Century of the Self

  • by Adam Curtis
  • Narrated by Adam Curtis
  • 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Documentary about the role of psychoanalysis, marketing, and public relations in the United States. From the same director as The Power of Nightmares.


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

This is one of the most informative audio books I've bought..I learnt so much

What did you like best about this story?

Easy to understand despite dealing with issues such as PSYCHOTHERAPY

Have you listened to any of Adam Curtis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No..but will look him up

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When I understood something that I couldn't before name, that of NEEDS VERSUS DESIRES

Any additional comments?

For me a brilliant listen, heard it about four times and will listen again and again

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- viletrog

This is audio from a BBC documentary

This "book" is just a straight audio rip of a TV documentary. It's still a very entertaining few hours but I'm not sure I'm happy paying for something I could have watched for free on the BBC player or YouTube.
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- john

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2014
  • Publisher: Snowball Publishing