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3.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jed Rubenfeld Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Interpretation of Murder opens on a hot summer night in 1909 as Sigmund Freud arrives in New York. Among those waiting to greet him is Dr. Stratham Younger, a gifted physician who is one of Freud's most ardent American supporters. And so begins the visit that will be the great genius' first and only journey to America.

The morning after Freud's arrival, in an opulent penthouse across the city, a woman is discovered murdered: whipped, mutilated, and strangled with a white silk tie. The next day, a rebellious heiress named Nora Acton barely escapes becoming the killer's second victim. Yet, suffering from hysteria, Miss Acton cannot remember the terrifying incident or her attacker. Asked to consult on the case, Dr. Younger calls on the visiting Freud to guide him through the girl's analysis.

The Interpretation of Murder is an intricately plotted, elegantly wrought entertainment filled with delicious surprises, subtle slights of hand, and fascinating ideas. Drawing on Freud's case histories, Shakespeare's Hamlet, and the rich history of New York, this remarkable novel marks the debut of a brilliantly engaging new storyteller.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Adrienne | 5/5/2011

    " Some of the story was riveting, with a great sense of place in 1909 NYC. I found the Jung/Freud stuff tedious at times. Vacillating between expert storytelling and less expert convolusions, cul de sacs (culs de sac?), and side-trips. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 4/20/2011

    " I so enjoyed this book. I only read the occasional mystery/detective book, but the intersection of Freud's visit, the psychiatry debates and the secrets of NY hotels and tunnels made this story unique and mesmerizing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Richard P. | 4/11/2011

    " I usually like the combination of historical fact and fiction, but in this instance...it didn't do much for me...Freud only visited American once and never again...and I never really cared why... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mallory | 4/9/2011

    " A new Michael Crichton! The ending wasn't quite as good as the story that built up, but the historical setting was cool, and it's a perfect beach book (which I was lucky enough to be on while I read it!) "

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