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  • The Interpretation of Dreams

  • By: Sigmund Freud
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

The Interpretation of Dreams is the book that Sigmund Freud considered his most important and that forever changed the way we think about our dreams. Here, Freud explained his discoveries about why we dream, what we dream, and what our dreams mean. In this groundbreaking book, Freud further demonstrated that it is in the treatment of abnormal mental states that dream analysis is the most valuable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Freud

  • By Olga on 25-03-09

A difficult but brilliant book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-05-17

Would you listen to The Interpretation of Dreams again? Why?

It's great to go to the original writings of Freud, especially to the Interpretation of Dreams, which is one of the founding texts of psychoanalysis as a whole and the book of which Freud was most proud. Freud even updated it a number of times as he progressed his theoretical framework in the following decades because he felt it was such an important text.

People who regard Freud's theory of dreams as quackery often forget that he was a neurologist before he developed psychoanalysis. It's a very demanding listen but Freud was a clear and compelling writer. The Interpretation of Dreams makes you realise the profundity and sophistication of Freud's thought as a whole.

  • I and Thou

  • By: Martin Buber
  • Narrated by: John Lescault
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Martin Buber’s I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born after World War II considers Buber one of its prophets. Buber’s main proposition is that we may address existence in two ways: (1) that of the “I” toward an “It,” toward an object that is separate in itself, which we either use or experience; (2) that of the “I” toward “Thou,” in which we move into existence in a relationship without bounds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Profound and fresh approach to psychology

  • By Mr. Kevin Snow on 20-07-15

Profound and fresh approach to psychology

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Would you listen to I and Thou again? Why?

Anyone interested in psychology who has not yet discovered Buber will find is approach radical and enlightening.

What did you like best about this story?

This is quite challenging to follow, you need to sit and just listen, or play it through a couple of times.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Buber challenges the modern construction of the individual by stressing the inter-relationship between people as the foundation of mental well-being, not fixing the individual in isolation.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

It's quite short and a good introduction to Buber's approach. I recommend Between Man and Man by Buber as well.

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  • In His Own Words

  • Conversations with Meister Eckhart
  • By: Meister Eckhart, Simon Parke
  • Narrated by: Andy Harrison, Simon Parke
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Conversations with Meister Eckhart is an imagined conversation with this 13th-century mystic, around such themes as detachment, which he famously placed above love; spirituality; God; the soul; and suffering. But while the conversation is imagined, Eckhart's words are not; they are authentically his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saying the unsayable

  • By P on 26-08-10

An accessible and engaging introduction to Eckhart

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Parke's dialogue format works well and gives an immediacy to the medieval mystic’s 800 year old writings which remains true to his style. This may be of interest to anyone interested in religion and not only Christians. Those who are interested in exploring Christianity beyond the level of dogma may find Eckhert’s approach a liberating and challenging breath of fresh air – one which nevertheless remains true to the tenets of the faith.

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