The Valley of Horses (with Bonus Content): Earth's Children, Book Two by Jean M. Auel

The Valley of Horses (with Bonus Content): Earth's Children, Book Two

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

The Valley of Horses is the second in the great Earth's Children® series. In The Valley of Horses, Jean Auel uses her thorough understanding of human nature and her powerful gift of storytelling to continue the saga of Ayla and to once again, with exquisite and accurate detail, re-create the world as it truly might have been.

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 Valley of Horses (with Bonus Content): Earth's Children, Book TwoFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 6, 2010Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307767620

ISBN - 13:9780307767622

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Feels much slower than Clan of the Cave Bear This feels much less plotted than Clan of the Cave Bear, as the main characters are just on little side quests until they can be brought together. The survivalist stuff is still interesting, as are the cultural details from the various tribes Jondalar meets in his travels, but the characters are much less compelling.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like the plot 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 really enjoyed the plot that was there. I liked the plot of the first book and I really liked how Ayla developed and discovered many different things in this one. The main problem with the writing is the repetitiveness and this gets significantly worse with the rest of the books. But I enjoyed reading about Ayla and her adventures.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I could not put it down I remember reading this book and thoroughly enjoying it. I do not normally like books in the genre but this was different.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This was the first novel I ever read.. My dad paid me to read this novel instead instead of comics I usually read.. That being said I'm sure he didn't know about all the detail sex scenes. Apart from that I loved this book and entire series. It made me look more closely at the world around me and fantasize about history and lives that ancient people lived. It influenced me so deeply that in University I studied Anthropology.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Growth of Ayla Author brings empathy for the now grown up Ayla. Really feel for her trials and tribulations as she fights for her rights!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Valley of Horses I am still uncertain why people rave around this series. The series is okay. Following Ayla and cave people is interesting, there aren't many novels that I am aware of that do this.That being said, I find Ayla's life to be ridiculous and fantastical. I will continue with the series because I own them all, but overall I find if fairly disappointing considering other reviews.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love I am Immesnely in love with this book. I don't usually read these types of books so I'm a little surprised how much I actually enjoyed it. I read the first in less than a month and read this one in also that timeframe as well. I just started the third in the series. The book is highly detailed and the plot kept my interest till the end. Very well written books. So good that the dork in me bought all these books, because one, I wanted them displayed on my bookcase and two, so I can read over and over again. That and I have to be honest, I hate library books and only resort to them when it's absolutely necessary. Can't really put a finger on it which one was the better one out of the two so far.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The valley of the horses Love this book as of all of the earth children collection. The tour Ms Auel get us to 30,000 years ago is incredible.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Valley of horses Very well researched. A great read. I will probably read it again. The detail is not only informative but surprising. Would recommend the book to friends.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow This is by far my favorite series of books, but this book in particular was incredibly slow. For certain chapters I found myself wanting to skip ahead. It is very detailed, the author clearly knows what she's talking about and did her research, but I felt there was often too much information. Near the end of the book the pace picked back up a lot, but it wasn't enough to make this book exciting. I would still recommend reading it, as it contains an important part of the main characters life, but I warn you, it will be a slow read.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Valley of the Horses Just keeps getting better. Although I have to admit even with all it's ups and downs, which all great books should have, this one will always be one of my favorite books of all time.
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The valley of horses Great story
Date published: 2013-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As always. ..amazing I have read these book more times than I can remember. They are like old friends.. always there.
Date published: 2013-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Valley of Horses This book is an amazing adventure of discovering life and love.
Date published: 2013-02-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Detailed, Painfully Detailed "Yes - you did your research we believe you!" This one was painful. I found myself skipping parts of it. I'm glad to be rid of it for now - but I am going to finish the series - though not anytime soon.
Date published: 2010-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Earth's Children Series Book #2: I am in love with these books! They are a long read but well worth it. You'll never find any other books like Jean Auel's Eath Children series. The second is just as good as the first.
Date published: 2009-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book of the series. Yes, read Clan of the Cave Bear first... By far my favourite book of the series. It showcases Ayla's ingenuity and Jondalar's complex emotional "system." The book is propelled by waiting for them to meet and then propelled by the problems they have communicating. Spellbinding and wonderful!
Date published: 2009-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ayla's journey continues... Like historical fiction? I highly recommend this series - but read Clan of the Cave Bear first! Ayla has left the what? :) This is a great continuation of Ayla's life, after she is cursed by the Clan. She thinks herself 'dead', and struggles to survive alone in a world she does not understand. Eventually she sees one of the "Others" - someone that looks like she does. Jondalar is gravely wounded, and only Ayla's healing skills can save him. The book begins the wonderful story of Ayla and Jondalar - one that continues in The Mammoth Hunters, probably the best book after The Clan of the Cave Bear.
Date published: 2008-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great continuation of Ayla's life This book picks up where we left off in The Clan of the Cave Bear, and discusses how Ayla copes after being cruely cast out by the Clan, her only family she has ever truly known. Guided by the Spirit of the Cave Lion, Ayla finds the "Valley", where she decides to spend the harsh winter. She struggles to survive alone, using her hunting skills and her new friends, Whinney and Baby. When Ayla hears a man screaming in pain, she rushes to save him and meets Jondalar, one of the Others. As Ayla struggles to understand him, and he her, she awakens to a new understanding of who she is, and is determined to learn ways to communicate with him. The second in the series, The Valley of the Horses is another amazing novel that will leave any reader astounded by Ayla's courage, struggle to survive and ultimate determination to overcome the boundaries placed on her by her upbringing.
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Auel! Jean Auel has a gift of being able to bring the prehistoric world into a readable format. I've tried reading other novels set in prehistoric time which were bogged down in so many details it became more of a history lesson than a novel. Valley of the Horses is an amazing second novel in this series. The character of Ayla come alive and eveyone woman, from every generation can feel her pains and joys as she creates an amzaing life for herself.
Date published: 2006-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!!! I think that this book was amazing. I'm only 15 but I've already read the first four books of this series. They were all great but I think that this was the best of all. However, I wish she wouldn't have gone into such detail about the landscape, animals, and sex. It gets really boring after a while. I don't mind a little detail, it makes it more realistic and makes you feel like you're actually there, but she over did it a little. I still think that it is an amazing book though, and I would recommend it to everyone. I guess I probably liked it so much because of the animals. I REALLY love horses, but even though that was really kool, the book in general was really good. But I like the part with Ayla better than the part with Jondalar. I hav a question though, how do you pronounce Ayla?
Date published: 2003-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Valley of The Horses I am only twelwe years old. I think that it is an excellent book. I skipped to the part where they meet. The book is very good, but do we really need to hear about the sleeping around of Jondalar? Her mind was trained in the way of the clan, so it was a natural instinct for her to modify the 'others' items. I can see a flaw in both of them. Ayla's trusting nature will be the end of her. Jondalar has a weekness for women. Although he believes that he has complete control over himself, that isn't apparent because he is easily distracted by Ayla's good looks. The story is interesting because you can easily see the pain and the anguish between the characters. First it is Ayla's desire to find her true race. Then we learn of Jondalar's desire to find what he is seeking. As for the first rites. I think that it was a little bit too graphic. Ofcourse the entire story is about Ayla's encounter with her future mate. It wasn't that bad though. I don't quite appreciate the escapades of Jondalar. In the Clan Of The Cave Bear, the 'others' were portrayed as unfeeling beast by the account of Oda. In this story they are portrayed with depth and character. I am looking forward to discovering how the Zelandonii live. I am left in mystery of how Jondalar's mother will perceive Ayla. There is always wonder on how Jondalar's old flame will see Ayla.
Date published: 2000-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very close but not quite I enjoyed this book almost as much as the origional but i don't think that anyone could write a book that matched up to "The clan of the Cave Bear". I think that it showed that people can live on their own and human companionship is not a necessity but merely a desire.
Date published: 2000-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from sequel pales to original Valley of Horses is nowhere near as good as Clan of the Cavebear. Ayla is alone, in exile so for a large part of the book, she interacts with nobody. That does not make for a very interesting plot to say the least. In comes Jondular, the handsome, blond, Cro-Magnon man who becomes Ayla's lover. Ugh, way too much sex. I was so disappointed that the author sunk down to the lowest common denominator after the incredible writing of her first book, in which there was no gratuitious sex. When you're not reading overly long descriptions of plant life and Ayla's search for food, you're reading repetitious sex scenes that leave you more bored than anything else. Don't bother.
Date published: 1999-08-30