• The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Earth's Children 1
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Series: Earth's Children, Book 1
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-06-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Clan of the Cave Bear is the first novel in Jean M. Auel's magnificent best-selling epic of life 35,000 years ago. Leave the 21st century and go back to Ice Age Europe. Follow Ayla, a Cro-Magnon child who loses her parents in an earthquake and is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthal, the Clan. See how the Clan's wary suspicion is gradually transformed into acceptance of this girl, so different from them, under the guidance of its medicine woman, Iza, and its wise holy man, Creb. Immerse yourself in a world dictated by the demands of survival in a hostile environment, and be swept away in an epic tale of love, identity and struggle.
©1980 Jean M Auel (P)1992 AudioGO Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Beautiful, exciting, imaginative." ( New York Times)
"A major best seller...a remarkable work of imagination." ( Daily Express)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Robyn on 01-18-17

very good narrator for a familiar tale

If you could sum up The Clan of the Cave Bear in three words, what would they be?

i read these books when I was a teenager and was looking forward to hearing them again. There is a version that I found online but the narrator was terrible! Reading like she was reading a recipe book. This narrator was very good and I enjoyed the story just as much the second time round.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Joshua on 02-20-13

Live it!

If you could sum up The Clan of the Cave Bear in three words, what would they be?

An ancient journey!

Any additional comments?

A great story! Jean M. Auel takes you on a journey through a time we can not walk through on our own! Great experience!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Claudia on 05-03-13

Interesting Research

Jean Auel has obviously spent a great deal of time and effort not only researching Neanderthal Man, but also present-day hunter gatherer societies, and then superimposed a story to present her findings in a captivating, easily accessible form. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the result, although I found the narrator's voice strangely lifeless, indeed more suited to reading an academic paper than a narrative. Auel is, however, no real story teller. The narrative remains driven by by her wish to acquaint the reader with her research, the imaginery additions are not convincing (clan memories accessed through the generations?), and the characters, though quite engaging, are never more than functional. All the same, I recommend this book. It allows an interesting insight into man's early history.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lorraine on 01-07-15

Loved it

Have read this several times but listening to it as an audiobook brought another dimension to the story. When reading a good book I have a terrible habit of 'skimming' when I really enjoy it to find out what happens next but with the audiobook you can't do that which really improved it for me! I usually listen when walking my dog who is also benefitting from longer walks! Thoroughly recommend. Can't wait to start next one.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jo-Ann on 01-04-17

Clan of the cave bear while at work

I loved reading this book when I did the first time, but to listen to it while working was a real treat

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-01-18

Gorgeous, beautifully written story

An old favourite. The narrator just bought something really special to this story. But I can’t say any more as I am in a hurry to buy the next one in the series!!

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