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  • Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
  • By: Robert McKee
  • Narrated by: Robert McKee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384

Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress, and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese, and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives, and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required Listening

  • By Steve Taylor on 10-05-09

Wow - so much here

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

Reviewed: 07-27-16

I listened to this on a long car drive and by occasionally rewinding (actually several times so I could really get the point) I understood everything in this audio book. Several times I stopped the car and clipped and notated some points - it was *that* useful.

I loved the examples he used throughout and I especially loved the last 30 mins or so with the steps for writing from the inside out. I listened to that again when I got home.

I can't wait to get started!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Moment

  • By: Douglas Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding, Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced American writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine - in touch only with his daughter and still trying to reconcile him to the end of a long marriage that he knew was flawed from the outset - he finds his solitude disrupted by the arrival, one wintry morning, of a box postmarked Berlin. The return address on the box - Dussmann - unsettles him completely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant tale

  • By Natalie on 09-11-11

This is why I love Douglas Kennedy

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

If you could sum up The Moment in three words, what would they be?

Believable, unpredictable, satisfying.

What other book might you compare The Moment to and why?

In terms of enjoyment, I really enjoyed the first Douglas Kennedy book I ever read, which was Temptation. This also had lots of great twists and turns. Five Days was also as good. Douglas Kennedy books never seem to go the way you expect them to. I like that.

What about Jeff Harding and Patience Tomlinson ’s performance did you like?

I really liked hearing each reader perform the voices of the opposite sex.

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

A lesson in disbelief

Any additional comments?

This book was long, but it was worth my time.

  • It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now

  • How to Create Your Second Life at Any Age
  • By: Barbara Sher
  • Narrated by: Barbara Sher
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Barbara Sher shows you how to rediscover the inspired, enthusiastic adventurer you wanted to be before you became the responsible adult you had to be. According to Sher, it's never too late to start over. In fact, midlife is the perfect time to do so, a time when dreams for the future and experiences of the past finally come together. "The second life", as Sher calls it, can be even better than the first. More important, it would have been impossible to make these crucial realizations until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book on finding a purpose in life

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-27-14

Inspiring with reasons

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

What did you love best about It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now?

I really enjoyed how motivational this book was, with reasons for starting now, specifically that life is short, and if you're over 40 it's even shorter.

What did you like best about this story?

It was a great inspiring read with realistic case studies.

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

Barbara Sher has such a great message about being the essence of yourself.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

So many things in this book moved me.

Any additional comments?

I loved the writer's attitude to ageing. We often feel we somehow need permission. She gives it.