The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear

Audiobook CD - 1986 | MP3 format
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Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel's magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear.

A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blonde, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly--she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them.

Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza's way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.

First in the acclaimed Earth's Children(R) series

Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, [1986]
Edition: MP3 format
Copyright Date: ℗1986
ISBN: 9781593351052
Branch Call Number: Audiobook FIC Auel
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (approximately 20 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. --.
Additional Contributors: Burr, Sandra


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JCLJoyceM Nov 13, 2019

Very dramatic beginning and ending to this long book. Sometimes I felt the dialogue was repetitive, that she overexplained a character's view. I can understand why this book made an impact and appreciate the author's details about her research. She explains her efforts to make sure her characterizations about early peoples was correct.

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