read the whole series of Clan of the Cave Bear. I could not put the books down. I loved all the deatails and have even tried some new herbal teas based on what they were using in the books. I can't wait until the 5th book comes out. In the mean time I am going to introduce this series to my children and my neice and nephew.
Date published: 2001-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plains of Passage I recently bought the Clan of the Cave Bear series at a used book store. I couldn't put them down. As soon as I finished one I was right into the next and found to my disappointment that the 5th one isn't out yet. These books are EXCELLENT!!! I would recommend to anyone to read them.
Date published: 2001-04-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still interesting but too many descriptions I enjoyed this fourth novel, but less than the three previous ones. Too many long landscape descriptions. However, author Jean Auel definitely knows how to create a suspense. I too look forward to reading her fifth book, hoping that she will give us less pages with more substance. I sent the three first books to an uncle in Germany; he recently asked that I send him Plains of Passage. Obviously, the novel has some merit.
Date published: 2000-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Excellent Excellent This was incredible. Speaking of all the books. I just finished this one. It was so exciting to read what they were going through, and all the different things happening. Encountering people, some that accepted them and some who didn't. I was so excited to finish the book, but I didn't want it to end. I am really looking forward to the fifth one.
Date published: 2000-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can anyone answer this?? Has anyone heard anything on Jean Auel's 5th book from the Childrens Earth Series? Anxiously awaiting to curl up with Ayla and Jondalar. If anyone has any info.... please drop a line.... thanks *smile*
Date published: 1999-06-19