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The War of Art Audiobook

The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2002 Steven Pressfield (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Mary Chapel Hill, NC, United States 04-19-14
    Mary Chapel Hill, NC, United States 04-19-14
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    "Waste of money"
    What disappointed you about The War of Art?

    This book goes off course into a lot of mumbo jumbo. A waste of time and money. Narration was fine. Content was pathetic. If you are looking for a boost to your creative production, try The Power of Habit. It was much more helpful.


    What other book might you compare The War of Art to and why?

    The Power of Habit offers sound advice and examples, not some nebulous new age bilge.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Diana 02-01-14
    Diana 02-01-14 Member Since 2013

    Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)

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    "Procrastinate much? Put this in your cart (now)"

    Laid out are all the ways I have found to not get things done. Which makes it harder to do these things, now that I know they are just a way to avoid accomplishing what's important.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Eric 05-23-13
    Eric 05-23-13
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    "Is Steven Pressfield crazy?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The ideas communicated in this work are never once substantiated, are most often obviously incorrect, and are nearly always contradicted by other claims the author makes within the text. George Guidall does a nice job in communicating the material. I would actually like to hear George read something that isn't such a waste of time.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Steven Pressfield again?

    No.


    What didn’t you like about George Guidall’s performance?

    I liked George's performance. He clearly prepared for the reading and is rather articulate. Thankfully he read fast to shorten the amount of time the listener has to listen to the tripe the author wrote down. Interestingly and rather amusingly, though, this haste conveys a strong sense that Pressfield was manic while writing this work.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The War of Art?

    I would have totally rejected it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're looking for a work that has information that matters and thus is actually inspirational instead of insane, try "The Drunkard's Walk." It's a bit longer but well worth a complete listen.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Plano, TX 03-04-13
    Charles Plano, TX 03-04-13
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    "Was expecting a bit more"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book is fine as it is and very well written. I was just surprised on how short it was.


    Could you see The War of Art being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    This book isn't for entertainment purposes. It's more of a self-help guide.


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Billsoroka 08-22-17
    Billsoroka 08-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Just what I needed to hear"

    I'm in the process of writing my 1st book, and just when I get in the flow, I get these major blocs, and anxiety that halt the process. I have an accountability partner recommend this book, and I'm so glad she did. this is really put resistance into perspective, and it's helped me get through my patterns.

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    08-17-17
    08-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Exceptional"

    Absolutely great piece. Great book, amazing narration. Well written; the orator captures the authors struggle with resistance.

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    Evan Philadelphia 08-15-17
    Evan Philadelphia 08-15-17 Member Since 2017

    I read a lot of non-fiction books; Specifically those pertaining to business, entrepreneurship, economics, sales, marketing, and biographies

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    "Every one with goals and ambitions needs this"

    I've read this book multiple times and get something new out of it each time. But this was my first time ever listening to it: It's still great.

    If you need any goal but keep procrastinating or are having trouble getting started... if you ever want to achieve anything... or even if you've given up on your dreams: this ones for you.

    Cheers!

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    Paul Rice II 08-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Must Listen"

    This is a great book! Find out what Resistance is and how to eliminate it in your work and creative path.

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    Gregory Hullmann 08-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding! Wisdom way beyond the ordinary..."

    revelations abound! Masterful... filled with key clues... must see awareness. Great stories and examples... Wondrous!

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    Jose G. Osuna 08-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Kick In The Pants"

    Truly a wake up call and a warning to all of us not just aspiring writers.
    We all have a gift and a purpose., "not to bring it out is cheating not just us but all of humanity."
    Read this and wake up the best in you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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