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  • The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse

  • A Book for Creators
  • By: M. Gungor
  • Narrated by: Michael Gungor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

In The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse, Michael Gungor takes an uncompromising - and humorous - look at our creative selves and the world that we have fashioned around us. Through story and reflection, Gungor shows how our deepest beliefs and assumptions about the universe affect how we order creation. Surveying pop songs and church services, fine art and movies, Gungor shows what these works of creation reveal about us - for better and worse - and offers a powerful argument for why we can do better.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good audio book overall but....

  • By Joseph on 11-18-18

Excellent Presentation

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Reviewed: 12-28-13

What made the experience of listening to The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse the most enjoyable?

I liked how Michael Gungor's personality comes out as he reads. He is an excellent writer and isn't afraid to let his quirkiness come out. He also takes creative liberties in this audiorecording by playing music and recordings from his past. It makes the book come alive in a more gripping way.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse?

One of the most memorable moments was when he talked about his first concert in a stadium. I am a musician so I know what the nervousness feels like. His account of it made the hair stand up on my arms.

What does Michael Gungor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brought his personality into the book and played music in the background, at times.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This really isn't that type of a book.

Any additional comments?

This book is an incredible primer for doing further study as you try to establish yourself in your inherent creative potential. It certainly isn't a tell all end all book. There is SO much more that needs to be discussed. But it is a great start!