A Curable Romantic

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“Skibell’s sweeping, imaginative epic chronicles the tumultuous life of an endearing protagonist, Dr. Jakob Sammelsohn, which includes a unique relationship with Sigmund Freud, the universal language movement, and WWII ... [Skibell] crafts a vivid, artfully clever tale grounded in turn-of-the century Europe.”
Booklist [starred review]
Jewish Book World

“Skibell’s delicious juxtaposition of Sammelsohn against the cocaine snorting Freud, and Sammelsohn’s infatuation with the ‘cruel, vindictive, haughty, caustic, dismissive, even murderous’ character of Emma Eckstein, one of Freud’s patients, make for a magnetic collection of personalities.”
Publishers Weekly [starred review]
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“Skibell’s sweeping, imaginative epic chronicles the tumultuous life of an endearing protagonist, Dr. Jakob Sammelsohn, which includes a unique relationship with Sigmund Freud, the universal language movement, and WWII ... [Skibell] crafts a vivid, artfully clever tale grounded in turn-of-the century Europe.”
Booklist [starred review]

“Jeff Woodman is a chameleon. He vanishes into each character and milks every satiric ounce out of Skibell’s merry novel in one of the best audios of the year.”
Publishers Weekly [starred review]

“This is a fascinating, ambitious, and very successful novel about Jewish folklore, the quest for spiritual truth, and the darkest days of the 20th century. As he did in A Blessing on the Moon, Skibell blends gritty realism with elements of fantasy and magical realism....It is to Skibell’s credit that this complex plot comes off as believable, engaging, and often inspiring.”
Library Journal [starred review]

“Skibell’s quirky humor and sweeping imagination transform weighty topics into flights of fancy.”
Jewish Book World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615735303
  • Publisher: HighBridge Company
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged; 22.5 hours on 18 CDs
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author


JEFF WOODMAN originated the title role in Tennessee Williams' "The Notebook of Trigorin" and won the san Francisco Critics' circle Award for his performance in "an Ideal Husband" In addition to numerous Off-Broadway credits, his TV appearances include Law & Order, Sex and the City, and Cosby. His more than 200 audiobook narrations has earned him numerous awards, including a People magazine "Annual Top Five" citation and a spot in AudioFile magazine's "Top Fifty Voices of the Century".
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    A wonderful book, and a wonderful performance by Jeff Woodman. I

    A wonderful book, and a wonderful performance by Jeff Woodman. I couldn't stop listening.

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