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When Nietzsche Wept

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Irvin D. Yalom

Narrated By: Paul Michael Garcia

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2015

Duration: 15 hours 27 minutes


In nineteenth-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era. Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe’s greatest philosopher, is on the brink of suicidal despair, unable to find a cure for the headaches and other ailments that plague him.

When he agrees to treat Nietzsche with his experimental “talking cure,” Breuer never expects that he too will find solace in their sessions. Only through facing his own inner demons can the gifted healer begin to help his patient. In When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom blends fact and fiction, atmosphere and suspense to unfold an unforgettable story about the redemptive power of friendship.

“Fascinating…A shrewd intellectual thriller.”—Lost Angeles Times Book Review


  • Malu H.

    Excellent Narrator to an Excellent book. I think every sapiens out there should read this. Would make all humans more insightful and take a deeper look within and think about how we can potentially evolve in harmony with our Planet or, sadly, destroy it.

  • Shoku Ketabchi

    Amazing book with a great narrator, I highly recommend it. It will change your view on life!

  • Jackie Rosenfeld

    One of my favorite authors and one of my favorite narrators all in one-book. Historical fiction about the invention of talk-therapy amongst Breuer, Freud, and NIetzche. Made long road trip very exciting!

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