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AkooBooks Audio: Creative Audiobooks to Inspire You - Sara Barnes

AkooBooks Audio: Creative Audiobooks to Inspire You - Sara Barnes

7 Creative Audiobooks to Artistically Inspire Your Mind Through Your Ears, compiled from a list by Sara Barnes.

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Art Matters

Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

By Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell
Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
Length: 49 minutes

A stunning and timely creative call-to-arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman.

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”—Neil Gaiman

Drawn from Gaiman’s trove of published speeches, poems, and creative manifestos, Art Matters is an embodiment of this remarkable multi-media...

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The Lady in Gold

The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

By Anne-Marie O'Connor
Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
Length: 10 hours 50 minutes

The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the twentieth century's most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt, the most famous Austrian painter of his time, completed the society portrait.
 
Anne-Marie O'Connor, writer for the Washington... Read more »

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Seven Days in the Art World

By Sarah Thornton
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 8 hours 21 minutes

The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternative religion.

In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's... Read more »

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

By Marie Kondo
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 4 hours 50 minutes

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate... Read more »

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The Magic of Tiny Business

You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a Great Living

By Sharon Rowe
Narrated by: Sharon Rowe
Length: 2 hours 43 minutes

“This is a powerful book—tiny is mighty. Sharon Rowe's simple shift in thinking is a profound idea, precisely what we need to hear.”
—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

Too many of us feel trapped by work that keeps us from living our purpose. We fantasize about starting our own business, yet we're warned against falling into debt, working eighty... Read more »

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Your Art Will Save Your Life

By Beth Pickens
Narrated by: Beth Pickens
Length: 2 hours 23 minutes

As a teenager visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, Beth Pickens realized the importance of making art. As an adult, she has worked as a consultant empowering artists. Intimate yet practical, Your Art Will Save Your Life helps artists build a sustainable practice while navigating the world of MFAs, residencies, and institutional funding.

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