Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Audiobook, by Elizabeth Gilbert Play Audiobook Sample

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Audiobook

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Audiobook, by Elizabeth Gilbert Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Elizabeth Gilbert Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780698410961

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

94

Longest Chapter Length:

07:52 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

03:15 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

8

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Publisher Description

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.   Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

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"I really liked Elizabeth's book overall. There were a few chapters where I was thinking, "ok, that is your opinion and interpretation. I don't feel the same way". However, I think she has really good takes on what it means to co-create and manifest. I especially loved the chapter where she speaks on fear being in the backseat of every "road trip" you take. You have to read the book to get what I'm saying. All in all, this was a great audiobook to listen to on my long commutes. I recommend to anyone interested in discovering and living their dreams."

— Stella (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “The Eat, Pray, Love author demystifies the tricky business of creativity. We’re all ears.”

    — Cosmopolitan
  • “An empathetic and inspiring guide to mustering the courage to live a creative life … Nearly anyone who picks up this self-help manual should finish it feeling inspired, even if only to dream of a life without limits.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Gilbert serves as an enthusiastic coach for readers who want more out of life. Highly recommended.”

    — Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Teaches readers how to nurture their creative side without quitting their day jobs. Gilbert’s honest, humorous essays put a different spin on the artist’s way, cutting to the heart of what it means to express yourself…Big Magic is a must-read for anyone with a dream.”

    — BookPage
  • “Gilbert’s wise and motivating book of encouragement and advice will induce readers not only to follow specific artistic dreams but also to live life more creatively, fully, and contentedly.”

    — Booklist
  • “The sincerity, grace, and flashes of humor that characterize [Gilbert’s] writing and insights should appeal to a wider audience…warmly inspirational.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for Fall
  • An Indie Next List Pick for October 2015
  • A BookPage Top Pick in October 2015
  • An Audible.com bestseller
  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Business & Investing

Big Magic Listener Reviews

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    " I very much enjoyed listening to Elizabeth Gilbert, her thoughts on inspiration are refreshing, down to earth and, yes, inspiring ; ), even for someone who has been "at it" for a while. It concentrates more on the subject of writing, but I can translate her thoughts for visual work. I especially like her voice too, a criteria I take more and more into consideration before purchasing an audiobook. "

    — Ava, 8/28/2017
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    " Been a fan of Liz Gilbert since I discovered her, like most of the world, with Eat Pray Love...The book touched me, as did this one. Starting on my own newly discovered path of creativeness, unexplored in the past, her words ring true. I do not write, I have discovered other crafting talents, and Liz's words and advice were encouraging and very conforting! Definitely a good listen if you have a little idea in the back of your head that you have been ignoring, for whatever reason...most helpful!! "

    — Marie, 7/24/2017
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About Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is an award-winning American writer of both fiction and nonfiction, named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2008. Her books have been New York Times bestsellers, including the #1 New York Times bestseller list for Committed. Her short story collection, Pilgrims, received the Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and her novel, Stern Men, was a New York Times Notable Book. Her 2002 book, The Last American Man, was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is best known for her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, which has been published in more than thirty languages and was made into a film.