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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Customer Reviews

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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

Had fun and learned a few things!

The reading was done in an energetic way, as it should be for a book based on jokes. The book covers history, famous thinkers, theology, many of the 'ism's like feminism and language issues. A few of the jokes I replayed then told my co-workers that day or the next. Highly recommend for fun learning.

And I disagree that it disrespects faith/religion. There are jokes about a variety of beliefs including non-belief and dis-belief. They are not extreme or disrespectful, at least not compared to common bar jokes.
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- Mark

Book Details

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