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Women Who Run with the Wolves Audiobook

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

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.
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Publisher's Summary

First published three years ago before the print edition of Women Who Run with the Wolves made publishing history, this original audio edition quickly became an underground best seller. For it's insights into the inner lives of women, it established Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes as one of the most important voices of our time in the fields of Jungian psychology, myth, and women's mysteries.

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.

©2001 Sounds True; (P)2001 Sounds True

What the Critics Say

"Her widely researched study offers usable advice for modern women." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kelley Monaghan 10-11-15
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    "Wide eyed and awake...."

    This is astonishing, deep, and beautiful. I know I will listen to it over and over again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Didem 09-18-15
    Didem 09-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Thrilled but disappointed"

    Listening to the abbridged version by Estes' own magnificent voice was bewitching. However I was deeply disappointed when the performance turned out to be a very short summary of the original work. Please specify this for consumers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Abrams Greenville, NY United States 08-14-15
    S. Abrams Greenville, NY United States 08-14-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Never a wasted minute!"

    Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes weaves a yarn like no other. All of her stories are lessons which can be re-listened to and with each listen, new information is gained.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maria De La Cueva 08-04-15
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    "Women who run with the wolves"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I had hoped it was the entire book not just the first two chapters


    Any additional comments?

    need more

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kirstin Atlanta, GA, United States 07-08-15
    Kirstin Atlanta, GA, United States 07-08-15 Member Since 2010

    I am a grower. A tangle of vines weaving round myrtle branch fences. Rusty metal, soft stone, and worn wood. Unkempt curls and knees covered in clay. I listen.

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    "Powerful Words"
    If you could sum up Women Who Run with the Wolves in three words, what would they be?

    One of the most powerful works I've ever read. A combination of myth, reality and creative non-fiction used masterfully to tell the tale of woman.


    What other book might you compare Women Who Run with the Wolves to and why?

    I don't really think that there is a book that exactly compares, but I would say that it has changed my life in similar ways that books such as The Power of Now, The anatomy of the soul, and The Artist Way did.


    What does Clarissa Pinkola Estes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is a master story teller!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Allison B Philadelphia, PA 06-03-15
    Allison B Philadelphia, PA 06-03-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Book is superb; Audible edition is a ripoff."

    I didn't realize "abridged" meant only two chapters. The book is one of my all-time favorites. This audible edition is a letdown.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angie MI, USA 04-14-15
    Angie MI, USA 04-14-15
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    "I thought it was the whole book!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If this was the entire book, I would have given it 5 stars.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first time listening to an audio book, so I had no idea that this was not the entire book. I see now I have to look at the hours. Very disappointed. I thought I could listen to this on my commute. I had to go buy the book to finish it because it was selected for my book club. Not a happy camper at all. Well, what I did listen to, it was very good. Not so good reading it, though. I had to think too much while reading it and go back and forth rereading paragraphs to get the gist of what the author was talking about.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jeanvers 06-19-09
    jeanvers 06-19-09

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    "AWESOME"

    Brilliant. Working on listening to all of her books and I have loved each one. She is an amazing woman. 1ove.

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    Vanessa Wellington, CO, United States 05-28-12
    Vanessa Wellington, CO, United States 05-28-12
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    "This work is apart of my "soul food" collection"
    Would you listen to Women Who Run with the Wolves again? Why?

    This is the kind of work that will reveal more meaning every time it's read/listened to. This is particularly wonderful as Dr. Pinkola Estes is the narrator. Beautifully written, inspiring content, and well delivered.


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    Angela Marquette, MI, United States 08-27-11
    Angela Marquette, MI, United States 08-27-11 Member Since 2013
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    "A Must"

    This Woman Clarissa Pinkola Estes is an amazing woman with an amazing gift of story telling with passion that motivates you to keep listening. When the book is finished you so wish it would keep going. Each of her stories have deep meaning that go right to your bones.

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    "Too short"
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    This was far shorter than I expected. It was not clear just how abridged it was. Having read the book many years ago I was looking forward to hearing the depth of the work but it stopped after two chapters. I wouldn't choose to pay this much for such a short version. Very disapointed.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Paulene
    GRANGEMOUTHUnited Kingdom
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    "Amazingly insightful!!!!"

    An amazing read for both men and women. For women, this book finally makes sense of why our lives are the way they are. For men, it allows men a greater understanding of the innate beauty present in every woman. This is a book that every young person should read or have read to them. It explaines why every person is a unique individual and should be honoured as such.

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  • G
    London, United Kingdom
    3/19/14
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    "A book for the wild woman in all of us..."
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    Clarissa Pinkola Estes is a beautiful story teller. Every message she shares is done so with eloquence using tales of old brought magnificently into the here and now. I cannot recommend this enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Linette
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    "An amazing storyteller!"

    Clarissa had me entranced! Love the interweaving of story, song and ancient wisdom. Can't wait to hear more of her work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Eleri Jay Crowly
    11/27/15
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    "wonderful"

    I have both the book and the audio book. This is beautifully read by the author. I would definitely recommend it.

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  • Kate
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    "fantastic book, every woman should listen to this."

    this book just flowed, I loved the messages it gives and the charming stories are read beautifully. well worth a download

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  • Mrs Parsley
    Cambridge
    7/28/15
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    "Inspirational"

    Encouragement, affirmation a journey, trust your intuition.. I wept tears of sadness and immense joy a must read for anyone on their own spiritual journey of discovery..

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  • Claire
    Brighton
    3/20/15
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    "touching"

    a very inspiring and engrossing listen. would recommend to all females, young and old and all in between.

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  • JulieGibbonsCreative
    Scotland
    2/18/15
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    "An audio top-up for this book's devotees"

    And a great intro for newbies to Dr CPE's seminal work. She's the Elder you've been longing for your whole life, expertly relating archetypal experiences with essential practices for the revival of women's instinctual nature.

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  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    9/22/13
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    "food for thought and for reclaiming oneself"
    Would you listen to Women Who Run with the Wolves again? Why?

    Clarissa Pinkola Estes uses stories and fairy tales as metaphors for societal and psychological patterns, and as vehicles that will reach our inner thoughts. Thing said in stories and poetic language that can bypass rational assessment and somehow resonate within us

    This short recording addresses the need for women to shake our "good girl" domestication and get the courage to be ourselves, express ourselves, dare more, as well as the dangers in doing so, through stories.


    Any additional comments?

    overlaps too much with stories and themes that are in "theatre of the imagination"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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