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Publisher's Summary

This is the second edition of a uniquely empowering, international word-of-mouth best seller about wild landscapes, female mythology, and the challenges facing modern women. It is a book for any woman who has ever lost her way and who sees a wasteland at the heart of modern existence and longs to live a more authentic, rooted life once again.

©2016 Sharon Blackie (P)2017 Tantor

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Please re-record this incredible book.

I really want to listen to this audio book, but I find the cadence of the speaker almost intolerable. It feels cold and disengaged, as if she is reading off a checklist. It is not the voice we need.
I rarely leave a negative review, but because I feel this content is of such immense importance, I feel compelled to leave a review, imploring the author to re-record the audible version of this book.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Beautiful book! Narrator rushes the story...

This is a gorgeous book!! The words and messages are to be savored. Unfortunately, the narrator rushes the delivery of the narrative; thus, she doesn't match the needed pace for dwelling and lingering as the story unfolds. Just a bit slower delivery would have made all the difference! I would still recommend the book in that it holds such an important message for women as we find ourselves coming back into and tending what matters most to us.

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Please Record Again!!

I would love to listen to this but the narrator is just awful! This is one of my favorite books and it’s a shame ... I tried to listen but could only make it through the first hour before I gave up. Please re-record!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Boring narrator

I find the content and story in this book to be powerful and interesting. However the narrator ends every sentence in the exact same sing song voice throughout the entire book. It is tiresome and was very irritating to me. This book deserves a new redo with another reader, one who interesting and not monotonous. Not sure if I can complete this book with this narrator.

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Tired so hard to like this book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you like folklore you will like this book, but it is far from a self-help book that the title suggests. The author talks and talks going on and on an saying nothing of relevance just describing every detail of nature. I like descriptions but not when the story line gets lost

What do you think your next listen will be?

A Book about Buddhism

Did Heather Wilds do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

only in the Celtic folk stories but not the ones which the author met in real life.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sadness- bc I identified with how the author felt, disappointment the story was going nowhere, and annoyance that instead of just stating her feminist anti-piratical opinions she tried to ram then down your throat

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LOVE LOVE LOVE

Would be a great book to read as a book club, or with a friend or two and talk through it and explore our own self discoveries. Beautiful book! I just finished it for the first time and am excited to read it cover to cover once more!

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  • JulieGibbons
  • 12-03-17

Bad narration makes this impossible to complete

I’ve had this on my bookshelf for ages without yet finding time to read, so I was excited to see it here in Audible. Finally, I’ll get to ‘read’ it, I thought!

Alas, after an hour or so of trying hard to listen, I admit defeat.

This is nothing to do with content and everything to do with narration.

It’s simply impossible to follow or make sense of due to the narrator’s weirdly stilted style.

Not recommended unless it’s rereleased with a competent narrator.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Elena Harris
  • 12-16-17

Terrible narrator

The book is actually wonderful but is entirely let down bu the wierd and emotionless narrator. For a book like this, there is no warmth or rhythm to the narrators voice. I really don't understand why they chose this narrator. I endured the first chapter and could go no further.

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  • Ms. J. Francis
  • 05-10-18

The Book is great I'm sure, but terrible narrating

I've had to go and buy this book in paperback because the narrator is TERRIBLE. This is about the rooted ancient wild roots of women and the feminine and the author sounds like she's reading the 10pm news. Stiff and the exact same monotone lilt every other sentence. I can't wait to read the proper book but the narrator has ruined this for me.

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  • annabelle
  • 04-10-18

Incredible.

What a book!!!!
I had this book in my wish list for a while, I hesitated because of other reviews criticism of the narrator.
I AM SO GLAD I IGNORED THEM!!
This is one of the most profound and immersive and transformational books I have listened to.
I felt every word.
Beautifully written and clearly read. Maybe because I am British I didn’t mind the narrators voice, but the power of the words would have moved me no matter who read it.
This book has changed me forever.

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  • Adrienne Gilbert
  • 03-24-18

Like the book so far.....

Cant finish this because of the narrators voice so i will buy the hard copy and read it that way. The narrators vouce is irritating and very 1950s Bbc .....more relatable voices please!

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  • Miss L E Vale
  • 03-20-18

Terrible narration let’s the contents down

I’ve read this book before and it is wonderful. The narration, however, is awful. It’s a cross between a newsreader and an automated voice. It’s a shame as I was looking forward to listening to this during my commute but I couldn’t last more than two minutes.

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  • Sarah B
  • 11-09-17

Must read for everyone

This was such a wonderful listen.. the stories, the lessons, the deep nourishment of hearing just what you need, just when you need it.

I found the narrator a little difficult to begin with, she has an interesting cadence which didn’t quite ‘work’ for me, but certainly later on in the book it seemed to settle or I got used to it! Certainly had only a small impact on my enjoyment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-26-18

arghhhhh!

the book is amazing. the reading of it , terrible. completely inappropriate style. like newsreader

0 of 1 people found this review helpful