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"...humor raised to the abstract." (The New York Times)
This book is ths funniest thing written since Woody Allen's Without Feathers. It can make a good claim to be slightly funnier (though not as subtle) as The Hitchiker's Guide. Brilliant timing, inspired wordplay, new inventive comedic concepts, are all utilized to make this an unparalleled lethal combination of humourous innovations. BEWARE: Sid effects may include, laugh generated hernias, rapid humour induced tear expulsion, and peeing yourself. Do not stand on high tension power lines while listening to this audiobook.
A laugh-out loud read by Steve Martin. Wonderful use of language and some sophisticated humor. The stories aren't all on the same level, but the book was enjoyable.
I wanted to like it based on the excerpt from the book which was the free download for joining Audible.com. I thought that was wonderful.
The rest of the book -- not so much.
not that funny in this one
would not recommend. The funniest one is the free one Dear Amanda.
Even though I LOVE Steve Martin, one of the best comedians ever and creative as one can possibly be, this is a mix of short stories or pieces with no connecting line of which some are nice however most are boring. I think my opinion may have been different if I was seeing it as a stage act.
My first non-finished audio-book.. Sorry Steve, you are great but this one is not.
This book and its author are at the pinnacle of "straight-faced" humour. I adore this audio book. Thank you, Mr. Martin, for bringing such brilliant frivolity into our lives.
Steve Martin always surprises me. A better actor or author I haven't decided. This is an entertaining collection of short stories and typical Martin.
Yeah, I know, he's one the greatest comedians ever, but think about it: Not only is Martin a master of humor, he's a master of intelligent humor. That's pretty rare. This audiobook is worth the money for his Schrödinger's cat essay alone. It'll make you laugh out loud; not LOL, but literally. Laugh. Out. Loud.
My motto: Strive , Thrive, SurviveLove the audio books, great for listening while driving or when getting ready to go to sleep.
Funny times Three
Steve Martin did the narraction
He claimed that he sexually assaulted a sea turtle and was sorry.
Yes. I listened to it, it was SO FUNNY, that I listened to it again.
Everyone can use a laugh once in a while. This book will make you laugh.
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