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George Carlin Reads to You Audiobook

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

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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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    Vincent 08-29-16
    Vincent 08-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A waist of time."

    Good performance by George, but turned out to be a bunch of stand up show bits just strung together. A lot of poor placement and insulting at times. Sorry I paid 3 bucks for the listen. But glad it wasn't more.

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    Charles 08-29-16
    Charles 08-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    ehh. Wasnt what i thought it would be. one of carlins least impressive books.

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    Ralph Bothell, WA, United States 05-30-16
    Ralph Bothell, WA, United States 05-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "George's humor is just not my thing"

    I think George does George Carlin well here so if it's your thing enjoy it

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    james NEW WINDSOR, NY, United States 05-08-16
    james NEW WINDSOR, NY, United States 05-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "a collection of Carlin's stand-ups"

    while funny no doubt, this is simply a rehash of all of Carlin's stand-up jokes.

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    Matt 04-29-16
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    "great for the comedy fan in all of us"

    it was a great listen while traveling, it certainly helps to pass the time with one of comedy's greatest legends

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    Veda 03-26-16
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    "NOT FOR EVERYONE RAW"

    You LOVE /HATE this GUY. IF IT'S THE FORMER GET THIS BOOK. I'm still laughing.

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    Amazon Customer Seattle, WA USA 02-10-16
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    "Just not my thing"
    What disappointed you about George Carlin Reads to You?

    I tried to listen to this, but it just wasn't for me. I wanted to laugh, instead, his words came across with melancholy instead.


    Has George Carlin Reads to You turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I would like to hear something that is actually funny though.


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    Rich San Diego, CA, United States 08-19-15
    Rich San Diego, CA, United States 08-19-15 Member Since 2006

    Fathaer of two, employed full time, married. Active runner.

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    "Good the first time"

    The first run through of the audiobook was good and lively. The replay with slight additions- not so much- adding new material is fine but the entire replay was redundant and distracting, it took away from the overall experience.

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    Nathan CA, United States 06-18-15
    Nathan CA, United States 06-18-15

    Would your life make a good movie? Live a good story.

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you don't mind a bunch of cuss words, you have more of a likelihood of enjoying this book (or first paragraph) than I did.


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    michael 06-03-15
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    "The music at the end of ever joke was annoying."

    I know when to laugh I don't need a little ditty played at the end of every joke to let me that George just said something funny.

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