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
"An enduring work of survival literature." (The New York Times)
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. (Groucho Marx)
This is a book I will listen to many times. Excellent narration that is unobtrusive.
I found myself listening to pieces over and over again in the hope to retain the message in my head... so inspiring and so powerful... I will definitely listen to it a few more times.
This is definitely one you have to listen to because each time you will get a new insight. Part 2 can drag a bit because of its big psychology words and focus on an understanding logotherapy but there are still some pearls of wisdom there.
I have not read the print version.
Dr. Frankl's ability to describe the conditions of the concentration camps opened my mind's eye, helping me visualize (along with memory of images) some of the issues faced by those victims. Well described, using very clear imagery, he presented a common occurrence faced in the camps, such as one giving up hope, lying on a bed of straw soaked in urine and feces or being momentarily favored by the cook, receiving peas from the bottom of the pot instead of just watered-down soup.
Simon's voice inflections and pronunciations of German words (though I do not know if he said them correctly, they sounded realistic).
Regardless of what one experiences in life, as long as we can hold on to some degree of hope, some reason of moving forward, we can overcome.
Anyone interested in learning how to overcome obstacles can benefit from this book. I enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
I am refreshed and relieved to hear truths that ring so perfectly still again in our time. I appreciate the gallant accent of the reader, and his dispassionate delivery. His voice brings a quiet, patient civility to Frankl's narrative of the horrors of the concentration camp life.
Starts off quite depressing - stories of the concentration camps; but then Frankl brings it around to paint the picture of the human spirit against such a terrible background. Explains clearly the importance of each man must find his own purpose and meaning for his life.
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