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James

James Springfield, MO, United States Member Since 2010

New grandpa. Married 35 great years. Drink Batch 19,Tsing Tao, and Bohemia. Read Card, King, Hobb, Sawyer, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction.

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  • "Don't listen and drive"

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    Parts of this are so funny, that if you listen and drive you may be in an accident. It is hard to see where you are going when you are tearing up from laughter. The name says it all this is Classic and it is Gold.

    Carlin has always been my favorite comedian. The wit, the voices, the edge, it is all combined to make you laugh and think at the same time. There is a lot here on words and how we use them, and of course the seven words you can't say on tv. There is a slight bit on politics and he takes us back to our childhood with Class Clown.

    Last year I listened to his biography "Last Words" which came out after his death. It is also a great listen or read.

    Carlin is a legend.

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    Classic Gold

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    • By George Carlin
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    This set contains three of George Carlin's classic albums from the 1970s in their entirety: FM & AM, Class Clown, and Occupation Foole.

    James says: "Don't listen and drive"
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  • Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy

    "Unfortunately comedy CANNOT be taught"

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    Would you try another book from Greg Dean and/or Greg Dean?

    As a professional comedian with 11 years high level performance experience, I downloaded this audiobook because I was simply curious - I was intrigued that someone had actually created a


    What could Greg Dean have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing, the book was well presented.


    What aspect of Greg Dean’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing. Maybe more live clips of his own performances, delivery style/s and audience responses. Good and Bad. THAT would have been great!


    Any additional comments?

    On the whole - good work Greg.

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S. Anderson Salem, MO United States 11-17-11 Member Since 2005
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  • "Truly Vital Skills"

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    Ok, so I am pretty sure I will never use anything learned from this book. So what! I was entertained by every minute of this book and still find James May to be my favorite of the Top Gear hosts. This book is a must for any of his fans.

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    How to Land an A330 Airbus: And Other Vital Skills for the Modern Man

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James May
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    Being given yet another pointless 'man manual' that told him 50 ways to tie a bow tie in under 30 seconds made James May certain there was a need for another kind of book. This book, in fact. He reckons there are nine vital things that a chap should be able to do.

    Amadeo says: "Not great, but good"

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  • Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Third Season  by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington Narrated by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington

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    The Ricky Gervais Guide to... MEDICINE

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  • Different Class  by Ed Byrne Narrated by Ed Byrne

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    Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman. People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen.

    Vira says: "Read the book instead..."