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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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    Amazon Customer 09-06-14

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    "A Stand Out"
    If you could sum up George Carlin Reads to You in three words, what would they be?

    Absolutely hilariously funny!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them. I was hospitalized and couldn't sleep after surgery. I felt I needed a pick me up so I listened to this book. It was just the right medicine!


    What about George Carlin’s performance did you like?

    I like hearing him perform his material. His delivery is impeccable. So sorry he is gone.


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    slp 4 me Cleveland, Ohio 09-06-14
    slp 4 me Cleveland, Ohio 09-06-14 Member Since 2012
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    "George Carlin never disappoints"

    Even if you have heard this bit before........there is something to be said about having them at your listening disposal. This is the book to download when you are having a bad day.

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    Joy Hodgesrutkowski SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI, US 09-01-14
    Joy Hodgesrutkowski SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI, US 09-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "disgusting"
    What disappointed you about George Carlin Reads to You?

    Why waste your time and money listening to such a conceded fowl mouth.


    Would you ever listen to anything by George Carlin again?

    no


    How could the performance have been better?

    A better point of view on life would help


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disgust


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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.


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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.

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    Alexandria New York 07-02-14
    Alexandria New York 07-02-14 Member Since 2012

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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.

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    Steven 06-15-14
    Steven 06-15-14
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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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    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.


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    Keri M. Weber norman, ok 04-02-14
    Keri M. Weber norman, ok 04-02-14

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    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.

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