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Publisher's Summary

Freud's landmark work about the pleasure principle covering ancient times to his own: psychology, arts, literature, science, biology, and social science.

Public Domain (P)2019 Deaver Brown

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  • Maggi Horseman
  • 13-02-20

Recording of this classic was abysmal

The music was distracting and in the middle of chapter four, the narrator shouts the f word because he tripped over his reading. I’m not sure he understood what he was reading. I wished I’d spent more on a different rendition.

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  • Andrew Kortina
  • 20-10-21

Uggh what is this insane background music throughout the entire book?

Horrible to have music in the background the whole time. Such a distraction front he text

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  • Elizabeth Stone
  • 18-04-22

what is this music over the top of the narrator?

What an absolute abortion. the narrative is stunted and the music over the top of his reading is distracting and just bizarre. I just couldn't listen. I wish I could get my money back. honestly Freud is so good and this is an excellent book, but it has been ruined !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-01-22

Music not needed

Really no need for the music in the background it was very distracting and I couldn’t listen to it or take in any of the words because of it

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  • Elisabeth Auer
  • 26-05-20

Very irritating background music

I cannot understand the necessity to put some irritating music behind the spoken words. It completely takes away the pleasure of listening.