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Publisher's Summary

As a child growing up in a family of cantadoras (keepers of the old stories) Clarissa Pinkola Estes learned first hand how a story told at bedtime can soothe away the troubles of the day and prepare the way for another night's dreams to follow.  

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2002 Sounds True (P)2002 Sounds True

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  • MK
  • 2020-09-07

wonderful

it took me many listens to get through the entire story.... im still not convinced I have made it to the end. What more could a person ask for in a bed time story?

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Adults need bedtime stories too

I found this audiobook very calming and generally just a great way to fall asleep. The stories are cute and help if you have very vivid dreams at all or just fun to fall asleep thinking about. I only wish it was longer.

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Clarissa Pinkola Estes is marvelous as always

It took me a few days to hear the stories because her voice will just lull you to sleep. she's an amazing story teller.

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Beautiful

I can't stop playing it over and over again. I wish there were more like this.

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Keep going!

I appreciate all the work I've come across by this author, but once I heard her voice I was in love. She is the perfect narrator for bedtime stories. Soothing and nurturing like a gentle motherly figure tucking you in to bed! I only wish there was more content included, I keep replaying the same stories before bed.

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  • Timothy
  • 2009-06-25

Exceptional

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.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2013-12-01

A great cure for insominia!

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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!

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  • Martinez
  • 2019-07-17

Wonderful. Except Audible ruins it.

It is a wonderful relaxing, calming, comforting program. Too bad that at the end as you re sailing into dreamland, a loud voice comes on announcing AUDIBLE.

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  • KGAwesome
  • 2018-07-23

It works!

Amazing book. Wish there was a way to disable the Audible closing message which wakes you back up!

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  • Influencer
  • 2019-11-16

over all nice

ok, so here's both sides. the best elements is the background music really nice.. 2nd her voice is soothing and parts we're calming, comforting and enjoyable.
the negative side is the stories..they didn't relax my mind at all. especially the first one.
it caused more anxiety than I had prior to listening. I said the over book was nice but really just ok based on the story.

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  • Sally Renata
  • 2017-06-06

Essential

Of course the stories are wonderful and her voice mesmerizing, but what is essential for me is the fact that they are bedtime stories, and. It is a soothing package I use night after night and year after year to soothe me to sleep.

It's a package of relaxation, empowerment and travel to other worlds. It puts my nervous system in just the right place for a good nights sleep and it is better than a sound machine

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  • Karen H
  • 2020-10-29

Excellent with unfortunate “Audible” tag at end

This is excellent, as is everything by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I’ve had insomnia for years. The stories and storyteller help me drift to sleep. I’m very happy with it.

However, why did the Audible producers include an “Audible” tag at the end of the recording? The voice is completely dissonant with the experience of the stories and jolts me awake. I can set the timer to turn off the stories prior to the end and, therefore, the Audible tag doesn’t play. Simple enough, but the experience and overall quality would be much improved if Audible did not include its own tag at the end.

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  • Michael Hogan
  • 2018-02-24

Breathy conjecture not story

This should not even be listed as a bedtime story, it’s a terrible compilation of breathy thoughts of what a “story” should be interpreted as. Just awful.

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  • Justin C. Brown
  • 2016-04-28

Old Fashioned Stories

Her voice puts me to sleep every time. I wish there were more stories to listen to.

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  • Lydia
  • 2009-06-06

Disappointing

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.

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