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  • Nietzsche: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Philosophy has always been dangerous for philosophers; Friedrich Nietzsche made it dangerous for everyone. His ideas presaged a collective madness which was to ravage Europe throughout the first half of the 20th century, drawing a chilling parallel with the insanity that gripped Nietzsche towards the end of his life. His philosophy is one of aphorisms and penetrating psychological insights, his major concept being the Will to Power - a notion that he saw as the basic impulse for all our acts. Viewing Christianity as a subtle perversion of this concept Nietzsche is famous for his pronouncement that ‘God is dead’.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Kuleshov on 14-01-17

Next time get some person with less of an axe to grind to write the story

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Reviewed: 11-11-18

The final word is an absolute disgrace and just about epitomized why the author was the wrong person to write the book. This said it is good for those people seasoned in Nietzsche to have this as part of the library as a counterweight to ones own confirmation bias. For the first timer this would be a jaundiced view that might put you off reading the man himself which would be a pity. You don’t need to agree with the man to realize the importance he has in wanting you to think for yourself!

  • Steppenwolf

  • By: Hermann Hesse
  • Narrated by: Peter Weller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brief rev.

  • By Anonymous User on 15-04-18

Brilliant listening!!!

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Reviewed: 10-08-18

I loved the voice of the reader, deep sonorous and intoxicating.

The storyline is very engaging too as HH explores his authentic self and defines himself in opposition to the herd. The struggle for meaning, the ladder of selves as well as the polarization of the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde syndrome is well played out. I’m definitely going to be listening to this a few times over. Like all good books it changed my welt anschaung in the here and now each moment the chapters unfolded before me

  • The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus: Summary & Analysis

  • By: Eric Williams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

This is a summary and analysis of "The Myth of Sisyphus". "The Myth of Sisyphus" is a 1942 philosophical essay by Albert Camus. The English translation by Justin O'Brien was first published in 1955. In the essay, Camus introduces his philosophy of the absurd: man's futile search for meaning, unity, and clarity in the face of an unintelligible world devoid of God and eternal truths or values. Does the realization of the absurd require suicide? Camus answers: "No. It requires revolt." He then outlines several approaches to the absurd life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Topic read to quickly to absorb

  • By Nze kkuc akabusi on 03-04-18

Great Topic read to quickly to absorb

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-04-18

Great topic read to quickly to absorb in one sitting. Definitely requires familiarity with Camus and the myth in question but well worth the effort of listening a few times, which being so short is no hardship.

  • Attachment in Psychotherapy

  • By: David J. Wallin
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

This eloquent book translates attachment theory and research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development. Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful with good use of case studies

  • By Candy on 03-01-18

Go to book, well researched and in-depth insight

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Reviewed: 22-02-18

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

To someone prepared to look at their attachment history it has invaluable insight

What did you like best about this story?

I could see myself in so many aspects and know I'm not alone

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  • Becoming Myself

  • A Psychiatrist's Memoir
  • By: Irvin Yalom
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In Becoming Myself, his long-awaited memoir, he turns his therapeutic eye on himself, delving into the relationships that shaped him and the groundbreaking work that made him famous. The first-generation child of immigrant Russian Jews, Yalom grew up in a lower-class neighbourhood in Washington, DC. Determined to escape its confines, he set his sights on becoming a doctor. An incredible ascent followed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Fabulous Piece of Work by Yalom

  • By Nze kkuc akabusi on 01-11-17

Another Fabulous Piece of Work by Yalom

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Just love it, it’s probably best if you have read most of his other work as he makes plenty of references there too. If so it is great to get his exposition and critical view. I am impressed that he keeps so close to his view of life after life, (the void, dark abyss, nothingness) the state of eternal unconsciousness experienced once before we entered this brief light of day. I get the sense at 85, this is his farewell, the ending of is quiet emotional and the culmination of many hints throughout this book. I did love the Nietzsche quote at the end wishing for eternal reoccurrence, and I felt the Yalom twinkle of the eye, and thought ...”you Rascal, so there is a little hope in you that Epicurus is wrong and a light might shine in the darkness!” Either way the rippling is definitely confirmed for a century or so before the last flicker is known no more. I certainly will remember Yalom for the rest of my days. Thank you 😊

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • On Being a Therapist

  • By: Jeffrey A. Kottler
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

An updated revision of Jeffrey Kottler's classic book On Being a Therapist reveals the new realities and inner experiences of therapeutic practice today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Worth it

  • By Marie on 17-02-13

Unvarnished Truth

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Reviewed: 30-10-17

I’m contemplating both going into therapy and becoming a therapist, and have found this book with the authors refreshing honesty very helpful in quashing any nerves I may have had in taking both routes. Therapy on both sides of the equation is not for cowards, and I do both not because I have the answers but I’m encouraged to go on a quest of enlightenment and fulfillment in the insights an intimate curious relationship my bring to he existential reality of my loved experience.

Good work guys 👏🏾👍🏾

  • Modern Man in Search of a Soul

  • By: Carl Gustav Jung
  • Narrated by: Christopher Prince
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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    4 out of 5 stars 130
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Modern Man in Search of a Soul is the classic introduction to the thought of Carl Jung. Along with Freud and Adler, Jung was one of the chief founders of modern psychiatry. In this book, Jung examines some of the most contested and crucial areas in the field of analytical psychology: dream analysis, the primitive unconscious, and the relationship between psychology and religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep, timeless and inspiring

  • By HJ Atum on 10-11-17

Brilliantly Insightful and Thought provoking

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Reviewed: 25-10-17

C G Jung is a warrior whose intellect and bravery reverberates on through today and onward for all time if not eternity. Each Chapter presented here has a genius of its own, psychology which was so much in its infancy at this time challenges and illuminates, Philosophy, Theology, Literature, Natural Science, Sociology and we could go on. I love the gentle but respectful polemic against Adler and Freud, and for those with a background in Christian religion his ubiquitous understanding of biblical prose and allegory seeps through much of his contentious liberal theology. Finally his comfort with diversity in all its guises, culture, religion was surely a social philosophy ahead of its time and a precursor to late twentieth early twenty first century sensibility. I definitely will come back to this work time and time again

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  • Recovery

  • Freedom from Our Addictions
  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665

This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous, that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone should read this book

  • By H. Hopkins on 27-09-17

Funny, Frank, Thought Provoking, and Evangelical

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Reviewed: 05-10-17

I'm not a guy who swears, but Russell uses the F word to full effect, and it is appropriate when in the context of "life is messed up!"

It's challenging to look at ones own life in the context of the foibles, addictive and compulsive behaviors that mitigate against the possibility of a rich contribution to society not based on what one can gain but what one can give.

He presents here a rehash of the twelve step program but gives it a vitally and veracity that is very appealing. He himself is self deprecating, aware of his privileged position yet it is clear it's not come easy and there has been a high price. Particularly resonance for me (not my experience) from empathy was the young child that felt he was the cause of his mothers cancer! Like Russell my rage and foibles in life are also against my Mother and abandoned, and no rationalizing can soothe the void within. Russell has with bravery talked the demons within and the last chapter where he is at the birth of his daughter is all consuming in drawing you in. He is a great story teller/narrator earthy, witty, wise, a dexterity seldom seen, I loved his work here. I'm not ready to take the steps he advocates but I did find I have ears that hear.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful