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  • ISBN: 9781405607322 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1405607327 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [Bath, England] : BBC Audiobooks, 2003.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Book 2 of the Earth's Children series (series numeration from NoveList).
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 21:26:50.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Rowena Cooper.
Summary, etc.:
Cruelly cast out by the new leader of the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla leaves those she loves behind and travels alone through a stark, open land filled with dangerous animals but few people, searching for the Others, tall and fair like herself. The short summer gives her little time to look, and when she finds a sheltered valley with a herd of hardy steppe horses, she decides to stay and prepare for the long glacial winter ahead. Living with the Clan has taught Ayla many skills but not real hunting. She finally knows she can survive when she traps a horse, which gives her meat and a warm pelt for the winter, but fate has bestowed a greater gift, an orphaned foal with whom she develops a unique kinship.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 308280 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Ayla (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Women > Europe > Fiction.
Prehistoric peoples > Fiction.
Glacial epoch > Fiction.
Domestication > Fiction.
Europe > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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