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The Examined Life
- By: Stephen Grosz
- Narrated by: Peter Marinker
- Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
We are all storytellers - through stories, we make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last 25 years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. The Examined Life distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon. This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding.
- By Saffy on 13-02-13
Makes you wonder what can you do better
Would you listen to The Examined Life again? Why?
Yes. It's almost like chatting away with someone you know about somebody's else life situation. It gently forces you to rethink your own behaviour and lifestyle to certain extent.
What does Peter Marinker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
I guess the tone of his voice and the manner of narration puts you right on the soft sofa in front of psychoanalyst.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Not really, this is the book to go chapter by chapter with some time in between to digest the information.
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