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Bedtime Stories: A Unique Guided Relaxation Program for Falling Asleep and Entering the World of Dreams | [Clarissa Pinkola Estes]

Bedtime Stories: A Unique Guided Relaxation Program for Falling Asleep and Entering the World of Dreams

As a child growing up in a family of cantadoras (keepers of the old stories) Clarissa Pinkola Estes learned first hand how a stroy told at bedtime can soothe away the troubles of the day and prepare the way for another night's dreams to follow. Now a beloved cantadora herself, Estes shares this treasured family tradition with you on Bedtime Stories, her own special collection of tales to relax and ease you to sleep.
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As a child growing up in a family of cantadoras (keepers of the old stories) Clarissa Pinkola Estes learned first hand how a stroy told at bedtime can soothe away the troubles of the day and prepare the way for another night's dreams to follow.

Now a beloved cantadora herself, Estes shares this treasured family tradition with you on Bedtime Stories, her own special collection of tales to relax and ease you to sleep.

©2002 Sounds True; (P)2002 Sounds True

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    Timothy Farmington, MN, USA 06-25-09
    Timothy Farmington, MN, USA 06-25-09
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    "Exceptional"

    I'm new this author, but I was impressed enough to buy her other works as well. This audio book is very soothing, and lush with visuals. The evenings when I listen to it I find I dream deeper and more vividly.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lydia Diamond Bar, CA, United States 06-06-09
    Lydia Diamond Bar, CA, United States 06-06-09 Member Since 2002

    Ever since I was a child, I've been comforted by spoken word and stories . I love Simon Vance's narratives, Anthony Bourdain's humour.

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    "Disappointing"

    I love her work, and looked forward to more of Dr.Estes spoken word since buying Women Who Run With The Wolves many years ago. I have The Beginners Dream Interpretation and one or two others.

    This was a bit of rehash for me. Her gorgeous mellifluous voice felt very precious towards the ends...a bit contrived and I lost interest.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Johannesburg, South Africa 12-01-13
    Jennifer Johannesburg, South Africa 12-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A great cure for insominia!"
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    The narrator's voice is incredibly soothing and caring. After she encourages you to fix your favourite pillow in place and assures you that there is no judgment if you fall asleep whilst she is reading, it took me four days to listen to the entire (very short) book. The bedtime stories are not new, but they do take you back to a time when they mattered for many of us. Somewhere in between thinking that adults 'don't do this' and the alluring sense of feeling that all is okay, it is hard not to submit to sleep. Once listened to, I won't re-listen again too soon, but can't bring myself to delete the book from my library either!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marlene fayetteville, GA, USA 05-07-10
    Marlene fayetteville, GA, USA 05-07-10
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    "waste of money"


    This is an awful book. you would of though it had to do with relaxation to help you sleep, at least thats the intro youre able to listen to but then what you get is stories like Snow White, what a joke. isn't even soothing or relaxing. save your money

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Marisol Alcobendas, Encinar de los Reyes, Spain 05-30-13
    Marisol Alcobendas, Encinar de los Reyes, Spain 05-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Sleepy book"
    If you could sum up Bedtime Stories in three words, what would they be?

    Serenity, soothing and short


    If you’ve listened to books by Clarissa Pinkola Estes before, how does this one compare?

    No, I can't compare but would love to listen to another book!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sonya auburn, CA, United States 02-12-13
    sonya auburn, CA, United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "This is my favorite audiobook."
    What made the experience of listening to Bedtime Stories the most enjoyable?

    It helps me relax and clears my mind which helps me sleep.


    Would you recommend Bedtime Stories to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, I already have.


    Have you listened to any of Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, this is not in depth learning, its just relaxing and comforting.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    not applicable


    Any additional comments?

    love the authors comforting and soothing voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yolanda OMAHA, NE, United States 10-25-11
    Yolanda OMAHA, NE, United States 10-25-11
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    "Extremely relaxing!"

    I love listening to this as I fall asleep. It's nurturing and helps me relax. Bedtime stories for adults that help lull you to sleep peacefully. I like it.

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  • Deborah
    bedlington, United Kingdom
    12/19/11
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    "sweet dreams"

    If your struggling to go to sleep then this is a must listen to and if your sleeping ok then this is still a good listen

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • James
    London, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Zzzzzz - but in a very good way"

    Like many people, I can find it hard to fully switch off and drift off to sleep at night. I've tried several audiobooks, with varying degrees of success down the years, however, I can heartily recommend Clarissa Pinkola Estes' book.



    It's not just what she's saying, but the way she says it, that will have you dozing off within minutes.



    The fact that I'm yet to actually make it through to the end of the book would be seen as damning criticism for most audiobooks, but, given what Estes sets out to achieve, it is obviously incredibly high praise.



    A must-download for anyone searching for sweet dreams come bedtime.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. M. Considine
    Ireland
    12/20/12
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    "antidote to restless mind"

    I love listening to Dr Estes, she has a warm and mystical voice. I used to avoid going to sleep until completely exhausted but with this book I am training my mind and body to prepare for sleep in a healthy way.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. Debra Sequoia
    London, UK
    7/22/12
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    "Dreamy Storytelling"

    Lovely storytelling with the addition of some interesting information and helpful suggestions for sleep. She is a fantastic storyteller with just the right tone of voice and a pace that leads towards sleep.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • crispin
    london, United Kingdom
    10/2/13
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    "This woman has magic in her voice"

    I can't write a full review of this as I have not managed to listen to the whole of it. I would estimate that the furthest I have reached is perhaps 20 minutes. For the part I have heard, I would say, it's not so much what she says but the way that she says it !

    There are a couple of nice concepts , a couple of relaxation suggestions , then it's on with the story, which seems to be a meshing together of several favourite fairy tales.

    At the price, i bought it outright instead of using my credit and I have already had more than value for money . If you ever have trouble sleeping or just fancy the idea of having all your cares soothed away from time to time, i would highly recommend this audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn
    Durham, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Even grown ups need a bedtime story."
    If you could sum up Bedtime Stories in three words, what would they be?

    Goodnight, sleep tight!


    What other book might you compare Bedtime Stories to, and why?

    The Creative Fire by the same author, otherwise this audiobook is quite unique.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I love the way Clarissa Pinkola Estes retells familiar tales so that they sound fresh and new.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Well, it's just not that kind of book, it's designed to sooth you off to sleep, so it would be something like, "You won't stay awake long enough to see the ending."!


    Any additional comments?

    CPEstes has such a lovely voice and she lulls you into a dreamy state in which her reading works on a subconscious level. The only thing that spoils it is the corporate man's voice that wakes you up at the end saying, "Thank you for listening to Audible." Perhaps Audible could consider leaving this off their products designed to induce sleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    Fareham, United Kingdom
    4/11/13
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    "Dream Recall"

    I've only partly listened to this once. Since its aplication specific I can't rate it for longevity I don't know if it will lose its effect listening to the same stories over and over as I drift off, but I do know its very relaxing and I had a very interesting dream that I can recall with pretty good clarity and I woke up feeling noticeably better than usual. This is really astounding considering I have had pretty much zero dream recall for years now. Based on my personal experience I think this would be good for insomniacs, depressives and anxious types. So instant 5 stars thx.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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