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Penny Greenestone

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  • Fiction Writing Demystified: Techniques That Will Make You a More Successful Writer

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Thomas B. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Thibeault
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    At last, a how-to book that explains the nuts-and-bolts of writing solid, entertaining, commercial fiction, written by someone who's been there. Practical, filled with examples and no-nonsense, take-'em-to-the-bank nuggets, Fiction Writing Demystified shows how the imperatives of effective storytelling translate readily to narrative fiction, genre or literary, screenwriting, even to nonfiction, poetry, sermons, or business documents - techniques that will make anyone's writing come alive!

    Brent Winters says: "Repetitive cringe-inducing credits ruin this!"
    "Entertaining and Helpful!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Writers will enjoy this book - and benefit from all the good tips on creating characters, writing dialogue, developing a plot and most of all - entertaining their readers.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Listening to this book is like having Tom Sawyer teach an entire course in fiction writing - with many hilarious stories from his own experiences in TV writing as well as many real examples of how to be an excellent writer.


    What does Jeffrey Thibeault bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jeffrey does a great job of narrating this book - very breezy and lively style - a pleasure to listen to him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me rush back to my computer and try to finish my screenplay using some of the good ideas I had just heard.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Sixteenth Man

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Thomas Sawyer, Thomas B. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Steven Roy Grimsley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In late 1963, Reno Private Investigator Charlie Callan embarks on a routine domestic surveillance case. When it sends him instead into a labyrinth of deception, mortal danger-and the murder-conspiracy of the last century, Charlie is faced with moral and personal decisions for which there are no right answers. In present time, in the mountains near Moab, Archaeologist Matthew Packard unearths an ancient tomb containing 16 male skeletons.

    Penny Greenestone says: "Wow - Awesome Read!"
    "Wow - Awesome Read!"
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    Would you listen to The Sixteenth Man again? Why?

    Loved every character and thrilling moment in this book - yes, I'd listen again!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Sawyer tells two parallel stories - present time and 1963. Each is compelling and filled with exciting twists and surprises.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't want to spoil the surprise - but the scene where we-the-reader discovers the secret from 1963 that has propelled this story from the outset - well, it made me gasp out loud with amazement. And go back to listen a second time, just to be sure.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There is one especially tragic killing that reminds us of just how desperate the "bad guys" can be.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend The Sixteenth Man wholeheartedly!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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