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Gretchen

Atlanta, GA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (624)
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    (266)
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    (271)

    The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the 19th century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the 20th. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with 20 crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.

    Kimberly says: "Good book, poor editing ..."
    "An excellent read!"
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    After reading Philbrick's "Mayflower", another well researched historical account, I decided to dive into another one of his books. Yes... it is little slow in the early parts, but I thought the background was necessary to frame the story. It soon turned into something I couldn't put down. There's tons of action in this historical account. The narration is very good. However, the splicing leaves something to be desired. It was too choppy and disrupted the flow of the book. Still, I highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
    • Narrated By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (136)

    Drawing from her work as a psychoanalyst and cantadora (keeper of old stories), Dr. Estes uses myths and folktales to illustrate how societies systematically strip away the feminine spirit. Through an exploration into the nature of the wild woman archetype, Dr. Estes helps listeners rediscover and free their own wild nature.

    Amazon Customer says: "Too short"
    "I LOVE THIS!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Women Who Run with the Wolves the most enjoyable?

    And I feel that the author narrating it gives it additional life. I too, tried to read the book awhile back and just couldn't get into it. The audiobook is a whole other story. If you are trying to reclaim your wild woman... this is it.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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