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Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor...
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In recent decades, the philosophy of humor has been recognized as a legitimate subfield of philosophy. The reason for this? Because to understand how humor works is to better understand the nature of human experience.In these 24 insightful, informative, illuminating, and (yes) humorous lectures, explore the philosophical theories and explanations of humor, from blatantly obvious puns to complex narratives to sly twists of language. Rooted in analytic philosophy, the natural and social sciences, and the observations of thinkers ranging from Aristotle and Jonathan Swift to Sigmund Freud and Robert Latta, these lectures will leave you with a stronger appreciation of the jokes you tell and the jokes you hear.You’ll ponder the possible universality of humor in history and culture, the debate over humor’s objectivity or subjectivity, and the complex relationship between humor and tragedy. You’ll also unpack each of the six existing theories of humor, including the superiority theory (in which to joke is to mock and put someone beneath your level) and play theory (in which humor is a species of the phenomenon of play). You don’t need a philosophy degree to explore the philosophy of humor. All you need is an open mind. (A funny bone or two helps as well.)PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Gimbel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/001012/bk_tcco_001012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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The Identity Thief , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 479min
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X is an identity thief extraordinaire who steals the identity of the worst possible person! He soon becomes a fugitive, hunted by every intelligence agency in the world. The international adventures of this sardonic and amoral anti-hero combine the irony of The Third Man with the fast-paced thrills of The Bourne Identity. To survive, X must use his talent for deceit and his chameleon-like ability to adopt one persona after another, as his predicament becomes steadily more harrowing and the stakes mount. A former writer for the satirical tabloid The Weekly World News, C. Michael Forsyth peppers The Identity Thief with sly humor and delicious twists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C. Michael Forsyth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052201/bk_acx0_052201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Goldilocks for Dinner: A Funny Book about Manners
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Classic fairy tales meet tongue-in-cheek humor in this hilarious read-aloud--illustrated by a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator--about a goblin and a troll as they set out to find the rudest child of all and teach her some manners! Goblin and Troll are headed to town for tea, hoping they don´t run into any wretched children. Children are smelly and rude! Goblin has an idea: they´ll find the rudest child of all and have it for dinner! Filled with a cast of familiar storytime characters like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, here´s a fresh read-aloud with the feel of a classic fairy tale. Chock-full of rude characters and sly humor, and with a twist ending, this surprising story is sure to leave kids roaring with laughter.

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Stand: 16.07.2019
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Goldilocks for Dinner: A Funny Book about Manners
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Classic fairy tales meet tongue-in-cheek humor in this hilarious read-aloud--illustrated by a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator--about a goblin and a troll as they set out to find the rudest child of all and teach her some manners! Goblin and Troll are headed to town for tea, hoping they don´t run into any wretched children. Children are smelly and rude! Goblin has an idea: they´ll find the rudest child of all and have it for dinner! Filled with a cast of familiar storytime characters like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, here´s a fresh read-aloud with the feel of a classic fairy tale. Chock-full of rude characters and sly humor, and with a twist ending, this surprising story is sure to leave kids roaring with laughter.

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Stand: 16.07.2019
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The Serpent Garden , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 1099min
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In the court of Henry VIII, there are many secrets - and some people will kill to keep them hidden. Susanna Dallet is the daughter of a Flemish painter and wife to a philandering husband, living in the court of Henry VIII. When her husband is murdered, Susanna is suddenly left with a household to provide for and nothing to her name. Her days of anonymity are over when Susanna finds that guild rules preventing women from working do not apply at the king’s court, and she manages to secure a position as a miniature-portrait painter. Before long, she has not only made a name for herself, she is close to those who surround Princess Mary. But even in this lofty company, Susanna is not safe. An old manuscript that she has inherited turns out to hold the keys to an age-old mystery, and the forces that claimed her husband are closing in. As danger looms, Susanna joins with Robert Ashton, secretary to Henry’s cunning and ruthless adviser Archbishop Wolsey, and together they must fight a fearsome society in league with a demon. Combining heartpounding action, sly humor, romance, and supernatural twists, The Serpent Garden is the story of a creative and resourceful woman who unwittingly finds herself in a dangerous - and deadly - game of hide-and-seek. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alison Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008038/bk_adbl_008038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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The Bone Fire (eBook, ePUB)
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The brand new Oswald de Lacy thriller, for fans of C.J. Sansom, Minette Walters and S.J. Parris. ´Living legends Andrew Taylor and Susanna Gregory; bestselling phenomena SJ Parris and CJ Sansom... a league of extraordinary resurrectionists. If you love their books, I invite you to visit fourteenth-century England, with SD Sykes ... Savour the company of young Oswald de Lacy, among the most appealing historical sleuths currently on the hunt.´ A.J. Finn ´A fascinating glimpse of an almost forgotten period of history.´ Andrew Taylor ´If you love C.J. Sansom, you have to read S.D. Sykes. Her Oswald de Lacy series just gets better and better. The Bone Fire is a wonderfully claustrophobic and compelling mystery, filled with clever twists, fascinating characters and flashes of Sykes´s sly wit. Utterly immersive, utterly gripping historical crime at its very, very best.´ Antonia Hodgson *** 1361. Plague has returned to England - thirteen years after the devastation of The Black Death. As destruction advances towards his estate in Kent, Oswald de Lacy leads his family to the safety of a remote castle in the marshes - where his friend Godfrey is preparing a fortress to survive the coming disaster. The rules are clear: once the de Lacys and other guests are inside the castle the portcullis will be lowered and no-one permitted to enter or leave until the Pestilence has passed. And then a murderer strikes. Oswald is confronted with a stark choice - leave and face the ravages of the plague, or stay and place his family at the mercy of a brutal killer. With word of his skills as an investigator preceding him, it falls to Oswald to unmask the murderer in their midst. Host, guest, or servant - everyone is a suspect in this poisoned refuge of secrets, deceit and malice.

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Stand: 16.07.2019
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Backseat Saints , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 759min
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Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As ´´Mrs. Ro Grandee´´, she´s trapped in a marriage that´s thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting ´´Ro´´ make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy - one who shares her past and knows her future. The tarot cards foretell that Rose´s beautiful, abusive husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first. Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro´s perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she´s been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, Texas, back to her hometown of Fruiton, Alabama, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate---death by marriage---and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best. Backseat Saints will dazzle listeners with a fresh and heartwrenching portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to right the wrongs she´s created, and how far a daughter will go to escape the demands of forgiveness. With the seed of a minor character from her popular best-seller Gods in Alabama, Jackson has built a whole new story full of her trademark sly wit, endearingly off-kilter characters, and utterly riveting plot twists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshilyn Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000459/bk_hach_000459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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The Vixen´s Lead: Kit Davenport, Volume 1 , Hör...
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I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It´s all I´ve ever wanted. So, I did what anyone in my unique position would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me. Or so I thought.... It turns out: I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted - and dangerous. Now, I don´t know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell. I´m Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning. Warning: This book is a reverse harem. It also contains violence, sex, bad language, and content which some readers may find triggering. ´´One of my favourite reads this year!´´ (Jaymin Eve, USA Today best-selling author) ´´This is the reverse harem book you´ve been waiting for....´´ (Rebecca Royce, best-selling author of The Westervelt Wolves) ´´Sly like a fox, Tate James lures you into this Reverse Harem thriller full of twists, turns, and tempting men!´´ (A&E Kirk, best-selling author of The Divinicus Nex Chronicles) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marnye Young, Matt Haynes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109580/bk_acx0_109580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets ...
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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rhett Miller returns in a riotous collection of irreverent poems for modern families. In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, these poems bring a fresh new twist to the classic dilemmas of childhood as well as a perceptive eye to the foibles of modern family life. Full of clever wordplay - and toilet humor to spare - these 23 rhyming poems make for an ideal listening experience. Taking on the subjects of a bullying baseball coach and annoying little brothers with equally sly humor, renowned lyricist Rhett Miller´s clever verses will have the whole family cackling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Offerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005036/bk_hach_005036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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