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Whether you are already in book love or not, everyone can gain from this little jewel. I got the book (on sale because I felt "why not?") more on a whim, but I have told more people about this book than about almost any other book I have "ristened" (I love that term!!) in years.
Yes, I have been doing many of the tips he offered, but he still confirmed that I was on the right track and gave me several additional new pointers. His narration was not the most exciting I have ever heard, but his section on whether or not an author should read his own work was right on. I would rather have heard his rather monotone voice than someone else who might "jazz it up" for the wrong reasons. But most important of all, I gained a new respect for the validation of not necessarily caring for the same books others do (the classics was a great example) and for not wasting time finishing a book that does not interest me.
Right on, Mr. Leveen! Thank you for this treasure. You know your craft well and I am glad to have been introduced to you.
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I was hesitant to order a book on reading to listen to. Even after 6 years and an audible customer (march 1999), I still feel like I'm not really reading a book when I listen to it instead. And, I was mildly concerned that the author would dismiss audiobooks as somehow "cheating." But instead, he validated my choice to "Risten" to books as a worthwhile way to access books.
While most of the content is familiar territory, hearing it in a fresh context helped me get out of the scifi/fantasy rut and broaden my listening horizons.
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