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  • On Writing

  • A Memoir of the Craft
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,473

The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who needs a print edition when King reads King?

  • By Cather on 11-18-05

A writing seminar in King's living room

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-05

Most books on the craft of writing read as though they were composed in a lecture hall; On Writing is not one of them. If the thought of being invited into King's home in Maine and hearing him unfold his thoughts about his life and writing appeals to you, don't hesitate to purchase this audio book. King's practical suggestions and his helpful admonitions are generous.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Narnian

  • The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
  • By: Alan Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Alan Jacobs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil: these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia. Yet who was the man who created this world? This audiobook attempts to unearth the making of the first Narnian, C. S. Lewis himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • C.S. Lewis, lover of fairy tales

  • By RoamingChile on 01-20-06

Great Subject, Great Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-05

A thoughtful, informative, balanced and well-written bio of Lewis read by the author. Jacobs's pleasant voice makes this an enjoyable audio book. The closing anecdote is brilliantly summative of Lewis and quite moving to anyone who has just listened to the entire book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful