The ideas communicated in this work are never once substantiated, are most often obviously incorrect, and are nearly always contradicted by other claims the author makes within the text. George Guidall does a nice job in communicating the material. I would actually like to hear George read something that isn't such a waste of time.
I liked George's performance. He clearly prepared for the reading and is rather articulate. Thankfully he read fast to shorten the amount of time the listener has to listen to the tripe the author wrote down. Interestingly and rather amusingly, though, this haste conveys a strong sense that Pressfield was manic while writing this work.
I would have totally rejected it.
If you're looking for a work that has information that matters and thus is actually inspirational instead of insane, try "The Drunkard's Walk." It's a bit longer but well worth a complete listen.
Interesting riff on the creative path. Pressfield does a good job of opening the kimono on what it takes to start, to continue, to deal with rejection and to learn how to enjoy the journey.
This book was a really helpful tool for me because for the first time, I actually heard someone put in to words a lot of the forms of resistance that I deal with on a daily basis.
Hearing someone else talk about my often unnamed demons reinforced the reality of my experience.
It was a fun book with lots of great ideas to help me push through some of my self-imposed limitations. I've definitely noticed an increase in personal productivity since starting this book. Will likely listen to it many more times.
I read one review that complained about the age of the narrator. Silly comment. It was written by a person who has lived a full life and accumulated lots of experience in his area of expertise. It would have sounded ridiculous being read by someone much younger sounding. It was just a reminder that so many people are so erroneously youth obsessed.
I highly recommend this book for anyone dealing with resistance in creative pursuits in the arts or even in starting a new business.
Inspirational, Informational, Inspiring
Pressfields ability to descriptively compare resistance to so many forms
Brings the voice of a wise man which complements the books nature
Yes. I listened to it twice...in a row. The content is of complete value for anyone who seeks to express creatively and the reader is wonderful.
I have been listening to this a few days a week for about a month.
Too many to choose only one.
Lots of Ah Ha! moments in this one...on each listen a different points resonates with me.
Nice quick book packed with lots of good information.
The information being given is coming from experience.
It could have done without the religious semi-preaching, however apologetic he is before each of those parts. If you can get past the turn-off value of spurts of talking about the devil and god, angels etc, it's a very worthwhile listen. He does remind you to view them as metaphor if it bothers you, the message is what's important.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a religious book. That's just the only criticism I can make.
Life-changing for countless people, I'd bet.