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Man's Search for Meaning Audiobook

Man's Search for Meaning

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Publisher's Summary

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of, his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

Man's Search for Meaning is more than a story of Viktor E. Frankl's triumph: it is a remarkable blend of science and humanism and an introduction to the most significant psychological movement of our day.

©1959, 1962, 1984 Viktor E. Frankl; (P)1995 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"An enduring work of survival literature." (The New York Times)

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    Tim Sabo 04-22-16
    Tim Sabo 04-22-16
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    "Makes suffering personal."
    If you could sum up Man's Search for Meaning in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating, Saddening, Encouraging.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Man's Search for Meaning?

    The extent of the dehumanizing of fellow human beings.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    Viktor FranklThis is an autobiography by a concentration camp survivor.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    When one loses hope, death is soon to follow.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first time I have been able to get a glimpse of what it was like for those unfortunate people who were segregated out by their own community and systematically dehumanized. It was truly eye opening especially because of Frankl's vocation as a psychiatrist. He bought analytical insight into his own suffering.

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    David 04-18-16
    David 04-18-16
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    "Enlightening"

    Part 2 and Frankl's ideas on modern society's struggle with meaning and the general origin's of meaning are timeless. For words written at a very different time, I am struck by logotherapy's modern striving to remove value-judgments from therapy.

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    Oprah 04-14-16
    Oprah 04-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic every time"

    I really enjoyed this book. The development of a new type of therapy from one man's experience in a concentration camp is a wonderful story. The practical applications of logo therapy was equally interesting and inspiring.
    Beautifully read and a great production. I'll be returning here again and again.

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    BradBrad SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 04-11-16
    BradBrad SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 04-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "If you know why, you can live with any how"
    Would you listen to Man's Search for Meaning again? Why?

    After hearing about Dr. Frankl's experience from Stephen Covey's '7 Habits of Highly Effective People', I decided to take a look at his work for myself. I was not disappointed.


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    Erin Riggs 04-10-16
    Erin Riggs 04-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Worth listening to"

    Deeply insightful, moving and full full of wisdom
    I will listen to this many times over.

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    David Elliott 04-09-16 Member Since 2014

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    A necessary slice within any complete comprehension of contemporary life and malaise. Explains our mistakes, why we are so attached to them, as well as the way out should we by some miracle choose to take it.

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    Jamie 04-02-16
    Jamie 04-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "it helped me"

    This book has helped me understand some things about myself. Finding a meaning with my depression alone has helped me overcome it. the mind is so powerful it's amazing.

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    Luis 03-25-16
    Luis 03-25-16
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    "fuerte"

    un viaje a los campos de concentracion y como vivió en ese tiempo!
    logoterapia un estudio interesante sobre el psique

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    Chong Beng Lim Malaysia 03-22-16
    Chong Beng Lim Malaysia 03-22-16 Member Since 2014

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    "A great book"

    Love listening to the voice of the narrator. Pearls of wisdom abound in this audio book. I am going to listen to it again as it has been such a source of inspiration to me!

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    P.G 03-19-16
    P.G 03-19-16
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    "Brilliant"

    I was given this by my therapist for an axiety disorder I had since childhood. This reinforces the idea that we have choices to be who we want to be in regards to our ultimate lifes meaning bit that it doesnt have to be the only thing we seek out. For if we focus completely on one thing we shall miss our targets completely. An example is how he survived the death camp. He focused on his love and not his survival or circumstances and his mind body or and soul found a way to guide him through it.

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