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The Mammoth Hunters By Jean M. Auel The Mammoth Hunters Once again Jean M Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race With all the consummate storytelling artistry and vivid authenticit

  • Title: The Mammoth Hunters
  • Author: Jean M. Auel
  • ISBN: 9780553381641
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mammoth Hunters By Jean M. Auel Once again Jean M Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race With all the consummate storytelling artistry and vivid authenticity she brought to The Clan of the Cave Bear and its sequel, The Valley of Horses, Jean M Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla Riding WhinneOnce again Jean M Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race With all the consummate storytelling artistry and vivid authenticity she brought to The Clan of the Cave Bear and its sequel, The Valley of Horses, Jean M Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla Riding Whinney with Jondalar, the man she loves, and followed by the mare s colt, Ayla ventures into the land of the Mamutoi the Mammoth Hunters She has finally found the Others she has been seeking Though Ayla must learn their different customs and language, she is adopted because of her remarkable hunting ability, singular healing skills, and uncanny fire making technique Bringing back the single pup of a lone wolf she has killed, Ayla shows the way she tames animals She finds women friends and painful memories of the Clan she left behind, and meets Ranec, the dark skinned, magnetic master carver of ivory, whom she cannot refuse inciting Jondalar to a fierce jealousy that he tries to control by avoiding her Unfamiliar with the ways of the Others, Ayla misunderstands, and thinking Jondalar no longer loves her, she turns to Ranec Throughout the icy winter the tension mounts, but warming weather will bring the great mammoth hunt and the mating rituals of the Summer Meeting, when Ayla must choose to remain with Ranec and the Mamutoi, or to follow Jondalar o
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    1. Crystal Starr Light on said:

      WARNING This book has caused me a lot of heartache, and as I review it, I may end up in a ball of mush, blathering unintelligibly.When we last left Ayla and Jondalar, they were returning to Jondalar s family, standing smiling as they met one of the Mamutoi Now, Ayla is quivering in fear, afraid that this Other is going to see her and immediately know, somehow, that she lived with the Clan and hate her this is only 1 of the many continuity conflicts in this story Jondalar, being the perfect perfe [...]

    2. Henry Avila on said:

      In the distant unknown , murky past no history books to tell their stories , during the era of the caveman , two groups of people struggle to survive in a cruel territory that someday the nation of Ukraine will be established our ancestors the Cro Magnon man, the new arrivals from Africa, where the human race was born and the primitive Neanderthals who have been in Europe for at least 200,000 years, never very numerous, short but quite powerful , very durable too and contrary to the modern view [...]

    3. Karen on said:

      5 STARSWow These books are good Now I m beginning to see how they became such a craze back in the eighties It boggles the mind how much research and simple creative story telling the author has pulled together to make this epic story come to life And yes, it is a love story.My only complaint is the length The author occasionally goes a bit overboard with her descriptive explanations of tool making and hide curing etc etc etc Very interesting, but I think they could be honed down a good bit no pu [...]

    4. Ellen on said:

      I have a huge Love hate relationship with these books The author repeats herself over and over again she treats the reader like they re stupid and cannot remember a thing In fact I believe any good editor could cut these books down by hundreds of pages Yet, this series is addicting The first one is by far the best but be prepared to be sucked in if you read the first you will want to read them all.

    5. Kelly Dubs on said:

      This has been my least favorite out of the Earths Children series, although I find it hard to dislike any of the books.The love story in this one starts out strong, and by the time you get half way through, you are so sick of the misunderstandings and hurt feelings that you feel no one could be that stupid about love.For some reason, both of the main characters bothered me to some degree in this book Aside from the love story being obnoxious, you half expect that Jondolar has reverted back to a [...]

    6. Iset on said:

      I was hooked into this series by the first book, Clan of the Cave Bear , a fun, well written novel with excellent character relationships I instantly read the sequel, The Valley of Horses , but found myself a bit dubious, as there were a couple of issues this time around with the characterisations and it dragged in places Nevertheless, I persisted, convinced that The Valley of Horses had just been a brief dip before the series got back to the good standard of the first book I was wrong, and I wa [...]

    7. Plant Girl on said:

      This book could have been much shorter and I probably would have enjoyed it Is she getting paid per word ha The characters became weak and aggravating, their silly storylines were drawn on for far too long Still, it was somewhat enjoyable, but I don t know if I want to continue reading this series I m taking a break ha.

    8. Kaitlin on said:

      Absolutely loved this one again, she s keep ing me super into this world and I ve barely been reading other books becuase I ve just been immersed into this world Ayla s story is once continued in this book but now we have Jondalar accompanying her to integrate with new types of people and clans She s managed to learn so much from Jondalar, but her heritage and customs from living as part of the Clan of the Cave Bear are still ingrained in her behaviour and finally meeting Others is both a welc [...]

    9. Goldenwattle on said:

      The short rundown A page turner, as in Pedantic description turn page Tell not show turn page Angst and angst turn page Repeat history telling again and again and turn page Describe all actions in minute detail turn page Another long description of pleasures turn pages.The longer rundown All actions must be described in mind numbing detail Ditto descriptions, feelings, etc AND then repeated later Does anyone actually read these stories word by word by word, or do they, like me, skim large angst [...]

    10. Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Magnus ♥ on said:

      1 The Clan of the Cave Bear 2 The Valley of Horses 3 The Mammoth Hunters Oh this book drove me crazy This has one of the most emotionally trying love triangles that I have ever encountered For 3 4 of the book I wanted to pull out my hair and slap a whole bunch of people I am glad that in the next book Ayla and Jondalar have left the Mamutoi I could not handle any of that But I still love Ayla and Jondalar despite their cluelessness and I love this story so I am looking forward to book 4.

    11. Stephanie *Very Stable Genius* on said:

      Spoilers, maybe What did I learn from the first three books of this series Ayla is Jesus I know Well there is a little to it I suppose The first book in the series Clan of the Cave Bear is about the life of a young human child, Ayla, who due to an earthquake, is orphaned and then is raised by a group of Neanderthals Ayla, inventing feminism, goes against the rules of the Clan and does a bunch of stuff women of the Clan are not supposed to do, like hunting and speaking her mind.This pisses off t [...]

    12. Manny on said:

      We had this au pair, an extremely smart girl who later became the editor of an architecture journal A friend who liked women s erotica lent her a copy of The Mammoth Hunters, assuring her that it was a good smutty read A couple of days later, I asked Isabel if it had lived up to its advance billing She made a face Well, she said, it s the first time I ve ever read a book where I found myself skipping the sex scenes They re soooo boring She had a way with words, and, like many reviewers on this s [...]

    13. Danielle on said:

      I couldn t wait for this book to be over because I got so freakin tired of all the he doesn t love me she doesn t love me crap I wanted to shake Ayla and Jondalar and the author for going on and on and on and on about their unrequited love Either freakin say I love you or move on Another thing I didn t like is that this book and the previous one had the most boring repetitive sex scenes This one didn t have as much sex as the last one but every time they started getting in to it I would just sig [...]

    14. Luis on said:

      I was excited about getting into the third installment It started out very well Once again, you are learning about what life was like back in those days There is quite a bit of details thrown in about how structures were built or certain rituals were held, just as in the first two books I was a bit frustrated with the whole love thing between Ayla and Jondalar I think it was taken a bit too far.

    15. Gary Butler on said:

      4th book read in 2013 Number 61 out of 296 on my all time book list.Follow the link below to see my video review youtube watch v c5QPbL

    16. Kevin on said:

      Was very disappointed in this book It just went on and on and on without getting anywhere It would have definitely been better if it were half as long I really liked the first two books I thought the Clan was well done their differences with the Others were well explained and consistent with how they lived The second one was an interesting study of someone living alone During Valley of the Horses, Ayla s inventions and innovations started to stack up a bit and were starting to edge into the ridi [...]

    17. Spider the Doof Warrior on said:

      I m sorry, but if you can invent new sex positions you should be able to tell your partner how you feel

    18. Vanessa on said:

      I am apparently unable to stop reading a series, even if it is mediocre These books are a classic case and point It is obvious that the quality of these books drops off quickly after the Clan of the Cave Bear, but I am still reading I enjoy the atmospherics and settings of these novels and the unique environment, as well as many of the characters At the same time, could do without the cliched love triangle with its obvious resolution in this one I fear to think what the fifth book will look like [...]

    19. C.D. Leavitt on said:

      I m slowly but surely working my way through the Earth s Children series and this happens to be my least favorite of the bunch Since I still gave it four stars, it obviously wasn t that bad The interactions between the characters and the tension between Jondalar and Ayla was pretty believable, but also deeply frustrating When I d read the book as a teenager, I d been annoyed than I was this time, as I saw the plot largely relying on the fact that characters weren t speaking to one another and c [...]

    20. Robyn on said:

      Yeah, this book gets a lower score than TWILIGHT And yes, I know I haven t reviewed the other books in the series yet, but this one really stuck out The fact of the matter is, the first two books were awesome Which is precisely why this one got as low of a score as it did, my expectations were much higher Up until this point, this series was a wonderful story of a woman who was learning to think for herself Sure, things got a little dicey at the end of the second book when Jondalar showed up, an [...]

    21. Rebecca Radnor on said:

      Having read the whole series book 1 ROCKED, book 2 was not bad book 3 was cheesy book 4 was a bore, book 5 however seems to be getting back on track and is on par with book 2 Ms Auel has this nasty habit of repeating everything so much that you have the feeling its to compensate for lack of inspiration Lady, if we ve gotten to book 5 all we need is a reminder think flat heads you don t have to tell us everything all over again, and DEFINITELY not than once per book That and between book 2 and t [...]

    22. Dianne on said:

      I will be the first to admit that Jean Auel can write about Ice Age Europe and bring it to life What she cannot write is romance, and therein lies the problem.If you ever try to do what I am doing that is reading this series for a second or third time back to backn t It was so much better the original way when you had to wait for each book to come out , waiting through the five or year gaps The repetitive nature is extremely annoying I swear she just copied and pasted some parts from the last b [...]

    23. Margitte on said:

      Loved it Read it many years ago and just want to add it to my list.Jean M Auel, n e Jean Marie Untinen is an American writer She is best known for her Earth s Children books, a series of historical fiction novels set in prehistoric Europe that explores interactions of Cro Magnon people with Neanderthals Her books have sold 34 million copies world wide in many translations.

    24. Gina Baratono on said:

      This novel is book three in the incredible Earth s Children Series.This is a series that really must be read in order.In this novel, you will follow the lead character, Ayla, as she continues her journey this time with the horse she tamed, Whinney Others are amazed that Ayla can ride the beast, and it appears she is one of the first humans to do so She is also joined by her love, Jondalar Be aware that there are sex scenes in these books, and some are pretty detailed It is also in this book that [...]

    25. Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) on said:

      The Mammoth Hunters is the third book in Jean Auel s incredible Earth s Children series This book is largely the tale of Ayla s and Jondalar s time with the Mamutoi peoples of the Upper Paleolithic Ice Age country of what is now the steppes of the Ukraine While the plotting of this novel, in my opinion, did bog down a bit with the amount of time spent on the romantic triangle between Ayla, Jondalar, and Ranec, the Mamutoi ivory carver I was amazed at the amount of anthropological and archaeologi [...]

    26. Swankivy on said:

      When we last left Ayla in the previous book, she was following her lover Jondalar to go meet his people the Mammoth Hunters Ayla was born to these people but doesn t remember anything about it because she was raised by Neanderthals, so this is going to be scary but eye opening for her, theoretically While I liked the idea of her getting her culture shock and actually having a chance to interact with other men and other women, I didn t like that so much of it was about sex, and I didn t like how [...]

    27. Sandra on said:

      Well I remembered nothing about it and was hoping I would enjoy it , but no dice The series is a strange mixture of cheesy romance novel and fascinating information about the Ice Age culture and customs I m sure Auel embroidered details endlessly and feel frustrated not to know how much was made up and how much is accurate I will go on with the next and hope I don t feel the same compulsion to throw the book across the room

    28. Christina on said:

      Rollercoaster of emotions with this one, everything does work out in the end.

    29. Carla on said:

      I just love this series I ve seen a lot of mixed reviews on here and complaining about technicalities in her finding, learning and inventing new things I don t careI still loved it I still cannot believe I have heard of this series when I was younger.

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