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  • The War of Art

  • Winning the Inner Creative Battle
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,585

Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-have for anyone creative (or not)

  • By kimberly on 02-01-12

The concept of resistance great, the author’s historical and theological musings? Not so much.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-18

I was very impressed with the author’s thoughts on how artists self-sabotage or at times be attacked by this force he calls Resistance. There is a lot of meat there for any aspiring or struggling artist.

The author’s really pitiful characterization of the development of culture from ancient times through the Middle Ages and into modern civilization was very disappointing and cliched.

His bizarre theological musings were enough to make me consider not finishing the book. Does anyone really think suburban kids taking ecstasy are engaging in important creative and spiritual explorations?

This may just be my own generational pet peeve about baby boomers, but these were difficult things to get past. Instead of a really well formed and tight exploration about the challenges of creating art this book fell off the rails at times.

I would recommend it, but with some reservations.

  • Get Well Soon

  • History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
  • By: Jennifer Wright
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,187

In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-19th-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome - a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know syphilis could be so fascinating.

  • By Carrie Arnold on 02-09-17

Trite and Tedious

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

This would have been so much better without the author inserting her personality over the material. Some of the inane attempts at being hip may relate towards selling a book on this topic. That said, I couldn't sick it out. What a fascinating topic! What a disappointing execution.

  • Kristin Lavransdatter

  • By: Tiina Nunnally - translator, Sigrid Undset
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 44 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,217

As a young girl in 14th-century Norway, Kristin is deeply devoted to her father, Lavrans, a kind and courageous man. But when as a student in a convent school she meets the charming and impetuous Erlend Nikulaussøn, she defies her parents in pursuit of her own desires. Her saga continues through her marriage to Erlend, their tumultuous life together raising seven sons as Erlend seeks to strengthen his political influence, and finally their estrangement as the world around them tumbles into uncertainty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A grand listen

  • By Chicago & Indiana Scientist/Gardener/Hiker on 07-05-17

All humans need to read/listen to this

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

Seriously, these will be 44 of the best spent hours of your life. The narrator is absolutely wonderful.

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  • The Story of the Bible, Volume II

  • The New Testament
  • By: TAN Books
  • Narrated by: Kevin Gallagher
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

Children should not just hear the Bible, but experience it. Here, young listeners will discover not only the sanctity and wisdom but the excitement of the stories and events that shaped human history and brought about our salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great even for young children

  • By MamaW on 03-23-16

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

Our family absolutely loved listening to both the Old and New Testaments. Ages six to nine got a lot out of it and even the two year old loved it. The production value is fantastic and it is solidly Catholic (you can take the book from the Church but you can't take the Church from the book).

I highly recommend both volumes!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful