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Man's Search for Meaning Audiobook

Man's Search for Meaning

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.
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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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    Michael Powell HAMPSTEAD, NC, US 08-26-15
    Michael Powell HAMPSTEAD, NC, US 08-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very technical but powerful"

    A bit clinical but a powerful story. certainly some good nuggets of wisdom. worth it.

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    Austin M. Craig Provo, UT 08-25-15
    Austin M. Craig Provo, UT 08-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Essential Listening"

    I've been meaning to read this book for over a decade, and I'm glad I finally have. Frankl has professional insight coupled with his perspectives gained in concentration camps. It would be hard to argue his views born out of that experience.

    For anybody pursuing happiness, let this book be one of your guides.

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    H2OS 08-25-15
    H2OS 08-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wisdom, forged from fire"

    While the circumstances were deplorable, the wisdom gleaned is a treasure. Meaning is the ultimate antidote for the plight of man. Thanks you, Mr. Frankl.

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    Troy 08-25-15
    Troy 08-25-15

    I grew up on Golden Age Radio, I love to learn about a great many things, and I enjoy a wide variety of genres. Me, bored? Never!

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    "One of the Most Important Books Ever Written"

    There are a handful of books that should truly be required and desired reading for everyone across the world. This is one of them. It is simultaneously repulsive and compelling, disheartening and hopeful.

    I read this book perhaps 20 years ago. The older I get, the more I find new meaning in it. There are a great many self-help books out there that go on and on and say nothing. Then there's a book like this that offers an unblinking look at one of history's most horrific events from an inside perspective and uses that as a lead-in to offer to us a scientific embrace of the three little words that could mean the most to all of us.

    Love. Faith. Hope.

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    Ingrid New York, NY, United States 08-23-15
    Ingrid New York, NY, United States 08-23-15 Member Since 2016

    Eclectic physical philosopher, carbon free commuter, fitness consultant, personal trainer, non-medical nutritional counselor, yoga teacher.

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    "A MUST read!"

    This is not the first time I read the book but it is the first time I listened to it. The reading is very good and it's worth listening to at least a couple of times. An important work and wonderful to have in audible format.

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    Sarah 08-22-15
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    "Incredible story"

    Truly great. Performance was good, story amazing. Short, easy to finish in a sitting, and inspirational.

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    Maria 08-04-15
    Maria 08-04-15

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is lifechanging.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The life and hope there-in.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I love his performances and this was another fabulous one!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    You matter, your dignity is real. Or, you are responsible because you are irreplaceable. Or, your dignity has nothing to do with your usefulness... it is innate. Or, wake up Sleeper and rise from the dead!


    Any additional comments?

    I wish this book came with every new born babe. Loved it in every way!

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    Nick Sparrow 07-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beneficial to all"

    I loved this book. I learned a lot. I think everyone would benefit for reading it.

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    Chris 06-10-15
    Chris 06-10-15
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    "Excellent book"

    Frankl's story is quite the powerful one. This is truly a great read for anyone struggling with the meaning of their life

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    Stefanos 06-09-15
    Stefanos 06-09-15
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    "Good story"

    Much and useful information about concentration camps etc but a bit borring when he talked about logotherapy and why it is the best version of psychology

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