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4.07692307692308 out of 54.07692307692308 out of 54.07692307692308 out of 54.07692307692308 out of 54.07692307692308 out of 5 4.08 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Pressfield Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781461811886
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Internationally bestselling 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pressfield’s highly personal philosophy…has merit for anyone frustrated in fulfilling his or her life purpose.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great book | 5/9/2017

    " This book helps you see the impact of "resistance" has on the artist and how to fight it. Goes into what makes the difference between the "pro" and the "amateur" based on how each reacts to the same circumstance. Definitely helped me see a new way to think about my artistic provess and do what I can to keep improving Ahmed moving forward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 7/14/2011

    " This worked for me. I got where he was coming from, I could totally relate, and the 2-3 weeks after I read this were some of the most productive I've had in the past year. Probably time for a re-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 7/9/2011

    " Do you ever get writer's block or feel like avoiding or procrastinating from things you should be doing? This is the book to read to help you push through your own internal resistances. This is a quick read and a nice reminder that you can overcome any barriers that comes your way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 7/6/2011

    " It all goes a bit mystical in the third part of the book. But the earlier stuff about Resistance is very good, really spoke to me. I'm on the lookout for resistance everywhere now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 6/25/2011

    " Inspirational and a good quick read. Anybody wanting a creative shot in the arm will benefit from this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 6/20/2011

    " A MUST read for any human, particularly those in any sort of creative endeavor (and every endeavor is creative). Absolutely brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 6/18/2011

    " A nice quick read with lots of wisdom. Resistance is the enemy and this book helps you recognize and overcome resistance with confidence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 6/14/2011

    " Inspiring... How do you face your Resistance? I'm facing mine now... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Skye | 6/8/2011

    " The tone of The War of Art is mildly condescending and I found Pressfield's ideas to be oversimplified. However, one of his main ideas: "nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying," at least felt accurate to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 6/8/2011

    " Excellent book. A must read for every aspiring artist and professional. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/2/2011

    " I love this quick read for getting over creative's block. "

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About the Author
Author Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield is the author of the hugely successful novels Gates of Fire, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons, among others. His debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Will Smith in 2000. He lives in California.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.