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The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children #2)

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12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

eBook errors are plentiful - on entire series!!!

So sad - I have all of this series in hard copy, but really wanted them on my new Nook, especially with the new Land of the Painted Caves coming out next month! I started reading at the beginning, and was immediately struck by how AWFUL the translation to eBook had bee...
So sad - I have all of this series in hard copy, but really wanted them on my new Nook, especially with the new Land of the Painted Caves coming out next month! I started reading at the beginning, and was immediately struck by how AWFUL the translation to eBook had been - NEVER occurred to me that B&N didn't get access to the electronic files which the printers use when printing up new books, right? - NEVER occurred to me these books were OCRed, which means that many times the words are incorrect or missing. There are formatting issues like italics where it does not belong, a sentence that runs right off the page of the Nook never wrapping around. Punctuation that was incorrect or completely missing. And, unlike the old classics, we have to PAY for this. I actually needed to use my hard copy to be sure of what I was reading - in each edition!
I wrote a letter of disgust to B&N, and was told - in short, that my issues were being sent on to the publisher and when they made corrections, it would automatically be uploaded to my Nook - BUT, that I was not entitled to any kind of refund per B&N blah, blah, blah.... Very sad. I have many other books on my Nook that are 10 & 20 years old yet there are no "typos" in those books. Be warned!

posted by MagiV on February 8, 2011

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Expectation leads to dissapointment

The Clan of the Cave Bear was, and still is, my favorite book. Perhaps I expected too much of the sequel, but I felt that it fell short of its predecessor. Ayla was an endearing character in the first book, a person who did things that went against what was expected of ...
The Clan of the Cave Bear was, and still is, my favorite book. Perhaps I expected too much of the sequel, but I felt that it fell short of its predecessor. Ayla was an endearing character in the first book, a person who did things that went against what was expected of her, such as hunting, yet in this book she appeared to be too eager to please. Another dissapointment was the stressing of sex in the book. At times it seemed that it was all Jondalar cared about. I found myself skipping pages because it happened so ofted it became repetitive. However, despite the dissapointment, I did feel that this book was well researched and imaginative. Perhaps the book fell short because my hopes were too high.

posted by Anonymous on December 27, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Ugg!!

    Clan of the cavebear was so good, what happened here? Its like the author had some kind of tramatic brain injury that totally dimished her writing skills! Soap opera for cave people, somewhat of a cross between The Flinstones meets Valley of the Dolls. Dont get me wrong i like a little sex in a book but it became too much of the same BORING, i cant believe i actually skipped the sex scenes after suffering tgrough the first one. I would have liked the story to flash back to the clan she left behind and seen how her son developed but no no no, no interesting story at all in fact this book is an insult to even single celled creatures, skip it or face severe disappointment.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    it could have been better

    Honestly, the book would have been excellent, but it was so centered on sex! It seemed like every chance Jean Aul got, she wrote about something sex related. The main guy in the story had sex at least once in every village he went to. He was always thinking about sex, his boy patts were slways swelling anf he constantly touched the heroine of the story. I dont wan t to read about that, thankyou! compared to its awesome prequel this book was very disapointing. I had to put it down it was so bad.

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