“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein
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.
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.
Say something about yourself!
I would recommend anything by George Carlin.
Not really a character...but enjoyed the parts on the proper pronunciation and/or use of words. It has always been a pet peeve of mine, how people slaughter the English language.
It is always worth the time to listen to George Carlin.
Just a word to the wise. I do know that that "Brain Droppings" is an abridged version of the book. There are sections from the actual book that are omitted. I have never read "Napalm and Silly Putty" so I am not sure if that is also abridged.
true crime fan
This seems to be a compilation of many of George Carlin's bits over the years. Some of them I recall and made me remember how funny George Carlin is; however, in some parts he sounded like an angry old man ranting and raving about how things should be the same as when he was young. I can get that from my dad any day of the week. Overall, I enjoyed it but was bored after a while with the complaints.
This is audiobook made me laugh hysterically for a few bits, then bored me to tears for a few bits. But in the end, I really only remember laughing. George Carlin read to me before bed every night for about two weeks, and his extremely enthusiastic (if I can use that word) narration held me rapt, even while listening to long lists of oxymorons and Carlin's pet peeves for minutes at a time (some of them were quite witty).
George Carlin reading to me was a nice change of pace.
Funny, great, and honest
him of course!
Swimming in the hudson?
I laughed my ass off! So freaking funny!
I had seen his stand up before reading/listening to his audio book version of these 3 "books" they sound exactly like his stand up, and that was fine with me.
If your a fan of Carlin, then you will love the audio book! This book would not be the same if George Carlin himself was not reading it to you.
I got to say, this is about the worst book I've ever seen. sorry George.
I'm a Carlin fan and I appreciate his humor. Some of it I think translates better in reading it directly from the book yourself rather than hearing him read it to you. I would agree with other reviewers who stated that he came off as a grumpy old man. That's part of the Carlin charm! I enjoyed most of the book. I've read Napalm and Silly Putty before, a very long time ago. I enjoyed listening to this book while I worked at my desk. I would buy it again. I would recommend it to any Carlin fan. As a Carlin fan, hopefully they'd know to expect a cursing grumpy old man. Not all of the jokes were laugh out loud funny. Some were more like, "hmmm, I never thought of it that way before," type jokes. The one liners are mixed in with the long stories, so sometimes it takes a minute to realize he's not building up to a larger story. That would be more apparent if you were reading it directly from the book yourself, instead of hearing him read it to you. This book did have me laughing out loud during the funniest parts, and thinking from a different angle during the more clever parts.
Do not get this book if you are offended by cursing, negativity, pessimism, abortion jokes, religion jokes, or other inappropriate forms of humor. I find that humor great, but those who don't will hate this book.