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If Women Rose Rooted

The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging
Written by: Sharon Blackie
Narrated by: Heather Wilds
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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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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Incredible

A transformative and powerful book. Delicious. I will return to this book again and again.

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Strong, powerful, mystic and deep.

A beautiful life journey of one woman’s life interwoven with Celtic myth and lore. A must read for all women who feel a calling to root deeper and heal the planet.

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deeply touching and moving

slow to start but then i was hooked. very glad i stayed with it. an important book that shook up some stuff within me. i will return to this book throught my life.

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  • Bridy Cappo
  • 2017-12-25

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 G.
  • 2018-04-28

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
  • 2018-05-11

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
  • 2018-05-22

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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  • agilityfan
  • 2018-07-22

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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  • SaraC
  • 2018-12-21

Awful narration

I literally could listen to this. The most repetitive narrative intonation—I almost cant believe it. It’s almost a caricature of narration. Bad bad bad

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  • Karen
  • 2018-12-31

Life affirming and altering!

Brilliant, inspiring, and motivating...THIS is what I've needed for so many years! THIS is what I will share with my teenage daughter now so that her children can start hearing, seeing, and learning it at birth. Deeply grateful to have stumbled across this book!!

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  • sierra
  • 2018-10-02

This book changed my life.

I first read this book a year ago. It was unlike anything I had come across. It is a powerful shift in the way a book is made. This is an inspirational way to be on the planet, to move through the world and a powerful story to accompany you on your own journey. Sharon Blackie quickly became a heroine of mine. A particular and different kind of book. but WOW it blew me away... can carried me away on the wind, on the river and into the magical world. READ THIS.

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  • Amana
  • 2018-05-31

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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  • a13bc
  • 2019-05-25

Amazing book, horrendous narration

Listening to this book has brought about a strong desire to gouge out my eardrums with the narrator's constant sing-song everything-is-a-question intonation. I couldn't even finish it and had to return it despite loving the book itself. I did however buy the paperback. Unless it's re-recorded, don't waste your money or credit!