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Big Magic

Creative Living Beyond Fear
Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

Listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process and showing us all just how easy it can be.

By sharing stories from her own life as well as from her friends and the people who have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity, tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear.

Whether you long to write a book, create art, cope with challenges at work, embark on a long-held dream, or simply to make your everyday life more vivid and rewarding, Big Magic will take you on a journey of exploration filled with wonder and unexpected joys.

©2015 Elizabeth Gilbert. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Gilbert dares us into adventures of worldly discovery." ( The New York Times Book Review)
"Smart but unpretentious, funny, warm, and generous. By the end of one of her books, you feel as if she is your friend, too." ( San Francisco Chronicle)

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Big Magic indeed!

There's just something wonderful about Liz Gilbert. This was my first encounter with her writings having initially dismissed Eat. Pray. Love. as (and I know I'll get stick for this) "a bit too girly". However, discovering her at Big Magic is an excellent, hype free (relatively) way to engage with her writings.

I've found them pretty inspirational and am currently writing a business plan for an arts project I'd always dreamed about. Whether it's a success or not will be anyone's guess, but I'm more comfortable with fear being along for the trip as a result of this book. It's allowed me to accept that you need to take risks to be happy when you live a creative life.

Having the book read by Liz really enhances the overall experience, after all, who better to perform the piece than the person who wrote it?

In short, listen to this book. It has the potential to be life changing!

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Inspiring listen

Great listen especially if you are struggling to self motivate or having trouble believing in your own self worth. Will listen to this audio book again and be seeking out other books by this author.

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Gilbert is a fabulous narrator

What made the experience of listening to Big Magic the most enjoyable?

It's a great book - super inspiring and helpful in uncovering lost or dormant creativity. Gilbert is also a fabulous narrator - makes you feel as if she's speaking straight to you! Couldn't "put it down", as it were.

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Big Magic is magic!

You can tell that this has been authentically written from the heart and soul and uses the authors life experiences to connect with all of US the creative beings out there. A joy to listen to and I'll be listening again. soon

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Lovely

This book illustrates a very freeing attitude towards aspects of life and encouraged me to look deeper within myself. Very inspiring words.

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soaked it up

loved big magic. I'd listened to the podcasts beforehand and knew that I needed this book!

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Magic!!

Absolutely loved this audio book, I listened to it all in just two days I was addicted and quite sad it had to end. She tells inspirational stories from her own life and others in a very lighthearted way and she had me belly laughing at somethings... As soon as i finished listening to this, I signed a contract with inspiration when she came knocking (you will have to read to know what I mean) Definitely recommend this book to anyone who struggles to get their creative juices flowing and experiences mind block from time to time. She just tell it as it is!

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a Good Spirit whispering in my ear :-)

I ve listened to the audio book several times - it's like a friend sharing her experiences with me... loved it!

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A marvel, soon to be classic!

A fantastic line narrated by the author. Captivating, smooth, smart and inspiring.

Would recommend to everyone to read at least once.

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A courageous author, total honesty

Recommended to all my students! A courageous author and self narrated.
Worth more than one listen!

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  • richa kejriwal
  • 03-05-18

Couldn't stop listening

Inspiring and wonderfully motivating book. Loved every bit and learnt how creativity can change our life if only we can muster the courage to follow the sign.

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  • Vinutha
  • 22-11-17

Expand your deeper meaning of Creativity.

Elizabeth brings in her own opinions on creativity and how/why not to stop this process. She connects each of her theory with an story that gets sketched into your mind forever. Enjoyed listening to it and I might listen to it again and again.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-09-19

It changed my life

I love it. I'm trying to just live my life and not be scared of all and everything that may have consequences then render me frozen for years. I'm allowed to fail with that I'm also allowed to keep trying without winning and be in the race because it is fun.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-08-19

Everyone needs to read this book ❤

Very inspirational and practical advice on creative living. Loved it and would definitely recommend it to anyone feeling a bit stuck in their lives.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-03-19

Mentoring

It was the most memorable. So amazing especially with her voice. It was like Elizabeth Gilbert was mentoring and I was her student. Her related stories we're one of a kind, putting my thinking in the right track. I have learnt a lot

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  • Maria
  • 15-02-19

Be creative

Be you... Or at least give yourself a chance... Or maybe two... or as many as you wish. There is no limit...!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-18

Awesome

very enjoyable...everyone should read it...we all have Big Magic inside us...we need to listen and watch out fot it

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  • Mamta kumari
  • 21-10-18

loved it!💖

a really nice book... can change your way to see the world differently really a inspiring book..I rally like it..!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-18

Excellent

This book was recommended by Pick Up Limes blogger. It is truly a book that worths your time.

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  • Siddhita Salunke
  • 24-04-18

The most brilliant book on creative living!

Absolutely lovely concept. I have read a lot of motivational books but no one could pin point the aspects of passion and creativity that I had struggled to resolve. Elizabeth Gilbert has decoded the way to live an fulfilling creative life and I couldn't agree with her more. This book happened to me at the time when I was struggling to find direction to all the goals I have. Elizabeth's narration was so reassuring of all the ideas that the book presented it was almost as if I was listening to a friend help me out. A must read (listen in this case!) for all the creative heads out there!