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3.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 5 3.57 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jed Rubenfeld Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9780739340912
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In the summer of 1909, Sigmund Freud arrived by steamship in New York Harbor for a short visit to America. Though he would live another thirty years, he would never return to this country. Little is known about the week he spent in Manhattan, and Freud’s biographers have long speculated as to why, in his later years, he referred to Americans as “savages” and “criminals.”

In The Interpretation of Murder, Jed Rubenfeld weaves the facts of Freud’s visit into a riveting, atmospheric story of corruption and murder set all over turn-of-the-century New York. Drawing on case histories, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and the historical details of a city on the brink of modernity, The Interpretation of Murder introduces a brilliant new storyteller, a novelist who, in the words of the New York Times, “will be no ordinary pop-cultural sensation.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 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!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eli | 3/20/2011

    " Wasn't a great mystery, but had good characters and worked as historical fiction. Probably worth reading the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/19/2011

    " not bad for a book I bought at the dollar store. Learned a little about Freud and Jung, a little about Hamlet, and mixed in with a good page turner mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Demian | 3/16/2011

    " Non ho trovato il titolo in italiano... "

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About the Author
Author Jed Rubenfeld

Jed Rubenfeld is the author of the international bestseller The Interpretation of Murder. He is a professor at Yale University Law School and is one of the country’s foremost experts on constitutional law. He wrote his undergraduate thesis at Princeton University on Sigmund Freud. He lives in Connecticut with his family.

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered twenty-two Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.