This is likely the top audiobook I've ever listened to.
The performance was spectacular and the story/message was really direct and clever. I've listened 4 times already, and actually ordered multiple hard copies for others.
This is autobiographical, so it's just one character. He did a superb job. I'd be tempted to have him read my future book.
Fighting resistance every day!
I have listened to The War of Art several times and each time I grasp a new insight. Steven Pressfield says all artists and creative types struggle with what he calls resistance and that resistance is just a natural state for us as humans. There is no getting rid of resistance other than to do your work, whether that be painting, sculpting, writing, or creating a new business venture.
David Bayles Art and Fear is a work with a similar theme. The War of Art is an easier read, or listen, and more action oriented rather than philosophical.
The first time I listened to this book listened all the way through without a pause - I just didn't want to stop listening.
Avid Reader and Listener.... enjoy classics, poetry, memoir. Teach College English.
So I glad to that I didn't waste an entire credit on this one. I got it on a daily deal. I'm reading about creativity and trying to practice it lately and while this book "kinda" fit the bill it didn't do much for me. The last chapter was the best as far as a spiritual approach. He says that behind every blade of grass there is an angel trying to get our attention and we just can't hear them. That was quite interesting considering the "macho" tone of the rest of the book.
I don't need roses and rainbows but this one is definitely written from the male point of view.
I'm a narrator for Audible and a lover of recorded fiction in the mystery/thriller genre. A great book needs a great narrator.
YES, a must read for anyone with a creative bone in their body or anyone who even thinks they might have one, this is a landmark piece of work!
I loved it all, hard to pinpoint, George Guidall presents Pressfield's insightful material with a divine-like resonance. I've never heard the notion of "resistance" defined the way Pressfield explains it, wonderful!
Every moment of it, he is a master narrator who has honed his skill to a fine point and his voice is perfect for the material.
We're all divine with innate talent, it's up to us to defeat "Resistance" and bring it on!
This should be required listening for all students, it would change the world! :)
I play this over and over again when I hit resistance in my large creative project, a film. This book is my coach against resistance! Highly recommend for serious, ambitious, struggling artists.
This book took a very different spin in dealing with the pitfalls of ‘artistic procrastination.’ The narration was superb and the body of the book keep me highly interested. Personally, procrastination is a assassin, and I need all the help I can get in fighting it, this book was another step along the way for me to win the battle. Overall, the book was fun and enjoyable, and I didn’t procrastinate in reading it!
I would recommend this book at it really presents a good argument why most of us think about things we want to create but never manage to get to.
There is a quote from the Scottish Himalayan Expedition (WR Murray) which rings so true and fits into the overall themes in the book perfectly.
George's voice lent a credibility to the material. There was a purposeful use of emphasis which was enough to enhance points without getting annoying. Good Narration!
There were moments in this book that were so true to my own thoughts that I felt completely in tune with the author. And I will listen to this book more than once I am sure.
Great book especially for the person wanting to create something but resisting gettting at it.
Yes, friends who cherish their creative streaks would enjoy it most. How many more words do I need?
unsure of how I could describe my favorite character in a minimum of 15 words
unsure of how I could describe my favorite scene in a minimum of fifteen words
No, I listened during multiple car rides because I do not often get the luxury of a couple hours to listen in one sitting - or one walk
Probably not gonna recommend this. I listened to it twice thinking that maybe I didn't get it. No it's just a lot of confusing smoke in your eyes.
There's no ending or a beginning really. But if I had to tell you then I'm say I was waiting for something epic and was let down.
fascinating book on execution and productivity , one of the best book and recommended highly, a must read