Women Who Run with the Wolves

Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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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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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

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

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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.

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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

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would have liked the full book

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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.

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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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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

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need more

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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.

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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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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!

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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.

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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?

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  • Jessica
  • 08-08-18

Not the full book!!

This one only includes 2 chapters when there are actually 17 of them!! This is unacceptable. Scam!!!!

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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.

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  • Nora B
  • 09-03-19

I feel conned

Unfortunately this audio version is not the whole book. It's merely a couple of chapters, out of 16. I bought it to listen to in the car, on my way to and from work, as I don't have the time to read the book at the moment. I was left with the feeling of having been conned. What a rip off!!!

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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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  • Pascale S.
  • 05-14-18

Abridged version narrated by the author

An excellent recording by the author herself, who as a storyteller and “cantadora” is exactly the right person to read it, and at times, sing it.

Note that it is not the full book. I did not know this before I downloaded it and was a little disappointed. However the recording at 2h20m long is very accessible and a great introduction to the book (which is very long and dense). It covers the main concepts and stories of the book. Excellent and highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-18-19

This is not a fool book!

This is not the fool book. Very misleading!!! This is unacceptable and I wouldn't recommend to waste your money or credits on this.

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  • Sb
  • 08-06-18

Stick with it!

Strange but powerful book! Just get thru the first 45 minutes and the penny drops!

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-30-19

Weak

really not sure what the hype about this book is. really disappointing. not worth the time

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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.

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  • MissP
  • 05-07-18

Is it like the book?

I’m not sure this audible version is as the book? Seems too short. Nevertheless it’s a wonderful book and told beautifully

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-26-18

Amazing and insightful

I read 'Women Who Run With the Wolves' in a paperback last year and loved it. I downloaded the audio book to save me time in re-reading it only to find that the audiobook was significantly condensed. However I still adored the messages and insights within the text.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-21-18

Loved it but wish there was an unabridged version

I love the Author's storytelling, her words and tone are so captivating... I just really would loved to have heard the full length of the book, it finished far too soon.

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  • Shelly Fitness
  • 04-13-20

Not the book!

This is NOT the book of the same name. It is more like a lecture that captures some but certainly not all the ideas in the book. It should have a different title. There are some great concepts in here but they are not fleshed out and there is so much missing from the wisdom offered in the book. Buyer beware.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-20

I loved every moment of this book ...

This should be reading for every woman, I was totally engaged from the beginning and can’t wait to listen and read it again. Loved! Loved! Loved!

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  • Nicola Baker
  • 06-28-20

amazing, insightful, empowering

loved this so much - so much wisdom in a relatable and empowering way. beautifully read

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  • merryn
  • 06-08-20

Sensual

Her voice called the wild woman in me. It was sensual and beautiful. It was breathtaking.