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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Narrated By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: September 2015

Duration: 5 hours 6 minutes


The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

'A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar

From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.


  • Nicolas Casias

    One of the most inspiring books I've ever read. For anyone whose ever been a little frustrated or a little lost with their path in life this book is for you. I will listen to it several times through the years I'm sure

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Emily Posselius

    Loved this book, totally inspired by Liz, and listening to her felt like she was my coach!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Gail R.

    Really enjoyed listening to the author as narrator. This is one book where I wished I had a hard copy so that I could reread some of the points made.

  • Andrea A.

    Loved this book more than any I have read or listened to lately. Funny, motivating and honest!!

  • Rafia B

    It's an amazing book overall but became a bit boring towards the end. The narrator (who is also the author) was exceptionally amazing.

  • Vanessa F

    I love Liz Gilbert. This was a beautiful book loaded with inspiration and reality checks. A must-read for any creative.

  • Melt d

    Absolutely perfect food for my soul! Gilbert captures and explores the "troubles" and rewards of creativity precisely.

  • Brandi T

    I recommend this book to everyone creative or not. Elizabeth Gilbert is absolutely brilliant!!

  • Kathryn Hack

    I really enjoyed this book. I especially enjoyed having it read to me by Gilbert herself. I took it in small doses because I wanted to absorb each dose of insight before moving on to the next. I found myself inspired and motivated after each listen. I even felt shifts in my own creative endeavors thanks to what was shared. This will be a regular go to for me when I'm looking for inspiration to keep engaging in a creative life.

  • Margalit Ward

    Loved this book! I enjoyed hearing Elizabeth narrating her own book. Very inspiring and so creatively written. Also love her sense of humor and wit.

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