I was disappointed--I love George Carlin comedy but this book just t didn't keep me engaged.
I love psychology, brain science, marketing, business start up books and some fiction.
I love George Carlin and I listened, watched and followed practically every appearance he made before. So, I didn't like this book!
The book is just an un-coherent collection of lots of his performance using even the same phrases he used on stage so nothing new here.
You can relate many of Georges rants from the past to today's current topics
No I don't think you could make a film about this unless it was with George talking to himself after his death.
Vulgar, Hilarious, Worth Every Penny
The sanctity of life rant.
I already had most of the books that were collected for this audiobook, so it was about the same! They took the most popular parts of the individual books and combined them to form this one.
If you cannot laugh at subjects that you might not agree with, but that are still funny - don’t bother listening to this book. Personally, though I may not agree with everything that he says, I laughed all the way to Miami and back! If you have a crude sense of humor - you should absolutely love the audiobook. He has wonderful timing, and though he has a cynical and skewed view of the world, but more often than not - I find that he is right!
Some of the readings in this book came right from George's stand-up but that is perfectly fine with me! Full of short stories, thoughtful sentences, and vulgar comments, this audiobook is definitely for the George Carlin Fan.
Say something about yourself!
some of the jokes drag on
faster transitions from slow stories
i liked that the author read it
nothing positive or productive to better society
No surprises in Carlin's own reading of his classic late career book releases. In this narrative, you get precisely what you expect. Social observer, hilariously literal etymologist and patron saint of the realists, this listen was worth it to fill the time on my drives to and from work.
It was interesting - and slightly frightening - to hear how much of his material is relevant, evocative and poignant even four years after his death. The book earned three stars for story only because this book is a stand-up routine and not a story.
I enjoyed it but would not recommend this if you are offended by profanity. Nice addition to the audio library for one credit.
I've been a George Carlin fan since my teens and have enjoyed both his stand up and his occasional movie appearances (especially with Keanu Reaves). This book is classic Carlin, but it reminded me that too much of a good thing is, well, sometimes too much. Listen in small doses and it's brilliant. Go for a half an hour, and it's ok. Go for an hour, and the pieces of the book(s) which are dated really become obvious and annoying, and his with is less effective.
The best part of the book, though, is George's narration--given the way he wrote, it is hard to imagine anyone else doing an even adequate job. I would buy this book again, but I'd be a little hesitant to recommend it to a friend--too many other good things out there.
I really thought I would like this. I have seen bits and pieces of Carlin's stand-up routine over the years and I thought he was smart and kind of funny. But as this book went on I just found myself more and more annoyed by him. I wish the last part had been at the beginning because then I could have saved myself the time and aggravation. Carlin's big finish was about how rape jokes CAN be funny and then he set out to try to prove it. He was wrong.
I hoped to hear something I hadn't heard in his stand up - however these blurbs came off as parts of his stand up recorded and labeled as an audiobook. Every HBO special he ever had was in here. I could have watched the stand up and at least have had the joy of seeing his facial expressions as he ranted.
Written something original. So sad to not have anything new here. On the bright side, I now know not to purchase the audiobooks from which the material was selected - as I realize those are just material from his standup act.
I ordered this and the when will someone bring the porkchops book at the same time. Burned twice in one order.
All of them.
I wouldn't recommend using your credit on this unless you love his stand up so much you don't mind hearing it repeated, or you've never heard his stand up at all and want to hear something funny. If I hadn't seen all of his standup specials I would have enjoyed this. Since I have, I just feel burned.