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Creative Differences

By: Graeme Simsion
Narrated by: Stephen Phillips,Edwina Wren
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If Emily and Scott can write one more best seller together, the world’s their oyster. But each of them believes they’re the talent....

Emily was an aspiring literary writer, forced to make a living from editing annual reports, when she met Scott, a screenwriter in similar circumstances. With Scott’s punchy plot and Emily’s luminous prose, they crafted an international hit - and fell in love doing it. Three years later, Scott’s own novel has flopped, Emily’s struggling with her literary manuscript, and their relationship is falling apart. Can they overcome their creative differences to produce another masterpiece?

Graeme Simsion is the internationally best-selling author of The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect, The Rosie Result and The Best of Adam Sharp. He lives with Anne Buist, a novelist in her own right and co-author of Two Steps Forward and Two Steps Onward, in Melbourne, Australia.  

This project is a work of fiction; any resemblance to actual persons or events is entirely coincidental. Sort of.

©2021 Graeme Simsion (P)2021 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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Insightful & entertaining.

Any aspiring novelist will enjoy this deep dive into what constitutes good writing. A clever examination of writing styles wrapped inside a love story, peppered with Simsion’s trademark wry humour. Both the narrators are terrific, but I could listen to Edwina Wren’s silky voice forever…

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witty, easy listen

I really enjoyed this novella, I thought it was funny and entertaining. I was 100% Team Scott but I guess that's because I enjoy popular fiction more than introspective literature.

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great listening

loved it as my first audible book. Good story. kept me wanting more. enjoyed the narrator's. Will look for more audible books

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Fun novella with two narrators

This free novella is kind of all over the place. It is well read by the two narrators, but the book itself has two main narrators and then two sub-narrators, and it's quite a lot. There is an extreme amount of discussion about plot versus writing, or some such, that felt like a huge in joke. The epilogue, even with the wink towards the reader, was the worst kind of epilogue - trite, wrapped up and happiness at all costs. It is set in Melbourne, and I love a book set in my home town, even if it was a rather generic version.

So why the four stars? It burbled on happily in my ears while I knit, and did ironing and cleaned the bathroom. It entertained me and I did want to keep listening. The narrators where great (although Stephen Phillips chose to sound constantly amused, which came across as rather smug, although that my have been a deliberate choice). Non of the protagonists are good, or evil, they are just people, tying to get on with life. Midlisters, if you like.

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Good. Different.

I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s a great lesson in how to write and how to be creative.
I really enjoyed reading this book.
Well written (of course) and we’ll narrated.

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Great short story from Graeme Simsion!

I love Graeme Simsion's work and this is no exception. Highly recommended, great holiday listening.

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