The highly anticipated sixth book of Jean Auel's Earth's Children(r) series, The Land of Painted Caves, is the culmination fans have been waiting for. Continuing the story of Ayla and Jondalar, Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived more than 25,000 years ago. The Land of Painted Caves is an exquisite achievement by one of the world's most beloved authors.
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1 . Ho Hum
Posted January 24, 2012 by cjgarri , san franciscoMs. Auel didn't deliver in this on going saga. I found it to be ho hum. She focused too much on the caves and there was no real plot to give excitment and suspense to the book. Alya and her family did a lot of traveling and exploring of caves, which after awhile became quite boring.
2 . VERY DISAPPOINTED
Posted September 01, 2011 by JEFF REDDEMAN , VANCOUVER B.C.JUST ANOTHER BOOK, WHERE THE AUTHOR IS TRYING TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK.
NOTHING INTERESTING HAPPENS. A REMAKE OF THE OTHER BOOKS.
WILL NOT READ ANY OTHER BOOKS FROM THIS AUTHOR
3 . Very good read.
Posted July 30, 2011 by Sam , DaytonJean did not disappoint us once again, this book lived up to the rest and still left me wanting her to continue the story. Thank you Jean for many years of pleasant reading.
4 . I have read about Ayla and Jondolar since 1984 . Enough!
Posted July 11, 2011 by Lynda Kent , Cochrane, AlbertaThis book continually repeated the ''Mother's song" I just skipped over it after the first time. It was so awful I nearly didn't finish it. It is too bad that this book could have been half the length and slightly entertaining. The previous work by Jean Auel was worth the time to read it, Painted Caves was not.
5 . Don't let the ratings stop you from reading it!
Posted June 30, 2011 by Arlene CD , St-Basile-le-GrandI have loved this series from the second book only, but then it became one the three multibook fiction that I will keep ...that actually has a chance of being read again by me, and certainly recommended to friends.
I had read the comments on the book before buying it, and after the poor review it was only to complete the series.
Sadly I kept on looking for the bad stuff. No really, this one has a great dose of maturity in it. The passages identifying the herbs are just right, not too long, the tread of the story makes a lot of sense. The reasonnings of the principal characters are appropriate for the period, and considering it's been a while since I read the previous books, it was nice to reintroduce some of the characters, I didn't get a feeling of repetition.
I can only recommend this book without restriction
6 . not worth the wait
Posted June 26, 2011 by gina , midwestIf you are looking for a good continuation of her last book, forget this book. I was so excited to see a sequel finally being released. This book is a real disappointment. If you want a book about the painted carves in France, then this is for you. If you want the story of Ayla and Jondalar to continue, she does add to it but you must wade thru so much text about the caves, it isnt worth it. So I guess the title is correct for this book, it IS about the painted caves but not much about the characters. Ending is really poor too.
7 . One of the worst books I ever read
Posted June 23, 2011 by ann , odessa, fl 33556Was the author paid by the word!! What a bunch of rubbish. I read her other
books and was really looking forward to this one. I'm sorry I wasted my time.
She could have finished this book in one hundred pages.
8 . Don't do it.
Posted June 05, 2011 by PDub , Carterville, ILDisappointing. If you feel you must read it because you read all of the others then at least skip to page 500 or so and you'll figure out the rest.
9 . Don't Bother
Posted May 25, 2011 by David , PensacolaAs a big fan of this series, I was very excited to see this book on the bestseller list and was quick to buy it. I wish I'd known then what I know now. It turned into a travel document exploring one cave after another that were basically just alike. Not many - if any - page turning moments. Don't bother with this one.
10 . very disappointing
Posted May 15, 2011 by Wendy , Pitt MeadowsLike everyone else, I was really looking forward to this book. I loved reading all the other books in the series and was expecting this one to be just as, if not better, than the rest. Unfortunately, it was a struggle just to get halfway through it. Boring, with no interesting storyline at all. It was almost as if it was written by a totally different author!
For the wait we endured, I think we deserved a more interesting and exciting book; one that gave us a satisfying conclusion to the Ayla & Jondalar saga. Definitely did not get my money's worth.
March 29, 2011
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