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The War of Art Audiobook

The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2002 Steven Pressfield (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Spencer Perry 12-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Important for anyone who wants to create"
    Where does The War of Art rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Mr. Guidall does an amazing job at bringing this philosophy to life through his clear and perfectly animated narration. Pressfield's insight into the mind and habits of artists, entrepreneurs, and writers is especially unique and can be quickly applied.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mr. Pressfield's stories about his own experiences were especially fun and easy to listen to.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Guidall's animation was well fit to these stories, and well paced.


    Any additional comments?

    While the teachings in this book are beautifully written, and perfect for the experienced creative, Pressfield's 'Do The Work' is better organized for someone who wants to start a new creative endeavor.

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    Jessica 12-19-16
    Jessica 12-19-16
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    "A reality check that i did not expect. very direct"

    A reality check that i did not expect. very direct. a book that has the effect to break you down, look at yourself and it then builds you back up in a firm way. makes you a better person

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    Donald Bullard 12-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Press on"
    What did you like best about The War of Art? What did you like least?

    Delivery of inspired message.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pressfield gives thin bio, listened once, remember resistance. Bagger Vance. Ugh.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Pressfield? Have to listen again.


    Could you see The War of Art being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Charlie Rose could interview him.


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    Courtney Ferguson Lee 12-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Inspiring. the author really captures the process"

    Inspiring. the author really captures the process of stepping out if your comfort zone and accomplishing your goals.

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    Taj 12-08-16
    Taj 12-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Insight for any doubtful Artist!"

    This title certainly puts into perspective the complex circuitry of self-sabotage that seems to be common with any artists or would be creative types. It delves into a great many of the habits and negative self-talk preventing great novels, dance pieces, songs, and essays from being born.

    I think this title is an easy listen, with effective narration. It offers some personal reflective insights for creative people (so everyone essentially, even if they don't think so). It's something I plan on revisiting and worth keeping in the library for sure.

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    Amazon Customer 12-08-16
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    "this book left me speech less"

    After reading/listening to this i understand myself better.A bit more poetic than i imagined but the message is loud and clear. Loved it.
    i believe this could be the missing peice in my life's puzzle. I highly recommend this to any one who fell short with their efforts in chasing their dreams and want to know why they failed.

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    ryevick 12-07-16
    ryevick 12-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "WOW... My New Favorite Book."

    An incredible and inspiring work of art. I think everyone should be required to read it or listen to it.

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    Christopher 12-01-16
    Christopher 12-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "More Biased Rhetoric"

    I bought this book because I thought it would give an interesting and unique angle to problem solving, success, and overcoming procrastination. It started out that way with some really enlightened concepts on hard work and following through.

    The Author then goes into a somewhat biased rant claiming that there is a difference between fundamentalists and humanists. humanists are proactive future minded folk and fundamentalists are, due to their own adoption of the evil resistance, compelled to believe that evil is real, man is bad/evil and needs to become more like they were in a purer past.

    He then throws Christianity into the same category as radical Islam, labeling white Christians as, for lack of a better term, ignorant fundamentalists trying to cling to the past out of fear and....resistence.

    Ironically, after his biased rant on Christianity, he goes on to praise ancient Greek religions and even goes as far as describing prayers to Greek gods in a much longer than necessary section of the book.

    I believe he is off on his ideas and angles on Christianity on a personal level, but to each his own. Regardless. the concepts of overcoming the resistence could have been made clear without attempting to bash an entire religion that he chooses not to follow and then getting into almost a religious worship of The Greek Odessy/praying to the "Muse."

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    Vanessa 11-30-16
    Vanessa 11-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow!!! just wow"

    couldn't stop listening and was shocked when he said, "the end" because I wanted to keep reading :)

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    LazyDame 11-28-16
    LazyDame 11-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read to get out of a slump"

    I've listened to this book three times. Why, because it reminds me what I should be doing... that is - Showing up and doing the work...
    Well read, well written..

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