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  • How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method

  • Advanced Fiction Writing, Book 1
  • By: Randy Ingermanson
  • Narrated by: James L. Rubart
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Are you writing a novel, but having trouble getting your first draft written? You've heard of "outlining," but that sounds too rigid for you. You've heard of "organic writing," but that seems a bit squishy to you. Take a look at the wildly popular Snowflake Method - a battle-tested series of 10 steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map out your story. All around the world, novelists are using the Snowflake Method right now to ignite their imaginations and get their first drafts down on paper. In this book, you'll follow the story of a fictitious novelist as she learns to tap into the amazing power of the Snowflake Method. Almost magically, she finds her story growing from a simple idea into a deep and powerful novel. And she finds her novel changing her - turning her into a stronger, more courageous person.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • incredibly helpful methods for beginners

  • By Khoa Ly on 02-01-18

For children

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-18

This book is for children and not for adults. I don’t mind having someone try and teach me a new method by doing so in a story, but the characters in this instruction book/novel are simple and irritating. The lead Goldilocks is beyond annoying with her dumb questions.
Thank you for trying to teach it this way but I don’t appreciate the condescending method.

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  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Revised and Expanded)

  • The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems
  • By: Daniel G. Amen M.D.
  • Narrated by: Daniel G. Amen M.D.
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

In this completely revised and updated edition of the breakthrough best seller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes cutting-edge research and the latest surprising, effective "brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive - starts out much like an infomercial.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-16-16

Interesting

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-16

It's an interesting audio book.,but not so convinced by the content.

Unfortunately the author who is also the performer of the book is terribly monotone and very boring.

Id rather get the book and miss he listen.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,905

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Brilliant thriller

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-16

Excellent writing and performance by the speakers. Had me on the edge of my seat for the full title. I'm not a fan of thrillers but this was a delicious novel.

  • This Is How

  • Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike
  • By: Augusten Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Augusten Burroughs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

To say that Augusten Burroughs has lived an unusual life is an understatement. From having no formal education past third grade and being raised by his mother’s psychiatrist in the seventies to enjoying one of the most successful advertising careers of the eighties to experiencing a spectacular downfall and rehab stint in the nineties to having a number one bestselling writing career in the new millennium, Burroughs has faced humiliation, transformation and everything in between.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By David Shear on 06-15-12

Not his greatest work

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-16

I love Augusten Burroughs' writing, but not this book I'm afraid. It's very disjointed and not as descriptive and poetic as previous novels. I am not a professional critic but I believe that self help books should be left to the professionals. This tongue in cheek novel doesn't quite hit the nail on the head.

I suggest all his other novels, but you can give his one a miss.

  • I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me

  • By: Joan Rivers
  • Narrated by: Joan Rivers
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 320

Joan Rivers is a groundbreaking, award-winning, internationally renowned entertainment goddess. She’s also opinionated - especially when it comes to people she hates. Like people who think giving birth is a unique achievement. Or well-adjusted - a.k.a. boring - ex-child stars who don’t even have a decent addiction. With all of her diverse experiences, it stands to reason that Joan has seen, done, said, and heard a lot of hateful things. Thank god, she took notes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Honest and Brave

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-20-12

Laugh a minute

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-15

She is brilliant. She takes on everything! From Hollywood to herself to babies to death.
Just remember, it's humour. So laugh!

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