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:
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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I would recommend, but not for stand-up comedy fans
The book includes George Carlins stand-up comedy acts read out loud. As a huge fan I had already heard everything in this book and it offered no new material
It just wasn't that funny. That really surprised me. Of course, there were some bits that were very funny but those were the exceptions. It was mostly just pedantic and ... nothing. The funny meter barely twitched most of the time. The frequent(!) piano interludes will drive you apeshit.
"What's So Funny?..." by Tim Conway
Carlin's delivery is great, of course. The enthusiasm and vigor that you would expect is all there.
There are some funny lines here and there.
Do not Follow Me. Learn to lead.
Georgeorgeorge orgeorge if you know Carlin you know the joke.
It was an education in what almost works.
Stop reading and do the show.
yes! Avoid my cousin.
George has some great stuff he uses in his shows. I mean rolling on the floor FUNNY. This is 7 hours of the other stuff. It's like going on a road trip with that cousin that was funny at the wedding reception last year, but now you're stuck in the car with him for SEVEN F'N HOURS.
Absolutely hilariously funny!
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!
I like hearing him perform his material. His delivery is impeccable. So sorry he is gone.
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.
Why waste your time and money listening to such a conceded fowl mouth.
A better point of view on life would help
The Tome Host at thetomeshow.com
This is basically a written, then read, form of Carlin's classic stand up routines.
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.
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