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The Enchanted Life

Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday
Narrated by: Fiona Reid
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Summary

An audiobook of natural wonders, practical guidance, and life-changing empowerment. 

"To live an enchanted life is to pick up the pieces of our bruised and battered psyches, and to offer them the nourishment they long for. It is to be challenged, to be awakened, to be gripped, and shaken to the core by the extraordinary which lies at the heart of the ordinary. Above all, to live an enchanted life is to fall in love with the world all over again." 

The enchanted life has nothing to do with fantasy or escapism, or magical thinking: it is founded on a vivid sense of belongingness to a rich and many-layered world. It is creative, intuitive, imaginative. It thrives on work that has heart and meaning. It loves wild things, but returns to an enchanted home and garden. It respects the instinctive knowledge and playfulness of children, and relishes story, poetry, and art.

Taking the inspiration and wisdom that can be derived from myth, fairy tales, and folk culture, this audiobook offers a set of practical and grounded tools for enchanting our lives and the places we live in, giving us a greater sense of meaning and of belonging to the world. An inspiring, beautifully written call to re-engage with the world - giving us the tools for profound and whole-hearted participation in the adventure of life. "I believe that enchantment is an attitude of mind which can be cultivated, a way of approaching the world which anyone can learn to adopt: the enchanted life is possible for everybody."

©2018 Sharon Blackie (P)2019 Anansi Audio

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Im enjoying the words - I’m a big fan of Sharon Blackie - but I think the narrator was the wrong choice. I’m not feeling it. Could just be me - but I don’t think the narrator is remotely on the same page as the author - so to speak. Sorry about that.

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Brilliant book

Wonderful book, full of wonder, magic and wisdom. The reader is easy to listen, but does not do the book justice, putting on unnecessary accents, and swaying away from what is my perceived intent of the author’s voice.

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Amazing wisdom

Brilliant wise life inspiring passionate heart gripping. This is the book to listen to if you are at a crossroad and you want change. ☺

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I really enjoyed this book

This book is fabulous. It’s well written and well researched. I also thought that the narrator was good, though others might disagree. However, I found her attempt to simulate an American accent a bit annoying.

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Transformative and enchanting

This book has transformed the way I see the world. It has inspired me in a way I hadn’t realised I needed, or could happen. Thankyou.

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Just Wonderful

I loved this audiobook. It was magical, enchanting and full of wisdom and inspiration. Wonderful.

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performance and content do not match at all

I love the content but the way it is read completely undermines it and makes it seem really twee. I 've had the strange experience of having to try and listen through the voice to the actual words. It's a weird experience!

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Hard work

I really tried but could not finish listening to this book. The subject is beautiful, but the approach to it is overly intellectualised in my opinion which makes the book rather dull.

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Totally Enchanting

Fall big time for Sharon Blackie and her work in this beautifully deep and connecting book.

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Enchanting...

Beautifully written and performed. I’m a little bit sad it’s finished. I will be purchasing the paperback of this and her other book, ‘If Women Rose Rooted’ I’ve recommended this to my mum and my tribe. I’m sure to read it and refer to it on my path to transformation. Thank you for writing this Sharon. It has changed my life.