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Woman in the Wilderness

By: Miriam Lancewood
Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
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Woman in the Wilderness tells how one woman learned to dig deep and push the boundaries in order to discover what really matters in life. 

Miriam is a young Dutch woman living in the heart of the mountains with her New Zealand husband. She lives simply in a tent or hut and survives by hunting wild animals and foraging edible plants, relying on only minimal supplies. For the last six years she has lived this way, through all seasons, often cold, hungry and isolated in the bush. She loves her life and feels free, connected to the land and happy. There's a lot of drama out there in the wild, and Miriam knows how to spin a good yarn. 

This is a gripping and engaging listen reminiscent of both adventure writing like Wild and nature writing like H Is for Hawk and is perfect for anyone exploring the idea of living a more authentic, real life. 

Cover art © Lottie Hedley

©2017 Miriam Lancewood (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Inspiring - read 3 times!

Great narration to a well written true story of a woman travelling for many years in the wilderness with her partner. Miriam lives a life away from modern technology, and everyday routine. She is stronger physically and mentally for it.

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love this book from start to finish

This book has felt like a homecoming for me.
to hear such heartfelt, accurate, and perceptive descriptions of our place in nature is a relief, and a joy.
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What an adventure!

This was a great find! Recommended by a friend and thoroughly enjoyed. I cried when she killed the goat...as though I was right there with her. So well explained and read. Highly recommend for something different.

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Inspirational adventure

A great explanation of how the adventurous lives of Miriam and her partner Peter began and continued in all the different environments with challenges and a wonderful strength of body and mind
Miriam makes the story so inclusive I felt I could see them and feel the wilderness around them many times.

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New Zealand exploring

loved the story's of the bush,, eating possum. going from vegetarian to eating and hunting your own animals . heard of you on stuff news article. did a all day binge listening to the book

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Felt like I was there

This book put the places into my mind as I was listening. Easier being from NZ where it's set, but I could totally relate to the brutal cold and the experiences without actually doing them myself.
They're so much heartier than I would ever be, but I really enjoyed the story and telling of the challenges.

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Story great - audible not so much

Awesome story from a really interesting woman
Bad Pronunciation of names (especially Te Araroa) distracting

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Story of an insightful and inspiring woman

A thought provoking and an enjoyable listen. Makes you reconsider what you really need to live a happy life.

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Life can be different

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of what society tells us life should be, but this story reminds us that life is what we choose it to be. Brilliant story of nature, society and relationships, and connection to self and all.

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Difficult to listen to this narrator

I was really looking forward to this book, but struggled so much with the narrator that I couldn’t finish it

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