This book is one that I will return to again and again like a mantra. I'm so happy that it is available in audio now. I can listen to it driving back and forth to the day job - the job that allows me to buy any art supplies I need but keeps me too busy to remember where my studio is and too tire to go there when I do remember.
"The hardest part of artmaking is living your life in such a way that your work gets done, over and over..."
No. This performance would be my first for him.
"It is easier to paint in the angel's feet to another's master-work than to discover where the angels live within yourself."
I've read Art & Fear two or three times over the last several years. My paperback copy is worn and underlined. It's a book I go back to when I get stuck in my art. Yesterday, I was looking for my copy, couldn't find it and turned to Audible. I was thrilled to find it here! The prose is sometimes beautiful and sometimes sarcastic. The writers don't take themselves too seriously. That being said, they never fail offer the encouragement I need when I start doubting my artistic integrity.
I enjoyed Gabra Zackman's narration. I purchased this book based on Ms. Zackman's skill alone during Audible's recent "first in a series" sale. (I think it was actually the 2nd book in this series so I'm a little miffed about that one.) I adored Gabra's work with Maria V. Snyder's Study Series.
I love Jane Austen. I love the urban fantasy genre. I like a good mystery. I really have a broad range of literary likes. I didn't find many redeeming qualities in this story. If you want a really light read with some humor and a VERY predicable storyline, download it. Keep in mind that even mild mannered listeners will want to slap Sophie's sister Leah before the book is done. If you want humor, solid character development and interesting plot twists that keep you guessing and interested, check out Kim Harrison, Maria V. Snyder, Charlaine Harris, Sarah Addison Allen or Carrie Vaughn. I don't think I'll download another in this series.
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