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Jessica

I'm a goofy kid who wants to work in art.

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  • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (88)

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    Jefferson says: "Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read"
    "Variety is the spice of life"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because she likes fairy tales/fables. I like fables as well and I liked the more sardonic tone of most of them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Again, the sardonic tone and the variety.


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

    The variety of different actors reading various stories kept me interested in how they individually performed each story. It was rather entertaining.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Italian Phase 1, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Pimsleur
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (21)

    Italian Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons. In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more.

    Tom Chatt says: "Learn Italian while driving to work!"
    "Works well"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Italian Phase 1, Units 1-30 in three words, what would they be?

    Efficient, uncomplicated, natural.


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

    I gave the story a three just because it's a very generic approach to opening up the conversation/learning a language at its most basic.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not use this alone - I use Duolingo and Livemocha in conjunction with language learning as well. Another thing is there is the PDF available - you have to download it separately and no, do not use it while driving. However, the program pauses periodically to make sure you're pronouncing the words properly. Also invest in a cheap Italian/English dictionary (and if you're like me, watch some movies and follow Twitter feeds in Italian. Helps solidify your understanding.)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Bayles, Ted Orland
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (129)

    Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

    Inga Ladd says: "Amazing!"
    "An essential book for anyone interested in art"
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    If you could sum up Art & Fear in three words, what would they be?

    Essential for artists. I don't mean artists who are professional only; this is valid for hobbyists; for craftsman; for artisans. It says in voice and print what every artist should hear: make art, make a lot of it, and don't be afraid to make mistakes because error is human. I'm on my second listen and in times where I feel not at my best when it comes to making work, this will be playing to get me through those times along with the dry spells.


    What other book might you compare Art & Fear to and why?

    I have yet to compare it to anything.


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

    I did, but not laughing or crying; it gave me a sense of enlightenment and encouragement to stop keeping my creativity and my willingness to try new things in a stranglehold and to let go of my fear with my work. While I won't say this is an overnight change, it's helping me a lot.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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