The Mammoth Hunters

The Mammoth Hunters

Book - 2001
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Ayla and Jondalar meet the Mamutoi, the Mammoth Hunters, and Ayla finds herself torn between the wildly jealous Jondalar and the master carver Ranec.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2001, ©1985
Edition: 2001 ed
ISBN: 9780609610992
0609610996
Branch Call Number: FICTION AUEL 2001
Characteristics: ix, 645 pages : map ; 24 cm

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SaraLovesBooks Jan 09, 2017

I have to admit, I read the first four books completely out of order. "Mammoth Hunters" was the last book of the four that I read. While it is still an enjoyable read, it is my least favorite of the first four books. For me, the book read like a prehistoric soap opera, with constant misunderstandings between Ayla and Jondalar. I hate when writers hinge problems that could be fixed with a single honest conversation between characters. It happens all the time in bad romance novels, and happens a lot in daytime soap operas. It is an example of bad writing, and it is in this book that the future issues I have with the last two books in the series are introduced. I still enjoyed a lot of the book, mostly to do with the social aspects that were continued between Cro-Magnons and Neaderthals, and the richness of the primal world. I still recommend this book, but I do not think it is as good as "Clan of the Cave Bear," "Valley of Horses," or "Plains of Passage," though it is much better than "Shelters of Stone" or "Land of Painted Caves."

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angelstr2188
Jul 14, 2012

By far this is my favorite book out of the entire series. It shows real emotions and misunderstandings which may happen especially in a love triangle. I would have been happy if they stayed with the Mammoth hunters but obviously the story must go on. A very exciting read.

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jvanderg
Feb 27, 2012

There are certain scenes, which really are overdone in this novel. However overall, it was very interesting and brings the reader along for the ride.

crystal_dark Oct 08, 2011

I really enjoyed this book and feel it is my favorite book of the series so far. The characters and plot were all really well put together.

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librarychik
Jun 01, 2008

Great insight into herbal lore and what life may have been like in pre-history

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ladytigressa
Jun 10, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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librarychik
Jun 01, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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jvanderg
Feb 27, 2012

jvanderg thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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SqueeGirl Oct 14, 2009

Ayla and Jondalar leave her isolated valley with the horses they have tamed and meet the Mamutoi people. They are invited to stay and Ayla learns for the first time what it is to live with a tribe of people like herself.

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