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From the author of The Bear, the enthralling story of two women separated by millennia but linked by an epic journey that will transform them both
Forty thousand years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age, and her family is determined to travel to the annual meeting place and find her a mate.
But the unforgiving landscape takes its toll, and Girl is left alone to care for Runt, a foundling of unknown origin. As Girl and Runt face the coming winter storms, Girl realizes she has one final chance to save her people, even if it means sacrificing part of herself.
In the modern day, archaeologist Rosamund Gale works well into her pregnancy, racing to excavate newly found Neanderthal artifacts before her baby comes. Linked across the ages by the shared experience of early motherhood, both stories examine the often taboo corners of women's lives.
Haunting, suspenseful, and profoundly moving, The Last Neanderthal asks us to reconsider all we think we know about what it means to be human.
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By Traci on 04-30-17
The story is wonderful, the narration is HORRIBLE.
it's unfortunate that one narrator sounds so bored that the book kept me falling asleep. She kept ending each sentence with an unusual inflection that sounded like she was questioning what she read. As the story progressed, the inflection popped up throughout the sentences. I kept thinking about the boring teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Jo Jo on 07-20-17
1/2 of the Narration is horrible
Would you try another book from Claire Cameron and/or Lisa Stathoplos and Casey Turner ?
What three words best describe Lisa Stathoplos and Casey Turner ’s performance?
Stathoplos - horrible, Turner - great
Any additional comments?
While the book wasn't terrible (besides the ending, which is sudden and seems too abrupt) the narration of this audiobook was half and half. Casey Turner, who plays "the girl" is wonderful. But Lisa Stathoplos as Rose is terrible. She seems to have no concept of appropriate tone or inflection. Definitely would NOT listen to another book with her as the narrator.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful