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ellen

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  • The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1123)
    Performance
    (975)
    Story
    (967)

    Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

    Grant says: "Fighting through procrastination."
    "Repetitive"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. I kept feeling like I wanted to jump off a bridge when i heard the nagging narrator's voice.


    Would you recommend The War of Art to your friends? Why or why not?

    No because it was really boring and didn't give specifics -- it was a lot of general "get out there and create and don't be afraid" rather than "here are a few ways you can combat _______ when you are having difficulties.." There was nothing but common sense offered. i really expected something better.


    Would you be willing to try another one of George Guidall’s performances?

    No!!! His voice is irritating and very arrogant sounding. I definitely had difficulty listening to the book with his narration -- I kept trying to filter the nagging part out so i could concentrate on the content -- but in the end I couldn't. In my opinion, this reader's voice did an injustice to the book.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17693)
    Performance
    (13551)
    Story
    (13496)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Fun to listen to!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It has a lot of good laughs in it. It's like having tea with a good friend who you share a lot of history with.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her description of her childhood.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no, but i plan to!


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13320)
    Performance
    (5742)
    Story
    (5815)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "It's good."
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the author presented the tale from two narrators -- the same really, old and young versions of the same person. i was close to my grandparents and this book made me remember a lot of the stories they told me -- and i wished i were able to have viewed them as younger protagonists rather than just my grandparents!


    Have you listened to any of David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yeah, sometimes i felt the voices were too familiar, having heard them tell other tales... but i guess that happens.


    If you could rename Water for Elephants, what would you call it?

    Circus End.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a nice tale that doesnt really go anywhere. great to read while working out on a treadmill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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