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George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty' | [George Carlin]

George Carlin Reads to You: An Audio Collection Including Grammy Winners 'Braindroppings' and 'Napalm & Silly Putty'

If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. t's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits.
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Publisher's Summary

If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. It's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits. The set includes:

Brain Droppings
Acerbic observations, manic musings, in-your-face questions, witty word play, and more "droppings" from Carlin's singular brain. "I put a dollar in a change machine. Nothing changed." "Why are there no recreational drugs taken in suppository form?" The first Carlin book on audio and a 2001 Grammy winner.

Napalm & Silly Putty
Carlin invents Past-Tense TV (Got Smart, Father Knew Best, It Was Left to Beaver); crusades for the Center for Research into the Heebie Jeebies; founds the George Carlin Book Club (recommended reading: Fill Your Life with Croutons); and suggests that "If the shoe fits, get another just like it." A 2002 Grammy winner.

More Napalm & Silly Putty
Everything that wouldn't fit on the first Napalm recording - like "A Day in the Life of Henry VIII", "Sports Should Be Fixed", compelling confessions ("I couldn't commit suicide if my life depended on it"), and candid takes on life's little moments ("I'm beyond the nice day"), all delivered with wicked glee.

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    Omar USA 06-24-13
    Omar USA 06-24-13 Member Since 2011

    “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein

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    "Just a collection"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Rockville, MD, United States 12-03-12
    Amazon Customer Rockville, MD, United States 12-03-12
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    "I thought I would like it"
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    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    CJL WAUPACA, WI, US 10-08-13
    CJL WAUPACA, WI, US 10-08-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "George Carlin is still with us...in spirit!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend anything by George Carlin.


    Which character – as performed by George Carlin – was your favorite?

    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.


    Was George Carlin Reads to You worth the listening time?

    It is always worth the time to listen to George Carlin.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Greiner Raleigh, NC 07-27-14
    Jeff Greiner Raleigh, NC 07-27-14 Member Since 2013

    The Tome Host at thetomeshow.com

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    "Somewhat rehashed, still good"
    What did you love best about George Carlin Reads to You?

    This is basically a written, then read, form of Carlin's classic stand up routines.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janice Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-20-14
    Janice Las Vegas, NV, United States 07-20-14 Member Since 2010

    true crime fan

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    "Mostly Enjoyable; Not as Funny as I Anticipated"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alexandria Milton New York 07-02-14
    Alexandria Milton New York 07-02-14 Member Since 2012

    Alexandria

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    "Ebb and flow, up and down"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven 06-15-14
    Steven 06-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Love it! Strongly suggest for his fans!"
    If you could sum up George Carlin Reads to You in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, great, and honest


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    him of course!


    What does George Carlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Swimming in the hudson?


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed my ass off! So freaking funny!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LosBaz 05-11-14
    LosBaz 05-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Too negative for me"
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    I like George Carlin as a comedian, but this audiobook was too negative and depressing for my commute to work.

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    Cognitivie Monkey Texas 05-10-14
    Cognitivie Monkey Texas 05-10-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Perfect for any fan!"
    Where does George Carlin Reads to You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    leif salinas, CA 93906 05-06-14
    leif salinas, CA 93906 05-06-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Could not finish the book."
    Has George Carlin Reads to You turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I got to say, this is about the worst book I've ever seen. sorry George.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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