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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)

What Members Say

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    Kiera 20/01/2016
    Kiera 20/01/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Not complete"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tania 01/05/2017
    Tania 01/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    18/04/2017
    18/04/2017
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 31/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Exceptional"

    This was so beautifully told quite inspiring. Will definitely recommend every woman listen to this and every man who truly cares about the women in his life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brett 04/10/2016
    Brett 04/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful and meaningful stories."

    What a wonderful expression of women. I sincerely hope this book finds it way into the hands and hearts of as many women as possible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 01/12/2015
    Sarah 01/12/2015
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    "beautiful. definitely recommend for all women! "

    so enriching. I feel like another piece of myself has been put into place, I will definitely be listening to other works by Clarissa.

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    TommyD 17/08/2015
    TommyD 17/08/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful words, stories and wisdom"

    Having read the book many years ago, I wanted a refresher and also to hear Dr. Estes own voice reading was really powerful.

    Includes some powerful storytelling, Jungian symbol work and female wisdom that is relevant, important and beautifully delivered. Such a gift!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    BRISTOL, United Kingdom
    1/11/12
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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

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    Raytown, MO, United States
    26/09/13
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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?

    37 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • imawareru
    5/02/15
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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.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • KATHRYN
    United States
    24/04/12
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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
  • Amanda M.
    16/12/15
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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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tiffany
    LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
    10/11/11
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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?

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    Wentworth, Australia
    19/06/11
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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
  • Maria De La Cueva
    4/08/15
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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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kirstin
    Atlanta, GA, United States
    8/07/15
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    "Powerful Words"
    If you could sum up Women Who Run with the Wolves in three words, what would they be?

    One of the most powerful works I've ever read. A combination of myth, reality and creative non-fiction used masterfully to tell the tale of woman.


    What other book might you compare Women Who Run with the Wolves to and why?

    I don't really think that there is a book that exactly compares, but I would say that it has changed my life in similar ways that books such as The Power of Now, The anatomy of the soul, and The Artist Way did.


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

    She is a master story teller!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Allison
    Philadelphia, PA
    3/06/15
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • isla
    Bristol uk
    11/08/14
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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.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Brigitte De La Pava
    London
    21/06/16
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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
  • Paulene
    GRANGEMOUTHUnited Kingdom
    6/04/10
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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
    29/01/17
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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
    30/09/16
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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.
    4/09/16
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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
  • G
    London, United Kingdom
    19/03/14
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    "A book for the wild woman in all of us..."
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    31/03/10
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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
  • Jan Russell Dexter
    UK
    14/04/17
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    "Gentle awe"

    Loved hearing this beautiful prosaic abridged rendition of such a powerful work. This book is so important to being a woman, every one of us should hear it to reawaken the energies that we have within our souls.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    7/03/17
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    "Thought provoking!"

    A really thought provoking listen. The stories shared in this book really link into daily life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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