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This book is not for Everyone... I mean, it is, but some of you won't like it.
Matt Shaw is a bit dark and dirty, but in a good way. Just, not everyone wants dark and dirty.
Also, the narrator might not be easily understood by those who don't have an ear for a stronger Brit accent. But! If you're looking for a good kick in the backside to get you started writing right away, and you enjoy some dark and dirty Matt Shaw, as voiced by the deliciously British Julian Seager, then, let me just say, you are in for a treat!!
I actually listened to it twice, in the same day. I also immediately bought Matt Shaw's Wasting Stamps on the Kindle Store and Sick Bastards as well.
I found this book much more informative and useful than Stephen King's On Writing, which didn't really inspire me to write anything. Matt Shaw has made me start writing again. Give him a chance and he may just inspire you as well!
Where does Is Writing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I don't think I've ever listened to a non-fiction title before on audible. But it was nice tp be allowed to pause it and come back to it when I could. I didn't have to deal much with wondering where I was in a story.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I guess if I had to pick between Matt Shaw and Julian Seager, I'd pick Julian Seager. :p
What does Julian Seager bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Yes. There were moments when he sort of broke the 4th wall and acknowledged it was an audiobook and I have never encountered that before. I assume the ebook will have to be different because, as of right now, it's not out yet.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
There were some funny moments. Julian definitely conveyed Shaw's sense of humor.
Any additional comments?
While informative enough, I might want to buy the ebook too since I like to bookmark areas of information for future use. This book is a great companion piece to his previous Self-Publishing book.