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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

Critic Reviews

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

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Helped Me Laugh at Myself

A stunning and concise story that conveys the lessons learned from the darkest experiences of the Holocaust. Frankl discusses the basics of logotherapy, which had wonderful methods of helping me laugh at myself instead of being lost in the meaninglessness of my suffering.

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an eye opening book

loved it and couldn't put it down. finished it in your hours and I'll read it again and again

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Powerful story from a Great man

If you could sum up Man's Search for Meaning in three words, what would they be?
Deep and insightful.

Would you listen to Man's Search for Meaning again? Why?
Yes, this piece deserves another listen-through.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
The difference between historical and modern 21st century, 1st World problems, and what people are truly capable of going through. The human experience is a journey that can be either; long and grueling; or meaningful.

"Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how.'"

What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Nothing. But I wish the author was still alive, so I could send him my appreciation.

What about Simon Vance's performance did you like?
Good flow, nice accent.

Any additional comments?
This is a book to give to your closest friends.

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finding meaning

very good story about finding meaning in life especially having to deal with, accept and move past painful experiences in life.

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Love it!

Wow! The type of “therapy” my spirit has yearned for. God bless you, Mr. Frankl.

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great book

love. it well read. great teaching. I want to know more about logo therapy.. interesting.

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such an extrodinary book

A good book that will cause you thinking deep in your heart. good story, good reading

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Masterpiece!

This book sheds light on the human condition, changes your perspective on suffering and makes your inner core stronger by reigniting meaning in your life. It's a true gem for us trying to understand the bigger picture and our roll in it.

A unique philosophy and psycho-therapeutic approach is presented and discussed, logosophy. The historical context is fascinating and the science revealing. The content contained herein may very well save someone's life and is possibly more relevant than ever in today's world.

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Amazing account of Frankl's experience

Victor Frankl's insight into the abyss between meaningful and morose is eloquently told here and the accounts he recalls from his time in Nazi German death camp's gives credence to his belief and the effectiveness of patient treatment.

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eye-opening.

eye-opener, insightful, dramatic, well composed. it's amazing how much we can learn from listening to our inner being.