Now a beloved cantadora herself, Estes shares this treasured family tradition with you on Bedtime Stories, her own special collection of tales to relax and ease you to sleep.
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I'm new this author, but I was impressed enough to buy her other works as well. This audio book is very soothing, and lush with visuals. The evenings when I listen to it I find I dream deeper and more vividly.
I love her work, and looked forward to more of Dr.Estes spoken word since buying Women Who Run With The Wolves many years ago. I have The Beginners Dream Interpretation and one or two others.
This was a bit of rehash for me. Her gorgeous mellifluous voice felt very precious towards the ends...a bit contrived and I lost interest.
"A great cure for insominia!"
The narrator's voice is incredibly soothing and caring. After she encourages you to fix your favourite pillow in place and assures you that there is no judgment if you fall asleep whilst she is reading, it took me four days to listen to the entire (very short) book. The bedtime stories are not new, but they do take you back to a time when they mattered for many of us. Somewhere in between thinking that adults 'don't do this' and the alluring sense of feeling that all is okay, it is hard not to submit to sleep. Once listened to, I won't re-listen again too soon, but can't bring myself to delete the book from my library either!
Yes, I love bedtime stories! Who decided adults don't need those anyway!?! This production is lovingly made to soothe the tired body while recognizing the inner child who still needs to feel comforted and properly tucked in. I would buy more like this!
"Clarissa Pinkol'a Estes is a gifted Storyteller"
I first purchased own two of her cassette tapes and have never been able to part with them. In her culture, storytelling is an ancient art passed down through the generations. In this audiophile, Clarissa lulls your child (or you!) to sleep with her magical voice and voice quality unequalled by most. I love how she says that we enter seep as children and awake as children so stories are the perfect way to enter the dream world. I was asleep in 3 minutes. I got a free book to write this honest review
"soothing and completely relaxing. best sleep I've"
Love this so much. Has changed my circadian rythym for sure. I would highly recommend to anyone who has "too much to think" and sunsequently, trouble getting to slerp.
"sleepy time sweetness"
Perfect for winding down with depth and sweetness. Wish it were longer, will listen again
"Nice for an evening"
Enjoyed this for an evening, but unsure if I'd listen to the same stories over again. Nice for one night.
"Old Fashioned Stories"
Her voice puts me to sleep every time. I wish there were more stories to listen to.
"Won't go to bed without it"
This is one of my favorite audiobooks. I have listened to it every night before sleep, it makes me feel like a little girl being read to. Clarissa's voice is warm and loving. Also every night I listen I have been able to remember my dreams.
When she says "Here i'll tuck you in".
I don't think this would work as a book, it more about her voice and comfort and the act of being told stories as we go to sleep.
It has helped me to sleep and dream.
If your struggling to go to sleep then this is a must listen to and if your sleeping ok then this is still a good listen
"Zzzzzz - but in a very good way"
Like many people, I can find it hard to fully switch off and drift off to sleep at night. I've tried several audiobooks, with varying degrees of success down the years, however, I can heartily recommend Clarissa Pinkola Estes' book.
It's not just what she's saying, but the way she says it, that will have you dozing off within minutes.
The fact that I'm yet to actually make it through to the end of the book would be seen as damning criticism for most audiobooks, but, given what Estes sets out to achieve, it is obviously incredibly high praise.
A must-download for anyone searching for sweet dreams come bedtime.
"antidote to restless mind"
I love listening to Dr Estes, she has a warm and mystical voice. I used to avoid going to sleep until completely exhausted but with this book I am training my mind and body to prepare for sleep in a healthy way.
Lovely storytelling with the addition of some interesting information and helpful suggestions for sleep. She is a fantastic storyteller with just the right tone of voice and a pace that leads towards sleep.
I bought this audiobook about 4 years ago,have never listened to it in one sitting,never fails to send me to sleep,but that is why I bought it,therefore I have to give it 5 stars all round.
Sends me off in a deep, calm sleep, leaving the dramas of the day behind me.
"Even grown ups need a bedtime story."
Goodnight, sleep tight!
The Creative Fire by the same author, otherwise this audiobook is quite unique.
I love the way Clarissa Pinkola Estes retells familiar tales so that they sound fresh and new.
Well, it's just not that kind of book, it's designed to sooth you off to sleep, so it would be something like, "You won't stay awake long enough to see the ending."!
CPEstes has such a lovely voice and she lulls you into a dreamy state in which her reading works on a subconscious level. The only thing that spoils it is the corporate man's voice that wakes you up at the end saying, "Thank you for listening to Audible." Perhaps Audible could consider leaving this off their products designed to induce sleep.
"Love bedtime stories!"
This book is fantastic, not only is it great to help you sleep, but is a great reminder that you need you child like sleep patterns to feel fully rested!
I would have given a five star review if it were a bit longer audio file
"Bad prose, soothing voice"
Clarissa has a pleasant voice and the gentle music in the back ground is relaxing.
However I was snapped out of my relaxed state when hearing grammar errors.
I expected more.
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