Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar

  • by Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein
  • Narrated by Johnny Heller
  • 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, longtime philosophers and comedians, present Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, an entertaining, enlightening, and engaging guide to the love of wisdom. With their combined knowledge, wit, and whimsy, the authors provide a book that can be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone, from the curious layman to the most well-versed professor of Nicomachean Ethics.

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What the Critics Say

"I laughed, I learned, I loved it!" (Roy Blount Jr.)

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Not impressive

I am thoroughly unimpressed. This was neither good humor nor a good explanation of philosophical ideas.

Although I expected an atheistic viewpoint from a work on philosophy, I was not ready for the crude blasphemy of some of these "jokes". I wasn't able to listen to the book all the way through because of this. But I really didn't want to anyway. It was pretty boring.

If I were to teach a course on philosophy, I would certainly use humor. But I hope I'd do a better job of it than this book did.
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- C. Theimer

Great Content, Annoying Voice

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I've read this book before and it's been one of my favorites for a while now. Unfortunately, the audiobook didn't quite meet the high standard set by the book itself. Although the content was all there, I found it extremely hard to get past the fact that the narrator's voice is annoying as hell.

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- Niels J. Rasmussen "Dr. Nils Rasmussen"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-26-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books