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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
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Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
Length: 28 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert is a book of motivational passages, anecdotes, and quotes meant to inspire others to embrace creativity in whatever form is most natural for them. By exploring creativity through real-life experiences and words of encouragement, they learn to face what holds them back from embracing inspiration and activating their creative nature, also known as finding big magic....

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  • Jill Erolin
  • 11-11-2015

The narrator has ruined this book for me

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narration

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This guy could be reading the phone book and it would sound the same. I love Gilbert's work and I wish she would have taken the time to narrate herself.

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  • Tom Brereton-Downs
  • 07-05-2019

Won’t be reading the full book - Thank you Instaread

This review is about the content that this Instaread is summarising (it’s actually a very good summary of a poorly conceived book... in my opinion). It strikes me Big Magic is full of very broad and cliched generalisations and injunctions (you should do this, you should do that). Someone new to thinking about the creative process might find some of the ideas new and insightful. But, on the whole, this book brings nothing particularly fresh to the discussion. I say all this with the caveat I have not read the full book on which this Instaread is based on!

Assuming this summary is reasonably accurate I’m glad I’ve only wasted 28 mins of my life and not the full 5+ hours of the original book.

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