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Using Myth to Power Your Story

Narrated by: Christopher Vogler
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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This delightful workshop covers how you can use the myths and fairy tales that link us all to give your story more oomph. Get ready to laugh while you learn, because the speaker is a natural storyteller and a witty observer of life. Whether you're creating a screenplay, a novel, a play, a computer game, a puppet show, or just an entry in your journal, your story will be richer, it will touch more people, and it will have more meaning and depth after you listen to Chris Vogler's talk.

Learn about:

  • The Hero's Ordinary and Special Worlds
  • The Four Major Movements of Any Story
  • The Cast of Characters: Hero, Mentor, Threshold Guardian, Herald, Shapeshifter, Shadow, and Trickster
  • ©2002 Christopher Vogler (P)2002 Writer's AudioShop

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    What the hell, Audible?

    The final "chapter" was a repeat of an earlier section. What the actual hell, Audible?

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    • Liz Scully
    • 29-01-2018

    Live lecture

    I've read widely on both the Hero's Journey and Chris Vogler's other work and this is a pleasant addition: a live lecture recorded at an event in Austin. He's fairly entertaining and the Q&A sections are interesting.

    However the fourth chapter is a duplicate of the third chapter so this book is really very short for the money. I bought it ages back otherwise I'd have returned it. It seems shoddy to have released it with such a glaring error...

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    • Howard
    • 18-02-2012

    Great pace, illustrations and clarity

    This is Mr Vogler's personal spin on Joseph Campbell's inspiring work - an audio-book which did everything I had hoped for.

    You'll probably find yourself running your own story-line alongside Vogler's model; a process which both exposes weaknesses and suggests solutions. His delivery is energetic, passionate and has a great lightness of touch - lots of good humor. He is a superb communicator.

    Truly riveting and highly recommended for anyone interested in how a good story works.

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    • Ms
    • 23-09-2016

    An Decent Introduction

    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is a reasonable starting place to introduce yourself to the concepts surrounding the 'monomyth' & explore some of the core archetypal characters that make a story come to life. This is all based upon the ideas pit forward by Joseph Campbell & have a breathable pace.

    If you’ve listened to books by Christopher Vogler before, how does this one compare?

    He has a laid back casual & relatable way of communicating.

    Could you see Using Myth to Power Your Story being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Not exactly, but any Hollywood movie worth its salt will go through the 'monomyth' pretty much verbatim. The Wizard of Oz & Star Wars being two good examples (George Lucas was aware of & influenced by Joseph Campbell).

    Any additional comments?

    For anyone who is interested in the flow & craft of a story, myth, or legend.

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    • Zara
    • 08-09-2016

    Just Amazing

    I wish there were more materials of Mr. Vogler on Audible. This seminar was very entertaining to listen to and informative.