Mammoth Hunters [Jean M. Auel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Leaving the valley of horses with Jondalar, the handsome man she has. Jean M. Auel, Author Crown Publishing Group (NY) $25 (p) ISBN her chances with the mammoth-hunting Mamutoi, attended by her faithful lover, Jondalar. 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.
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us mamoth the problem. Return to Book Page. 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.
Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla. Riding Whinne Once again Jean M.
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 more 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 on a long journey into an unknown future.
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This book made me want to give up on the series, the only thing I was interested in was if Ayla is ever reunited with the Clan. Does that happen in the rest of the series ever? Susan Kruger It is interesting to me that we seem to want to write the story ourselves. She had to leave the clan and move on. This is something that happens in …more It is interesting to me that we seem to want to write the story ourselves. This is something that happens in life. I felt it gave the series a more realistic experience.
Let go what you want and go where Auel takes you. I find it endlessly fascinating. Where in Europe does it take place, Russia? See all 4 questions about The Mammoth Hunters…. Lists with This Book. 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.
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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 perfectness of perfect maleness You do know, after all mammoth Jondalar is “The Mother’s Gift to Women”assures her that the Mamutoi are good people, and the two hang out with the Mamutoi.
Before I start my ranting, I need to say the good things about this book or I will completely forget them and start censoring profanities.
Firstly, Auel opens up her world and introduces huntets to the Mamutoi and their ways; describing different cultures, digging into the past and revealing it to the audience is Auel’s strong suit, and it’s nice to have her back in her element.
The plotline with Rydag was actually not that bad. It gave Ayla a way to see mammogh her child might have been like, to explore the motherliness of her character. And finally, there are a lot more developed characters this time around–and characters that I actually liked I don’t think I cared for ANY of the characters in The Valley of Horses.
My favorite was Ranec; he was such a jolly guy, so friendly, outgoing, clever, witty, and smart. I liked Deejee; Ayla hasn’t had a chance to interact with many females, so it was great that she had a strong female friend.
And many of the other clan were pretty well done. This book has all the stuff we saw in Hunnters of the Horses.
We are treated to at least six really bad sex scenes the wording in each is almost identical, the sex is uncomfortable and not sexy at all, the times people have sex is really odd. Auel steps away from the story to go into Textbook Mode, describing concepts these people would have no knowledge of permafrost, homogeneous crystalline silica or flint, asides into what would happen thousands of years later, etc. Ayla invents the needle, domesticates a Wolf cub, possesses shamanic powers that the Mamut spiritual leader of the Mamutoi encourages her to use to “see visions”, and generally grows to be an even bigger Mary Sue than even the first two books made her out to be and that is a feat, lemme tell you.
But none of those elements really compare to the most horrible thing that nearly destroyed all the good things this book had going for it.
What did the most destruction to huntefs goodness of this book was one of the absolute stupidest, most inane, childish, disgusting, vapid, retarded Big Misunderstandings in the world of Big Misunderstandings. I can live with the info-dumping even if it is terribly boring, distracting to the “plot”, and way above the knowledge of the characters.
I can even enjoy the really bad sex scenes in a MST3K way if you enjoy reading about Jondalar’s “manhood” and Ayla’s “petals”, this is your book. But when an author resorts to having her aule act like lobotomized nunters in order to drive a plot that hunetrs have been wrapped up in no more than a chapter and probably more like a paragraph I draw the line! He eyeballs ,ammoth, makes constant jokes about bedding her, and makes it so that generally everyone knows what he ahel.
Eventually, huntters Mamutoi agree to adopt Ayla. At her adoption ceremony, Ranec mammotth her and tells her he wants to bed her. Ayla, being raised as a Clan member to drop and spread ’em at a man’s whim, agrees.
Meanwhile, Jondalar stands in a corner and pouts and complains and whines, “How could she be going with another man when he was waiting for her? No woman had ever chosen someone else when he wanted her. Oh, right, it was just after having sex; you were asleep. Normal human beings would approach each other after the incident and have it out. Instead, Ayla and Jondalar begin a painful, stupid, nonsensical “falling out”. They avoid each other, thinking the other doesn’t care for them anymore.
They stop having really bad sex and talking about the origin of babies, which was a great disappointment to me, as I enjoyed counting mamoth times in the last book that that topic appeared.
They sleep on opposite sides of the bed. At one point, they fight over Ayla’s adoption of a Wolf cub cleverly named “Wolf” aueel, and he moves out. All the while, they both have googly eyes for each other, lust after each other, dance around talking to each other You know what’s even worse? Yes, I did say “worse”. And you know what? And do you want know how it is resolved? And she does her Clan kneeling before him.
And you know what else? If THAT is how you are going to end this plot You could have had some conflict with characters who think that the Clan are a bunch of animals and not the mustache twirling Friebag who mzmmoth is converted to Ayla-ism when Ayla saves his wife from labor. You could have had an interesting conflict with Jondalar being ashamed of Ayla living with the Clan and how his family would take it that actually wasn’t too bad. You could have had some interesting stories just with Ayla and Jondalar living with the Mamutoi.
I’ve wandered all over the place, wondering if it is as good as or worse than Valley. I will NOT let this be the book series that breaks me. S I think there’s a lot of stuff I’ve also missed in my attempt to rehashing the gruesomeness of the Big Misunderstanding.
Just take a peek at my status updates for this book to see the other off-the-wall stuff I didn’t talk about in this review. View all 85 comments. In the distant unknownmurky past no history books to tell their storiesduring the era of the cavemantwo groups of people struggle to survive in a majmoth territory that someday the nation of Ukraine will be established Nevertheless a weakness that proves fatala failure to progress, they have remained static.
The “Others ” continue to seek a aueel life, new tools made, weapons, sheltersclothesfood and more lands to settle. Anything to make them abide. Ayla a talented woman without a clan, banished in fact by the Neanderthals who found the orphan 5 -year -oldher parents succumbed in a devastating earthquake and raised her Bigstrongattractive with brains that women find irresistible. After leaving Ayla’s valley of horses audl Jondalar’s insistence they encounter a group of fierce Mammoth hunters Sheher bold manand strange menagerie, two horses, Whinney and Racer and soon a baby wolf.
The hunters are shocked seeing the teenage girl riding a horse The wolf a feared predatorshe befriends, the young, tall, blonde -haired, beautiful girl of 17, must be some kind of a mighty ominous spirityet seems quite a normal looking person In a land of astonishing blue ice, the massive freezing glacierslittle food supplyonly a tribe that adopts to the inclement weather elementscan hope to prosperalways needing to be alert in this unforgiving environment.
Ayla meets another man, Ranec, she feels an attraction for and with no rules back then anything goes This extremely popular book series 45 million copies sold and counting, maybe not quite accurate as new research has shown, yet is the closest anyone today can experience the atmosphere of the crude time, no civilizationintensely superstitious people, harsh customs, strange ways and only the fittest prevailed View all 6 comments.