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  • 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

Impressed!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-18

this is the first review i am writing, although ive listened to hundreds of audiobooks, by artists, about art, life, experiences and such.

first, i am not a fan of Questlove, or the Roots, so i am not familiar with their work, and am not biased in my review. i am a New York City career artist (art-jewelry and sculpture), one of the few around these days, so i know how hard it is to be a pro artist, and continue to thrive and love the work you do. Questlove's insight-fullness, and awareness to his and others' work, and work habits/rituals/lifestyle, and most importantly MINDSET, really resonate with my own experiences in the creative arts. good, solid advice, that any creative, or non-creative person could learn from. i highly recommend the read, for anyone who has art, or an artist in their life.

i was supposed to be introduced to Questlove some years back from a friend in the music industry, because in his words, "Questlove is prolific in his vision and creativity, so you guys would collaborate well". now, after this book, i completely understandwhy my friend said what he did, and regret not being able to meet him based on my timing at that point in time.

as im sure Questlove would agree, we will meet when the time is right, and the most important thing is to continue creating, sharing, and doing what you do, and enjoying it! from there, the people who matter and appreciate the work and the vision will find you somehow. the universe has a way of making things like that happen!

bravo, to Questlove, for opening up and sharing such personal and profound words of wisdom, regarding art and creativity with the world!

now i will go and listen to some of the music, as i did not want that to influence my thoughts on the book.

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  • Stress and Your Body

  • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Sapolsky
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live.Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful, insightful, and amusing.

  • By Kelid on 01-07-16

Amazing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-16

Where does Stress and Your Body rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

one of the best ive heard if not the best.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sapolski's passion and knowledge for his topic clearly shows through in his course narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

  • The Secrets of the Power of Intention

  • By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Narrated by: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196

In this live lecture, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores intention as an all-pervading force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place. Intention, he explains, is not something you do, but an energy you're a part of. Not only do you emanate from the field of intention, but if you align yourself to it, your desires become fulfilled and you find yourself at peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it!

  • By Donna on 04-29-08

might as well read the bible

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-16

Would you try another book from Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and/or Dr. Wayne W. Dyer?

no

What do you think your next listen will be?

idk

What didn’t you like about Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s performance?

too much 'god' and religion references, which the summary should have mentioned. like a modern version of the bible basically.