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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

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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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    Amazon Customer BRISTOL, United Kingdom 11-01-12
    Amazon Customer BRISTOL, United Kingdom 11-01-12 Member Since 2010
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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

    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Raytown, MO, United States 09-26-13
    Katherine Raytown, MO, United States 09-26-13
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    "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?

    41 of 42 people found this review helpful
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    imawareru 02-05-15
    imawareru 02-05-15
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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.


    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Allison Philadelphia, PA 06-03-15
    Allison 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.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda M. 12-16-15
    Amanda M. 12-16-15 Member Since 2017
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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

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Maria De La Cueva 08-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    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

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    KATHRYN United States 04-24-12
    KATHRYN United States 04-24-12
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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
    Tiffany LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 11-10-11
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    "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?

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Wentworth, Australia 06-19-11
    Wendy Wentworth, Australia 06-19-11
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    "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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    scar 02-06-17
    scar 02-06-17
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • isla
    Bristol uk
    8/11/14
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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.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Brigitte De La Pava
    London
    6/21/16
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • ecurb123
    Sunderland
    1/29/17
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    "unabridged"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Denitza Moreau
    UK
    9/30/16
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    "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
  • ANDRENE A.
    9/4/16
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    "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
  • Anonymous
    3/31/10
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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
  • Anonymous
    9/3/17
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    "inspiring"

    This was wonderfully read with inspiring stories and dissection of them. highly recommended read or listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrspatriciacherry
    Devon UK
    7/9/17
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    "Hidden depths."

    I listened to this audio as part of a group of older women, as a book club. It would not have been a personal choice, so perhaps I was not in the right mood to listen to it.

    I have a vision impairment so chose audio rather than struggle with the written version. But I am wondering whether the written version would have made a difference to my enjoyment of this book, because I found the authors performance somewhat off putting.

    Most of stories did not resonate with me.

    However, there were a few surprising places where was I startled to find that she was describing my experience in life. Particularly the idea that many women are controlled and kept down by beliefs and ideas thrust on them in early life and then they rebel against them and become wild.

    A good book for those women who can,learn with metaphor, but I like to come straight to the point and would rather have done without the myths and legends. But that is only my opinion.

    I

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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