Thirty thousand years in the making and 31 years in the writing, Auel’s overlong and underplotted sixth and final volume in the Earth’s Children. Sometimes it feels as though entire hominid species have evolved in less time than it takes to read “The Land of Painted Caves,” the sixth and. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In The Land of Painted Caves, Jean M. Auel brings her ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, to an extraordinary.

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And I’m not trying to be overly critical. I remember the feeling I had when Stephen King got hit by that van, thinking Roland was going to die with him. This book didn’t have any of that. I haven’t decided how many stars to give this yet.

She could also pick up sounds above the range of normal hearing and feel the deep tones of those that were below. Perhaps even worse, the few things that continued to make Ayla likable are completely missing in Painted Caves. Nov 14, Lisa Vegan rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Mar 01, Lady rated it did not like it Shelves: This bison looks left. Jul 18, Jim Morrissey rated it did not like it.

She spread her legs to give him more access. So I’m glad i read it, but what a piece of shit.

The woman can do ov much anything and everyone aul applaud her. The end of my marathon listening is both happy and sad.


I would probably give it half a star if I could. That was the taste he knew, the taste of Ayla that he loved. If we go even further back in the series, what if it had been Thonolan who had survived and mated Ayla instead, or Ayla had stayed with the Mamutoi jena mated Ranec, or Vincavec, how might Land of the Painted Caves have turned out?

Jondalar is the most handsome, charismatic man ever. Apr 07, Jane rated it it was ok Shelves: You will cry once you’ve shlogged through your fortieth cave, complete with exhaustive descriptions of the cave’s art and its physical structure, and you find that you still have forty more caves for Ayla to explore.

She received honorary degrees from her alma mater, as paijted as the University of Maine and the Mount Vernon College for Women. It is inexcusable how horrible this book is.

Maybe it was because the first three books were so key to my teenage years and I felt a sense of loyalty to the series. Auel was sick to death of this story. There are only so many descriptions of painted caves that one can read before skimming over the rest. That said, here I go. THAT is what she wants to end her series on??? In The Mammoth Hunters She taught me the art of caring for other humans In the first part, Ayla is at a Summer Meeting and she begins to learn what an acolyte does.

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The Goddess society is now on the decline, thanks to Ayla and her goddamned interfering. We see Ayla’s journey towards life in the Zelandonia and the consequences that this causes, which many of us can empathise with. In my mind, the series ended with the previous volume, “Shelters of Stone.

The Land of Painted Caves

cavds The Land of Painted Caves is the sixth and, apparently, the final book in the series. Have read them all, more than once to tell the truth!

I can save you the trouble of attempting to plough through Ms Auel’s Potteresque doorstop in a few easy sentences. The writing is horrible.

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She allows Wolf to lead her out of the cave, but not before finding a bag hidden there by Madroman, an unskilled acolyte who faked his Calling, and who has had a deep-seated hatred of Jondalar since adolescence.

Welcome to marriage, Jondalar. You’ll be so soused by the third chapter that it may not paintde to keep reading. Apr 18, Jeanette “Astute Crabbist” rated it did not like it Shelves: As of her books have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide, in many or.