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Man's Search for Meaning Audiobook
Man's Search for Meaning
Written by: 
Viktor E. Frankl
Narrated by: 
Simon Vance
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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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    Donald Griffin 02-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Riveting"

    A profound work indeed. As an aspiring psychologist I found this book giving me some direction for my own life, or some meaning if you will.

    I will need to listen to this a few more times.

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    Melanie L 02-02-16
    Melanie L 02-02-16

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    "A must-read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Man's Search for Meaning to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I absorb information well when I have the chance to listen to it while I'm walking or driving.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hearing the perspective of a psycho analyst / concentration camp survivor.


    What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's an excellent voice actor with a nice accent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it did make me think.


    Any additional comments?

    My main takeaways:

    1. Live and make decisions as if you're living your life for the second time as a do-over.
    2. Don't dwell in the past, be your best self in the present and focus on your future.
    3. It's not about what life means to me, but what I mean to life.
    4. Avenues to meaning in life are work, love and turning unavoidable tragedy into triumph (seeing suffering as a growth experience).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alaska 01-26-16
    Alaska 01-26-16
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    "Great book awesome reader"
    Where does Man's Search for Meaning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    1


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sheds light on how mental aspects of life can outweigh the physical attributes


    Any additional comments?

    Best book I've read for college so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher 01-25-16
    Christopher 01-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Life-Changing"

    There's something to be said about there being gems to be found in any given situation, in the case of this book, I must say I've stumbled upon a treasure chest. Not only has this opened my mind regards to the human psyche, but allowed me to better understand myself and the way I interact with the world around me. The will to meaning, our innate desire to find and ascribe meaning to our life, and the psychology, as well as, dare I say, the philosophy behind such an understanding of man, will not only mold and shape the way you perceive others, but the way you perceive yourself. Please, do yourself a favor, and open yourself the knowledge being given in this book, you surely won't regret it!

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    AdamBomb 01-25-16
    AdamBomb 01-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Truth universal is the essence of "Man's Search for Meaning"."

    It's not that Viktor Frankl invented logotherapy so much as the fact that in his own suffering discovered a universal truth that man is a free agent; that he and he alone has the power to decide how to respond to all the suffering the world can possibly heap upon him. This truth is an eternal truth and when a human being can tap into that truth that person then obtains hope to overcome all challenges.

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    Ed 01-11-16
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    "simple and profound"
    What made the experience of listening to Man's Search for Meaning the most enjoyable?

    The simplicity of his message - to seek and find meaning in your experience.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    His eyewitness credibility.


    What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Simon is always good at narration


    Any additional comments?

    One of the very few books I listened to more than once - and will probably repeat. It's that good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William T. Greene Jr. 01-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Reason For Existence"

    An excellent exploration of the human mind in conflict. A worthy purchase you won't forget.

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    Priten Shah 01-04-16
    Priten Shah 01-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Prescribed for Depressed Patients"

    This book should be prescribed for depressed patients to supplement their therapy! Frankl vividly helps the reader navigate his concept of logotherapy through the lens of concentration camp victims.

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    Kindle Customer 12-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A book beyond most others"

    If you aren't familiar with Man's Search for Meaning , you have missed one of the best books ever written. You will not put it down. You will stay up all night to finish it. Yes it's that good and that short. Cannot be recommended too highly. A triumph of the human spirit.

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    Venkat 12-19-15
    Venkat 12-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story and a great narration. Very intriguing"

    Great story and a great narration. Very intriguing thought left me spell bound about the life am blessed with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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