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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (732 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Klein, Thomas Cathcart Narrator: Thomas Cathcart Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781101145746
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From the authors of the bestselling Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, a new book on the meaning of death (and life, too). Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Granny | 2/18/2014

    " Quit reading, found it to be not terribly interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oge | 2/18/2014

    " A notch below "Plato and a Platypus...", but a very good introductory read for those -- like me -- who are interested in studying different philosophical approaches to the question of death. The end is (surprisingly) touching (bit I won't spoil it for you). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 2/13/2014

    " Philosophy of death told through jokes. Pretty good, if not all that clear. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Roberts | 2/12/2014

    " More entertaining than educational. But it was entertaining. A light, fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy Stewart | 2/5/2014

    " I'm one of those people who like really dry nonfiction books; I'd be more than happy with a book of bullet points of statistics and theories. This book is not at all like that and so although at times I wanted more facts and a more intellectual approach to the subject of death I got the appeal. It's great for people who people who don't excited by text books but still like philosophy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam P | 1/31/2014

    " It was enjoyable. I learned some basic facts/trivia and a few new things to think over. It really was not really my cup of tea. However, I am giving it to my dad. He will love it. It's a fun geek book. Like one of those tiny "Love Is" gift books. Only this one is for brainiacs. It was a different type of book altogether, so I'll give it 5 stars, for being one of the best of the little life lesson books. I'll read it one more time before I give it away. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JoAnn | 1/26/2014

    " It makes a good heel rest for my deadman foot.... reduces the pain and inflamation of the plantar muscle by allowing me to keep that foot in a neutral position.... the text isn't really that good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josiah | 1/21/2014

    " This was pretty disappointing, I wanted it to be funnier and have more ideas I hadn't encountered yet. Though it still had a few good anecdotes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 1/15/2014

    " Thin? Gives the impression of being written to sell, but it is fun, light hearted and easy to pick up and put down. I liked it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/11/2013

    " Fun, quick read providing a nicely rounded variety of thoughts by the most renowned philosophers in regards to the topics of life and death. Ironic how such a humorous book could come from the topic of existentialism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick Scott | 12/8/2013

    " Fun, quick read, decent overview of philosophical ideas on death/afterlife. Lighter on the jokes than Plato and the Platypus, and it loses steam at the end. Still a fun read if you want a quick, non-brain damaging discussion of death philosophy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kelly | 12/5/2013

    " While I enjoy the jokes and cartoons (especially the cartoons) - i guess I was looking for more depth... I know what was I thinking? OK to be be honest - I was looking for an answer :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 11/13/2013

    " Light on the philosophy and heavy on the jokes. A fluffy and enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Robins | 10/23/2013

    " Some good jokes, some good overviews of philosophies of death. Audio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Stewart | 6/5/2013

    " Enjoyed this a lot - a good dose of the reality of death, which we all need to put things in perspective sometimes. Very funny too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Sankey | 1/20/2012

    " Can you ever have enough Soren Kierkegaard jokes? I think not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony Marino | 11/12/2011

    " Memento mori "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emmett | 10/27/2011

    " Definitely one of the most enjoyable ways to learn philosophy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dima | 10/4/2011

    " Makes me wanna read, read and read. Awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mlzarate | 6/13/2011

    " I have a slight obsession with the afterlife and thought this book did a wonderful job exploring it in a fun light-hearted way. Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanie | 4/6/2011

    " All the big questions (death, the afterlife, and the meaning of life) in bite-sized philosophical bits that make you laugh. What could be better? I loved this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug | 3/6/2011

    " I skipped through much of this because I'm not up on much philosophy. Some parts were funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 2/27/2011

    " There are some really funny takes here on the afterlife. Most enjoyable - if you like this sort of thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daryl | 2/15/2011

    " quick enjoyable read. spoke to me... literally! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 2/15/2011

    " Part of a series, "Heidegger and a Hippo..." may be the best of the lot. Focusing on the concept of death, it manages to present a huge array of thought in a clear and funny way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 2/12/2011

    " This is a quick philosophical survey of death and related issues, peppered with corny jokes and New Yorker cartoons. I loved it! It's like a plate of Christmas sweets that you can nibble on through the week. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rizky | 1/17/2011

    " After reading plato and platyphus, i cant help to not read this one :)
    still helping me grasping the concept of philosophies but the one found in this book are more focused on philosophy about about life, death and afterlife.. ?through jokes! :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan | 12/21/2010

    " it reads like CLick n'Clack for philosophy nerds "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/14/2010

    " Some good jokes, some good overviews of philosophies of death. Audio. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 12/13/2010

    " Light on the philosophy and heavy on the jokes. A fluffy and enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 12/13/2010

    " Hard to say what I think without sounding... pompous? Do feel gratified that I found it so funny and fascinating, rather than upsetting or difficult -- makes me feel I'm in a good place. And more to the point, able to enjoy the humor and information! Did get odd looks walking around with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henry | 12/4/2010

    " Very good summary of Death philosophy - and funny jokes scattered along the way. Recommended for the morbid type :) "

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