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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

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

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  • Katherine
  • PLEASANT HILL, MO, United States
  • 09-26-13

Guess I know what "Abridged" means now....

Would you listen to Women Who Run with the Wolves again? Why?

Only if I could get the "entire" book on audio, didn't realize this wasn't the whole book

What did you like best about this story?

Love her storytelling!

What about Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s performance did you like?

The way she tells stories

Any additional comments?

I'm REALLY disappointed that this was so short - is there another way to get the entire book on audio?

68 of 69 people found this review helpful

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Too short

Would you try another book from Clarissa Pinkola Estes and/or Clarissa Pinkola Estes?

yes, but not an abrigded one

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

not enough of the book to tell

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

the feeling the narator brings and the music

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

What there was -great

Any additional comments?

would have liked the full book

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  • Allison
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 06-03-15

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.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Really short

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

I also have a new appreciation for the word 'abridged.' This book is difficult to 'summarize.' The audible version is a good overview, but I wish I knew that the stories would be missed. I would have spent this 2 hours reading my book book.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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too abridged - too softly spoken

Would you try another book from Clarissa Pinkola Estes and/or Clarissa Pinkola Estes?

I love the actual brick and mortar book . And I have two more of hers - unabridged - in my cart right now.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Too softly spoken. I listen while driving and it's hard to pay attention with her soft, slow voice. It also lulls me to sleep a little. I've restarted a couple times, realizing that my mind was wandering and I had missed so much.

Any additional comments?

I love the actual brick and mortar book - and it's huge. I can't believe they condensed it in to less than 3 hours. It's too abridged

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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

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Is not the entire book

This does not include the entire book. Just a compressed version. Not all the mythes are included. No chapters and is hard to follow.

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Empowering!

Women who run with the wolves is my all time favorite book anyways. The audio version allows me to enjoy it on my commute. This is a great book to listen to when you need strength. Enjoy!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Tiffany
  • LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
  • 11-10-11

Excellent!

I read Women Who Run With The Wolves about two years ago. I was so inspired by the author's work that I made sure all my friends, men and women, knew about it. I think it is a must read, especially for women who feel a great need to rediscover and reclaim their sacred wolf bones in order to truly run free, without inhabition. Wild, like our nature. And especially for the men who love the wolf and want to understand her being and not capture her soul. I LOVE this audio. And the best part is Dr. Marissa Pinkola Estes narrated the audio book herself, now how lucky can one get?

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Wendy
  • Wentworth, Australia
  • 06-19-11

Loved it

This audio was much easier to listen to than trying to read the book, which I found very hard going. The narration is perfect and the stories brilliant. I loved it.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • isla
  • 08-11-14

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.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • G
  • 03-19-14

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.

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  • Paulene
  • 04-06-10

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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  • ecurb123
  • 01-29-17

unabridged

the abridged is fine but any chance of hearing the unabridged version of this please

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  • Denitza Moreau
  • 09-30-16

loved it!

the concepts in this book are essential to a woman's happiness and to her understanding of how to attain this happiness.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • ANDRENE A.
  • 09-04-16

A gift to yourself

loved it and narrator's hypnotic voice. I Recommend highly for women of every age and creed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-10

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.

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  • Brigitte De La Pava
  • 06-21-16

Not too sure.

I agree with individual freedom, but to paint marriage as a beautiful cage of rotting death.
One story describes man as a being who collects the bones of women he has married and killed ultimately.

I prefer unity and not separation.

Being wild and free is good, but motherhood and parenting means a natural progression of life, dishes are also a form of creativity, you are creating for your loved ones and home... If you want to twiddle reeds in the garden and be wild when creativity is needed for everyone around you... Then your just a adult child, not a wild female.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-18

my 7th time listening to it in a row!!!

her voice is mesmerising and takes you away to your wild nature. Easy and addictive to listen to!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-15-18

Beautiful, spiritual awakening

I think everyone should listen to this, I am sad that not everyone will listen to this. It has been thoroughly enjoyable, from the content to the context to the ethereal voice of the narrator and finally the music.

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  • Kiera
  • 01-20-16

Not complete

This version leaves multiple stories, chapters and plenty of details out. Enjoyable but incomplete. Very disspointed.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • sandy
  • 04-12-18

A must for every woman

I’ve listened to this book three times and will regularly listen to it. Every time I hear something new that I mist the other times

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  • Lola-Mae
  • 02-19-18

Every woman needs to hear this.

I nodded my head with every word. This book is a game changer for women who want to stand in their power. A beautifully narrated and poignant piece of literature.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-18

Disappointing! incomplete book

i loved the story but it is only the first two chapters of the book.

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  • Elena
  • 01-24-18

Incomplete

What would have made Women Who Run with the Wolves better?

Sold the complete version, or at least let people know. Extremely disappointed, hard copy has many more chapters and stories in full detail. It’s a great incomplete book.

What was most disappointing about Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s story?

Her story is wonderful, but this audiobook is not complete.

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  • Karine Caudell
  • 01-03-18

A staple for any women’s library

I have read this book and now listened, a must to own and refer back to time and time again.

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  • Sharon Edwards
  • 06-25-17

i love it I was disappointed when it finished.

love it I was so disappointed when it finished .. Going to listen to it again for sure

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  • Marisa
  • 05-05-17

Visceral, moving, insightful

I love Dr Estes' work. This was so healing for me to listen to. I've read the book but this has new stories and insights and you get to experience the warmth and wisdom of the author's voice. Highly recommended.

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  • Tania
  • 05-01-17

Shame it was only 2 chapters

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If I was recommending the book, I would recommend the paperback as the 2 hours is not the book, its 2 hours of stories which were great but were not the book which is what I thought I was buying. Very disappointed to have to pay the same about for a full book but only get 2 chapters. No I do not recommend this at all. This book must be read in its entirety.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

All the stories and their meanings

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

No, she was awesome

Could you see Women Who Run with the Wolves being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

ABSOLUTELY - Not sure as there were only 2 chapters.

Any additional comments?

Put forward the full book please

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-18-17

Every woman should read/listen to this

Easy to listen to. Empowering. Great story telling. I have started recommending this to all the woman in my life.