• The Valley of Horses

  • Earth’s Children, Book 2
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Series: Earth's Children, Book 2
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-12-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Forced to leave the Clan and her young son, Ayla sets out alone to travel the frigid steppes until she finds the valley of horses. Unable to find people like herself, the Cro-Magnons, she settles there and seeks friendship elsewhere. First she adopts a young filly, then a wounded lion cub. But far to the west, two young Cro-Magnon brothers have begun a journey. One of them is Jondalar, whose destiny is bound inextricably with Ayla's.
Jean Auel's imaginative reconstruction of pre-historic life, rich in detail of language, culture, myth and ritual, has become a set text in schools and colleges around the world.
©1982 Jean M. Auel (P)2003 AudioGO Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"A panorama of human culture in its infancy ... The Valley of Horses is great fun." ( New York Times Book Review)
"Holds the reader in a powerful spell." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-02-18

wishes for come true

loved it !! very beautifully read. Thank you for sharing. It's so wonderful to be read to

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5 out of 5 stars
By claire on 01-06-15

Great listen

Really loved the narration of this wonderful story. The Characters were bought to life in a colourful spellbinding way. I look forward to the 'mammoth hunters'

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5 out of 5 stars
By Miss C. on 11-09-16

favourite of the series

love these books and have read them several times. the story comes to life so well in audio format. looking forward to the next one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 12-10-17

Sped through second instalment

Was so keen to continue Ayla’s story so straight into book 2. Because I’d gotten to know Ayla well during the previous book, I was impatient with the introduction of new characters. But made the effort and was rewarded. I found I kept waiting for the moment Ayla and Jondalar would finally meet. Felt like it didn’t happen till half way through the book. I was anticipating their meeting around the corner way before that. I was unable to place how physically far away the characters were and after so much walking and journeying and troubles, I thought it had to be soon!

I had to let go of a few things that annoyed me. I felt that future events were too obviously being set up at times but that wasn’t too bad. The most annoying thing of the book though trivial was the amount of gasping that took place. She gasped. He gasped. They gasped. I think the horse gasped at one point.

I wish I had even a whisper of Ayla’s strength and skill. I’m not even sure how I make it to the coffee machine in the morning. Which makes the coffee for me.

Ok, onto book 3!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-14-18

Cracking story, excellent narrative <br /><br />

Terrific story and so much detail paints a compelling picture of the world of the earth children. Narrative performance is excellent and I can't wait to listen to book 3.

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