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Pamela Crawford

Berkeley CA USA | Member Since 2014

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  • Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mason Currey
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
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    Kafka is one of 161 inspired-and inspiring-minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good book, Bad narrator"
    "The narrator detracts"
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    Would you try another book from Mason Currey and/or Adam Verner?

    The narrator detracts consistently throughout this book with mispronunciations of authors' and other names and places. If you have a lot of foreign (especially French) words, hire someone who can pronounce them or at least take the trouble to learn how to say them for the duration of the book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mason Currey? Why or why not?

    It was an easy listen, er, "read"


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Consistent mispronunciations (try Sho-pan, not Sho-PON for Chopin, for instance...it grates on the ear, causes listener to not pay attention to the subject, just the delivery). Narrator sounds like an ignoramus or arrogant American who can't be bothered to learn how to say foreign words properly. It's not rocket science, just educated. Oh, and respectful. The narrator sounds like a fool.


    Do you think Daily Rituals needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no, it's just a compendium of factoids, pretty well put together, but more in depth or anecdotal stories of various authors would have been appreciated.


    6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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