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THE HUMOR CODE A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny

by | Read by Peter Berkrot

Contemporary Culture • 8.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Narrator Peter Berkot provides a strong conversational tone that captures the authors' prose well and keeps listeners' attention as they delve into an exploration of that notoriously elusive concept: humor. The authors tackle the question of how to make things funny in this fascinating text, which travels the world from Palestine to Tanzania, Japan, and elsewhere, trying to make sense of what makes people laugh. The answer isn't so easy to capture, but they find it revolves around the idea of "benign violations" in a given context, in other words, playing with the unexpected. Berkrot's deep, raspy voice proves compelling. Moreover, he manages the timing effectively for the various types of jokes throughout the audiobook, both good and bad. L.E. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2014]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2014

CD ISBN 9781494501761 $37.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781494551766 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2014

CD ISBN 9781494531768 $77.99 • Eight CDs

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