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  • Letters to a Young Writer

  • Some Practical and Philosophical Advice
  • By: Colum McCann
  • Narrated by: Colum McCann
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 37
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    5 out of 5 stars 36
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    5 out of 5 stars 35

Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his listeners to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear. A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling. It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable comments on being a writer

  • By eclectic reader on 05-23-17

Truth and rage

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Reviewed: 08-19-17

so generously shared.

("11 words remaining" demanded, unsaid, unnecessary, unwanted but nevertheless required in order to say - "truth and glorious honesty so generously shared.) WM

  • Thirteen Ways of Looking

  • Fiction
  • By: Colum McCann
  • Narrated by: Colum McCann
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

In such acclaimed novels as Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, National Book Award-winning author Colum McCann has transfixed listeners with his precision, tenderness, and authority. Now, in his first collection of short fiction in more than a decade, McCann charts the territory of chance and the profound and intimate consequences of even our smallest moments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Euphonies, Heartrending and Profound

  • By W Perry Hall on 10-30-15

These stories matter.

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Reviewed: 08-04-17

These Colum McCann read stories had to be written; and needed to be read out loud. They and their author are a blessing you've been given. Listening - you will taste savory, sweet and sour. Scrumptious. Listen; let these glorious fictions awaken you. WM