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The Mammoth Hunters characters ï 107 ï [Reading] ➸ The Mammoth Hunters ➮ 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 raceRiding Whinney with Jondalar the man she loves and followed by the m Once again Jean M AOnce again Jean M Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age The Mammoth PDFEPUB or of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human raceRiding 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. 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 storyMy 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 pun intendedThere was also a good bit of animosity and misunderstanding in this part of the story And as a reader it was absolutely maddening There was way too much stupid going on between Ayla and Jondalar and the results were nearly disastrous And considering the sheer length of the book the resolution was far too long in coming But I have to admit it kept me glued to the book So with that said and the story finally moving forward in its proper direction I will proceed on to the next and even longer book in the series I am listening to the audio books and I have to say that the narrator Sandra Burr has really stepped up her game from the first book Sometimes I can’t believe that it’s only one person doing all of these voices She really is uite talented And even though my enthusiasm seems a bit subdued for my usual 5 star reads all I can say is that it must be sheer exhaustion from my loss of sleep and emotional turmoil of getting through the book I definitely couldn’t have given it any less So now that I am rested and recovered on to book 4

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Alousy that he tries to control by avoiding herThroughout 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 on a long journey into an unknown futureThird in the acclaimed Earth’s Children® seri. This has been my least favorite out of the Earths Children series although I find it hard to dislike any of the booksThe 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 loveFor 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 child that has no idea how to verbalize emotions and handle stress and that Ayla is going to invent nuclear fusion any day nowI still enjoyed reading about how these people might have lived and survived in that time but the long diatribes of the vegitation and land formations almost put me to sleep a few times and I found myself skimming over whole pages just to get past itAlthough you know that in the end Ayla and Jondolar are going to end up back together again you don't really expect it to be the VERY end and when it finally happens it seems so rushed that it overlooks many of the problems the author laid out before them Or maybe love really does just conuer all

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The Mammoth HuntersAyla must learn their different customs and language she is adopted because of her remarkable hunting ability singular healing skills and uncanny fire making techniue 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 je. 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 seuel 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 was oh so disappointed that this should be the case but The Mammoth Hunters wasn't even on a par with The Valley of Horses Even after The Mammoth Hunters I persisted with this series truly wishing for things to get better but it was all downhill and sadly this is the first in the series in that trendBut there are some good things to be said Undoubtedly one of Auel's greatest strengths as a writer are her descriptions which we're hit with right at the beginning of the book and take on a whole new level from even her previous works so far in this series The description of the Lion Camp's longhouse constructed out of mammoth bones was truly atmospheric the darkness inside the flickering hearths giving off smoky smells the gathered people murmuring in hushed tones and turning to look at Ayla For perhaps the first time in Auel's series I felt completely and very believably transported back to an environment thousands of years ago The description of the musical instruments and their use was another descriptive highlight as were the interesting titbits on food sources and preparationIt's obvious that Auel has put a great deal of research into this book and it comes across in her detailed descriptions of period specific items and activities I appreciate it however Auel takes her research too far in this novel There are points in the text when Auel breaks off from naturally describing something as part of the story to engaging in her own voice in a lengthy discussion that could've been lifted whole from an article in a university archaeological and anthropological journal There are genuinely moments when it's written; people wouldn't know it until millennia later but This was so horribly jarring to suddenly and inexplicably be dragged from a historical fiction narrative into a modern day dry factual Palaeolithic site report that this alone was a major detriment to the bookThe romance scenes were another big thumbs down It's not that there are too many of them or that they are too graphic It's that they're badly written Very badly written You'd be forgiven for thinking the printers accidentally stuck some loose pages from a trashy Harleuin romance or cheesy bodice ripper in the middle of The Mammoth Hunters Feast your eyes on such literary incredulities as; Jondalar's large throbbing manhood Ayla's pink place of pleasure and her petal like folds The word pleasure is written with a capital P and not only is the language used completely fatuous and their activities are insipidly and repetitively formulaicAll this brings me to the supposed love triangle which apparently forms the main plot of this book The love triangle plot fires into action when Ranec who has so far only watched Ayla from afar makes known to Ayla his desire for her at her adoption ceremony into the tribe Ayla having been brought up like a good Neanderthal woman and apparently incapable of telling the guy I'm just not that into you knows that when a man makes a signal that he wants her a woman should instantly submit I have to say for someone who's meant to be so brilliant Ayla was pretty stupid about the whole love triangle thing Since when has Ayla conformed to the Neanderthal codes She broke them over and over in the first book unable to resist her Cro Magnon nature And what about Jondalar teaching her all about Cro Magnon relationships in the previous book So despite these baffling contradictions Ayla hops into bed with Ranec whilst she's still Jondalar's girl Jondalar is hacked off Ayla doesn't get why he's mad despite all the above experiences she's had and having had ample chance to observe from the Mammoth Hunters how relationships work NO ONE from the cast of supporting characters explains to Ayla just what she has inadvertently done wrong Because Ayla acts confused and like she has done nothing wrong Jondalar convinces himself that she doesn't want him any and has chosen Ranec over him and so pulls back from her deciding to let her be free to make her own choice Because Jondalar pulls back from her Ayla thinks he doesn't love her any and decides she'd better stick with Ranec even though she doesn't truly love him because then at least she'll have someone who cares for herAnd this misunderstanding rambles on for over 300 pages I swear I was THIS close to throwing the book down in disgust The big love triangle plot could've been resolved in two minutes if Ayla and Jondalar would only SPEAK to each other And the others in the camp who we are given hints can see what's really going on in the whole big mess of this misunderstanding and know that Jondalar and Ayla still love each other inexplicably do NOTHING Not a single word of advice to point the unhappy couple in the right direction or to fix the relationship Worst of all Ayla and Jondalar ALREADY went through the big misunderstanding plot line where he thinks she doesn't love him she thinks he doesn't love her in the immediately previous book Why oh why is the EXACT same plot being used againAnd that brings me to without a doubt the most annoying facet of the entire book The wonderfulness of Ayla Ayla's only flaw in this book is how she misunderstands the love triangle situation But apart from this her achievements are endless In the course of the series so far Ayla has invented the double shot techniue using the sling tamed a horse for the first time ever tamed a lion for the first time ever tames the very birds out of the trees is the first person ever to discover how to make fire with flint learns the Zelandonii language to fluency within a few months and the same for the Mamutoi language tames a wolf for the first time ever thus creating the first ever domesticated dog invents the needle and saves a prematurely born baby using her medical skills In addition to all this the Mamutoi shaman tells Ayla that she has the whole kit and caboodle of shamanic powers I wouldn't be surprised if she invents the wheel and achieves world peace in the next book She is completely unrealistic in her talents skills achievements and attractiveness I understand what her fans are saying that someone's got to make all these prehistoric discoveries and I'd go along with it if it was just one thing she invents but no single individual invented all those things It's archaeological and historical fact these items and features appeared at different periods millennia apart it's simply not possible The annoying thing about Ayla in this book is that she's flat as a character she has no deeper levels she has no dark side she's always honest helpful and naive and she ultimately comes off as both boring and irritatingly over powered It doesn't exactly inspire interest or confidence when the two leads of this series have become so riddled with problems I don't care what happens to Ayla or Jondalar and I wouldn't have been upset if Jondalar had ridden off alone or even if the other camps of the Mamutoi banded together witch hunt style and chased off Ayla due to her Neanderthal connections All the other characters are complete cardboard stereotypesFinally as far as I can see this book was just a completely unnecessary detour from the main plot of Jondalar and Ayla travelling back to his homeland At the start of the book they intend only to stay with the Mamutoi a few days and then continue on their way and by the end of the book not much has happened at all and Ayla and Jondalar continue on their way