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E. L. Moore

Pennsylvania, USA

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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
    (1339)
    Performance
    (1175)
    Story
    (1163)

    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."
    "Extremely Useful Ideas for Creative People"
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    First defining the resistance we face in trying to live our authentic lives, then offering ways to combat it and finally offering a course of action to continuing a course to living it, this book is a phenomenal resource that gives you a path to create a better life for yourself. Highly recommended for anyone who feels like they have lost focus, hope or purpose in their life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chris Hardwick
    • Narrated By Chris Hardwick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (814)
    Performance
    (756)
    Story
    (753)

    Nerds: Once a tormented subrace of humans... Now captains of industry! You don’t have to be a stereotypical geekwad to appreciate the tenets of Nerdism and to make your innate talents for overanalysis and hyper-self-awareness work for you instead of against you. Join Nerd superstar Chris Hardwick as he offers his fellow “creative-obsessives” the crucial information needed to come out on top in the current Nerd uprising. Success is the most satisfying - and legal - form of vengeance there is. And you can achieve it when you follow the Nerdist Way,

    Anne Terry says: "hashtag squee"
    "As Others Have Written, The Book is Better"
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    What did you like best about The Nerdist Way? What did you like least?

    While there is definitely a lot of great information to digest in this audiobook, that may also be it's undo in a small way. What are great lists of ideas in the book, are just snippets of soundbites in the audiobook, leaving me wishing Chris had reformatted it a bit for audio to make it a little more digestible.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I'm a big fan of gameification of your life and this book is one of the first sources I've read or heard that explained it.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Chris Hardwick?

    Yes.


    Was The Nerdist Way worth the listening time?

    The audiobook is worth the listening time, but I would get the book to go along with it or I think you'd be lost.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're looking for ideas to make life's chores a bit more exciting, this audiobook gives you a lot of good insights to do it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11737)
    Performance
    (9126)
    Story
    (9187)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "Exceptional"
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    Would you listen to The Way of Kings again? Why?

    The rich story has so many characters to like, each with interesting motivations and reasons for you to like them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the fact that while there are a lot of characters being juggled around, he does a great job of making each story one you want to return to. Many times in series like this, you just want to fast forward some sections to get to characters you like, but I found myself liking everyone enough to see what was happening in each of their sections.


    What does Kate Reading and Michael Kramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I definitely like the back and forth of the readers as they enter chapters for their characters.


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

    Just seeing the growth of Kaladin is really cool.


    Any additional comments?

    If he can keep up the quality for the 10 books this story is supposed to take and not slow down the pace, this could be one of the best epic series to come out in a long time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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