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"Ranks among the truly important books of the year. Professor Becker writes with power and brilliant insight." (Publishers Weekly)
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By D. Raynal on 03-27-13
Brillant, Timeless and Riveting
Where does The Denial of Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
One of the deepest and yet very accessible books that I have ever heard. Since listening to it I have purchased the book and read it cover to cover. Superb.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
Too many to mention. I believe each person who listens to this book will be moved and permanently changed.
Have you listened to any of Raymond Todd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
He is very good. Reads quickly and clearly.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Loved the stories regarding Freud and Jung. Enlightening
Any additional comments?
A must read if you are interested in the core of our human being. This book absolutely deserved the Pulitzer Prize.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Yhatze on 05-27-17
Not for the closed-minded
I came to this book after finishing The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck where Ernest Becker's work was referenced. I am not a student of psychology, merely a person who is curious about ideas. I needed to slow down the reader's speed just a little because I couldn't comprehend the material fast enough before a new topic was being discussed. The ideas that Becker presented when this book was written were as radical then as they are now. Atheists will have no problem listening, everyone who isn't might find the subject matter incendiary or blasphemous. What I got out of listening to The Denial of Death is a better understanding of why us, as the human animals we are, do what we do to one another in the name of some higher power or our own selfish reasons. I will certainly listen to it again in the future as I know I did not fully absorb all the information presented.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful