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.
Say something about yourself!
love the guy, book was the material they rejected for his farewell tour. word count again: djdj djd djdj djdf ir
I would not even get close to one...
He got too mean as he got older..
all of it
I could not wait to get it over... In fact I deleted it before I was done... You could say I did not like it... Not saying that there will be fans... It is not me..
George Carlin in his own words.
After buying this title I was somewhat disappointed that most of the material is straight from his stand ups. Being an owner of some of Carlin's recorded live performances I found very little fresh material in this audiobook. My lower rating is only due to the lack of fresh material. I would recommend this title to anyone who doesn't already own his live recordings.
Maybe I've gotten to old, but I used to love George Carlin when I was young. I know how he is but this is too much f this and f that and it seems like he's saying stuff just for some type of shock value, or like when a bunch of teenage boys get together. I don't think I've even chuckled twice.
James E. Mann "Cooler", SGT. (U.S. Army ) RET.
#3 behind the bible and other religious books.
The whole thing.
Yes, this one is also one of his best performances.
We will never make a movie of this book as Carlin has passed.
I became board and offended by this (formally) intelligent man continually reverting to crude and intentionally offensive language to support his continually weaker and weaker propositions.
George seems to be bent on being offensive to all peoples, groups, and listeners, by condemning and offending those who have other opinions or may hold to moral principles. Come on George, you can do better than this. You’re not in the fourth grade anymore, and the world does not revolve around you. If people took to heart some of the espoused philosophies you promote in this book the world would spiral into selfishness, hate, and cruelty. That just doesn’t seem that funny these days.
The ratio of swearing to humor. Swearing more and more often does not make things funny, it just shows that you can not, or are not interested in putting forth the effort, in developing your ideas above reverting to shock value. Has the author/performer run out of intelligent humor, or forgotten how, in the past, his showing compassion, moral character and wisdom made people listen to, respect, and enjoy hearing/reading his works? It's sad, and a loss.
anyone who doesn't mind filthy language in place of comedy
stop the filthy language and get better material
Disappointment. We only listened to the first act.
Prefer to listen while performing menial tasks. Makes the dishes DRAMATIC!
Having someone complain at you sound like a good way to spend an afternoon? Purchase this!
Unfunny, unwitty, unwanted. I expected much more from the brain behind the "words you cannot say on television" creator, who used to be such a unique voice.
After Tina Fey's hilarious and light self-deprecating humor with Bossypants, George Carlin came across as unbelievably negative and critical. His humor brought me down, and I think humor should lift you up.
Not likely, and I thought I liked him.