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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,482 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Narrator: Carol Bilger Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2005 ISBN: 9781593976569
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The world-famous bestseller that brought new insight, hope and understanding to millions now available on CD!

Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross created her classic seminal work, On Death and Dying, to offer us a new perspective on the terminally ill. It is not a psychoanalytic study, nor is it a "how-to" manual for managing death. Rather, it refocuses on the patient as a human being and a teacher, in the hope that we will learn from him or her about the final stages of life. On Death and Dying examines the attitudes of the dying and the factors that contribute to society's anxiety over death. It closely looks at the five stages of death-denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance-and how the dying and living deal with them.
In addition, this program offers multi-voice readings of some of the most revealing interviews Dr. Kübler-Ross conducted with her patients. By hearing some of the most intimate and sensitive feelings expressed by those men and women, it is hoped that we may learn more about death and lessen our own anxieties about the natural course of our lives. At its heart, On Death and Dying is a truly remarkable program about communication-offering insight on how to talk with and listen to the terminally ill, and truly hear their fears, hopes, angers, and anxieties.

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  • The presentation of the seminal work in this field may offer new insight even to those who have already read it.... The various patients are presented by a male and female reader in an effective give-and-take with Bilger...Their voices are well-modulated and reflect intensity of emotion without being overdone. AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 2/19/2014

    " Sooner or later, we all have to deal with the subject of death. What a boon to have this book along to make the journey. What makes this book a classic is that the author's five stages of death resonate with everyone who has ever had to look death in the face. Just being able to put a name to a feeling, whether it be denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression or acceptance, has brought peace to many people. This is one of the seminal psychological works of the late twentieth century, and should be on every reading list. It is just that useful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhondal | 2/19/2014

    " Awesome read... helps put life and death into perspective... And helps one to understaind the process of dying "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terezia Farkas | 2/13/2014

    " A book that was ahead of its time when it first came out. Wonderful insights from the dying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimikimi | 2/7/2014

    " I read this for a Death and Dying class a few years ago. While the subject matter was depressing I think I have a better handle on the concept etc.. because of this book and the class "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke Brown | 2/6/2014

    " I have read this book twice and got more out of it the second time than the first. Even though it was written in 1969, the information is not dated. A few references to the Vietnam War, but 99 percent of the information is as good today as it was then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dioscita | 2/4/2014

    " I can't think of anyone who is unfamiliar with this book (and if, like me, you loved the film "All That Jazz," you can quote the stages of grief verbatim). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dottie | 2/2/2014

    " One of several good books to have around, explore on the topic of dealing with loss. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 1/28/2014

    " A classic, apparently, for anyone dealing with loss. Particularly interesting to those dealing with older loved ones with terminal illness. Educational...a little emotionally detached though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/25/2014

    " Good to read a classic, but obviously dated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monty Winters | 1/20/2014

    " I remember taking this course in college, this was the textbook used. Fascinating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 nora j | 1/8/2014

    " I came to understand a little of what the dying person might be experiencing. I found the interviews way long and tedious so much so that I haven't finished it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 12/8/2013

    " I think it was somewhat well written and didn't have many problems with it other than the topic. I feel like saying there are only 5 steps to grieving is very constricting and isolating. As someone who has grieved and is still grieving, I see death as more complicated than simply being in 5 stages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 12/3/2013

    " I read this for a class years ago and was reminded of it when a GR friend added it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brin Brin | 11/30/2013

    " Where our country's discussion of death began...interesting if you are a nerd like me about this subject...but dry if you are just a "dabbler" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 11/21/2013

    " Read this for my Social Work program. Have used this information quite a bit when not only talking about death, but other relationships changing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margo | 11/1/2013

    " It was years ago that I read this book and it is a helpful source for anyone suffering the loss of loved ones. Well written, useful and applicable in situations of loss other than death as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Hibbert | 8/6/2012

    " A classic on grief, death, and dying. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to better understand the grief process. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee-Ann | 8/3/2011

    " I read this while ago when nursing in palliative care. Elisabeth became my hero at the time and helped me understand what was happening around me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 7/30/2009

    " This is an incredible landmark book about near-death experiences. Dr. Kubler-Ross broke the ground on this incredible and essential philosophical/psychological experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 5/7/2009

    " I read this book many years ago. It was straightforward and treated this sensitive topic in a manner which was considered novel. I feel that it is a sensible approach to the grieving process. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leabelle | 11/6/2008

    " Classic work. Although alternative theories on grief do exist, I find Kubler Ross to have great insight into the process, even if it does not follow the linear path she describes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim George | 5/29/2008

    " It sucks to be so Western stereotypical, where's Hospice when you need them? (Don't forget they get PAID!!) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M | 12/26/2007

    " Sometimes in order to understand an idea you have to be older. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauretta | 12/14/2007

    " interesting; a classic for the field but probably dated "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 1/28/2007

    " Doing a re-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathie Hagen | 3/1/2006

    " Please read this book. It's not just a discussion of death (which seems depressing & maudlin). It gives you a new perspective on the next phase of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillie | 11/16/2005

    " This book was so true to life. It helped me so much when I lost someone close to me.. it goes through the stages of death and things that are likely to be experienced. One of the best books I ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/30/2005

    " another fantastic self-help. "

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