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Salman Qureshi

United States
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  • The Creative Curve

  • How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time
  • By: Allen Gannett
  • Narrated by: Allen Gannett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373

We have been spoon-fed the notion that creativity is the province of genius - of those favored, brilliant few whose moments of insight arrive in unpredictable flashes of divine inspiration. And if we are not geniuses, we might as well pack it in and give up. Either we have that gift, or we don’t. But Allen Gannett shows that simply isn’t true. Recent research has shown that there is a predictable science behind achieving commercial success in any creative endeavor, from writing a popular novel to starting up a successful company to creating an effective marketing campaign. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best!

  • By Junaid Ahmed on 06-27-18

Don't do it folks

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This books is useless. The content is fluff and vague. I'm not even sure what the point of this book was or who was the target audience.
If there was anything worse than the content, it was the atrocious reading which was unbearable.
I struggled to finish it and towards the end wanted to throw up. cringe !

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Creative Quest

  • By: Questlove
  • Narrated by: Questlove, Fred Armisen, Tariq Trotter, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

In Creative Quest, Questlove synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons, and stories he's heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life, and reflects on his own experience, to advise listeners and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it. He addresses many topics - what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor and serve as an apprentice, the wisdom of maintaining a creative network, coping with critics and the foibles of success, and the specific pitfalls of contemporary culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Questlove once again is my fairy godmother

  • By Richard on 04-26-18

Great and Boring

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-18

think it was a good listen overall. some tools and stories were excellent listen and overall the book was motivational too. but the narration was boring at times. it was interesting to hear the writer read it out and seemed raw and real but that very reason caused it to be cumbersome and monotonous to listen to

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,116

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving, hilarious, surprisingly informative

  • By Crystal on 04-11-17

Gotta listen

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

A great story and told by a master story teller. This is such an amazing, inspiring and insightful book into a different world.