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Publisher's Summary

This is the second edition of a uniquely empowering, international word-of-mouth best seller about wild landscapes, female mythology, and the challenges facing modern women. It is a book for any woman who has ever lost her way and who sees a wasteland at the heart of modern existence and longs to live a more authentic, rooted life once again.

©2016 Sharon Blackie (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Bridy Cappo
  • 25-12-2017

Please re-record this incredible book.

I really want to listen to this audio book, but I find the cadence of the speaker almost intolerable. It feels cold and disengaged, as if she is reading off a checklist. It is not the voice we need.
I rarely leave a negative review, but because I feel this content is of such immense importance, I feel compelled to leave a review, imploring the author to re-record the audible version of this book.

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  • Denise Gowan
  • 28-04-2018

Beautiful book! Narrator rushes the story...

This is a gorgeous book!! The words and messages are to be savored. Unfortunately, the narrator rushes the delivery of the narrative; thus, she doesn't match the needed pace for dwelling and lingering as the story unfolds. Just a bit slower delivery would have made all the difference! I would still recommend the book in that it holds such an important message for women as we find ourselves coming back into and tending what matters most to us.

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  • Emily Bessemer
  • 11-05-2018

Please Record Again!!

I would love to listen to this but the narrator is just awful! This is one of my favorite books and it’s a shame ... I tried to listen but could only make it through the first hour before I gave up. Please re-record!

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  • i can,t buy it
  • 22-05-2018

Boring narrator

I find the content and story in this book to be powerful and interesting. However the narrator ends every sentence in the exact same sing song voice throughout the entire book. It is tiresome and was very irritating to me. This book deserves a new redo with another reader, one who interesting and not monotonous. Not sure if I can complete this book with this narrator.

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  • Edie
  • 23-08-2018

Don’t waste your time!

This book was a complete disappointment. 90% of it is useless blabber. The other 10% is a poor attempt to rip-off of Women Who Run With The Wolves in that The author attempts to use folktales and traditional stories to connect us to our sacred feminine. However she fails miserably. The narrator’s voice is completely monotonous and irritating. This entire book could’ve been paired down to a single chapter and been more useful and more enjoyable. The authors’ personal stories we’re not entertaining nor inspiring or pertinent to the book. It also takes a weird turn to talk about menopause towards the end.

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  • agilityfan
  • 22-07-2018

had to turn it off

i go this book based on recommendation of content - as an avid audible listener i purchased this book - to my horror the narration made it unbearable to listen.... please re record.. its a lovely book!

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  • Amana
  • 31-05-2018

LOVE LOVE LOVE

Would be a great book to read as a book club, or with a friend or two and talk through it and explore our own self discoveries. Beautiful book! I just finished it for the first time and am excited to read it cover to cover once more!

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  • Arianne
  • 03-01-2018

Tired so hard to like this book

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

If you like folklore you will like this book, but it is far from a self-help book that the title suggests. The author talks and talks going on and on an saying nothing of relevance just describing every detail of nature. I like descriptions but not when the story line gets lost

What do you think your next listen will be?

A Book about Buddhism

Did Heather Wilds do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

only in the Celtic folk stories but not the ones which the author met in real life.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sadness- bc I identified with how the author felt, disappointment the story was going nowhere, and annoyance that instead of just stating her feminist anti-piratical opinions she tried to ram then down your throat

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  • Brandy
  • 14-09-2018

Awesome is an understatement

This is one of the best books I have listen to in a very long it.

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  • Stephanie
  • 05-08-2018

An amazing labyrinth of story, wisdom & inspiration

This book is stunning. The narrator wonderfully captures the spirit of the author. I will be listening to this again for sure. I look forward to reading all of Sharon’s books

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  • Elena Harris
  • 16-12-2017

Terrible narrator

The book is actually wonderful but is entirely let down bu the wierd and emotionless narrator. For a book like this, there is no warmth or rhythm to the narrators voice. I really don't understand why they chose this narrator. I endured the first chapter and could go no further.

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  • JulieGibbons
  • 03-12-2017

Bad narration makes this impossible to complete

I’ve had this on my bookshelf for ages without yet finding time to read, so I was excited to see it here in Audible. Finally, I’ll get to ‘read’ it, I thought!

Alas, after an hour or so of trying hard to listen, I admit defeat.

This is nothing to do with content and everything to do with narration.

It’s simply impossible to follow or make sense of due to the narrator’s weirdly stilted style.

Not recommended unless it’s rereleased with a competent narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-07-2018

An authentic journey seeking sense in place

I thoroughly enjoyed this telling; easy on the ears and satisfying for the heart. It has helped to clarify many unspoken feelings.

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  • Josie
  • 24-07-2018

Amazing book, narrator was a bit over dramatic.

I’d have read like this for my gcse drama. Amazing book, I’m going to buy a copy to read as I want to explore in more depth.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-07-2018

Awful reading

The content of this book is ruined by the awful reader, who has only one pattern of intonation. For me, it really jars and makes listening virtually unbearable. I gave up mid way through chapter 2.

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  • annabelle
  • 10-04-2018

Incredible.

What a book!!!!
I had this book in my wish list for a while, I hesitated because of other reviews criticism of the narrator.
I AM SO GLAD I IGNORED THEM!!
This is one of the most profound and immersive and transformational books I have listened to.
I felt every word.
Beautifully written and clearly read. Maybe because I am British I didn’t mind the narrators voice, but the power of the words would have moved me no matter who read it.
This book has changed me forever.

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  • Adrienne Gilbert
  • 24-03-2018

Like the book so far.....

Cant finish this because of the narrators voice so i will buy the hard copy and read it that way. The narrators vouce is irritating and very 1950s Bbc .....more relatable voices please!

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  • Miss L E Vale
  • 20-03-2018

Terrible narration let’s the contents down

I’ve read this book before and it is wonderful. The narration, however, is awful. It’s a cross between a newsreader and an automated voice. It’s a shame as I was looking forward to listening to this during my commute but I couldn’t last more than two minutes.

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  • Sarah B
  • 09-11-2017

Must read for everyone

This was such a wonderful listen.. the stories, the lessons, the deep nourishment of hearing just what you need, just when you need it.

I found the narrator a little difficult to begin with, she has an interesting cadence which didn’t quite ‘work’ for me, but certainly later on in the book it seemed to settle or I got used to it! Certainly had only a small impact on my enjoyment.

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  • Ms. J. Francis
  • 10-05-2018

The Book is great I'm sure, but terrible narrating

I've had to go and buy this book in paperback because the narrator is TERRIBLE. This is about the rooted ancient wild roots of women and the feminine and the author sounds like she's reading the 10pm news. Stiff and the exact same monotone lilt every other sentence. I can't wait to read the proper book but the narrator has ruined this for me.

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