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Man's Search for Meaning
- By: Viktor E. Frankl
- Narrated by: Simon Vance
- Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
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.
I will isten again and again
- By Ann Marie on 12-27-04
Truly important book!
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
yes. because it is compelling in every respect. Frankl's experiences at Auschwitz and Dachau were mind blowingly brutal and yet he managed to maintain a clinical perspective throughout, without losing his humanity. The insights he drew from his experiences are profound and everyone should hear them.
What other book might you compare Man's Search for Meaning to and why?
Carl Jung's Memories Dreams Reflections. Because they're both brilliant psychiatrists who think a lot more deeply and clearly than I can...I find this inspiring.
Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
If you could give Man's Search for Meaning a new subtitle, what would it be?
A soul's survival story
Any additional comments?
Thank you Dr. Frankl!
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The Sixth Extinction
- An Unnatural History
- By: Elizabeth Kolbert
- Narrated by: Anne Twomey
- Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
A major audiobook about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes. Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.
Lifts you out of the ordinary
- By Regina on 04-28-14
Expected a lot more!
Would you try another book from Elizabeth Kolbert and/or Anne Twomey?
Would you be willing to try another book from Elizabeth Kolbert? Why or why not?
I would be willing to try another. She is obviously very bright and the subject matter is interesting. As a student of anthropology and geology, I was somewhat familiar with many of the concepts that were introduced in this book, albeit at much more pedestrian level than I would have preferred.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The reading was dull
Could you see The Sixth Extinction being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Any additional comments?
In all fairness, it might be the subject matter that doesn't lend itself to audible format.
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