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Women Who Run with the Wolves

Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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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.

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What the critics say

"Her widely researched study offers usable advice for modern women." ( Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about Women Who Run with the Wolves

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Very misleading - not the same as the actual book

Women Who Run with the Wolves is an amazing book, however, what I downloaded here on Audible is NOT the hardcover book that I own. It is a 'version' of the book, therefore, I was extremely disappointed as that was not at all what I was expecting. Audible should make these things much more clear.

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Where’s the rest of the book Audible?

This was a great 2 hours, but at no point before getting the book did I notice anything obvious saying it was an abridged version. I would have loved the full version, especially in audiobook format. This was disappointing. What was there is great, just not what I thought I was signing up for.

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Life Changing Wisdom

I love this book it will change your life — this is misleading however because it is only a fraction of the book - this is not advertised and a disappointment considering the cost - but the content is life changing beautiful wild wisdom ♥️

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NOT THE SAME AS THE BOOK

Highly truncated. Barely any stories and the takeaways are minor. Would not recommend at all.

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  • amy
  • 2018-04-07

Missing stories?

I love her style of storytelling, her voice and cadence. But are there stories missing?

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different version than the original

I bought this book because we were reading it for book club. After listening to the whole thing in one drive, I thought it seemed a little shallow. I was expecting way more depth and analysis. During our book club meeting I found out that the audio book is way shorter than the original. Unfortunately this is not stated anywhere on the audiobook. I will be returning this one.

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I am truly grateful for this book.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I truly enjoyed this book. I recommend it highly. I normally don't write reviews, but I think there is that one person who will read this and you will understand this book is the one for you to read. I promise you it's worth it. Enjoy you deserve it.

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Not the same as the paper book

This seems to be only the first chapter or 2 of the book. I should have known given how short this audio book is! Be forewarned. The stories are great I just wish I got the whole book.

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Not the book!

If you ur looking for the original book this is not it. Would not recommend.

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Not the real book

I purchased this audio hoping to enjoy the real book red by the author herself. I truly enjoyed her presentation, however, I was quite disappoint with the content. It was just a glance from the stories and the analyses of the paperback I've red. I am back to reading the paperback which I love. I wonder whether is worth to purchase audiobooks if they're only a mare presentation of the original?!

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  • Katherine
  • 2013-09-26

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?

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  • Allison
  • 2015-06-03

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2012-11-01

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

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  • imawareru
  • 2015-02-05

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.

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  • scar
  • 2017-02-06

Is not the entire book

This does not include the entire book. Just a compressed version. Not all the mythes are included. No chapters and is hard to follow.

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  • Maria De La Cueva
  • 2015-08-04

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

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  • Amanda M.
  • 2015-12-16

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

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  • KATHRYN
  • 2012-04-24

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!

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  • Wendy
  • 2011-06-19

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.

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  • Tiffany
  • 2011-11-10

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?

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  • Lumpp Caroline
  • 2019-04-17

Incomplet

J’ai été déçue car le livre comporte beaucoup plus d’histoires que cette version audio... sinon, le contenu, tel qu’il est, est intéressant.

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  • Vedina M
  • 2018-03-24

powerful!

highly recommend. deep and healing. food for the soul. all women would benefit from taking the time to digest this slowly

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-09-08

bonne livre

bonne livre sur le sense de la vie mais s'adresse autant aux femmes qu'aux hommes.

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  • Bea
  • 2020-09-15

Wonderful inspiring read for women

Both calming and inspiring, wonderfully read. It was almost as having a conversation with a wise and caring old woman. It left me proud to be a woman and made me want to let my wild woman express herself more. Beautiful. A must read.

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  • Julie
  • 2020-04-11

Magnifique Story-Telling

L’auteure a de vrais talents de conteuse, elle ramène à la vie de vieux mythes comme Barbe Bleu et la petite marchande d’allumette pour nous décrire sa vision de la femme « sauvage » (comprendre, une femme libre dans ses élans de vie et élans créatifs).

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  • Client Kindle
  • 2020-04-06

Beau mais incomplet

J'ai beaucoup aimé le livre, mais je suis restée sur ma fin. La version audio semble incomplète.

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  • Claudine
  • 2015-10-13

bad audiobook

I did not manage to finish this audio book as the reader is not agreeable to listen to : does not flow/lots of breathing and interruptions. the contents of book might be interesting but its very hard to listen too... I listen to audio books while driving and had to concentrate way too much to understand the book (because of the bad reading and also complexity of contents). I advise readers to read this book if they are interested, but not listen to it. However in my opinion, the contents is not that interesting, I'm very disappointed because I had read so many good reviews.