The Clan of the Cave Bear (Bookcassette(r) Edition)
The Clan of the Cave Bear Edition - Bookcassetter Author:Jean M. Auel, Sandra Burr A remarkable epic of one woman's odyssey--filled with mystery and magic. — Here is the saga of a people who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear; how they lived; the animals they hunted; the great totems they revered. But mostly it is the story of Ayla, the girl they found and raised, who was not like them. To the Clan, her fair looks make h... more »er different--ugly. And she has odd ways: she laughs, she cries, she has the ability to speak. But even more, she struggles to be true to herself and, with her advanced intelligence, is curious about the world around her.
Although Ayla is clearly a member of the Others, she is nurtured by her adoptive parents, befriended by members of the Clan, and gradually accepted into the family circle. But there are those who would cast her out for her strange, threatening ways.
So the conflict between the ancient Clan, bound by heredity to its traditions, and the girl in its midst, of a newer breed destined to alter the face of earth, could never be resolved. And it is this same struggle that leads Ayla to venture where no Clan woman has ever dared. Driven by destiny and a will to survive, Ayla breaks the forbidden taboo...« less
mncreeves - , reviewed The Clan of the Cave Bear (Bookcassette(r) Edition) on
I got the unabridged version of this book on tape to listen to while commuting I enjoyed it. I thought it was a unique look at the author's idea of what life could have been like for neanderthal and cro-magnon man. Jean Auel obviously did a lot of research for this book and it comes out in her descriptions of flora and fauna and what certain herbs were used for and how things might have been cooked, etc. A truly fascinating story about a cro-magnon orphan girl raised by neanderthals, and the hardships she endured for being different. I have read it before and enjoyed the opportunity to have it read to me...